Home Minister will go to Bengaluru on Friday, drugs worth 1235 crores will be burnt under the supervision of Amit Shah
Union Home Minister Amit Shah will participate in the Regional Conference on Drug Trafficking and National Security for Southern States-Union Territories in the capital Bengaluru on Friday.
Karnataka assembly elections are around the corner. The political activity of the BJP has intensified. Union Home Minister Amit Shah will participate in the Regional Conference on Drug Trafficking and National Security for Southern States/Union Territories in the capital Bengaluru on Friday. He will also lay the foundation stone of Sahakar Samriddhi Soudha at Komaghatta village in Bengaluru and inaugurate various development works of the Ministry of Cooperatives. Amit Shah will chair the Regional Conference on Drug Trafficking and National Security in Bengaluru. Representatives from 5 southern states and 3 union territories will participate in the conference. Union Home Minister Amit Shah will also oversee the destruction of 9,298 kg of seized drugs worth Rs 1,235 crore during the meeting. As per the information, during the meeting, aspects such as ways to reduce drug trafficking through sea routes, stringent punitive action against drug traffickers, zero tolerance, and seamless coordination cooperation and dissemination between state and central drug law enforcement agencies were discussed. will be emphasized. After this, Amit Shah will visit the state on March 26 as well.
A Home Ministry official said that the Government of India under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has adopted a policy of zero tolerance against drugs to create a drug-free India. In fact, a target was set to destroy 75,000 kg of narcotics during the 75-day campaign that started on June 1, 2022, under the Amrit Mahotsav of Independence. So far, 5,94,620 kg of narcotics worth Rs 8,409 crore have been seized, more than the target. It has been destroyed till now. Out of these destroyed drugs, 1,29,363 kg of drugs worth Rs 3,138 crore has been destroyed by NCB alone.
The Ministry of Home Affairs informed that they have adopted a three-pronged approach of strengthening the institutional structure, empowerment and coordination of all narcotics agencies and a massive awareness campaign to crack down on narcotics. In order to effectively deal with the drug menace, all states should convene regular district-level and state-level NCORD meetings.
The home ministry pointed out that the use of the latest technology in the fight against narcotics should be the way forward and drones, artificial intelligence and satellite mapping should be used carefully to identify and control opium cultivation areas. In order to crack down on the entire network, drug cases should be thoroughly investigated from source to destination.