190 arrested in drug-related incidents in last six months: Mohali police

Published on Jun 27, 2022 02:22 AM IST
Officials said Punjab government’s anti-drug drive, various teams were constituted by the Mohali police to crack down on drug peddlers and drug smugglers
Mohali police revealed that a total of 190 people had been arrested in drug-related incidents in last six months. (HT File)
Mohali police revealed that a total of 190 people had been arrested in drug-related incidents in last six months. (HT File)
By, Mohali

A total of 190 persons have been arrested in connection with drug peddling and 140 cases registered under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act in the past six months, police said on Sunday, coniciding with the occasion of International Anti-Drug Day.

Speaking on the occasion, Mohali senior superintendent of police (SSP) Vivek Sheel Soni said, “As part of the Punjab Government’s anti-drug drive, various teams were constituted by the Mohali Police to crack down on drug peddlers and drug smugglers. Under this campaign, a total of 190 people have been arrested from January this year to June this year, and police have registered 140 NDPS cases in various police stations of the district.”

“Further, Mohali police have also recovered 4.35 kg of heroin, 12.37 kg of opium, 133.39 kg of poppy husk, 1.11 kg of charas, 19.67 kg of Ganjja, 1 kg Sulfa, 26 grams of narcotic powder, 2830 injections, 1,09,530 pills and capsules and 160 syrup bottles from the possession of the accused in the said months”, the SSP further revealed,, adding that Mohali police is dedicated in cracking down on drug peddlers in the region and more teams will be working to nab them.

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