Six months of decisive struggle towards medication: Punjab police arrests 144 massive fish amongst 9917 smugglers;565.94-kg heroin
CHANDIGARH:With the decisive struggle towards medication waged on the instructions of Chief Minister Punjab Bhagwant Mann to root out the menace of medicine accomplished half-year, Punjab Police have arrested as many as 9917 drug smugglers together with 1447 massive fish since July 5, 2022. The Police have registered a complete of 7533 first data experiences (FIRs) of which 852 are associated to business amount.
Inspector Normal of Police (IGP) Headquarters Sukhchain Singh Gill, who was addressing his weekly Press Convention right here on Monday stated that the Police groups have recovered 418.44-Kg Heroin from throughout the state after finishing up cordon and search operations in drug-affected areas apart from laying nakas at susceptible routes throughout the state. Moreover, 147.5-Kg heroin was recovered by the groups of Punjab Police from Seaports of Gujarat and Maharashtra, taking the entire efficient restoration of heroin to 565.94-Kgs in simply six months, he stated.
Other than seizing big-haul of heroin, the IGP stated that Police have additionally recovered 407-Kg opium, 407-Kg Ganja, 233 quintals of poppy husk, and 33.88 lakhs tablets/capsules/injections/vials of Pharma opioids from throughout the state. The Police have additionally recovered Rs 7.72 crores of drug cash from the possession of drug smugglers arrested in these six months.
Giving weekly replace, the IGP stated that in final one week, the police have arrested 311 drug smugglers/suppliers after registering 247 first data experiences (FIRs), together with 19 business, and recovered 11.76-Kg Heroin, 9.87-Kg opium, 6.37 quintals of poppy husk, and 32118 tablets/capsules/injections/vials of Pharma opioids apart from recovering Rs 2.88 lakh drug cash from their possession.
He stated that with 13 extra Proclaimed Offenders (POs)/Absconders in NDPS circumstances arrested within the final one week, the entire variety of arrests reached 608 for the reason that particular drive to arrest POs/absconders was began on July 5, 2022.
Pertinently, Director Normal of Police (DGP), Punjab Gaurav Yadav had given strict directions to all of the CPs/SSPs to research back and forth linkages minutely in each case, particularly associated to drug recoveries, even when they get well a meager quantity of medicine.
In the meantime, on the path of Chief Minister Punjab Bhagwant Mann to make Punjab a drug-free state, in depth anti-drug drives have been launched by the Punjab Police to fight the menace of medicine from the border State. The DGP has additionally strictly ordered all of the CPs/SSPs to determine all hotspots the place medication are prevalent and all prime drug smugglers of their jurisdictions. He additionally directed the Police chiefs to successfully forfeit the property of all of the arrested drug smugglers in order that their ill-gotten cash could possibly be recovered.