Neemuch (Madhya Pradesh): A team of Central Bureau of Narcotics (CBN), Neemuch arrested two people and seized 2939 kilogram (2.9 tonnes) of poppy straw (Doda chura) from a truck. The market value of seized material worth Rs 47 lakh.
According to information, CBN officials had a tip-off about a truck having the registration number of Rajasthan travelling from Neemuch towards Jodhpur / Barmer via Pratapgarh district.
A team of officials was formed and kept eye on the anticipated route in the early hours of Wednesday.
As soon as the officers spotted a truck matching the description of the suspected vehicle, the team chase and stopped the truck. The driver and other occupant tried to flee from the spot but the officer arrested both of them.
During a search operation, the team found 142 bags stuffed with poppy straw weighing 2.9 tonnes. Team also found 200 bags of fertilizer which was used as a cover cargo to avoid detection of the contraband.
All the 142 bags containing Poppy Straw, 200 fertilizer bags and the truck used for transport were seized under provisions of the NDPS Act 1985. Both of the occupants of the vehicle have confessed to their crime and have been arrested under provisions of the NDPS Act 1985. Further investigation is in progress.