Punjab Police yesterday destroyed 151 kg of heroin and 11 quintals of opium worth over Rs 800 crore by burning them in a furnace in Amritsar.
These drugs were destroyed by the High-Level Drug Disposal Committee constituted under the chairmanship of IGP Counter Intelligence Rakesh Agarwal. Members of the High-Level Drug Disposal Committee, AIG SSOC Amritsar Sukhminder Singh Mann, AIG SSOC Fazilka Lakhbir Singh, AIG CI Amritsar Amarjeet Singh Bajwa, and DSP SSOC Harvinderpal Singh were present on the occasion.
An official spokesperson of the Punjab Police said that narcotics belonging to cases registered under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 at SSOC, Amritsar, and Fazilka were destroyed at Khanna Paper Mill Amritsar yesterday.
He said that the Range Level Drug Disposal Committee issued a disposal certificate for depositing 40.5 kg of opium at the Government Opium and Alkaloid Works, Neemuch (MP)