Three drug peddlers were arrested and drugs seized from their possession by a NAB team along Imphal-Dimapur national highway on Friday.
IPAK stated that the problem of drugs menace is on the rise with a huge number of youths falling prey to drugs despite the ‘War on Drugs’ initiated by the state government.
Till date, drug-related topics are not discussed in schools except conducting awareness programmes by some organisations or associations or asking them in essay type questions in class-X board or class-XII exams, Founder cum Principal of Loyalam Public School, Moirang Khunou, Laishram Joy said.
IFP Editorial: It does not take a genius to imagine the inside world of the drug smuggling business. The powers that be are always involved directly or as patrons and the business thrives. But, it is mostly speculations or insinuations and evidences rarely comes forth.
The government has launched its ‘War on Drugs’ mission to curb the drug issues in the state but the drugs business and related issues are increasing day by day, said Manipur Assembly Speaker Yumnam Khemchand
Manipur has as many as 24,000 children-cum-adolescent population using various forms of drugs, according to Keisham Pradip, a former member of the Manipur Commission for Protection of Child Rights (MCPCR).
N Biren Singh also assured that the government would provide alternative livelihood to all those needy people who are part of the illegal drug business because of compelling life circumstances due to poverty.
The Manipur chief minister said that a total of 34 hill leaders have vowed that they will ban the cultivation of poppy plants in their respective village areas.
The motorcycle rally was organised by the Lamlai Mapari Thougal Lup (LMTL) in Lamlai area on Sunday.
The Lamlai Mapari Thougal Lup will organise a bike rally on February 28.
Chief Minister Biren announced a cash reward of Rs 10 lakh to Paoyi (Peh) village in Ukhrul district of Manipur for destruction of poppy plantation.
Around 30 acres of poppy plantation have been destroyed as per the Cyber and Media Cell, Kangpokpi Police.
Manipur police have destroyed 1947 acres of illegal poppy cultivation at various hill districts of Manipur this crop year.
Poppy plantation in Tengnoupal was destroyed as a part of the government's war on drugs.
Manipuri women have been giving their best efforts to create a good society from last many years, however, all the efforts go in vain with the increase in drug menace, Nupi Samaj president Thokchom Ramani said.
Destruction of the poppy plantation was initiated as a part of the state government’s ‘War on Drugs’ mission in order to root out drugs for a drug-free Manipur.
Inspector General of Police (intelligence) and NAB, K Radhashyam said that Manipur being near to the golden triangle, the society has been hugely affected by drugs. To fight against the drug menace, the present government declared ‘war on drugs’ on November 3, 2018.
Minister Th Biswajit said that the ordinance will be passed to strengthen the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (ND&PS) Rules in the state so that the ‘war against drugs’ by the state government becomes more effective.
On November 3, 2018, Chief Minister N Biren Singh too had declared “war on drugs”. He hoped that the state government and the security forces would strictly look into drug users and initiate stringent action against drug trafficking and peddling.
The symbiotic relationship between production, supply, and consumption of drugs is openly revealing.