257 Punjab drug smugglers held in one week

Wednesday 01st February 2023 06:25 EST

Punjab Police have arrested 257 drug smugglers after registering 198 first information reports (FIRs), including 19 commercial, under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act across the state in the last week, Inspector General (Headquarters) Sukhchain Singh Gill said while addressing his weekly press conference. The IG said police have also recovered 16.36 kg heroin, 6.70 kg opium, 1.94 quintal of poppy husk, and 78918 tablets/capsules/injections/vials of pharma opioids besides recovering Rs 115,300 drug money from their possession. He said that “with 12 more proclaimed offenders (POs)/absconders in NDPS Act cases arrested in the last week, the total number of arrests reached 648 since the special drive to arrest POs/absconders was started on July 5, 2022.

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