Drug smugglers could face property forfeiture, death

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Sirsa, Mar 28 (UNI) The need for slapping stringent measures like the provision of forfeiture of illegally acquired properties of drug traffickers and their relatives or associates were today stressed in a seminar here.

As the provisions of NDPS Act were not enough, it became more effective with the Illegally Acquired Property (Receipt, Management and Disposal Rules, 1989), said Archna Ranjan, Competent Authority Administrator, Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act 1985, New Delhi while addressing a Divisional-level seminar on seizing or freezing and forfeiting properties under the NDPS Act.

She said that all cases brought to the notice of competent authority had been resolved and moveable as well as immoveable properties of all those found indulging in trafficking of drugs have been forfeited.

She said that those indulging in trafficking of drugs could face death as penalty.

She urged the police officers to bring a maximum of such cases to the notice of the competent authority.

Those who attended the seminar included senior police officers of the districts falling under Hisar Range.

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