Haryana Police tightens noose on drug peddlers in 2021, seizes 19 tonnes of drugs worth crores of rupees won’t allow drug peddlers to spoil the lives of youth: DGP

Chandigarh, Dec 29: In line with the Government’s commitment to make Haryana a drug-free State, the police have intensified their efforts on peddlers that has resulted in the seizure of a whopping 19.03 tonnes of narcotic substances from January to November 2021 across the State.

Disclosing this here today, Director General of Police (DGP), Haryana, Sh. P.K. Agrawal said that Police has filed a total of 2361 cases under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act and seized contrabands. The extensive crackdown on those involved in possession and peddling of drugs resulted in the recovery of 19036 kg narcotics including heroine, charas, sulpha, smack, opium, poppy husk, ganja during the first 11 months of 2021.

Giving details about the drug-wise seizure, the DGP said that 271-kg opium, over 140-kg charas/sulpha, 6931-kg poppy husk, 8-kg 218-gram smack, 11666-kg ganja, and 16-kg 882-gram heroin was confiscated.

Highlighting the use of a multi-pronged approach of enforcement and awareness to fight the drug menace, he said that Police under the able guidance of Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal and Home Minister, Sh. Anil Vij has been working relentlessly to eradicate drug addiction from the State.

“We have adopted a multi-pronged approach that resulted in the seizure of such large quantity of narcotics. Our field units including the State Narcotics Control Bureau and Special Task Force have dismantled the potential supply of almost all types of narcotics in the State from other States. The crackdown was made in line with the government’s commitment to make Haryana a drug-free state”, he added.

At 397, the maximum cases under NDPS Act were registered in Sirsa, followed by 204 in Gurugram, 186 in Fatehabad, 173 in Karnal, 144 in Rohtak, 130 in Hisar, and 113 in Kurukshetra.

Apart from making extensive crackdown on drug peddlers, police is making a fruitful effort to attach the moveable and immoveable properties of those arrested in cases registered under NDPS Act as an effective deterrent to fight the menace.

We will continue to speed up our operations against drug traffickers and drug cartels to save people especially youth from the drug menace. In addition, special campaigns are being organized to make the youth aware of the ill-effects of narcotics and their overall impact on society, he added.