The Jammu Kashmir police arrested Thursday two truckers and seized a total of 42 kgs of poppy from them, foiling two separate bids to smuggle the narcotics to Punjab from the state.
The arrests were made from Kathua and Ramban districts, a police official said.
The first truck was intercepted at Banihal in Ramban district with 25 kgs of poppy, following which its driver Gurvinder Singh was arrested and a case was registered under the NDPS Act against him, the official said.
In another incident, a police party intercepted a truck on its way from Kashmir to Punjab and recovered 17 kgs of poppy from it, he said.
The driver of the second truck too was arrested and a case was registered against him, he said.