In the past month, the Punjab Police have successfully apprehended up to 141 registered offenders (POs)/fleees in drug cases.
Revealing this here at a press conference, IG HQ Sukhchain Singh Gill said drug dealers had started using women to smuggle contraband in hopes that cops wouldn’t wouldn’t suspect them.
“It has also emerged that drug traffickers nowadays prefer public transport systems for contraband, due to which a strong human intelligence network is needed for tracking,” he added.
Giving weekly drug updates, he said Punjab Police arrested 472 drug traffickers/suppliers after registering 354 first information reports (FIRs), 36 of them commercial, under the Drugs Act. narcotics and mind-altering substances (NDPS) statewide. the week.
Police also recovered 5.53 kg of heroin, 21.9 kg of opium, 21.5 kg of ganja, six quintals of poppy shell and 1.46 lakh of opioid tablets/capsules/injections/vials pharmaceuticals in addition to recovery. ₹23.37 lakh in drug money after carrying out cordon and search operations in drug-affected areas in addition to laying nakas on vulnerable roads across the state, he said .
The IG said that apart from tightening the noose around the drug dealers, the Punjab police have also made every effort to keep the youths away from drugs besides helping to rehabilitate those who have already been prey to this menace.
He said as part of the ongoing campaign against drugs, Barnala Police have organized a four-day basketball league for under 17s (boys) to motivate youngsters towards sport and maintain their physical and mental health.