Latest NorthEast India News | ‘Drugs worth Rs 1800 crore seized in Assam under Himanta government’

GUWAHATI: Drugs worth Rs 1800 crore have been seized in Assam since 2021 under the Himanta Biswa Sarma government.

This was stated by Assam finance minister Ajanta Neog.

Assam finance minister Ajanta Neog said this while presenting the state’s annual budget for 2024-25 in the legislative assembly on Monday (February 12).

“Stringent crackdown on narcotics and drugs has resulted in the seizure of more than 160 kg of heroin, 31,000 kg of ganja and other contraband substances, worth a total of over Rs 1800 crore, between May 2021 and January 2024,” she said.

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She further said that the Assam police “gained momentous achievements” last year.

Over 1200 militants surrendered last year, Neog said.

“Assam police played a pivotal role in promoting a peaceful dialogue by signing historic accords with militant groups, including the ULFA in December 2023,” Neog said.

The Assam finance minister added that the overall law and order situation in Assam has improved.

There has been a reduction in crimes from about 1,00,000 in 2021 to about 63,000 in 2023, Ajanta Neog.

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