Guwahati: The prevalence of drugs continues to be rampant despite the intensified government-administration campaign against drugs in the state, informed the Assam police on the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.
According to the latest police data, as many as 3232 NDPS cases have been registered against drugs last year.
The Assam Police had arrested around 5480 drug peddlers, while, 52 of them have been granted bail by the court for not being able to give evidence and timely charge sheets, the report stated.
So far Assam Police had seized 2 lakh 70 thousand cough syrups, and more than 39 lakh intoxicating tablets.
On the other hand, the Police had seized around 388 vehicles in connection to drug trafficking cases.
Interestingly, around 2271 cases were registered from March 2021 to March 2022.
Meanwhile, to commemorate the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, Assam cabinet minister Pijush Hazarika held a stakeholder meeting at the DGP office conference hall in Guwahati on Sunday.
Taking took to his Facebook page saying, “I attended this meeting as their Chief Guest and put forward my thoughts and perspective about the drug epidemic and how to mitigate it. From sensitising parents through schools to creating awareness amongst people from rural areas about drugs and their effects, various crucial aspects of the problem and the solution were discussed in comprehensive detail.”
DGP Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta, Principal Secretary of Home & Political Department Niraj Verma, Principal Secretary of G.A.D., Health & F.W. Dept. Avinash P. D. Joshi, Principal Secretary of Social Justice & Empowerment Mukesh Ch. Sahu, other high-ranking officials, prominent doctors, Principals of various schools, NGOs and mediapersons attended the meeting.