16th Sep 2020 01:09:AM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

Bishnu Rana 

Namsai, Sep 15: Giving his reactions over the recent arrest of ten youths from Mankaw, Empong and Sengsap villages that helped in busting a drug racket, Superintendent of Police Namsai Ankit Kumar Singh in an exclusive interview to this correspondent opined that fighting the menace could be easier if there is a collective effort at the community level.
Terming community participation as a good sign, SP acknowledged the positive role played by the Anti-Drug Action Committee (ADAC) with support from the All Tai Khampti Singpho Students’ Union (ATKSSU) and All Namsai District Students’ Union (ANDSU). While appreciating the ADAC and the community-based unions, SP stressed on combined efforts involving the Health and Education departments, ICDS, District Administration, NGOs, CBOs, Women Welfare Societies and other stakeholders. He also suggested the immediate revival of the defunct Drug De-addiction Centre at Lathao Circle.   

“Time and again various government agencies and NGOs have been working at their best but failed in the attempt. The arrest of youths once again raises a serious concern,” SP said while rueing over the rising trend of drug consumption and its supply. “We heightened regular checking and also apprehended cases at various occasions. The border with Assam and the Golden Triangle in Myanmar are the gateway of drug trafficking in the area,” he added. “Long term perspective, integrated approach, adequate policy and planning, sensitization, strict enforcement and rehabilitation measures through government schemes are needs of the hour,” he asserted.
Namsai police has a vision to work at the grassroots level in order to bring radical change in drug abuse and trafficking in the area after the pandemic, SP assured.

Kenter Joya Riba

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