Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, during a presser on Thursday, informed that state police have seized illicit drugs worth a whooping Rs 23.8 crore and arrested more than 500 peddler in one month.
“As per government record, in last one month we have seized heroin worth Rs 7,98,68,000, Ganja worth Rs 6,10,49,059, Tablet worth Rs 9,02,60,700, Morphin Rs 50,000, Cough Syrup Rs 38,68,500, Opium Rs 11,07,500 and Poppy straw Rs 18,45,000,” he said.
Since the formation of the new government, Assam police has ramped up its war against drugs as part of CM Sarma’s initiative to eradicate and dismantle the drug syndicates in the state.
Further, CM Sarma also informed that seven new forensic laboratories will be constructed which will restrict drug peddlers from getting bail.
The decision was taken during a meeting with Superintendents of police in Kaziranga on Wednesday.
Additionally, the state government is also planning to maximize Rehab centres for addicts, CM Sarma said, adding that the announcement for the same will be made in the next budget session.
In a bid to tackle cattle smuggling, a new law will be passed which will declare transit of cattle as illegal,he stated.