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Thursday, 16 July 2020

Till June, 11.5 tonnes of drugs seized

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 15

In line with the government's commitment to make Haryana a drug-free state, the police have intensified heat on peddlers that resulted in the seizure of a whopping 11.5 tonnes of narcotics during the first half of 2020.

This year till June, the police have filed a total of 1,343 cases under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, in which 1,821 persons were arrested on the charges of peddling and possession of drugs.

Sirsa district leads in number of FIRs

  • Of the total 1,343 cases filed under the NDPS Act, the maximum 401 were registered in Sirsa district
  • Similarly, 163 cases were registered in Fatehabad, followed by 81 in Kurukshetra and 77 in Hisar

Disclosing this here on Wednesday, Director General of Police (DGP), Haryana, Manoj Yadava said as many as 11,568.68 kg of illegal drugs were confiscated between January and June this year. In a bid to prevent drug trafficking, the police under the guidance of Home Minister Anil Vij has taken a series of steps that include increased inter-state cooperation for the exchange of information about the drug mafia.

"We have adopted a multi-pronged strategy in fighting with the drug menace as a result of which our field units, including the Special Task Force, have dismantled the potential supply of almost all types of narcotics in the state, the DGP added."

Giving details of the seizure, the DGP said poppy husk was on the top on the list of recoveries with 8,043.2 kg followed by 3,150.09-kg ganja and 243.43 kg opium. The police have also seized 102.94-kg charas/sulpha, 2.56-kg smack and 25.56 kg of heroin from the possession of the arrested accused. In addition, over 10.40 lakh tablets, capsules, injections and syrups falling underthe category of prohibited drugs were also recovered during this period.

The DGP said illegal drugs had no place in our society and we would continue to speed up our operations against traffickers and drug cartel to save the people, especially the youth, from this menace. We were also preventing drug abuse through awareness and education, he added.

from The Tribune

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