Police destroy 1,150 kg of seized drugs in Ludhiana

November 14th, 2007 - 1:55 am ICT by admin  
In its drive to discourage drug trafficking, police in Ludhiana city regularly conducts raids on drug traffickers. These drugs have been seized in periodic raids conducted over a period of time.

As per the law, the police have to regularly destroy seized drugs.

“According to section 52(A) of the NDPS (Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act) whatever drug is seized has to be destroyed according to the law. The same has been complied today,” said Ishwar Singh, Deputy Inspector General (DIG), Ludhiana city.

Singh further added, ” A total of eight bags of Poppy husk containing 1.1 ton, 48 kilograms and 750 grams of a substance called buggie (local parlance) and three bags of hashish containing two kilograms and 220 grams, have been destroyed at the public place.”

Police officials have said that more such disposal of drugs will take place in the future.

According to recent official figures, while lesser drugs were seized in 2006 as compared to the previous year, more people were arrested for involvement in its cultivation and trade. (ANI)

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