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Punjab: 271 smugglers held with 19-kg heroin, 13.52-kg opium and Rs 17.66 lakh drug money

Written by  Jasleen Kaur -- December 19th 2022 04:20 PM
Punjab: 271 smugglers held with 19-kg heroin, 13.52-kg opium and Rs 17.66 lakh drug money

Punjab: 271 smugglers held with 19-kg heroin, 13.52-kg opium and Rs 17.66 lakh drug money

Chandigarh, December 19: The Punjab Police have arrested 271 drug smugglers and suppliers after registering 192 first information reports (FIRs), including 26 commercial, under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act across the state in last one week. 

Addressing mediapersons on Monday, IGP, Headquarters, Sukhchain Singh Gill said the Punjab Police had also recovered 10.08-Kg heroin, 13.52-kg opium, 5.52-kg ganja, 3.43 quintals of poppy husk, and 54,123 tablets/capsules/injections/vials of pharma opioids, besides recovering Rs 17.66 lakh drug money from their possession.



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He said with 11 more proclaimed offenders (POs)/Absconders in NDPS cases arrested in the last one week, the total number of arrests had reached 573 since the special drive to arrest POs/absconders was started on July 5, 2022.

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Notably, Punjab DGP Gaurav Yadav had issued strict instructions to all the CPs/SSPs to investigate backward and forward linkages minutely in each and every case, especially related to drug recoveries, even if they recover a meager amount of drugs.


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