Jammu, Dec 2 (PTI) Three alleged inter-state narcotic smugglers were arrested Sunday after 420 kg of poppy straw was recovered from their truck in Jammu and Kashmir’s Udhampur district, a police officer said. Acting on a tip-off, the police set up a check point at Jakheni along the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway. During searches, a huge quantity of the contraband was recovered from the truck, Udhampur Senior Superintendent of Police Rayees Mohammad Bhat said.Also Read - Three Terrorists Killed in Jammu And Kashmir's Nagrota, One Policeman Injured
He said three persons travelling in the vehicle – Sukhwinder Singh of Jalandhar (Punjab), Lakhwinder Singh and Vikram Singh of Ramban district – were arrested on the spot. Also Read - Ramban Encounter: 'Osama, Come Out as 15 Minutes...', Woman SSP Asks Top Hizbul Commander to Surrender | Watch Video
The vehicle, along with the contraband, was seized and an FIR under the NDPS Act was registered against the arrested smugglers, Bhat said. Also Read - Jammu and Kashmir: Civilian Hostage Rescued Unharmed in Rambam's Batote, Search Operation Continues
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