Guwahati: Huge quantities of seized drugs valued at over Rs 100 crore have been destroyed by the Assam police here on Saturday as a part of the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’.
Guwahati Police organized mass disposal of drugs when it burnt down 935 kgs of drugs seized at Hatishila Daampara under Pragjyotishpur Police Station.
Among the drugs destroyed, a considerable amount of heroin, cannabis, and raw methamphetamine were burnt.
Over 19,00,000 meth tablets and more than 3,70,000 bottles of cough syrup were disposed off by burning and destroyed.
According to official, these were collected through various raids and seizures in the recent past.
The pyre of drugs was lit by Harmeet Singh, IPS, Commissioner of Police, Guwahati along with Partha Sarathi Mahanta, IPS, Joint Commissioner of Police, Guwahati.
A plantation drive was also conducted on the occasion when the Commissioner of Police, JCP, and other senior officials of the city police planted saplings as part of the Chief Minister’s Institutional Plantation Programme. The Deputy Commissioners of Police were also present on the occasion.
The mass destruction of drugs was celebrated as part of the Azadi Ka Amit Mahotsav.
Speaking on the occasion, Harmeet Singh, Commissioner of Police, said, “The Chief Minister of Assam has given clear instruction to wage this war on drugs until it’s completely cleaned up. I want to take this opportunity to reaffirm our absolute commitment in the war on drugs and nobody related to the drug trade will be spared. Strong legal action shall be initiated against anyone indulging in the drugs trade.”