India: 14,000 Kgs Of Narcotics To Be Destroyed In Massive Drive

Guwahati: The Ministry of Finance announced on Tuesday that 42,000 kg of narcotics will be destroyed in 14 places across the country.

The drive will be part of the legendary week of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations, according to a press statement from the finance ministry.

The release read, “The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) would be conducting a Drug Destruction Day tomorrow as a part of Iconic Week of “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav” (AKAM) celebrations of Ministry of Finance to mark the 75th year of Indian independence. A total of around 42000 kg narcotics would be destroyed at 14 locations across the country.”

The Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman will preside over the drive virtually, the release added.

“The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman would be virtually witnessing the destruction process held at Guwahati, Lucknow, Mumbai, Mundra/Kandla, Patna and Siliguri and would be addressing the officers,” the release added.

It may be noted that under the leadership of Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, the Assam Police Department started a comprehensive anti-drug campaign in the state.

Under it the state’s police department has clamped down hard on illegal drug trafficking, smuggling, and peddling enterprises.

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