Punjab Police Launches Operation ‘OPS Clean’, Recovers Drugs, Money, Weapons, and More

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Punjab Police has launched a state-wide operation called ‘OPS Clean’ to monitor activities of persons involved in drug smuggling. As part of the operation, several houses/ places associated with the drug smugglers were raided simultaneously varying quantities of drugs and money.

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann’s campaign to make Punjab a drug-free state seems to be in full force as another state-wide operation has been launched. Dubbed ‘OPS Clean’, the operation involves monitoring the activities of persons involved in smuggling commercial quantities of drugs. As many as 650 police teams with over 5,500 police personnel raided 2,247 locations in Punjab and conducted searches at 2,125 houses of persons having involvement in drug smuggling cases.

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Special DGP Law and Order Arpit Shukla shared that the locations were raided between 7am and 12 noon. The police teams recovered teams 1.8kg heroin, 1kg opium, 82kg poppy husk, Rs. 5.35 lakh drug money, and four weapons. They also found illicit liquor, lahan (raw material used to make liquor), and vehicles after registering 48 first information reports (FIRs) across the state. They have also seized 78 mobile phones to be sent for forensic examination.

For the operation, all CPs/SSPs were asked to personally monitor and make a sufficient number of police teams to carry out raids in a synchronized manner. The teams have also checked bank details and transactions from abroad from smugglers and their family members.

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