Kohima: Nagaland on Saturday observed International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking (IDADAIT) under the theme, “Share Drug Facts, Save Lives,” with an objective to create awareness on issues related to drugs and illicit trafficking, officials said here on Sunday.
According to a report on Sunday a virtual panel discussion was jointly organised by the Social Welfare Department, Nagaland, State Level Coordinating Agency-KRIPA Foundation and Federation of India NGOs for Drug Abuse Prevention (Nagaland Chapter) Saturday to mark the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.
A report from the office of Superintendent of Police (Narcotics) of Nagaland Police Headquarters stated that the main drug trafficking routes are Manipur to Dimapur via Khuzama and Kohima; Tadubi (Manipur) to Dimapur via Peren and Jalukie; Myanmar to Assam via Noklak, Tuensang and Mokokchung; Myanmar to Assam via Longwa, Mon and Tizit; New field check gate (Dillai gate) to Dimapur; Tsutapela check post (near Marani Assam) to Mokokchung; Wameken check post (Amguri Assam) to Mokokchung and also through Tizit and Naganimora into Mon.
Meanwhile, the Nagaland Excise Department has appealed to the people of the state and all the organisations and NGOs working in the related field to put a concerted effort to eradicate “this dreaded drug menace from our midst.”
In a press release, the commissioner of excise & prohibition, Hotolu Swu said, on the occasion, the Excise Department under the aegis of United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNDCP) and Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has notified the consequences for illegal dealings in drugs. He stated that illegal dealing in drugs, in any form, sale, possession, transaction, transportation, export, import inside India or from outside was prohibited and punishable under NDPS Act 1985.