CBI leads Op Garuda to bust illicit drug trafficking network

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has launched a major crackdown ‘Operation Garuda’ against illegal drug trafficking network.

Under this operation, the probe agency has registered 127 new cases, arrested 175 people and seized narcotic drugs in a huge quantity.

During this Special Operation from several State Police forces including Punjab, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Manipur, Maharashtra and NCB, around 6600 Suspects/Persons checked; 127 new cases registered and around 175 persons including 06 Absconders/Proclaimed Offenders arrested.

Illicit Drugs and Psychotropic Substances including 5.125 Kg(approx) Heroin; 33.936 Kg(approx) Ganja; 3.29 Kg(approx) Charas were recovered.

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What is Operation Garuda?

The Opration Garuda seeks to disrupt, degrade and dismantle drug networks with international linkages through rapid exchange of criminal intelligence on drug trafficking and coordinated law enforcement actions across international jurisdiction through Interpol.

This global operation was initiated in close coordination with INTERPOL and Narcotics Control Bureau, for combating smuggling of illicit drugs and psychotropic substances, with special focus on Indian Ocean Region. Drug trafficking networks with international linkages require law enforcement cooperation across international jurisdiction.

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