Smuggled goods worth ₹125 cr seized in a month in Rajasthan: EC data | spcilvly

Law enforcement agencies in poll-bound Rajasthan have seized cash, narcotics, liquor and gifts worth Rs 125 crore in inter-state and international border areas in the last month, according to the data published by the State Electoral Commission (EC) on Friday.

Rajasthan Police (File Photo)
Rajasthan Police (File Photo)

The data also showed that of the total seizures, around 30% of the products were seized in the last week.

According to the EC, agencies including state police, excise department, income tax department, law enforcement directorate and border security forces seized drugs and narcotics worth 64.3 crore, Rs 9.72 crore in cash and liquor worth Rs 14.93 crore. and gifts worth Rs 12.93 crore between August 28 and October 1.

Addressing a press conference on October 1, Chief Election Commissioner Rajeev Kumar said the commission had also taken a slew of steps to prevent cross-border supply of liquor, cash, gifts and drugs from inter-state and international borders. .

“We will have zero tolerance in this case. Around 251 border police check posts, 42 excise department border check posts and 64 forest check posts will be set up in the vulnerable areas at the time of elections,” the CEC said, adding that the Bank of The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) was also directed to strictly monitor any illicit cash transfers through wallets.

While Jaipur Inspector General Umesh Datta informed the EC that around 425 cartons of Punjab liquor, estimated to be worth Rs 55 lakh, were seized on October 5 by the state police while being smuggled in a truck , another 227 cartons of liquor hidden in That same night, Manoharpura police confiscated motorcycle parts.

The Kota Central Narcotics Bureau also intercepted a truck in Kayasara forest area in Jhalawar on October 5 and recovered 43 plastic bags containing poppy straw (Doda Chura) weighing 843.00 kg, special intelligence sources said. .

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