To make Haryana a drug free state, the state police have seized drugs wroth Rs 22 crore in Sirsa district alone during last five- and-halfmonths under an ongoing anti-drug campaign ‘Prabal Prahar’.

While stating this on Wednesday, a spokesman of Haryana Police said that during the past five and half months, 250 cases were registered and 409 people arrested on the charge of possessing drugs in the district. Out of 250 cases registered, 204 are under session trial.

Giving details of the drug seizure, he said that large quantity of narcotics including more than 4.444 kilogram (kg) heroin, 16.437 kg opium, 28.730 kg ganja, over 2200 kg of poppy husk and doda post, 2,93,478 restricted drug pills, 1009 restricted injections and 34,100 restricted capsules were seized from the possession of arrested accused during this period. Market value of these drugs is expected to be around Rs 22 crore.

The spokesman said that following the directives of Director General of Police (DGP), BS Sandhu to tighten the noose around the criminals and anti-national elements, Sirsa Police acting tough to completely curb smuggling of narcotics in the district especially in the bordering areas with Rajasthan and Punjab.

Sandhu lauded the efforts of the district Superintendent of Police, Mr Hamid Akhtar who has been taking stern action against the people involved in smuggling of narcotic substance.

The DGP also urged the people to come forward fearlessly, and share information against the sale, consumption and use of narcotics in the state so as to help the police to completely curb drug menace from the society. Apart from taking stern action against drug smugglers, police is also making aware the general public about the ill effects of drug addiction, he said.

People of the district are also supplementing the efforts of the police to deal with drug peddlers and drug problem. This campaign would be continued in future also so as to make the state and district completely drugfree, the spokesman said.