To test medicine, NCB to arrange unit in Amritsar

To test medicine, NCB to arrange unit in Amritsar

Tribune Information Service

Jupinderjit Singh

Chandigarh, January 13

To extend the presence of the Narcotics Management Bureau (NCB) in Punjab, the Ministry of Dwelling Affairs (MHA) has authorized the opening of a full-fledged regional workplace of the bureau in Amritsar. It is going to be headed by a Deputy Director-Common of the rank of an IG or above.

To supervise Majha, Doaba ops

  • Punjab to be first state the place drug-related circumstances to be pursued by two NCB workplaces
  • Amritsar workplace to supervise ops in Majha, Doaba; Chandigarh division to man Malwa

Punjab would be the first state the place drug-related circumstances might be pursued by two separate workplaces of the NCB — the present Zonal Division in Chandigarh and the upcoming regional workplace.

Whereas the Amritsar workplace will oversee operations within the Majha and Doaba areas, the Chandigarh division may have jurisdiction over the Malwa belt.

The event got here shut on the heels of the NCB busting a world drug syndicate working from Ludhiana in one among its main operations within the nation. Sources stated the MHA’s focus was on Punjab as a consequence of excessive incidence of cross-border drug smuggling. In addition to Amritsar, regional workplaces will come up in Guwahati, Chennai and Ahmedabad.

Earlier, the Union Authorities had opened a sub-zone (beneath the Chandigarh division) in Amritsar about three years in the past, when the NCB discovered illegally manufactured Tramadol (a painkiller) tablets have been allegedly shipped to Syria. The MHA now authorized a full-fledged regional workplace as per a letter issued to the Director-Common, NCB, on January 12. The sources stated no main announcement was made for Maharashtra which witnessed the very best variety of smuggling circumstances final 12 months or Uttar Pradesh, the largest state.

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