617 Drug Peddling Cases Registered and 1063 People Arrested in Haryana

Chandigarh, Jan 1 – Under an all-out attack on drug-peddlers, Haryana Police, during past 13 months, has registered 617 cases and arrested 1063 people on the charges of drug peddling in Sirsa district alone, where a huge quantity of narcotics worth crores of rupees had been confiscated under a special drive.

          Giving this information here today, the Director-General of Police (DGP) Mr. Manoj Yadava said that as many as 8 kgs 757-gram 393-milligram heroin, 27 kg 313-gram opium, over 2277 kg Chura post and doda post, 34 kg 706-gram ganja, over 4.15 lakh restricted pharma pills and more than 1.08 lakh capsules were seized from the possession of arrested accused during this period. The special drive is in line with the government’s commitment to make Haryana a drug-free state, he added.

          The DGP said that crackdown on drug-peddlers is being conducted on a daily basis in the entire state especially in the districts sharing borders with Rajasthan and Punjab. People also supplementing the efforts of the police in tightening the noose on those involved in the peddling of drugs.

          He also lauded the efforts of the district SSP Dr. Arun Singh and his entire team for freeing the district of drug menace. He also urged the people to come forward fearlessly and share information against the sale, consumption, and use of narcotics at Interstate Drug Secretariat mobile number 7087089947, toll-free number 1800-180-1314 and landline number 01733-253023. People can share any sort of information related to drugs at anti-drug helpline number 8814011620, 8814011624 and 8814011675 of Sirsa Police.

          Apart from taking stern action against the persons involved in drug-peddling, Police are also making aware of the general public about the ill-effects of drug addiction.