Chandigarh, Dec 29 (MNN) Haryana Police seized a whopping 19.03 tonnes of narcotic substances across the state from January to November 2021, Director General of Police (DGP) PK Agrawal said on Wednesday.
Police filed 2,361 cases under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act and seized the contraband, including 271 kg opium, 16.882 kg heroin, 140 kg of ‘charas’ and ‘sulpha’, 6,931 kg poppy husk, and 11,666 kg ‘ganja’.
A maximum of 397 NDPS Act cases were registered in Sirsa, followed by 204 in Gurugram, 186 in Fatehabad, 173 in Karnal, 144 in Rohtak, 130 in Hisar, and 113 in Kurukshetra.
Highlighting the use of a multi-pronged approach of enforcement and awareness to fight the drug menace, the DGP said police is working relentlessly to eradicate the scourge from the state.
“Our field units, including State Narcotics Control Bureau and Special Task Force have dismantled potential supply chains of almost all kinds of narcotics in the state from outside. The crackdown was made in line with the government’s commitment to make Haryana a drug-free state,” he added.
Agrawal said that the Haryana Police will continue to speed up operations against drug traffickers and cartels to save people, especially youths, from the drug menace.
In addition, special campaigns are being organised to make the youth aware of the ill-effects of narcotics and their overall impact on society, he added.