Kohima: In just a week’s time, the Nagaland police has registered 27 cases over illicit liquor and arrested at least 29 persons from across the state, where the liquor total prohibition Act has been in force since 1989.

As part of the state-wide crackdown to combat the menace of widespread availability and usage of synthetic drugs and psychotropic substances and Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL), the state police registered a total of 35 cases and arrested 37 persons from January 18-24 as part of its measures to crack down on anti-social elements and activities.

Over charges of possession of illicit liquor, the state police seized 9,308 bottles of IMFL and arrested 29 while 27 cases were lodged.

As for Narcotics and Psychotropic substances, eight cases were filed and eight persons were arrested. The police made a seizure of 4,878 numbers of spasmo proxyvon, 55 gram of brown sugar, 15 kg opium, 360 kg of ganja, and 0.5 gram of heroin.

The police also made an appeal to the public to combat the menace jointly by providing any information related to sale, distribution, transport of any form of narcotics, drugs, IMFL to the nearest Police station or to the Nagaland Police officers whose contacts are made available in the ‘Call Your Cop’ mobile App.

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