Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Police organise rally against drug abuse

Staff Reporter

Commemorating the “International day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking” on the theme, “Addressing Drug challenges in Health and Humanitarian crisis”, Dimapur and Longleng police on Saturday organised rallies to create awareness among the public, on drug abuse and illicit trafficking.
Drug abuse has improved with awareness: CP Dimapur

With ample awareness on drug abuse among the public, commissioner of police (CP) Dimapur, Rothihu Tetseo said the drug abuse situation has improved and asked all to continue fighting against it with positive attitude. He was speaking at the flag off programme of all-women two wheelers and foot rally.
Tetseo said that eradication may not be hundred percent but was not less either. He added that last year, the department made huge seizure and that many activities were carried out along with law and order duty.
Flagging off the rally, CP in his short speech said that the main purpose of organising the rally was to raise awareness among the people. He urged upon the participants to “reaffirm themselves”, particularly in the police community so that they do not become a liability and a problem to the society but become the first to spread awareness.
Tetseo also acknowledged Rotary Club Dimapur for sponsoring certificates to all the women participants.
He said various activities such as painting competition were also conducted in the police station to commemorate the day.
Meanwhile, deputy commissioner of police (HQ), Dr. Mhalo Ezung while highlighting the importance of the day said this year’s theme addressed transnational drug challenges stemming from situations of crisis.
DCP said the synthetic drug crisis also required nimble and adaptable solutions and through this campaign, he challenged everyone to give efforts in tackling drug challenges in all possible ways they could.
Around 100 police personnel participated in the foot rally while around 45 women participated in the two-wheelers rally.
The all women two wheeler’s rally started from CP’s office Dimapur, proceeded towards Chümoukedima and ended at CP’s office Dimapur.
The foot rally also began from CP’s office, proceeded towards City Tower culminated at CP’s office.
The participants held placards that read, “say no to drugs” “only goofies, do drugs” and “international day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking”.
DEF Longleng rally against drug abuse
DEF Longleng organised a rally from Hukphang junction to Lempong junction on Saturday.
According to a DIPR report, the additional superintendent of police and vice president of PSC, while addressing the gathering at Lempong junction appealed to the government agencies, civil societies, stakeholders and public of Longleng district to extend their cooperation to the campaign against illicit drugs and alcohol.
He also asked them to share valuable inputs and information to protect the people from the menace of alcohol and illicit drugs.
The objective of the rally was to create mass awareness on fighting against drug abuse and illicit trafficking in the district.
Over the years, the police force Longleng have been battling against alcohol and illicit drug trafficking by conducting regular frisking and checking in the district.
During these checking, contraband consignments such as alcohol, suspected brown sugar, heroine, etc, were seized and accused persons were arrested under relevant sections of the laws, DIPR report informed.
It may be mentioned that the district’s police will also conduct outreach programme at Churches on June 26, as part of the campaign.

Police personnel and officers at the rally in Longleng district. (DIPR)