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11 drug-peddlers held in Kathua in 10 days

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Jammu: Eleven drug-peddlers, including a woman, were arrested with contraband substances in the last 10 days in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Wednesday.

The arrests were made by the anti-drug unit of the Kathua police in separate operations as part of a drive to eradicate the drug menace from the society, a police spokesperson said.

Eight FIRs were registered under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act against the accused. A total of nine kg of marijuana, 33 grams of heroin, five kg of poppy straw and 900 grams of cannabis were seized from the accused, he said.

A local woman and a man hailing from Bihar are among those arrested, the spokesperson said.

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