7 arrested by narcotics bureau amidst Himachal election


Seven persons were arrested and a total of 13.976 kg of charas were seized by the Chandigarh Zonal Unit of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB CZU) during the special drive launched against the interstate drug syndicates during the recent Himachal Pradesh Assembly Election, the NCB said.
The polling for the Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections was conducted peacefully. In a press release, the Chandigarh unit of the Narcotics Control Bureau informed the public about the special drive against interstate drug syndicates, during the Himachal Pradesh Assembly Election 2022. NCB CZU busted three interstate gangs during the drive because they had interstate connections.
Briefing about the seizures and arrests, the NCB CZU informed that the NCB Chandigarh Unit seized 4.424 kg of charas and arrested 2 people on 20 October.
Meanwhile, the NCB Chandigarh Unit seized 8.604 kg of charas and arrested three people in connection with the case on 5 November. And, on 14 November, the NCB Chandigarh Unit seized 0.948 kg of charas in Himachal Pradesh and arrested two people.
All these arrests and seizures have been made in the state of Himachal Pradesh, and further investigation is underway in all these cases, the NCB said.
The statement stated that during the raids, seizures worth Rs 5,86,950 in Indian currency, and the currency of UAE worth 2850/- dirhams were made.
The release further informed that the NCB Chandigarh Unit has also seized 2 live bullets, 1 cash counting machine, 250 grams of silver coin, 20 branded watches, 2 laptops, 5 pen drives, 7 sim cards, 5 mobile phones, financial documents, 17 grams of opium and a small quantity of heroin during the course o busting the international heroin syndicate.
The press release is signed by the Deputy Director General of the Northern Region of the Narcotics Control Bureau, Gyaneshwar Singh.
Meanwhile, on Thursday at the Chandigarh NCB Office, the Deputy Director General of the Northern Region, Gyaneshwar Singh, held a press conference. Speaking about the drive that continued after the Himachal Pradesh election concluded, he informed that on November 15, the NCB CZU busted an international heroin syndicate having a hub in the Ludhiana district of Punjab. In this case, the NCB seized 20.326 kilos of suspected heroin and arrested one person.