200 arrested in six months for drug peddling in Karnal

200 arrested in six months for drug peddling in Karnal

The cache of drugs recovered by police in Palwal recently. Tribune photo

Tribune News Service

Karnal, June 29

The crackdown on drug smugglers is actively under way in the district, with one case being registered daily on an average.

A total of 168 cases have been registered under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act in the district in six months and 200 arrested in this regard.

According to the data of the Karnal police, the police have seized 16.306 kg opium, 1.703 kg charas, 74.575 kg poppy husk, 183.610 kg opium plants, 667g heroin, 53.043 kg ganja, 138.213 kg banned medicine and 980g liquor mixture in 2020.

In 2021, 198 cases were registered and 247 persons arrested, while in 2020, 167 persons were arrested in 125 cases. In 2019, a total of 98 cases were registered and 111 persons were arrested.

The data indicates that the campaign launched by the state government against drugs seems to have yielded the desired results as in just six months as the Karnal police are approaching closer to the achievements of last year.

As per the sources in the police, drug peddlers arrested in the past have brought narcotics in the state mainly from Odhisa and Jharkhand.

Superintendent of Police Ganga Ram Punia said they had been making efforts for a complete curb on peddling with raids were being conducted at all suspected places.

“Our teams are keeping a vigil on the supply of drugs. We have increased vigil on borders of the district to check drug peddling,” the SP added.

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