Poppy cultivation destroyed, one smuggler arrested

SRINAGAR: Police said the Kulgam police have arrested a drug peddler and recovered five kilograms of poppy straw from his possession in Qazigund.

A party of Police Post Jawahar Tunnel laid a naka near command post Qazigund on basis of some inputs. During naka checking a Tavera vehicle (JK03B-9268) was intercepted. On checking 05 kilograms of poppy Straw was recovered from the possession of a passenger identified as Darampal Singh son of Soran Singh resident of Phimi Majra, Nowshera, Punjab.

The person was arrested and a case was registered against him.

Meanwhile, Anantnag police along with excise and revenue department launched a drive against contraband cultivation and destroyed the poppy spread on 30 Kanals of land in Wullarhama area of  Pahalgam.

A police party headed by SHO Pahalgam conducted a drive against the contraband cultivation of poppy. During the drive poppy spread on 30 kanals of land was destroyed at village Wallerhama. The drive will continue for destruction of poppy crop in the district.

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