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65 people died of drug abuse in Mizoram in 2017

Press Trust of India  |  Aizawl 

At least 65 people, including 12 women, died from in last year, according to the records of the state and department. 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. An of the and department said around 6.035 kilogramme of heroin, 13,400 tablets and 1,59,471 tablets of Pseudo-ephedrine were seized during raids in 2017. 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 said. The state recorded maximum number of drug-related deaths in 2004 with 143 people succumbing to addiction. The and department records show at least 1,468 people have died from in the state since 1984.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 10:55 IST
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