Drug mafia poses major law & order challenge in Gurugram
Gurugram: The law and order challenge posed by drug mafia in Haryana can be gauged from the fact that in 2017 over 2000 criminals involved in the crime of drug trafficking were arrested. The issue was also raised by senior lasers in the recently held budget session in Haryana legislative assembly.
Being the richest district of the state the drug mafia along with illegal liquor trade is now posing a major law and order challenge to law enforcement officials. Not only are the officials from Gurugram police but now even the special task force has become involved in curbing the drug mafia in the city. According to sources most of the big criminal gangs that are operating in the city are now shifting their focus from illegal land deals, extortion to transportation and supply of drugs. While Synthetic drugs like Ganja, Sulfa are in high demand other forms like charas, Opium and heroin are also gaining popularity.
Most of these drugs are coming from areas of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. However, to expand the base the drug mafia have also begun procuring their supply from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Himachal Pradesh.
The vulnerable groups that are been targeted by these groups are the youngsters and migrant labourers. The dangers were exposed last year when a 26-year-old lost his life due to a drug overdose in Wazirabad village near Sector-57. After his death, the villagers protested in highlighting how synthetic were being openly sold in an area that is surrounded by poshest areas of the city.
In the past, there have also been reports of synthetic drugs being supplies to prisoners in Bhondsi jail. On March 6 in two separate cases, the Gurugram police seized 366 kilograms of Ganja in Pataudi and Sector-5. Last year the Gurugram police were successful in capturing 480 kilograms of Ganja that was being transported in the truck.
"We have increased in patrolling around the areas where we feel drugs can be transported. Our officials are also on the ground keeping a vigil on the supply of drugs taking place," said a senior police official from Gurugram police.