Chandigarh, May 31 : Haryana police seized 2179 kilograms of narcotic substances worth crores of rupees during the COVID-19 lockdown from across the state, Director General of Police (DGP) Manoj Yadava informed on Sunday. Stating this here he said that Police had a focused plan to keep a tap on all illegal and unlawful activities by enhancing night domination, intensive patrolling and organisation of nakas. The restriction on public movement also gave the police opportunities to make targeted efforts which proved a strong deterrent for peddlers and their sympathisers as police have thwarted all their attempts to push drugs in the state, he further said.
''In the two months of lockdown, 326 cases were registered under the provisions of NDPS Act and 506 accused were arrested on the charges of possessing drugs between March 23 and May 23, 2020," he stated.
Giving details of the seizure, the DGP further stated that 288.34 kg of ganja, 1341.46 kg poppy husk, 14.91 kg heroin, 11 kg opium, 331.5 kg ganja patti, 56 kg charas, 844 gram smack, 23 kg doda post, 115 kg opium plants, 92305 pharma tablets/capsules and 1565 syrups were seized during this period. The maximum number of 97 cases were registered in Sirsa district followed by 41 in Fatehabad and 27 in Rohtak districts, he affirmed. Mr Yadava added that taking cover of the lockdown, the drug peddlers tried their best to push drugs into the communities however vigilant police teams have thwarted most of their attempts. (UNI)