Assam Starts 2-Day Drive To Burn In Public Drugs Worth Rs 163 Crore

Assam Starts 2-Day Drive To Burn In Public Drugs Worth Rs 163 Crore

Assam Starts 2-Day Drive To Burn In Public Drugs Worth Rs 163 Crore

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma set fireplace to medication in Dhipu and Golaghat.


Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in the present day set fireplace to heaps of medication at two places because the state authorities began its drive to destroy narcotics value over Rs 170 crore seized over the previous couple of months.

Four places have been chosen for the general public burning of medication. The drive was held at Diphu and Golaghat in the present day and will likely be held at Nagaon and Hojai tomorrow.

Speaking at Golaghat in Upper Assam, Chief Minister Sarma mentioned, “We have managed to get well narcotics value Rs 163 crore over the previous two months by the proactive motion of our police division. This, nonetheless, is barely 20-30 per cent of the state’s narcotics market. This means Assam has a narcotics market value Rs 2000-Rs 3000 crore.”

Ever since Mr Sarma took cost as Chief Minister following the state elections earlier this 12 months, the state police have stepped up its conflict on medication.

According to an Assam Police launch, 18.82 kg of heroin, 7944.72 kg hashish, 67,371 bottles of cough syrup, 12,70,394 numbers of unprescribed sedative tablets, 1.93 kg of morphine, 3 kg methamphetamine and three,313 kg of opium have been seized over the previous couple of months.

Drugs coming from Myanmar are recognized to enter Karbi Anglong, the place Diphu is situated, and Golaghat by neighboring state Nagaland.

“We had been solely conscious that Assam was a transit route for narcotics from neighboring international locations to mainland India, however wanting on the dimension of the narcotics market, we are able to say that this habit has unfold amongst a number of youths in Assam too,” Mr Sarma mentioned.

“There have been sure incidents wherein these concerned in drug trafficking instances tried to flee and police needed to shoot at their legs. For these actions, our police has obtained sure criticism too. But, being Assam’s CM, I give full freedom to Assam Police to take sternest actions inside the ambit of regulation whereas coping with such criminals. In truth, I encourage them to take the strictest of the strict steps they’ll underneath the Code of Criminal Procedure,” Mr Sarma mentioned.

The Chief Minister shared visuals of setting fireplace to the medication and added that 11.88 kg morphine, 2.89 kg crystal meth, 3.47 kg heroin, 102.91 kg Cannabis and a pair of,03,384 tablets had been destroyed at Diphu. “Today in Golaghat, we destroyed 802 gm Heroin value greater than Rs 20 cr, 1205 kg Ganja/Cannabis, 3kg Opium & 2,06,906 nos tablets,” he mentioned in one other tweet.

“Since the day I’ve assumed workplace, 874 instances have been registered, 1493 drug sellers arrested & medication value Rs 163 cr have been seized,” the Chief Minister added.

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