Of the 65 drug-related deaths last year, 28 people died from heroin overdose while the rest died due to abuse of other narcotics, the records show.
The department also seized 392 kilogramme of ganja (cannabis) and destroyed 4,127 ganja plants.
This year, one person has died due to drug abuse in the first week of January, the official said.
The state recorded maximum number of drug-related deaths in 2004 with 143 people succumbing to addiction.
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