CBI launches Operation GARUDA

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The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on 29 September launched a multi-phase 'Operation GARUDA' to dismantle drug networks with international linkages.

Important facts

  • The CBI has initiated this to coordinate enforcement operations in International Courts of Justice through Interpol and the Narcotics Control Bureau, with a special focus on the Indian Ocean region.

About Operation GARUDA 

  • The goal of the Garud campaign is to take action against drug dealers, their production areas and those who help in this work on the basis of international intelligence.

  • During the operation, searches, seizures and arrests have been made in several states and union territories of the country.

  • Apart from this, the police of Union Territories including Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Manipur have also taken action.

  • Around 6,600 people were screened and 127 new cases were registered during this special drive.

  • During the operation 5 kg heroin, 33 kg ganja, more than 3 kg charas and several intoxicants have been recovered.

  • Around 175 people have been arrested.

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