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Srinagar, Mar 31: Seven people were arrested in Srinagar and Kulgam districts on Sunday on charges of peddling drugs, 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.

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."

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