Assam Chief Minister To Step Up War On Drugs: “Home Minister Asked Me…”

Assam Chief Minister To Step Up War On Drugs: “Home Minister Asked Me…”

Assam Chief Minister To Step Up War On Drugs: 'Home Minister Asked Me...'

The Assam Chief Minister stated seized medicine could be burnt in public on July 17 and 18. File

Guwahati:

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in the present day stated Union Home Minister Amit Shah has requested him to take powerful motion towards medicine, human trafficking and cattle smuggling.

Responding to questions throughout the ongoing finances session of the Assembly, the Chief Minister stated his authorities has adopted a zero tolerance coverage in the direction of medicine and that each one the Northeastern states are attempting to place up a united combat towards the menace.

“Home Minister Amit Shah has requested me to take stern measures towards medicine, cow smuggling and human trafficking,” stated Mr Sarma.

Soon after Mr Sarma took cost as Chief Minister on May 10, the Assam authorities stepped up motion towards drug networks. Last month, the state police stated that they had seized 2,439 gm of heroin, 91 kg ganja, 17,551 bottles of cough syrup, round 1.57 lakh methamphetamine tablets, 14.16 gm morphine and Rs 10.5 lakh in money in drug instances in May.

The Chief Minister informed the Assembly in the present day that over the previous two months, 1,897 individuals concerned in unlawful medicine commerce have been arrested and over 1,100 instances registered below Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act and Indian Penal Code.

Mr Sarma, who can also be accountable for the state Home Department, added that 28 kg heroin, 41 kg opium and large portions of different medicine have been seized by police from totally different components of the state over the previous two months.

The Chief Minister stated the seized medicine could be burnt in public at 4 areas within the state on July 17 and 18.

“Some outlawed militant outfits and their cadres are additionally concerned within the drug commerce. Some political events are attempting to demoralise police in its struggle towards medicine,” he added.

Promising to additional intensify the struggle towards medicine, the Chief Minister stated medicine are smuggled into the nation from Myanmar by Assam. He stated the menace is ruining the lives of tons of in Assam.

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