CHANDIGARH: With the decisive warfare towards medicine waged on the instructions of Chief Minister Punjab Bhagwant Mann to root out the menace of medicine has accomplished 13 months, Punjab Police have arrested as many as 18079 drug smugglers together with 2643 massive fish since July 5, 2022. The Police have registered a complete of 13458 first data experiences (FIRs) of which 1630 are associated to industrial amount.

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Headquarters Sukhchain Singh Gill, who was addressing a Press Conference right here on Monday, stated that the Police groups have recovered 1259.66-Kg Heroin from throughout the state after finishing up cordon and search operations in drug-affected areas moreover laying nakas at susceptible routes throughout the state. Additionally, 147.5-Kg heroin was recovered by the groups of Punjab Police from Seaports of Gujarat and Maharashtra, taking the whole efficient restoration of heroin to 1407.16 kg in simply 13 months, he stated.

Apart from seizing big-haul of heroin, the IGP stated that Police have additionally recovered 837.42-Kg opium, 951.37-Kg Ganja, 404.45 quintals of poppy husk, and 89 lakhs tablets/capsules/injections/vials of Pharma opioids from throughout the state. The Police have additionally recovered Rs 13.29 crores of drug cash from the possession of drug smugglers arrested within the span of the final 13 months.

Giving a weekly replace, the IGP stated that within the final week, the police have made the most important restoration of heroin of 99.12 kg after arresting 316 drug smugglers/suppliers after registering 231 first data experiences (FIRs), together with 30 industrial. Apart from recovering heroin, Police groups have additionally recovered 9.20-Kg opium, 11.40-Kg Ganja, 3.47 quintals of poppy husk, and 36018 tablets/capsules/injections/vials of Pharma opioids moreover recovering Rs 3.31 lakh drug cash from their possession within the final week.

He stated that with 13 extra Proclaimed Offenders (POs)/Absconders in NDPS circumstances arrested within the final week, the whole variety of arrests reached 1026 because the particular drive to arrest POs/absconders was began on July 5, 2022.

Pertinently, Director General of Police (DGP), Punjab Gaurav Yadav had given strict directions to all of the CPs/SSPs to research linkages minutely in every case, particularly associated to drug recoveries, even when they get better a meagre quantity of medicine.

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