Mangaluru: We have to raid educational institutions to control drug menace – Police chief


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Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (ANK)

Mangaluru, Nov 6: ACP south sub division police and anti-rowdy squad arrested four drug peddlers from Thokkottu in the city on November 5 and seized 10 kg of ganja from them, informed police commissioner Dr P S Harsha.

Addressing media here on Wednesday, November 6, Police commissioner Dr P S Harsha said, "All the arrested accused are residents of Manjeshwar in the district of Kasargod in Kerala state. They are identified as Abubakkar Samad (24), Mohammed Asraf (30), Mohammed Afrid (22) and Mohammed Arshad (18).

Police also confiscated a car bearing Maharashtra registration number, a two-wheeler and three mobile phones from the arrested. “We have also contacted Mumbai police as there is some possibility of these peddlers having link in Maharashtra as car seized was bearing Maharashtra registration number,” said Dr P S Harsha.

Operation was carried out from ACP south sub division inspector T Kodandarama, ASI Mohan K V, Head constable Sunil Kumar, Girish, Ravichandra, Rajaram, Dayanand, Damodar, Mohammed Sharif, Mahesh and Mohammed Iqbal.

Dr Harsha also said, "There is rise in drug menace in the city. So we have formed teams to trace the drug peddlers and operations have been carried out to tackle the menace in the city. We have conducted detailed investigation with the help of our technical teams and managed to arrest four drug peddlers. Earlier we were reaching towards small level of drug peddlers but now we are tracing big fishes who supply these drugs.

“From the last three months, we have been appealing to educational institutions to co-operate with the police and conduct checking in their hostels and campus of educational institutions. If educational institutions fail to co-operate, we will approach the court and seek search warrant and search hostels and educational institutions,” he said.

Continuing his address Dr Harsha further said, "We were restraining ourselves from conducting raids in educational institutions to avoid defaming the institutions. But after appealing several times the educational institutions failed to conduct checking on their own and co-operate. So we have to take action by conducting raids to educational institutions and hostels. It is the responsibility of the educational institutions to clean up their premises on their own.”

“Zero tolerance for drugs. Ignorance of law is no excuse and we will not spare anyone. Today those who are arrested are youngsters. I urge youth not to fall prey to money and involve in supply of drugs. Drug menace is spreading like wild fire and sweep action need to take place,” he added.

“Operation Sagar Kavach, a mock drill is in process in Mangaluru for two days. Intensive checking and surveillance is taking place. So I urge people not to panic,” said Dr P S Harsha.

  

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  • Maria D'Souza, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 7 2019

    Congratulations and good luck to u and ur team in this most important venture. I am sure there will be lots of obstacles and politics, but please Sir do not stop. U r God sent person to rescue the teenagers and youth of mangalore and d future generation. I will pray for ur success. We all r with u in this great task. This is the only way d society and d people can be saved from drugs. God bless you Hats off to you 🙏👍❤

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  • Dilip, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 6 2019

    Dear Sir, Also raid places frequented by groups of youngsters throughout the day. Places close to gyms, eating outlets, etc. Everyone knows of 1 or 2 such places in their locality.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Atlanta

    Wed, Nov 6 2019

    You are on the right track ...

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  • MV, MANGALORE

    Wed, Nov 6 2019

    Raiding Ganja dealers is a small thing. People are consuming far more stronger addictive and costly drugs. I heard that Coke is also consumed at parties in mangalore. However parties where alcohol is consumed is considered a rave party by our so called moral police and the real serious drug menace is always overlooked because serious money is involved here..

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Wed, Nov 6 2019

    Police Chief, by raiding educational institutions whom you catch...????? You thing drug is produced in educational institutions...?????? Please do your duty honestly and catch the drug peddlers and through them reach the manufacturers and producers. Instead of finding the root of it your are shouting by sitting on the branches....it is not acceptable at all. Get back to your senses and you will find answer.

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  • Brice Dsouza, Mangalore/Canada

    Wed, Nov 6 2019

    Dear Police
    you must catch the main dealer and supplier of drugs in the market. Catching the end user of drugs are the students and youths who are careless and ignorant of their future.

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  • John Tauro, M'lore

    Thu, Nov 7 2019

    Cooperation of an end user is needed to reach the supplier.

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Wed, Nov 6 2019

    Raid high end pubs in Mangalore.
    Will the police chief dare?

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  • Ahmed ali, MANGALORE

    Wed, Nov 6 2019

    First change Anti narcotics department in Pandeshwar. Somebody from inside alert big fishes about raids.

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  • Indian, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 6 2019

    Thokottu is a hub for drug peddlers... Lots of colleges around deralakatte. Thus... They have good business. 10 kg of Ganja is a huge quantity. Imagine the number of students buying that amount....

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  • saleem, Dubai/Moodbidiri

    Wed, Nov 6 2019

    Very good practical suggestion.

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  • saleem, Dubai/Moodbidiri

    Wed, Nov 6 2019

    what is the point in giving advance intimation of raid ?

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 6 2019

    Sir Dr Harsha.
    Iam repeatedly writing to you that why Police department is not joining hands with students parents to make compulsory blood test of all students in educational institutions????. Why our educational institutions are not coming to join hands with parents and Police to save the life and future of our young students???. Why our educational institutions are not cooperating . ???? Big question mark.

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Wed, Nov 6 2019

    @ Sunil Kumar, Mangalore
    "Pls raid places like adyarpadav and valachil"
    How did you collect the information ? ...................raises some doubts. (joking)
    There may be 100's of secret joints all over Kudla.

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  • joel, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 6 2019

    why don't u raid in some ministers house instead. there's nothing called as personal space these days.

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  • gm, Mlur

    Wed, Nov 6 2019

    Why our moral police are quite on this issue? Instead of going behind young boys and girls let them go in search of these people and hand over them to police.

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  • SUHAIL, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 6 2019

    Mangalore Police should provide toll free no to give information of dealer and buyer, I am sure they will get 1000 calls with exact name , contact no and location of this creeps

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  • Eric Coelho, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 6 2019

    It is time that police plug all entry points of drugs entering mangalore. Do they have the manpower to do that. If we have to stop this then on a war footing we have catch all the big fish. Why is the police holding the educational institutions and hostels for drug menace when they themselves cannot stop the entry of drugs into mangalore. Drug menace is a law and order problem and nothing to do with educational institutions and hostels. It is a crime to inhale drugs, peddle drugs or store drugs. Who is going to stop it. These guys who are arrested pay huge amount of money to lawyers and come out on bail or are proved innocent and then they start their trade again. They should be kept in Jail for atleast 10 years, is it possible in Mangalore or in India when we have more criminals in Parliament and in Assembly.

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  • Sunil Kumar, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 6 2019

    Pls raid places like adyarpadav and valachil

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Wed, Nov 6 2019

    They are the masters/experts in any out of the way dealings.
    Good proposal by Dr. Harsha.
    Police should act very sternly to discourage the drugs menace in the society.

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  • Deshbhakht, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 6 2019

    Since quite some years, we hear from our children about secret search of their bags while the students were out for Games period. I'm sure all parents have no objection for this, because the process is for the wellbeing of the students.

    Now the police is doing the same exercise which explains that the schools did not succeed in keeping a tab on the students getting attracted towards the substance. Thank you sir, I'm sure there will be 100% support from all parents for this because nobody want their son/daughter to be falling prey in the future.

    However, I don't understand the need to raid the institutions because that gives a message that the institutions stock/sell the substance. Without doubt, the trade is happening outside, not inside the premises. What the people will be happy about is, if the finance related raids are conducted on the institutions so that an explanation is given to the authorities about the funds collected from parents of students studying in the institutions.

    Nevertheless, all the best wishes for your efforts Sir.

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