Karnataka: 9 docs arrested in Mangaluru for drug peddling

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Generally, docs are thought-about second ‘God’ they usually at all times advocate an ‘intoxication-free’ life however what was occurring in Karnataka was absolutely not anticipated. The state police busted a drug community run by a number of docs. 

In its ongoing drive in opposition to drug consumption within the metropolis, 9 extra individuals together with docs and medical college students, have been arrested right here, police mentioned.

With this, the whole variety of arrested on this case has risen to 24, police mentioned.

The arrested individuals had been allegedly concerned in drug peddling and consumption. Amongst those that had been arrested included two medical college students every from Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Telangana, the sources mentioned. 

Drug menace grows in India

The drug community unfold nearly throughout the nation. From Punjab to Assam and from Jammu and Kashmir to Karnataka, no state is untouched by the menace. Nevertheless, the police and Narcotics Management Bureau (NCB) maintain operating drives to eradicate the drug community. Punjab usually acquired drone-dropped medication from Pakistan. Jammu and Kashmir too obtain banned substances from the neighbouring nation. Assam additionally struggles with the problem because it shares border with Bangladesh. 

258 drug smugglers held in final week: Punjab Police

 At the least 258 drug smugglers and suppliers had been arrested and 194 FIRs registered underneath the NDPS Act within the final week, Punjab Police mentioned on Januray 16. Inspector Normal of Police (Headquarters) Sukhchain Singh Gill mentioned 41.26 kg heroin, 13.55 kg opium, 53.25 kg ganja, 4.81 quintals of poppy husk and 5.28 lakh tablets, capsules, injections and vials of pharma opioids had been seized and Rs 20.48 lakh in money recovered.

156 kg medication seized in Goa in 8 months of FY23, says Goa Governor

At the least 156 kg of medicine value greater than Rs 3.60 crore had been seized in Goa within the first eight months of the present monetary 12 months and the state authorities has stepped up efforts to curb the menace of substance abuse, Governor P S Sreedharan Pillai mentioned within the legislative Meeting on January 16. The Governor, addressing the Meeting on the primary day of its winter session, mentioned the Bharatiya Janata Celebration (BJP) authorities is dedicated to make sure safety of not solely its residents but in addition vacationers, who arrive within the state in giant numbers yearly.

“My authorities is dedicated to the safety and security not solely of the residents, however visiting vacationers as effectively. This dedication is evidenced by the present detection fee of 84 per cent of general crimes within the state,” Pillai mentioned.  The federal government has intensified motion in opposition to the drug menace and this was mirrored within the seizure of 156.25 kg of medicine value Rs 361.21 lakh within the present monetary 12 months (FY22-23) until November 2022, he mentioned.

(With PTI enter)

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