Highlights

  • Nation-wide anti-drug op in Punjab
  • 48 people held, 2 kg heroin seized
  • Operation conducted on January 8

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Police seized 1.9 kg heroin, Rs 6.80 lakh, 1.1 kg opium, 87.5 kg poppy husk, 10,125 intoxicant tablets, 18 injections and 885 litres of illicit liquo

Punjab: 48 people held, 2 kg heroin seized in state-wide operation

Forty-eight people were arrested and nearly 2 kg heroin was seized during a state-wide operation in Punjab on Monday, police said.

The operation was conducted from 8 am to 2 pm across the state and senior officers were deputed in districts to supervise it, Director General of Police (DGP) Gaurav Yadav said.

He said that 202 FIRs were registered after arresting 48 people, besides police apprehending 21 proclaimed offenders.

Police seized 1.9 kg heroin, Rs 6.80 lakh, 1.1 kg opium, 87.5 kg poppy husk, 10,125 intoxicant tablets, 18 injections and 885 litres of illicit liquor, Special DGP Arpit Shukla said Officers were told to plan this operation in a meticulous manner by identifying drug hotspots -- points of sale of drugs and psychotropic substances in districts or certain areas that have become safe haven for drug peddlers, he said.


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