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To save kids from drug addiction, police take action against drug traffickers

New Delhi: To save children from getting addicted to drugs in the Trans Yamuna area, Delhi Police have told their personnel to identify the people who are selling drugs to kids and take stringent action against them.

Police said that they are taking strict action against those people who are using kids for supplying drugs. Joint Commissioner of Police (Eastern Range) Alok Kumar told Millennium Post that all the three districts (East, North East and Shahdara) they are taking continuous action against drugs.

"We are doing two things, first developing intelligence to recover drugs and taking strict action against those persons who are using children as a courier for supplying drugs," said Joint CP Kumar.

Recently from East Delhi's Ghazipur area, a mother had filed a complaint with Delhi Police against a pan seller who was selling e-cigarette to her child.

Police arrested Champalal a resident of Rajbeer colony. Deputy Commissioner of Police (East) Jasmeet Singh that staffs have been directed to keep a vigil on the drug supply in the area.

"Recently on July 26 one Pintu was nabbed from Mandawali area," police said adding that both his legs are paralytic and he walks on Baisakhi. On search 2kg 100 gram of Ganja was recovered from his possession.

A case has been registered under section 20 NDPS Act and accused has been arrested in this case.

The Delhi Police data revealed that in the year 2016 as many as 289 cases were registered and 370 persons were arrested.

In 2017 around 362 cases were reported in which 491 persons were nabbed. Last year 662 drug traffickers arrested in 493 cases.

"Concerted action was taken against drug trafficking which resulted in the recovery of huge quantity of Narcotics Substances. Anti Narcotics Squad has been set up in all districts for effective action against drug traffickers and drug abuse awareness campaign among citizens," said Delhi Police annual report 2018.

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