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