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Over 256 kg of drugs seized, 12 people arrested across India over 2 weeks

Further, opium poppy and cannabis, which were being illicitly cultivated on 5,049 acres of land, were destroyed, it said.

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Drugs, Punjab, drug menace in punjab
Drugs, Punjab, drug menace in punjab

NCB sleuths have seized over 256 kg and arrested a dozen people in connection with cases across the country over the last fortnight, officials said Saturday.

They said the federal anti-agency has stepped up action against traffickers and drug cartels and these figures are a result of its concerted efforts, apart from undertaking joint action with other enforcement and security agencies.

"During the last fortnight, the Control Bureau seized atotal of 248.03 kg of ganja, 5.93 kg of heroin, 2.20 kg of methamphetamine tablets and 98 grams cocaine."

"Twelve persons were arrested by the agency for their involvement in during the same period," the agency said.

Further, opium poppy and cannabis, which were being illicitly cultivated on 5,049 acres of land, were destroyed, it said.

First Published: Sat, November 30 2019. 13:20 IST
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