Banihal (JK), Sep 28 (PTI) Five people were arrested and nearly 1,000 kg poppy and 3.5 kg cannabis seized in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ramban district in a month, police said Friday. Also Read - Ramban Encounter: 'Osama, Come Out as 15 Minutes...', Woman SSP Asks Top Hizbul Commander to Surrender | Watch Video

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In the process, huge quantity of contraband, including 1,000 kg of poppy, 3.5 kg of cannabis and some quantity of brown sugar were seized and five suspected smugglers arrested in a month, Senior Superintendent of Police (Ramban) Anita Sharma told reporters here Friday. Also Read - Jammu And Kashmir: Blast in Car in Banihal; CRPF Convoy Was at Significant Distance From Site, Say Reports

She said police had prepared a list of known smugglers in the area and were in the process of identifying other habitual offenders so that they could be booked and detained under the Public Safety Act (PSA).

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