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Posted at: Jun 14, 2019, 7:03 AM; last updated: Jun 14, 2019, 7:03 AM (IST)

Police sensitise people on ill-affects of drugs

Tribune News Service


Cracking the whip on drug peddling, the police have registered 227 cases under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act in the district in the past five months.

Police personnel in the district are also sensitising people to the ill-affects of drugs.

In a press release issued by the police department, SSP Nanak Singh stated that men in khakhi were geared-up to break the nexus between drugs sellers and buyers in the district, which borders Haryana.

Sharing details about the two-pronged approach being adopted by the Bathinda police, the SSP said apart from cracking whip on the hard-core offenders, they were also organising roadside “nukkad nataks”, seminars and dramas.

“We are trying to reach as many people as possible through direct contact with the masses to make them aware of the dangerous consequences of consuming and selling drugs,” Nanak said.

He said the theme of these dramas highlighted the plight drug addicts and sellers. To make young students aware of the dangerous results of consuming drugs, 215 such dramas, seminars and “nukkad nataks” were organised across the district during the past five months, the SSP said.

Also, 335 persons, including drug addicts and sellers, were arrested during the same period after registration of 227 cases under the NDPS Act.

The release stated that contraband recovery included 2.94-kg heroin, 8-gm smack, 4.2-gm charas, 665.6-kg poppy husk, 16.4-kg ganja, 55-gm synthetic powder, 40,3820 habit forming capsules and 674 habit forming medicines.

The SSP stated that if anyone came to know about the sale or consumption of drugs, the information must be shared with the nearest police station to help them completely eradicate the menace of drugs.


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