Police Monday arrested a three drug peddlers and recovered poppy straw from their possession, a police spokesman said.
He said that acting on a specific information, a police party laid a naka at Padshahi Bagh Bijbehara. During naka checking, a silver color Santro car without number plate driven by Aaqib Ahmad Mantoo son of Moammad Ayoub Mantoo resident of Waghama was intercepted.
During searches, 30 kilograms of poppy straw was recovered from the vehicle. The driver was arrested and the vehicle was seized on spot.
In this regard, a case was registered in and investigation has been taken up.
Meanwhile, during routine naka checking at Gagerpora Narbal, a police party of Police intercepted a Truck bearing registration number JK03B-8612 driven by Shabir Ahmad Shah and assisted by conductor Irshad Ahmad Shah resident of Takya Ganirpora Kunzer. On checking the vehicle, two bags of poppy straw weighing about 12 kilograms were recovered. Both the driver as well as conductor were apprehended, and the vehicle was seized.
Police registered a case and investigation was taken up.