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    Despite bordering Pakistan, Gujarat tops in curbing narcotic menace


    New Delhi, June 9: On curbing the drug menace one needs to take a cue from the state of Gujarat. The state which shares a border with Pakistan the main supplier of drugs, just 68 cases have been reported.

    For long the Dawood Ibrahim syndicate which is the primary drug supplier to half the world has relied on the Gujarat coast to move his contraband before landing it in Maharashtra.

    Gujarat tops in curbing narcotic menace

    Several officials part of the Narcotics Control Bureau say that curbing the drug menace in Gujarat is usually difficult as huge consignments are pushed in from Pakistan through this state.

    The police and the intelligence have coordinated exceptionally well to ensure that cases of drug abuse or peddling is minimal in the state.

    Gujarat has the lowest cases:
    Statistics and data would show that the Gujarat records the least cases at 68. Jammu and Kashmir another state which shares a border with Pakistan is second lowest in the list with 412 cases.

    Rajasthan another border state records 1,115 cases while Maharashtra has 1,903. Uttar Pradesh and Punjab have registered, 6,755 and 10,220 cases respectively.

    Among the cities to record the lowest number of cases are Vasai VIrar in Maharashtra with 2 cases and Aurangabad in Bihar with 3. Dhanbad in Jharkhand has registered 3 cases while Vododara and Rajkot report 5 cases each.

    Mumbai city tops the list with 1,512 cases of drug trafficking while the National Capital recorded 820 cases. Kanpur, Amritsar and Kota have reported, 551,457 and 242 cases respectively.

    Curbing drug menace in border state difficult:

    The border states are the landing point for narcotics from Pakistan. In this effect both Gujarat and Jammu and Kashmir have a good track record in curbing the problem. First and foremost in Gujarat the cases of drug abuse are minimal.

    In Gujarat there is a proper mechanism in place to effectively curb the narcotics problem.
    The surveillance and enforcement at import points and land borders has been effective. Further on this issue the local police have coordinated well with the drug law enforcement agencies.

    In addition this there has been special emphasis on the intelligence apparatus to improve the collection, collation, analysis and dissemination of operational intelligence.

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