Guwahati: Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma drove a bulldozer over seized drugs to destroy them as part of a two-day ‘Seized Drugs Disposal’ operation in Nagaon on Sunday, wherein drugs worth Rs 36 crore were destroyed.
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Speaking at a programme organised in Rangajan stadium, Barhampur in Nagaon, Sarma said, “The blazing flames of the seized drugs symbolises our government’s commitment to make ‘Drugs mukt Assam’. The operation against drugs to continue unabated. Our government will never tolerate Assam to be used as transit route for psychotropic substances and our youths falling prey to contraband drugs.”
The CM said that because of its proximity to the Golden Triangle, Assam has long been used as a transit route for trafficking drugs to other parts of the country. By acting against drug traffickers, the government not only put a spanner on the drug trade, but also stopped the flow of drugs through Assam to other parts of the country, he said.
In Nagaon, around 10 kg of Heroin, 253 kg of Ganja, 977 gm of Opium and 2,71,904 narcotic tablets were destroyed on Sunday.
Later, Sarma also took part in the drug disposal operation in Hojai, where 353.62 gram Heroin, 736.73 kg Ganja and 45,843 tablets were set on fire.
Speaking on the occasion held at Sankardev Nagar playground in Hojai, the CM said the Police will continue the fight against drugs till the transit routes and drug trade is completely stopped.
“Tirade against drugs is not a political fight but a fight of the common people against this social menace,” he said.
In a two-day operation carried out over the weekend, the Assam government has destroyed drugs worth Rs 168.38 crore in four districts of the state. On Saturday, seized drugs were destroyed in Diphu and Golaghat as part of the government’s ‘War on Drugs’.
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