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NCB steps in as drugs seized shoots up in Bihar

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NCB steps in as drugs seized shoots up in Bihar
Source: TheEconomicTimes

With the unending drug menace in Bihar, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has urged Bihar’s people to share information about drug trafficking with them. The identities of the informers will not be revealed, they further said.

In order to receive information on drug menace, NCB has introduced a number, 0612-2565160, on which residents can provide the information to the Bureau about drug peddlers and the joints through which drugs are sold. The Bureau’s Zonal Director, T N Singh told The Telegraph that, “the Narcotics Control Bureau will keep the information about the persons a secret”.

“After the information provided is duly verified, our teams would conduct raids and take action against those who are a part of this illegal business,” he added.

Though drugs have been prohibited in Bihar under the Nitish Kumar’s government, the amount of narcotic drugs seized in the state has shot through the roof. Minister claims that people, instead of buying alcohol, are spending on sweets and milk but the data reveals the contrary.

This year, the amount of ‘Ganja’ seized till May 31 was over 588 times more in the quantity as compared to the last year. The case is similar in both charas and opium seizures. A Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) said, that the seized material is just about 20-30% of the actual supply. Alarmed at the figures, the government held a high-level meeting last week and officials were directed to go hard against drug dealers.

Read more: Drugs still on the rise in Bihar, maximum supplies from Odisha

Additionally, an awareness drive has also been launched by the Anti-Narcotics Bureau.

Zonal Director, Singh said,” We are taking help of the state police and Sashastra Seema Bal for this awareness drive which was launched on May 26. It would conclude on June 26, which is also observed as International Day Against Drug Abuse”.

“Those providing information could also win cash prizes,” he added.