Punjab Police's big action against drugs, 141 smugglers arrested in a week

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During the campaign against drugs conducted by the Punjab Police, many smugglers have been arrested. Meanwhile, a large number of drug smugglers have also been arrested by the police.

According to the information, meanwhile, the Punjab Police continued its operation against the big drug traffickers. It is being told that last week 109 FIRs have been registered and a total of 141 drug traffickers/suppliers have been arrested including 31 big fish.

This information was shared by IG (Police Headquarters) Dr. Sukhchain Singh Gill during the press conference on Tuesday. According to the police, drugs worth Rs 1.40 lakh have also been recovered from the possession of the arrested accused.

The press conference was held at the police headquarters. During this press conference Dr. Gill said that during the said period, 19.4 kg of heroin, 8.3 kg of opium, 25.23 quintal of hashish and 4201 narcotic pills/capsules/injections/vials have been recovered.

According to the police, with the arrest of 6 more fugitives in NDPS cases in the last one week, the total number of arrests under the special drive to arrest PO/fugitives on July 5, 2022 has risen to 1260.

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Sharing the details of disposal of drug related cases under the NDPS Act in the first 15 days of this year, IG Gill said that various field and special units of Punjab Police have seized 523 kg heroin, 79.92 quintal hashish, 298 kg ganja and 17.57 kg has recovered Lakhs of narcotic tablets/capsules have been destroyed following proper procedures under the supervision of high level narcotics disposal committees.

As part of the awareness campaign being launched by the Punjab government to mainstream drug addicts, drug addicts have been encouraged to take advantage of Section 64-A of the NDPS Act for rehabilitation and treatment. has gone

IG Dr. Sukhchain Gill said that in just 20 days, the court has confirmed 237 cases where orders have been issued under Section 64-A of the NDPS Act and under these, 282 drug victims have been treated for de-addiction and rehabilitation. have been

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The IG said that the Anti-Gangster Task Force (AGTF) ​​set up on April 6, 2022 has so far busted 312 gangsters/criminal modules after arresting 951 gangsters/criminals and neutralizing 10. Success has been achieved in recovering 963 weapons and 208 vehicles used in criminal activities from them.

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