Drug-free week: 47 FIRs lodged, 51 arrested

Drug-free week: 47 FIRs lodged, 51  arrested

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Hoshiarpur, March 4

The district police launched a special drive against drug menace during ‘Drug-free week’ that started from February 25 and concluded on March 3. During the drive as many as 47 cases were registered and 51 persons were arrested, besides seizure of heroine, charas, psychotropic substances, intoxicant powder etc. SSP Navjot Singh Mahal said the police in association with general public also organised awareness meetings at different places to apprise the people about the effects of this menace on human health and society. He said the police had carried out search operations at 10 places including Bikrampura Mohalla, Chandigarh Mohalla in Tanda and Deenowal in Garshankar, etc.

Mahal said that during the drive the police arrested arrested 51 drug peddlers and seized 161-gm heroin, 816-gm intoxicant powder, 30-gm charas, 1,847 intoxicant tablets, 520 intoxicant capsule and Rs 1 lakh drug money. He said the police also arrested four proclaimed offenders (POs) wanted in several cases registered under the NDPS Act and seized 7000-litre lahan and 6750ML illicit liquor and filed cases.

The police have been keeping a close vigil on the activities of drug peddlers who are out on bail to tighten the noose around the menace, the SSP said. He said that no one involved in the drug peddling would be spared and strict action would be taken against them. — OC

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