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EC seizes drugs worth over Rs 61 crore in poll-bound Gujarat

While talking to mediapersons on Friday evening, State Chief Electoral Officer P Bharathi told that under the Arms Act, 51 illegal weapons and 274 illegal ammunition were also seized.

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The Election Commission’s static surveillance teams and local police on Saturday seized 817 kilograms of drugs worth over Rs 61 crore. The Police has registered 29 cases in this connection since the notification for the Gujarat Assembly polls was issued on November 3.

While talking to mediapersons on Friday evening, State Chief Electoral Officer P Bharathi told that under the Arms Act, 51 illegal weapons and 274 illegal ammunition were also seized.

As per the records, there are 55,640 weapon license holders in the state, of which 54,373 have deposited their weapons with the local police station or headquarters.

Police have registered 1,704 cases under the Prohibition Act against 17,789 people and has also seized liquor worth Rs 9 lakh. Flying squads in different cases have seized Rs 2,02,42,490 cash and ornaments worth Rs 10 lakh.