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Punjab: Drugs, liquor valued at Rs 345 crore seized

A record seizure of drugs and liquor valued at Rs 345 crore has been made in Punjab since the imposition of the model code of conduct for the Lok Sabha elections, senior election department officials said here on Friday.

chandigarh Updated: Apr 05, 2014 08:45 IST

A record seizure of drugs and liquor valued at Rs 345 crore has been made in Punjab since the imposition of the model code of conduct for the Lok Sabha elections, senior election department officials said here on Friday.


"After the imposition of code of conduct, 12,693 kg of poppy husk (valued at Rs 2.53 crore), 68.35 kg heroin (Rs 340.17 crore), 109.82 kg of opium (Rs 50 Lakh) and 1,540 gms smack (Rs 10.78 lakh)," Punjab's additional chief electoral officers Raminder Singh and B. Purushartha told media here.

They said that flying squads had also recovered cash amounting to Rs 2.55 crore.

"As many as 2,21,991 licensed arms have been deposited and 1,530 FIRs have been registered regarding violation of model code of conduct and other crimes in the state," they said.

Punjab's 13 Lok Sabha seats go to polls April 30.