Amit Shah to chair conference on Drugs Smuggling and National Security 

16 July, 2023 | Aditi

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Union HM Amit Shah to chair a meet to discuss drugs smuggling and National Security.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah will chair a regional conference on ‘Drugs Smuggling and National Security’ in Delhi on July 17.

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), in collaboration with the Anti-Narcotics Task Forces (ANTFs) of all states, would destroy around 1,44,000 kilograms of narcotics worth Rs 2,416 crore during the conference, according to a statement from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). With the drug destruction on Monday, the overall amount of narcotics eliminated in a year would be close to 10 lakh kg, with a value of close to Rs 12,000 crore.

The drugs to be destroyed will include 6,590 kg by NCB’s Hyderabad unit, 822 kg by Indore, and 356 kg by the Jammu unit.

Along with this, the MHA said, various law enforcement agencies of different states will destroy a total of 1,44,122 kg of drugs, including 1,486 drugs in Assam, 229 kg in Chandigarh, 25 kg in Goa, 4,277 kg in Gujarat, 2,458 kg in Haryana, 4,069 kg in Jammu and Kashmir, 1,03,884 kg in Madhya Pradesh, 159 kg in Maharashtra, 1,803 kg in Tripura and 4,049 kg in Uttar Pradesh.

“In order to realize Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream of a Drugs-free India, this campaign of destruction of drugs will continue actively, with the same zeal,” added the MHA.

According to the MHA, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has led the government to embrace a Zero Tolerance policy against drugs in an effort to make India a drug-free nation.
Since June 1, 2022, until July 15, this year, all regional NCB and ANTF offices have destroyed about 8,76,554 kg of illegal substances worth around Rs 9,580 crore, more than 11 times the goal.