Punjab Police caught 508 drug smugglers in past one week
Amid the ongoing war against drugs waged by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, Punjab Police in last week arrested 508 drug smugglers/suppliers after registering 389 first information reports (FIRs), including 40 commercial, under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act across the state. In addition to this, the police have also arrested 31 proclaimed offenders and absconders wanted in NDPS cases in the past week, said Inspector General of Police Sukhchain Singh Gill, who was addressing his weekly press conference here on Monday.
The police have recovered over 7.93 lakh tablets/capsules/injections of pharma opioids from across the state. The 7.93 lakh pharma opioids include 6.82 lakh intoxicant tablets, 17,169 injectable narcotics, 85,442 intoxicant capsules, and 8,648 vials of intoxicant syrup.