1,729 kg contraband drugs disposed in Manipur

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Imphal: As a part of mass disposal of contraband drugs and Ganja in all the north eastern states during the regional meeting on drug trafficking and national security held at Guwahati, a total of 1,729.662 kg of contraband drugs including Ganja was disposed at Shija Common Bio-Medical Waste Treatment Facility at Lamdeng, Imphal West on Saturday.

Talking to reporters, IGP (zone-I), Themthing Ngashangva said the disposed drugs were 6.319 kg of Heroin powder, 18.619 kg of Amphetamine tablets (WY), 1,704 kg of contraband Ganja, 595 gm of Spasmo Proxyvon and 129 gm of N-10 tablets.

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He said the disposal of drugs is carried as a part of Regional Meeting on Drug Trafficking and National Security held at Guwahati in the virtual presence of Union Home Minister, Amit Shah, cooperative ministers and chief ministers of the entire north eastern states.

Themthing said the drugs which are disposed are carried under the instruction of court for pre-trial and post-trial destruction order against 57 major cases. He said there are many pending drug related cases which will also be disposed from time to time as per instruction from court.

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Themthing denied to respond the estimated value of the drugs that were disposed as he said there is variation on the drug value from place to place and it will be inconvenient to highlight the drug value. However, he said heroin powder and WY tablets are the high value drugs.

Chief minister N. Biren Singh attended the regional meeting on ‘Drugs Trafficking and National Security’ chaired by Union Home minister Amit Shah in the presence of all chief ministersand DGPs of Northeastern states in Guwahati, Assam.

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“This was another step taken towards realizing Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi’s vision to make India become free from drugs. After the meeting, 40,000 kgs of seized drugs were destroyed in Northeast,” Biren writes on his Facebook wall.

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