Assam Police have seized drugs amounting to Rs 1,430 cores in the last two years, informed Director General of Police (DGP) GP Singh on Friday. Singh said that Assam police have seized drugs over Rs 1,430.22 crore in the last two years under the leadership of Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
He also informed that a total of 5,580 cases have been registered in the state the under the NDPS Act.
Assam is among the top 10 states in registration of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act cases, he said, adding that 9309 drug traffickers had been arrested and property worth Rs 19.40 crore had been frozen in the last two years.
“In last two years, Assam police have seized 239 kg of heroin, 71902 kg of ganja, 283 kg of opium, 98.68 lakh psychotropic tablets, 4.78 lakh cough syrup bottles, 214 kg of cannabis, 40 kg of cocaine.
Moreover, the state police have destroyed 648 bighas opium and 32 bighas cannabis cultivation. 26 habitual traffickers were also detained,” Singh said.
Singh further informed that the Assam police have launched a ‘Drugs Free Assam Mobile App’ to curb the usage of drugs.
The state police is continuing with its massive crackdown on the drug trafficking menace in the state under the leadership of CM Sarma, the Assam DGP said.
“We remain committed to completely dismantling the drug trafficking networks,” he said.