Over 200 kg of cannabis and other narcotics seized in 34 cases
The Mangaluru police have disposed of a huge quantity of drugs worth Rs 65 lakh that were seized in various raids in the last one year. The drugs included over 200 kg of cannabis, 200 grams of MDMA, and 30 grams of methamphetamine. The drugs were destroyed by the narcotic disposal committee at a facility in Mulki on Friday.
The commissioner of police, Anupam Agrawal, said that the drugs were seized in nine police station limits in 34 cases. He said that the disposal was done as per the directions of the court. He also said that the police were committed to making the district drug-free and appealed to the public to cooperate with the police in curbing the menace of drug abuse.
Drug peddlers arrested and booked under NDPS Act
The police said that the drugs were smuggled from various places like Odisha, Kerala, and Bengaluru by the drug peddlers. The police had arrested several suspects in connection with the drug cases and booked them under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. Some of the accused had previous criminal records and were involved in dacoity, robbery, and other offences.
The police also said that they had intensified their vigilance and surveillance to prevent the inflow and distribution of drugs in the district. They said that they had conducted several awareness programs and campaigns to educate the youth and the public about the ill-effects of drug addiction. They also urged the parents, teachers, and social workers to keep a watch on the activities and behaviour of the children and report any suspicious signs to the police.
Drug-free district campaign launched by the police
The Mangaluru police have launched a drug-free district campaign to eradicate the drug menace from the district. The campaign aims to create awareness, sensitization, and mobilization of the stakeholders and the public to prevent and combat drug abuse. The campaign also involves the participation of various departments, agencies, organizations, and institutions to provide support and assistance to the drug victims and their families.
The police have also set up a helpline number (0824-2220800) and an email id (email@example.com) for the public to report any information or complaint related to drug abuse. The police have assured that the identity of the informers will be kept confidential and they will be rewarded suitably. The police have also appealed to the public to join hands with them in making the district drug-free and safe.