KOZHIKODE: The city Narcotic cell is worried about the increasing number of cannabis (ganja) seizures and Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act cases in the city during the last three months. Adding to the problems, is the advent of a new list of narcotic products including Bruprenorphene, Nitrozapam, Methylene Dioxy Meta Ampetamena (MDMA) that are attracting more youngsters these days, according to the Narcotic cell's analysis.
In just 11 days in December, nine cases of ganja seizure and more than 5 cases of other NDPS cases have been registered. The seizure also discloses the fact revealed by peddlers that their major clientele are school and college going students these days. It has also been revealed that students are not just users but a majority of them have become drug carriers among their friends circle.
Speaking to DC, Excise deputy commissioner PK Suresh said, “The number of NDPS cases has drastically gone up in the last three months and the trend shows that every day we get a minimum of one such case. Earlier we were worried about the Ganja cases, but now we are equally worried about the chemicals that are powerful narcotic products. Bruprenorphene, Nitrozapam and MDMA are some of them and these products been seized from school students of classes 8 to 9 from the city’s prominent schools.”
At the same time, it has to be noted that the increasing number of cases indirectly indicate strong enforcement by the department, he said. He added, “Very soon we will be able to trace out the major sources that brings such products to the District.” In October, 35 NDPS cases were registered which increased by 55 in November. In December in less than 10 days, more than 15 cases have been registered. Officials also pointed out that students were being caught for buying tablets like Nitrosun-10, which contains nitrazepam, which acts as a strong narcotic....