DIBRUGARH, June 26: On International Day against Drug Abuse, Dibrugarh police destroyed a huge quantity of seized drugs at AMCH on Sunday.
Speaking to media persons, Dibrugarh SP Shwetank Mishra said that altogether 6 kg, 278 grams of brown sugar and heroine and 83 kg, 900 grams of cannabis were burnt at the incinerator of the Assam Medical College and Hospital. The drugs were seized by the police in 38 cases in recent times under ‘Operation Drugs-Free Dibrugarh’.
The SP said, “Drugs are a big issue in Assam. It is a big challenge for us to tackle the menace. We have declared a war against drugs. Our motto is drug-free Dibrugarh. We are committed to dismantle the entire drugs racket in the district, under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985. We have arrested more than 70 drug traffickers and peddlers in recent times. Cases have been registered against them at various police stations under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985. Watertight cases are being prepared against them to ensure their conviction.”
The SP appealed to the citizens for their support and cooperation in the war against drugs.
“Our crackdown against drugs will continue until every drug trafficker is nabbed and every drug trafficking route is plugged. However, we also need the cooperation of the public to make the society drugs-free,” the SP said.
Recently, Dibrugarh police arrested numerous drug peddlers from different areas of Dibrugarh and seized huge quantities of contraband drugs.