The Punjab Police launched a special operation ‘OPs Seal’ aimed at checking of all the vehicles entering the border state of Punjab.
The operation was conducted on the directions of Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Gaurav Yadav, said an official spokesperson of Punjab police.
Under this operation, well-coordinated strong nakas (read check points) involving 1600 police personnel, were set-up under the supervision of Inspectors/DSPs at all the 131 entry/exit points of 10 districts, which share boundaries with Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Rajasthan and Haryana.
The 10 inter-state border districts the special operations were launched were Pathankot, Muktsar, Fazilka, Ropar, Mohali, Patiala, Sangrur, Mansa, Hoshiarpur and Bathinda.
According to the police, all the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSPs) were asked to mobilise maximum number of officers and manpower for this operation to lay strong ‘nakas’ at sealing points under the supervision of gazetted officers/SHOs.
The objective of this operation was to keep check on illegal drug trafficking and illicit liquor smuggling, besides, movement of gangsters and anti social elements.
As many as 6378 vehicles entering the state were checked, of which 366 were challaned and 32 were impounded. The police have also registered 33 first information reports (FIRs) and arrested three proclaimed offenders”
The police teams have recovered 70 kg poppy husk, one kg charas, 110 grams heroin and Rs one lakh of drug money, added officials.