7 arrested for drug peddling

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Srinagar: Seven people have been arrested in Srinagar and Kulgam districts on Sunday on the drug peddling charges, police said.

In Nowhatta area of Srinagar five people were arrested at a check post and 28 grams of brown sugar (heroin) was seized from them, a police spokesperson said.

In Nillow area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district, police intercepted a truck and seized 11 kg poppy straw, the spokesman said, adding two people — Samarjeet Singh and Divender Singh — residents of Amritsar, were arrested.

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He said, “Our consistent action against such anti-social elements should encourage the locals to come forward with any information pertaining to drug peddling in their neighbourhood.”