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‘Drug Traffickers Providing Free Drugs To Youth In Order To Increase Users’: Meghalaya Police

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‘Drug Traffickers Providing Free Drugs To Youth In Order To Increase Users’: Meghalaya Police

In a surprising revelation, Meghalaya Director Basic of Police, Lajja Ram Bishnoi, on Saturday, mentioned that the drug traffickers within the hill state, have been offering free narcotic medicine to the kids, in a bid to extend the variety of drug customers.

The state police chief expressed concern over the shifting of the drug menace within the state from the city areas to different distant components of the state.

The highest cop additionally raised concern over the alarming improve within the variety of younger ladies within the state taking to narcotic medicine use.

Talking solely to ABP Reside, Bishnoi mentioned, “Earlier, the drug traffickers used to contact the shoppers immediately however now they take the assistance of middlemen as they’ve modified their technique and began offering medicine to the shoppers freed from value in order that they will improve the variety of narcotic substance customers with their provide remaining intact.”

The police chief, whereas taking a powerful observe of it, mentioned that such techniques by the drug traffickers might result in severe social issues among the many households of the drug customers as they could resort to unlawful actions like stealing cash and different valuables from their houses.  

“When a drug person is arrested, they inform us that they belong to a really poor household and the narcotic medicine had been offered to them by the drug traffickers freed from value,” he mentioned.

“If they’re being supplied with free narcotic medicine, the traffickers will do it just for a sure time period and after that after they get addicted, the traffickers will begin demanding cash from them. Underneath these circumstances, to get their substance, the drug customers will resort to any unlawful means, Bishnoi added.”

The police chief mentioned that drug dependancy can result in a number of crimes within the household, together with theft and violence in opposition to the members of the family.

Then again, Bishnoi added that the variety of unlawful medicine seized in Meghalaya between 2022 and 2023 has damaged the document of the previous 50 years.

Giving particulars, Bishnoi mentioned that the Meghalaya police have arrested as many as 234 drug peddlers and customers, together with 20 girls in 2022, and seized medicine valued at Rs 50 crore.

The seized drug contains over seven kilogram of heroin, estimated to be over Rs 45.22 crore, and over 27,000 bottles of cough syrup, valued at Rs 1.38 crore.

Furthermore, hashish weighing almost 4 tonnes, opium weighing over 600 grams, and over 12,800 methamphetamine tablets have been additionally seized in the course of the interval.

The restoration in 2022 has surpassed the recorded seizure of the previous 50 years in Meghalaya with 116 circumstances being registered.

Bishnoi mentioned that this 12 months too, the pattern of drug use and arrests is not any completely different. A minimum of 80 individuals have been arrested and over three kilograms of heroin, 140 kilograms of hashish, 60,000 addictive tablets, 22,000 bottles of addictive cough syrups and Rs 28 lakh money have been seized from their possession.

The highest cop mentioned that about 25 per cent of the accused arrested in drug-related circumstances belonged to the northeastern states of Tripura, Mizoram, and Manipur, in addition to Punjab, Bihar, and Bengal.


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