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Seized liquor/drugs worth Rs 2.3 crores destroyed in Dimapur

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Dimapur, March 7: Seized liquor/drugs worth Rs.2.30 Crores were destroyed under Section 73 of the NLTP Act 1989/NDPS Act 1985 on March 7 at the Excise Directorate Complex, Dimapur by the duly constituted Liquor/Drugs Destruction Boards.
The destroyed items were seizures made by 3 Enforcement wings based in Dimapur namely District Excise, Mobile Squad and Narcotic Cell during the period December 2022 to February 2023.
The destroyed Liquor /Drugs consisted of 58,647 assorted bottles of IMFL; 22143 assorted bottles/ cans of Beer; 1447 assorted bottles of Wine/Vodka/Breezer; and 459 bottles (AFD COUGH brand) of Codeine based cough syrup.
During the above period, an amount of Rs.6 lakhs was deposited as revenue realized from case compounding.
In the destruction program, the Commissioner of Excise, H Atokhe Aye (NCS) commended the Excise Enforcement personnel for the huge seizures made during the last few months especially during the holiday season and the State General Assembly Election 2023 who with limited man power and in difficult conditions perform their duties diligently and encouraged them to continue to work sincerely.
(Page News Service)

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