During the ongoing budget session of the Assam Assembly on Wednesday, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma gave figures of drugs seized over the past few months.

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In reply to Khumtai constituency MLA Mrinal Saikia, the CM said that Assam Police registered 1,021 cases related to drug smuggling in the past 2-3 months and 1,897 persons were arrested in Assam’s war on drugs.

“27.6 kg heroin, 12,823 kg ganja, 41 kg opium, 78,000 bottles of cough syrup, 13,63,183 Yaba tablets have been seized in the past 2-3 months,” the CM said, adding that ₹1.8 crores in cash was also seized during the same period.

The Assam police also registered 1,021 drug-related cases with 1,897 arrests during this period.

In a written reply to Saikia’s question, the CM said 4,179 drug-related cases were registered and 6,690 persons were arrested in Assam between January 2016 and July 5, 2021.

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