JONAI, Aug 14 - The area along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh boundary including places Laimekuri, Lakhinepalibasti and Leku-Jelom area of Jonai subdivision is fast becoming a hub of for illicit drug trafficking, which is posing a serious threat to the health of the youth.
As per reports, a large section of youths including school students have fallen under the trap of the destructive business.
The citizens of the two neighbouring states are concerned about the use of hooch, narcotics such as opium, ganja (marijuana), and psychotropic substances like brown sugar and heroin by the teenagers and consequent rise of anti-social activities.
The Jonai District Committee of the All Mising Students� Union (TMPK), has taken a serious note of the growing drug menace in Jonai subdivision bordering Arunachal Pradesh and has pledged to control the social evil. The TMPK with the help of Jonai Mohkuma Drugs Nivarani Oikya Mancha and Senior Citizens Union is conducting special drives to restrain the use of hooch, narcotics and contraband drugs in the area.
The TMPK has issued circular to all 15 sub-committees (anchalik) directing them to hold meetings with the local gaonburahs, leading villagers and senior citizens and make them aware of the adverse affect of the narcotics and drugs consumption by the growing youths.
TMPK (Takam Mising Poring Kebang) assistant secretary Juddhenath Payeng informed that his union has already conducted meetings in 15 gram panchayats under Jonai subdivision and gathered information about the drug-addicted youths and the persons involved with the illicit trade. The union functionaries also held meetings with the Women against Social Evil of Pasighat (Arunachal) and the local VDP (Village Defence Party) members at Leku Jelom last week, chalked out a strategy to control the alarming rise of drugs trade along Assam-Arunachal boundary area.