Banned injections, a new fad among drug addicts
Chandigarh – Opium, heroin and other drugs, including banned injections and inject-able medicines, are a new fad among drug addicts in the city giving them a new high of a different kind. According to the statistics, around 3,500 banned injections and drug vials have been seized from peddlers till October this year, whereas the number was 2,104 last year. The data itself reveals that smuggling and use of drug vials is on the rise in the city. The Chandigarh Police have seized 1.22 kg of heroin, 142.28 gram of smack, 68.562 kg 5. around 3,500 banned injections, 3.481 kg of charas and 2.187 kg of opium from 202 persons, including 17 Women and three Nigerians, this year.Huge recoveries only certify that the sale of drugs is rampant in the city. This year’s data shows that heroin seizure has surpassed the quantity seized last year which was 453 grams. According to the data of the Chandigarh Police on its official website, the police have registered 185 cases under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act at different city police stations till September 30. Police sources said that the reason behind the rise in link with smuggling of these banned injections is easy availability in the nearby areas, especially in Ambala. “The main reason behind smuggling of banned injections is their easily availability in Panchkula, Ambala and Mohali. However, the main source of injection is pharma companies of Ambala.We came to know that drug vials are manufactured illegally there and then smuggled into Chandigarh. We have informed the Ambala officers and asked them to check the unregistered pharma units there,’ said a senior police officer, adding that growing use of banned injections was a matter of concern. The statistics of the recoveries made by the 16 police stations in the city, the Crime Branch and the Operation Cell of the police till October show a rise in the quantity of drugs seized. Out of the total seizures, the Crime Branch recovered 985 injections, 515.11 gram of heroin, 20 gram of Smack, 1.2 kg of charas and 44.7 kg of ganja.
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