560 people arrested in Nagaland for smuggling liquor & banned.

Nagaland police has arrested 560 people for smuggling liquor and banned drugs during the last 18 months, a senior police officer said today.

The police had also seized 9711 kg of ganja, 63.75 kg of opium, 12 grams of heroin, 4.5 kg of brown sugar, 1 kg of Yaba, 5,27,626 spasmo proxyvon capsules, 12,297 bottles of cough syrup and 2,02,919 bottles of India Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) during this period.

This was revealed by Inspector General of Police (Crime) Kewetso Mero while speaking on the occasion of International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking here.

The IGP said the seizures may be the tip of the iceberg only while much more must be entering the state, but "we do not have the manpower, gadgets and the knowledge to identify and detect such materials".