Guwahati: As part of new Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma’s war on drugs, Assam police have arrested more than 500 drug peddlers and seized large quantities of illegal substances worth Rs 23.8 crore in one month.
Addressing the media here on Thursday, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “As per government record, in last one month we have seized heroin worth Rs 7,98,68,000, Ganja worth Rs 6,10,49,059, Tablet worth Rs 9,02,60,700, Morphin Rs 50,000, Cough Syrup Rs 38,68,500, Opium Rs 11,07,500 and Poppy straw Rs 18,45,000.”
Assam Government is also coming up with seven new forensic laboratories to restrict drug peddlers from getting bail, stated the CM.
Notably, the decision was made during the Superintendents of police conference in Kaziranga’s Kohora on Wednesday.
The chief minister further assured to continue their drive against drugs and in its transits in the state vigorously. “The Assam Government is also planning to maximize Rehabilitation centres in the state; the announcement for the same is likely to be done in the next budget session,” said CM Sarma.
Furthermore, the Government of Assam will also declare ‘transit of cattle’ as illegal in the next budget session.
“A law will be passed in this regard at the Assam Legislative Assembly, following which the police will get power to combat cattle smuggling in the state,” added CM Sarma.
Meanwhile, through executive order, the Government of Assam has already managed to stop ‘transit of cattle’ in the state, the chief minister claimed.