Chengalpattu: The Chennai unit of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Saturday destroyed 1309.41 kilograms of various kinds of seized drugs at a private plant in the virtual presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
The seized drugs were destroyed at the GJ Multiclave, a private plant in the Thenmelpakkam village of the Chengalpattu district.
The NCB team destroyed various types of drugs including White Color Crystalline Powder, and Brownish-Green color dry leaves which were seized at different places at different times around Chennai.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah is on a day-long visit to Chandigarh on Saturday where he is scheduled to inaugurate a conference on drug trafficking and national security.
During the conference, drugs were burnt and disposed of by Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) teams in Delhi, Chennai, Guwahati, and Kolkata, under the minister’s watch.
Earlier more than Over 40,000 kgs of illicit drugs and narcotic substances were destroyed in over 13 centers all over India to mark Drug Destruction Day on June 8. The event took place in the virtual presence of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
The finance minister appreciated the commitment of law enforcement agencies to prevent even the smallest amount of drug smuggling in the country.