In 6 months of BJP rule, Tripura govt seizes 40,873 kg Ganja, nabs 234 drug peddlers
New Delhi: Keeping up with its poll promise of crackdown on the drug menace in the state, the BJP government in Tripura launched a state-wide campaign to free the state of drug abuse, after coming to power in March 2018.
In last 6 months, the Biplab Deb government hit the drug peddlers hard, seizing more than 40,000 kilograms of cannabis (ganja) and many other banned drugs including heroin, brown and addictive tablets. The government has also put about 234 drug peddlers behind the bars.
Last month, the Tripura raided houses of drug dealers and impounded a huge quantity of addictive tablets and brown sugar.
Keeping up with its zero tolerance approach against illicit drugs, the government has been working overtime to free the state of ‘hub of drug supplies’ tag.
And, its not just a claim, the numbers are a testimony of government’s resolve to make Tripura ‘drug-free state’.
In 2017, Manik Sarkar-Left regime arrested 65 drug suppliers in 83 registered cases while in 6 months of 2017, Biplab government has arrested 234 persons in 254 cases. Also, the heroin, brown sugar and drugs seized in Biplab regime is many times than that of previous dispensation.
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Presently, Cannabis and other banned drugs from Tripura to rest of the country reportedly comprises an economy of over Rs 1,500 crore annually.
Manik Sarkar ‘most corrupt CM of Tripura’, says Biplab
Launching a scathing attack on his predecessor Manik Sarkar, Tripura Chief Minsiter Biplab Deb today called him the ‘most corrupt’ CM of the state. Deb accused Sarkar of trying to “destroy” the state by not taking any action against rampant drug peddling during his tenure.
Stating that Sarkar acted like a ‘saint’, Deb said, “There was no action against those involved in drug peddling during Sarkar’s regime. The youth became addicted to drugs and many were involved with the illegal business.”