Drugs were always an issue, but for many years it was low-key. However, for the past few years, drugs have become a common menace in the city, and the police have become highly vigilant in the city. With the increasing number of cases of drug peddlers and drug addicts being caught by police, it is an issue that is now on top priority for the police and Hyderabad Narcotics Enforcement Wing (HNEW).
And now, to penetrate into schools and colleges, HNEW and the city police have decided to form Anti-Drug Committees (ADCs) in every educational institution in the city very soon. The ADCs will play a key role in monitoring and curbing the consumption and peddling of drugs on the premises and hostels of the institution.
The city police and HNEW will be in constant touch with ADCs, and ADCs will create awareness about the ill effects of drug abuse, shares commissioner CV Anand. On its turn, city police will create a public awareness campaign about drug abuse through social media and by visiting educational institutions, bus stops, metro rail, and railway stations.
After a few high-profile parties were busted, NCB, DRI, Customs, IB, ED, HNEW, and city police are working in tandem to weed out the problem. They intend to strengthen their coordination to track down narcotics smuggling and peddling gangs to control the inflow and spread into India.
The city police have also entered into an MoU with private and government institutions to help drug addicts come out of the habit permanently. A rehabilitation monitoring team has been formed by the city police, who will act as change agents and monitor the rehabilitation process.
The Institute of Mental Health, Erragadda, Asha Group of Hospitals, Phoenix Rehab Services, and Amrita Foundation Society are partnering with city police.