NCB destroys over 30,000 kg of drugs

NCB destroys over 30,000 kg of drugs

Nearly 31,000 kg of drugs were destroyed by the Narcotics Control Bureau (N.C.B.) teams in Delhi, Chennai, Guwahati and Kolkata on Saturday in the virtual presence of Home Minister Amit Shah. While attending an event at Chandigarh, Shah asserted that the dirty money generated from the drug trade is used in activities against the country. Hence it was necessary to eliminate the menace for a healthy society and prosperous nation.

"Zero-tolerance policy towards narcotics is showing results," Amit Shah said on Saturday, noting that there were seizures of 3.3 lakh kg drugs, and there has been a 200 per cent increase in the number of cases registered. As per a press release issued by the Home Ministry during the past seven years (2014-2021), there has been a 260 per cent increase in arrests made. Moreover, 1.52 lakh kg of drugs were confiscated during 2006-2013, while 3.3 lakh kg of drugs were seized from 2014-2021. Between 2006-2013, Rs 768 crore worth of drugs were seized, while between 2014-21, Rs 20,000 crore worth of drugs were seized.


Shah further stated that the government is holding talks with all stakeholders to make laws more stringent and has taken a proactive approach to connect with the states in the anti-narcotics efforts. As per reports, the Narcotics Control Bureau (N.C.B.) had started the drug disposal campaign on June 1, and over 51,217 kg of narcotics have been disposed of by it in 11 states till July 29, an official said.

After the disposal of over 30,468 kg of drugs, the total quantity will reach around 81,686 kg surpassing the N.C.B.'s target, which is a significant achievement in the fight toward a drugs-free India, the official said. On Saturday, 19,320 kilograms of drugs were destroyed in Delhi, 1,309 kg in Chennai, 6,761 kg in Guwahati and 3,077 kg in Kolkata.