Drug peddler nabbed with poppy straw in Jammu

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Jammu: A suspected drug peddler was arrested with contraband of poppy straw here on city outskirts.
“During routine patrolling on Tuesday night in Lower Thather area of Chinore, police intercepted a pedestrian carrying a bag but he tried to escape,” a police spokesman said on Wednesday.
He said that after a hot chase, he was nabbed and during checking, 4.2-kg of poppy straw (bhukki) was recovered from his possession.
The man identified as Sohan Lal, resident of Gurha Brahmana, Bantalab was arrested on the spot and a case under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act was registered against him and investigations started.