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Assam DGP says drugs worth Rs 1400 crore seized in last two years

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Guwahati, May 13: Assam Director General of Police (DGP) GP Singh on Friday said the Assam police has made major drug hauls in the state in the last two years.

Talking to media persons in Guwahati, DGP GP Singh said, “Drugs worth over Rs 1400 crore were seized by the police from different parts of Assam in the last two years. As many as 9309 drug traffickers were also arrested in the same period from across the state.”

The drugs seized by the Assam police in the last two year include: 239 kg of heroin, 71,902 kg of ganja and 283 kg of opium.

The DGP said, “5580 cases registered under NDPS act. Assam in now in the top 10 in registration of NDPS act cases.”

“98.68 lakh psychotropic tablets, 4.78 lakh bottles of cough syrup, 214 kg of cannabis and 40 kg of cocaine were also seized,” he added.

On the other hand, 648 bighas of opium and 32 bighas of cannabis cultivations were also destroyed in the same period.

Singh further said, “Properties worth Rs 19.40 crore were also frozen between May 2021 and May 2023.”

The Assam government has taken a tough stand against drugs in the state and major crackdowns are being conducted to end the menace.

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