Jabalpur The city police is cracking on the drug peddlers and have seized drugs worth lakhs in past couple of weeks.
The police is spreading awareness in the people to gather information about the drug peddlers. The focus of the campaign is to give special attention towards the youth so that they do not get trapped in drug addiction.
The police action came following instructions from Chief Minister Kamal Nath couple of months back to crack down the drug peddlers.
Also the chief minister instructed to take action against those involved in betting and gambling activities.
The cops are instructed to keep vigil in areas where schools, colleges and hostels are located and adjoining in areas.
Apart from psychotropic substances and narcotics drugs, the cops will keep watch on sale of medicines used by drug addicts.
The drugs endanger peace, health and stability thereby putting a heavy burden on public health systems.
Therefore, the residents must come forward to work towards prevention of narcotics drugs abuses.
The police recently arrested some drug peddlers in three cases and seized a total of 500 grams of brown sugar from their possession were brought from Rajasthan.
According to the police officials the accused told of bringing ganja from Odisha state.
The police officials said certain localities in the city including Hanumantal, Gohalpur, Ghamapur and Belbagh area sensitive in the city.