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Lok Sabha polls 2024: Contraband worth Rs 141 crore seized in Assam ahead of LS polls

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Guwahati, April 16: The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Monday said that various agencies have seized over Rs 141 crore worth of cash, liquor, drugs, and other items in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections in Assam.

The ECI shared the data and stated that cash seizures from March 1 to April 13 amounted to Rs 3.18 crore across Assam.

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Nearly 16 lakh litres of liquor, valued at more than Rs 19 crore, were recovered by various agencies during this period in Assam.

According to the poll panel, overall seizures totalling Rs 141.12 crore were made during the 44-days period.

Most of the recoveries were the result of search operations conducted by the Assam police, flying squads, static surveillance teams, excise, and other enforcement and regulatory agencies across various parts of Assam.

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