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Illegal substances continue to flood Nagaland

By A Correspondent

DIMAPUR, June 8 � Coming as proof that there is still no ebb in the flow of liquor and other illegal substances into Nagaland, a huge cache of seized substances were destroyed here.

Altogether, 937 cases of assorted IMFL, 2,000 kg of contraband ganja, 36,000 capsules of Spasmo Proxyvon, seven packets of opium and a huge quantity of �gutkhas� worth several lakhs of rupees were burnt on the banks of Dhansiri river near Referral Hospital here.

The contraband bonfire was made as ordered by District Sessions Judge S Jukato Swu in presence of Dimapur Naga Women Hoho, police and judicial magistrates. The items were all part of seizures made and kept in various police stations in Dimapur district.

Interacting with the media, Additional District and Sessions Judge Ramlia said the State is still being flooded with spurious liquor. It is found that most of the liquor being illegally sold is spurious which the public consume out of ignorance and pay a heavy price with their health, he stated.

The Dimapur Naga Women Hoho president Hukheli Wotsa, lauded the efforts of the police towards checking the bootlegging trade. She had earlier set fire to the seized items.

Officials from the judiciary speaking to media persons, felt that lifting of the Prohibition Act would help check the influx of spurious liquor. With the Act in force, there is no way of regulating the products being sold by bootleggers, it was opined, a view voiced by various concerned citizens in various platforms.

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Illegal substances continue to flood Nagaland

DIMAPUR, June 8 � Coming as proof that there is still no ebb in the flow of liquor and other illegal substances into Nagaland, a huge cache of seized substances were destroyed here.

Altogether, 937 cases of assorted IMFL, 2,000 kg of contraband ganja, 36,000 capsules of Spasmo Proxyvon, seven packets of opium and a huge quantity of �gutkhas� worth several lakhs of rupees were burnt on the banks of Dhansiri river near Referral Hospital here.

The contraband bonfire was made as ordered by District Sessions Judge S Jukato Swu in presence of Dimapur Naga Women Hoho, police and judicial magistrates. The items were all part of seizures made and kept in various police stations in Dimapur district.

Interacting with the media, Additional District and Sessions Judge Ramlia said the State is still being flooded with spurious liquor. It is found that most of the liquor being illegally sold is spurious which the public consume out of ignorance and pay a heavy price with their health, he stated.

The Dimapur Naga Women Hoho president Hukheli Wotsa, lauded the efforts of the police towards checking the bootlegging trade. She had earlier set fire to the seized items.

Officials from the judiciary speaking to media persons, felt that lifting of the Prohibition Act would help check the influx of spurious liquor. With the Act in force, there is no way of regulating the products being sold by bootleggers, it was opined, a view voiced by various concerned citizens in various platforms.