Cachar, June 27: Reaffirming its resolve against narco-terrorism and illicit trafficking, Superintendent of Police Cachar Vaibhav Nimbalkar said since the formation of the new Government in the state, there has been a rejuvenated move against drugs and illicit trafficking and Cachar Police too is focused on the ways to put a check on the spread of the menace through prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution.
Addressing a panel discussion organised by Cachar police on the occasion of International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking at the conference hall of Cachar SP's office in association with Dream Celebration NGO, SP Nimbalkar said "since the new Government took charge in May this year, Honorable Chief Minister sir Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma sir and DGP sir Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta have made the intentions clear that there would be stringent action against drug abuse and Cachar police vividly echoes the spirit.
Since May 10, Cachar police have arrested 44 paddlers in 22 cases. 99,936 YABA/WY tablets, 1.730 kg heroin, 55.88 kg ganja and 10 gram brown sugar were seized, the cumulative value of which is estimated to be over Rs 8 crores. All our officers are tirelessly working with the objective to spread more awareness especially among youth and also to act according to the NDPS ACT and PIT NDPS Act 1988 to combat the challenge posed by contagious spread of drug abuse." He said that apart from law, stakeholders in the society must also play their role in the battle against drug abuse.
He was quick to add that the youths must understand that life is precious and they must not ruin it by erring in judgement and resorting to such addiction which is a vicious cycle. "The youth must not be lured by the lingoes like You Only Live Once and try everything for the sake of trying because it is very difficult to come out of the clutches of drugs. We must generate more awareness and strive to redefine the concept of being cool and motivate youths to say no to drugs. We must make the youth realise that holding a glass of wine is not what is known as cool, rather they must work for nation building which would manifest the feeling of being cool," the SP maintained.
In a latest development, Cachar SP informed that on Saturday, police arrested two persons at Lailapur on the Assam-Mizoram border and seized 11 kg ganja, 40 bottles of liquor and a vehicle as well. Advocate Sumita Shome, vice president District Bar Association Silchar, Dr Suman Baidya and Niloy Dey from Nabajyoti Foundation shared their views and experiences in tackling the cases of drug abuse and offered suggestions in the discussion. On behalf of Dream Celebrations, the discussion was compered by Nikita Banik. DSP (headquarter) Dr Kalyan Kumar Das also took part in the discussion along with representatives from different media houses.