Recovery of 700 kg heroin and property value Rs 101 crores in 2020 highest ever
1760 kg heroin, 25 kg smack, 1794 kg opium seized since April 2017
Punjab Police dedicated to wipe out drug menace from the state: DGP Dinkar Gupta
CHANDIGARH: Further intensifying the warfare to eradicate medicine menace from the state, the Punjab Police underneath its particular drive launched towards the drug menace have arrested 392 individuals after registering 283 FIRs underneath the NDPS act throughout the state. The week-long drive commenced on February 25, 2021.
Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Dinkar Gupta, whereas divulging the main points, stated that underneath this drive the police have recovered heroin in addition to different medicine after finishing up cordon and search operations in drug affected areas beside laying nakas at susceptible routes throughout the state. The police have additionally arrested 15 Proclaimed Offenders (POs) of NDPS circumstances throughout these three days.
He stated that as a part of the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh led Punjab Government’s zero tolerance coverage towards the medicine, the Punjab Police is dedicated to eradicate the drug menace from the state. He stated that intensive anti-drug drives are being initiated every now and then to fight the menace of medication in Punjab.
“The Punjab Police had set a brand new report by seizing over 700 kgs heroin value ₹3500 crores within the worldwide market and confiscating property value ₹101 crores after arresting over 10k drug smugglers in 12 months 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic,” stated the DGP.
He stated that the large crackdown on medicine not solely led to interrupt the availability chain of medication but in addition resulted in decline in drug associated deaths as solely 19 drug associated deaths had been reported in 12 months 2020 compared to the years 2019 and 2018, which had witnessed 47 and 111 drug associated deaths respectively.
Under the present anti-drug drive, The Tarn Taran Police carried out a mammoth train primarily based on technical assortment, information crunching and human intelligence to establish areas infamous for drug smuggling and recovered 1.39 kg heroin and numerous intoxicant tablets in simply 3 days. Interestingly, one of many arrested drug suppliers of Tarn Taran used to barter medicine with motorbike or cellphones, principally stolen/snatched.
Similarly, the Amritsar Rural Police have recovered drug cash value Rs 89 lakhs moreover impounding one pistol and 25 cartridges whereas the Jalandhar Commissionerate Police have recovered 6.23Kg Opium, 4.50 quintal poppy husk, 237grams heroin and 4.7Kg Ganja.
Meanwhile, the info from April 01, 2017 until date reveals that the Punjab Police have recovered 1760 kg heroin, 25 kg smack and 1794 kg opium from the drug smugglers and suppliers moreover seizure/attachment of property value Rs. 163 crores. On January 31, 2020, the Special Task Force (STF) of Punjab Police had seized 197 kg heroin and different contraband from the unlawful drug manufacturing facility set-up in a rented home at village Sultanwind of Amritsar and arrested six individuals, together with an Afghanistan nationwide and a girl.