PORVORIM: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has informed the house that 928 cases have been registered under the NDPS Act from 2017 to June 15, 2022.
“No case is registered under any other Acts related to Narcotic drug abuse and illicit Narcotic drug sale from 2017 till 2022 (up to 15.06.2022),” said CM.
He further said that Anti Narcotic Task Force Committee has been constituted for better cooperation and coordination, to exchange intelligence, and to draw an action plan to combat the trafficking of drugs.
“The Anti Narcotic Task Force Committee comprises of Anti Narcotic Cell, Narcotics Control Bureau, Directorate of Enforcement, Food & Drugs Administration, Department of Excise, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, Directorate of Health Services, Customs & Central Excise and Airport Authority of India, Dabolim,” he added.
Sawant stated that drug-prone areas are kept under continuous surveillance to create a strong deterrent impact against drug activities. The Bar/Restaurants and Shacks along the drug-prone belt are subjected to surprise checks.
“Integrated Nakabandi has been devised at specific points, and the Police personnel of the Districts and the Unit are deployed for integrated Nakabandis. Patrolling is maintained through beat staff, PCR vehicles, Motorcycles at the places frequented by tourists,” he added.