Anti- drug drive from June 26
The Mumbai police are planning to reach out to nearly 3.5 lakh citizens in a week- long drive starting June 26, which is observed as the World AntiNarcotics Day, to raise awareness about the ill- effects of drugs.
“We are preparing to contact at least 3.5 lakh Mumbaikars in person and make them aware about the dark side of consumption of drugs. The awareness campaign will continue for a week,” said deputy commissioner of police, AntiNarcotics Cell ( ANC), Kishore Jadhav.
He added that senior inspectors have been asked to visit colleges under in their jurisdiction and explain students aware about the importance of the World Anti- Narcotics Day.
Each beat marshal will conduct awareness programmes for mohalla committees, he said.
For these awareness meetings, the ANC has also prepared a power- point presentation on the subject.
“The presentation will contain real case studies, disadvantages of consumption of drugs, symptoms of drug consumption and punishment with regard to consumption and peddling of drugs,” Jadhav said.
The ANC also plans to organise street shows with the help of non- government organisations at various places, including railway stations, for the awareness programme.
Between mid- February and first week of March, the Mumbai had launched a massive anti- narcotics drive and arrested more than 1400 people across the city for consumption and sale of drugs under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances act.