Dispur , March 13 : Since the announcement of the assembly election in Assam, cash amounting to Rs 8.80 crores, liquor worth Rs 7.68 crores and gold and silver ornaments valued at Rs 1.46 crores have been seized in the state, the Election Commission said on Friday.
According to a statement issued by Nitin Khade, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Assam, narcotic drugs like heroin, ganja and brown sugar of around Rs 10.18 crores market value, were detected and seized. "Apart from this, cigarettes of foreign origin, poppy seeds, contraband tablets having a market value of Rs. 3.69 crore have also been seized during this period. The cumulative amount of rupees of all these seizures from February 26 to March 11 stands over Rs. 31.81 crores," said the statement.