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Nagaland polls: Enforcement agencies seize drugs, freebies, cash worth of Rs 29 cr

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Dimapur, Feb 4: Various central and state enforcement in agencies in Nagaland, as part of their pre-poll raids against drugs and arms peddling and unauthorised monetary transactions, have seized various contrabands and cash amounting to around Rs 29 crore so far since the announcement of the Nagaland assembly poll on January 18, officials said on Saturday.

An election official said that various drugs worth Rs. 25 crore, various freebies and other items worth Rs. 1.71 crore and cash amount of Rs. 2.45 crore have been seized from different parts of the state.

The police also seized arms and ammunition worth Rs. 50,900.

The officer said that ahead of the February 27 Nagaland Assembly elections, various enforcement agencies would continue their raids against all kinds of illegal activities and clandestine trading.

The police have also sought public cooperation and support during the election period for proper implementation of the Model Code of Conduct.

A police official said that after obtaining permission from court a total of 3,068 litres and 7,843 numbers of seized foreign liquor bottles were recently destroyed by the Nagaland Police in the presence of the Magistrate.

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