Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma drives highway curler to destroy 58,000 bottles of seized cough syrups

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By Categorical Information Service

GUWAHATI: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday drove a highway curler to destroy 58,000 bottles of seized cough syrups at Barhampur in Nagaon district. Following his act behind the steering wheel, he burnt heroin, opium and hashish, price Rs 36 crore.

“The Final Rites of Medicine in Assam! In ‘seized medication disposal’ program at Hojai at the moment, 353.62 grams heroin, 736.73 kg ganja and 45,843 tablets have been destroyed,”Sarma tweeted after collaborating within the final of 4 such programmes up to now two days.

Talking at Barhampur, he stated the state authorities had adopted a zero tolerance coverage in opposition to medication and the police had been requested to aggressively step up measures in opposition to the menace. “I respect the relentless efforts of the police in opposition to medication. We will proceed to work collectively in opposition to the scourge,” he stated.

The CM stated destroying seized medication, price Rs 163.58 crore during the last two days, spoke volumes of how huge this unlawful commerce is. “It entails evasion of GST and is a extreme dent to financial system. We’re working in coordination with Manipur and Mizoram to remove the menace,” Sarma stated.

He made it clear that the state wouldn’t be allowed for use as a transit route for the psychotropic substances. DGP Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta stated the contraband was disposed of by following all procedures. He warned that the police wouldn’t spare these dealing in medication. “We arrested 20 ‘repeat offenders’. They have been discovered committing the crime for the second time and are actually behind bars,” Mahanta stated.

Giving an instance of how alarming the state of affairs is in Nagaon district, he stated 1.5 lakh of its 20 lakh inhabitants is hooked on medication. “The society has to concentrate on the menace. The drug addicts are sufferers and we now have to deal with and reform them,” Mahanta added.

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