Under an all-out attack on drug-peddlers, Haryana Police have seized narcotic drugs worth crores of rupees and registered 2677 cases under NDPS Act across the State in year 2019.
Giving this information here today, Director General of Police (DGP), Mr Manoj Yadava said that the number of cases registered under NDPS Act has been more in year 2019 compared to the 2587 cases in previous year 2018.
A total of 16023 kg of opium, charas, poppy husk, smack, ganja and heroine were seized between January and December 2019. The crackdown has been made in line with the government’s commitment to make Haryana a drug-free state.
Giving details about the seizure, the DGP said that 114 kg 110 gram of opium, 207 kg 830 gram of charas, 10168 kg 577 gram of poppy husk, 14 kg 379 gram smack, 5502 kg 140 gram ganja and 16 kg 026 gram of heroine was seized during this period.
Haryana Police have been working relentlessly to curb drug menace from the society and it is becasue of our commitment that the number of NDPS cases increased in 2019 as compared to 2018, he added.
He said that an Interstate Drug Secretariat have been set up for sharing information about drug-trafficking. Our concerted efforts against the drug-peddlers have resulted in the recovery of huge quantity of narcotics substance across the State.
We are also trying to look out the gangs using all types of modus operandi in peddling the drugs so as to come down hard on them in the days to come. The criminals and those others involved in peddling drugs either join the mainstream or else leave the state, warned the DGP.
Mr Yadava also urged the people to supplement the police efforts in tightening the noose on those involved in drug peddling by sharing information about sale, consumption and use of drugs at mobile number 7087089947, toll free number 1800-180-1314 and land line number 01733-253023. Besides, special campaigns are being organized to make the youth aware of the ill effects of drug addiction, he added.