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The chief minister Ekanth Shinde said on Wednesday that more than 350 persons have been detained and more than Rs 7 crore worth of drugs have been confiscated in the previous 10 days as part of the Mumbai Police’s Dhadak campaign to rid the city of drugs.
Shinde demanded a crackdown and ordered the police to launch a ‘Mission 30 Days’ campaign to carry out the initiative more successfully. “Drug abuse is harming young people, therefore they should start large-scale awareness programs to stop it. It is necessary to take legal action against drug dealers and distributors. Destroy drug manufacturing facilities.
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The anti-drug awareness effort must involve schools and become a popular movement. At an event to discuss the anti-drugs campaign in Mumbai, CM Shinde stated that the supply of drugs should be halted and that support from central agencies should be sought for this.
According to officials, 254 charges of drug possession have been filed at Mumbai’s different police stations over the course of the previous ten days, and 2.59 crore rupees’ worth of drugs have been recovered. In addition, 22 persons were detained during operations carried out by the anti-drug unit, and drugs worth Rs 2.60 crore were recovered from them.
The Crime Branch’s operation resulted in the seizure of drugs worth Rs 2.24 crore. On behalf of the Mumbai Police and BMC, officials claimed that actions were taken against drug traffickers, hawkers, and hawkers at railway stations throughout the course of the previous week. According to officials, 7,000 teachers from BMC received online training as part of a public awareness campaign against drug usage.