Drug Mafia Lures Tribals in Visakhapatnam

Drug Mafia Lures Tribals in VisakhapatnamReports surface that both tribal men and women were falling prey to the lure of drug mafia and getting involved in trafficking ganja. A two-day workshop on drug abuse and trafficking was held in the district, involving government departments, non-government organisations and tribal youth.Prohibition and Excise Department conducted the workshop at Rampachodavaram and Rajamahendravaram, appealing people to fight against the trafficking of ganja. They organised the event at ITDA by involving the Medical & Health departments, Education, Revenue departments, non-government organisations, ITDA and tribal youths.

It was explained to the tribal youth and community leaders how they were falling prey to the lure of drug mafia. 173 tribals are detained in Visakhapatnam Central prison and 102 in Rajamahendravaram Central prison. These people were arrested for involvement in trafficking under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act. The tribal people were appealed to find better ways to eke out a living rather than get involved in such crimes.Read More...