International Day against drug abuse: CM launches process to destroy drugs seized from nine districts

Published on Jun 26, 2021 08:52 PM IST

The drugs that will be destroyed over the next few days include 659-kg heroin; 5.8 crore intoxicating tablets and capsules; 3,000-kg poppy husk, and a few kg of marijuana, charas and smack. Amritsar police commissioner Dr Sukhchain Singh Gill is supervising the process

A Punjab Police team destroying a huge cache of contraband in Amritsar on Saturday. (Sameer Sehgal/HT)
A Punjab Police team destroying a huge cache of contraband in Amritsar on Saturday. (Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Amritsar Punjab chief minister launched, digitally, the process of setting on fire drugs that police of nine districts had seized over the past two years. The collective destruction of drugs was organised to mark the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking that was observed across the world on Saturday (June 26). The United Nations has been marking this day since 1987.

Physically, the drugs are being destroyed at the incinerator of the Khanna Paper Mill in the city and the huge cache of the substances that devastates families will have been peddled for around 1,380 crore if not seized.

The drugs that will be destroyed over the next few days include 659-kg heroin; 5.8 crore intoxicating tablets and capsules; 3,000-kg poppy husk, and a few kg of marijuana, charas and smack. Amritsar police commissioner Dr Sukhchain Singh Gill is supervising the process.

Gill said, “Drug disposal committees (DDCs) of ten police districts — Amritsar-city, Amritsar-rural, Batala, Gurdaspur, Jalandhar-city, Jalandhar-rural, Ferozepur, Faridkot, Barnala and Mansa — have visited us to destroy drugs they have seized. The drugs are being destroyed after taking due permission from courts,” he added.

On June 18, Tarn Taran police had destroyed 34kg heroin; 225 kg poppy husk; 90,291 intoxicating pills, 26 injections and some intoxicating powder.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP
×
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
My Offers
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Friday, January 27, 2023
Start 15 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Register Free and get Exciting Deals