NCB Destroys Drugs Worth ₹2,400 Crore, Amit Shah Watches Operation Online

New Delhi: The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in collaboration with the Anti-Narcotics Task Forces (ANTFs) of all states, destroyed narcotics valued at over ₹2,300 crores across the country.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah supervised the drug destruction virtually while chairing a regional conference on “Drugs Trafficking and National Security” in New Delhi. The exercise resulted in the destruction of approximately 1,44,000 kg of drugs, estimated to be worth ₹2,416 crore.

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) revealed that the seized drugs consisted of 6,590 kg confiscated by the NCB Hyderabad unit, 822 kg seized by the Indore unit and 356 kg seized by the Jammu unit. In addition to the NCB’s efforts, significant amounts of drugs were destroyed in various states, including 1,486 kg in Assam, 229 kg in Chandigarh, 25 kg in Goa, 4,277 kg in Gujarat, 2,458 kg in Haryana, 4,069 kg in Jammu and Kashmir, 1,03,884 kg in Madhya Pradesh, 159 kg in Maharashtra, 1,803 kg in Tripura, and 4,049 kg in Uttar Pradesh.

The central government, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has adopted a zero-tolerance policy towards narcotics as part of its commitment to a drug-free India. The Ministry of Home Affairs emphasized the government’s determination to continue actively and fervently in the campaign against drugs.

This crackdown brings the total quantity of drugs destroyed in a single year to approximately 10 lakh kg, valued at around ₹12,000 crore. The official release highlighted that the campaign for drug destruction will persist with unwavering enthusiasm to achieve the goal of a drug-free India. Notably, from June 2022 to July 2023, the NCB and state anti-narcotics task forces have collectively destroyed nearly 8,76,554 kg of seized drugs, exceeding the target by over 11 times, with an estimated value of approximately ₹9,580 crore.

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