Karimnagar/Peddapalli: Youth and college students, addicted to dry ganja, created WhatsApp groups with other addicts for sharing information about where they get ganja, its suppliers and agents.
Dry ganja suppliers and agents are taking the help of WhatsApp groups to run their businesses. Youth and college students are sharing information in code language about the places where they get dry ganja.
Police started cracking down on ganja suppliers and sellers and booking them under the PD Act.
Police say that ganja sellers are luring rural and urban youth and college students, auto drivers, employees and labourers.
Ramagundam commissioner V. Satyanarana said that it was unfortunate that some youth and college students are using technology for wrong ends and creating WhatsApp groups to share information about the availability of dry ganja.
So far, officials registered cases under PD Act against five persons supplying ganja to college students and youth.
A list of some others identified to be involved in the same business has also been prepared, he said and added that cases would be booked against them too under the PD Act.
Recently, Peddapalli police seized 150 kg dry ganja stuffed in 65 bags worth `30 lakh being transported to Karnataka.
Dry ganja sale and use is on the rise in the coal belt areas in Mancherial, Peddapalli districts and also in Karimnagar.
Police are trying to downplay the gravity of the problem. But the fact remains that more youth and college students are becoming addicts to ganja these days. Police are counselling the youth and college students addicted to ganja and letting them off in the presence of their parents....