Himachal: Rising drug menace a concern in hill state

  • | Thursday | 12th July, 2018

State police this year till May 31 have seized 229 kgs Charas, 4 kgs Opium and 263 kgs Poppy Husk beside other licit drugs across state. Senior BJP leader and two times former chief minister of state, Shanta Kumar said that state government should chalk out a strategy to deal with the challenge. SHIMLA: After Punjab now it is “Udta Himachal” with youngsters including school and college going students falling prey to Chitta or heroin , Charas and Opium besides other illicit drugs. He said that heroin or chitta is easily available in all the districts of state. He said that three State Narcotics Crime Control Units at Shimla, Kangra and Kullu had been set up to deal with drug mafia.“Increasing trend of drug usage among youngsters in Himachal Pradesh is an alarming trend as even the villages are getting affected by this.

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