Jammu, May 3: Police have arrested a narcotic smuggler with contraband of poppy straw in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir.
"Based on some reliable information regarding smuggling of poppy straw, a police party on Thursday laid a naka at Motorshed at Chenani for frequent checking of vehicles and a truck was intercepted," police here said.
They said that instead of stopping the vehicle, the driver broke the barriers and attempted to flee with the vehicle from the spot at was nabbed after a hot chase.
During search, 45.4 kg of poppy straw was recovered from the vehicle and the driver identified as Lokesh Singh of Hiranagar, Kathua was arrested on spot. A case under NDPS Act was registered and investigation started.UNI