Poppy Straw Worth Rs 39 Lakh Seized from Truck in MP; One Held

Final Up to date: November 08, 2022, 15:08 IST

Poppy straw is the husk left after the opium is extracted from the pods. The straw incorporates a small amount of morphine. (Photograph: Shutterstock)

The poppy husk was stored in 130 plastic baggage, which have been hid underneath bundles of jute baggage within the truck

The Madhya Pradesh police have seized 26 quintals of poppy straw price Rs 39 lakh from a truck in Mandsaur district, an official stated on Tuesday.

Appearing on a tip-off, the police crew intercepted a truck bearing a Rajasthan quantity plate on Mhow-Neemuch freeway on Monday night, Daloda police station in-charge Sanjeev Singh Parihar stated.

The poppy husk was stored in 130 plastic baggage, which have been hid underneath bundles of jute baggage within the truck, he stated.

The truck driver recognized as Motilal Ahir was arrested and a search is underway for 4 others concerned within the unlawful commerce of the contraband, the official stated.

A case underneath related provisions of the Narcotic Medicine and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act has been registered in opposition to the accused, he added.

Poppy straw is the husk left after the opium is extracted from the pods. The straw incorporates a small amount of morphine.

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