Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Friday said that 620 cases were registered during 2022-23 under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act while 724 were arrested of which 474 are in judicial custody, 250 released on bail and that no person has been convicted.
Replying to MLA Th Lokeshwar’s query on the last day of the assembly, the chief minister said that no person arrested with drugs during 2022-23 has been convicted as the investigation of ND&PS cases and subsequent trial of the cases in the special courts is not complete. It generally takes more than two-three years for completion and subsequent conviction, he added.
However, 217 accused persons have been convicted in 636 judgements pronounced by the courts from 2018 till date, he added.
Quantity of drugs seized during 2022-23 are heroin powder (No.4)- 86.015 kgs; brown sugar- 535.36 kgs; opium (kani)- 544.811 kgs; WY tablets- 412.118 kgs; ganja- 1,036.615 kgs; ICE crystal (methamphetamine)- 9.117 kgs; N10 tablets- 1342 tablets; SP capsules- 34.391 kgs; Pseudoephedrine- 151 kgs; poppy seeds- 25.935 kgs and cough syrup- 40,362 bottles.