Police have also seized 8.37 kg of heroin, 32.28 kg of opium, 53.2 kg of ganja and 140 quintals of Bhukki, besides drug money worth Rs 11.73 lakh, by putting up barricades on sensitive roads across the state and conducting cordon and search operations in drug-affected areas.
The Punjab Police last week recovered drug money worth Rs 11.73 lakh from drug smugglers. Apart from this, 31 such criminals have been arrested by the police, who were declared as fugitives under the NDPS Act. Police have recovered more than 7.93 lakh narcotic pills, capsules and vaccines of pharma opioids from across the state. These include 6.82 lakh intoxicating pills, 17169 narcotic vaccines, 85442 intoxicating capsules and 8648 drug bottles.
Fatehgarh Sahib Police has busted a pharmaceutical drug racket by seizing more than 7 lakh pills/capsules/vaccines of pharma opioids by raiding an illegal godown in Saharanpur, UP. The Fatehgarh Sahib Police succeeded in nabbing the main supplier on the basis of information obtained from interrogation of two persons arrested earlier by the police, from whom 175 vaccines of Buprenorphine and 175 bottles of Avil were recovered.
Apart from these, police also seized 8.37 kg of heroin, 32.28 kg of opium, 53.2 kg of ganja and 140 quintals of bhukki besides carrying out siege and search operations in drug-affected areas by putting up blockades on sensitive roads across the state and drug money worth Rs 11.73 lakh. Is.
389 FIRs, 508 arrested in a week
IG Sukhchaun Singh Gill told reporters that during the last one week, Punjab Police has registered 389 FIRs, out of which 40 are related to commercial drug smuggling, 508 drug smugglers/suppliers under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act across the state. has been arrested. Apart from these, the police have also arrested 31 fugitives and convicts wanted in NDPS cases last week.
Order to launch search operation
IG Gill said that DGP Gaurav Yadav has directed all the CP/SSP to identify the sensitive places of drug-smuggling in their jurisdiction to crack down on the smugglers and start a search operation to nab all the accused who are selling/smuggling drugs. has ordered. He has also directed the police chiefs to confiscate the properties of all the drug smugglers caught so that illegally earned money can be recovered from them.