Enforcement teams working under the Election Commission in Andhra Pradesh seized over Rs 29 crore in cash besides 13.57 kg of gold and 31.5 kg silver during searches across the state, Chief Electoral Officer Gopala Krishna Dwivedi said Wednesday. In a statement, the CEO said 70 vehicles, 190 gelatine sticks, 50 kg of ammonium nitrate and 124 kg of ganja were also seized.
Also, liquor worth Rs 1.31 crore was also confiscated in the last three days, he added. Dwivedi said the Excise and Prohibition Department was operating 31 border check posts, 46 temporary check posts and 18 mobile teams while the Commercial Taxes Department deployed 161 mobile teams, of which 60 were working round-the-clock.
"Well-equipped control rooms have been established at the state-level and also in all the districts. As many as 6,600 flying squads, 6,160 static surveillance teams and video surveillance teams have been formed and added as field investigation unit," the CEO said.
(With inputs from agencies.)