Chandigarh, June 25, 2021 (Yes Punjab News)
While accentuating on a united fight against the drug menace, the Director General of Police (DGP), Haryana, Sh. Manoj Yadava said that Haryana Police is working on a ‘proactive’ approach to weed-out drug abuse and illicit trafficking across the state.
In a message issued on the eve of ‘International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking’ here today, the DGP said that the day is observed annually on June 26 to raise awareness about the major problem that illicit drugs poses to society as well as strengthen global action and cooperation to achieve the goal of drug free society.
He also thanked the Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal, who played a lead role in bringing the country’s northern states on a single platform to fight the drug menace in a bid to take society forward. With the better and real-time sharing of intelligence, police have been successful in curbing drug-peddling to a great extent.
Our field units including the Special Task Force (STF) have dismantled the potential supply of almost all types of narcotics into the state with the seizure of whopping 22.5 tonnes of drugs including 225 kg opium, 250 kg charas/sulpha, over 12828 kg poppy husk, 8 kg 253 gram smack, over 9223 kg ganja, and 33 kg 198-gram heroin in 2020. Over 3000 drug peddlers and carriers were also arrested during this period.
Sharing some major crackdowns in 2021, the DGP informed that police has seized over 22.33 quintals of ganja from Gurugram district, 527 kg 800-gram Doda post from Hisas, over 325 ganja patti from Panipat, 17.12 quintals of ganja patti from Mahendergarh, 21 kg opium from Kaithal, 1.28 quintal doda post and 7.5 kg opium from Karnal district.
Police have been working relentlessly to curb the drug menace. It is because of our team’s efforts as well as increased inter-state cooperation for the exchange of information that we have foiled almost all attempts to push drug consignments into the state. At the same time, we have also emphasized awareness generation about the ill effects of drug addiction, focus on schools and colleges, and community outreach programmes across the State, he added.
Drugs have no place in a civilized society. We will continue to speed up our operations against drug traffickers and drug cartels to save people, especially youth from the drug menace.
As the cooperation of the common man is essential to win the war against drugs, Sh. Yadava also urged people to supplement the police efforts in tightening the noose on those involved in drug peddling by sharing information about sale, consumption, and use of drugs at mobile number 7087089947, toll-free number 1800-180-1314, and landline number 01733-253023.