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Rajasthan: Poppy husk worth more than Rs 5 crore seized last year

Jalore Jeopardy: Previous government tried to stop it but addiction has only grown here

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Rajasthan: Poppy husk worth more than Rs 5 crore seized last year
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The previous BJP government tried to reduce the drug addiction spreading in the state by banning the sale of poppy husk, but its impact was not visible on the ground level. In the Jalore district, the business of illegal drug smuggling has started to grow. 

Though drug addicts of poppy husk were also provided treatment and medicines on the government level, gradually most of the people started consuming drugs again.

As per the figures of the last year, the police seized opium, smack and poppy husk from the smugglers. In addition, the police sent 87 smugglers to jail in 68 cases. In this, 26 vehicles were also seized. On January 14, Sanchore police took big action on the input of SOG and arrested an accused with 57.5kg illegal poppy husk.

Poppy husk smuggling is mostly being done in the rural areas of the district. With the ban imposed on the selling of poppy husk in the market, smugglers also increased its price. At present, the drug is available at Rs 7,000 per kg.

Due to this, smugglers are also ready to take the risk and the smuggling has increased. Last year, the police recovered more than 75 quintals of poppy husk, whose market price is currently being reported more than Rs 5 crore.

The smugglers have now started using luxury cars for transporting poppy husk because of which the police does not stop seeing respected people. Similarly, two-wheelers are been used for the smuggling of smack and opium.

Last year, 25 vehicles were seized by the police, including 9 cars and 9 motorcycles. Similarly, 3 jeeps, 2 Bolero cars and 2 trucks were recovered in the case of smuggling.

In addition to poppy husk, a lot of smuggling of opium milk is also being done, but the police do not seem to get hold of the culprits. Talking about the past year, the district police recovered only 16.19kg of opium milk. The market price of opium milk is being said to be more than Rs1.3 lakh.

The Figures

As per the figures of the last year, the police seized opium, smack and poppy husk from the smugglers. In addition, the police sent 87 smugglers to jail in 68 cases. In this, 26 vehicles were also seized. On January 14, Sanchore police took big action on the input of SOG and arrested an accused with 57.5kg illegal poppy husk. Poppy husk smuggling is mostly being done in the rural areas of the district.

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