The state Government has shown commitment to end drug menace in the state. All out efforts are being made to eliminate illegal drug trade, which is carried out every day. The statement made by the Home Minister Gaikhangam in the house yesterday is quite convincing. Manipur Government will leave no stone unturned to nab whoever, howsoever powerful they may be. Manipur will cease to be a haven for drug smugglers. A big nullah at Lilong was filled by the drug packets. The strips after removing tablets were thrown into the nullah. It means the smugglers had adopted a new modus operandi. Was it sold in liquid form or powder? Drug problem can be solved by blocking the entry of drugs to Manipur from other manufacturing units scattered in different parts of the country. How can it be made possible? This question haunts even the law enforcing agencies. A drug smuggler will be able to throw light how these drugs are brought into the state by air or by road. By keeping a sniffer dog the smuggling of drugs into the state by air can be checked. Because very few number of planes land in the state. Once the smugglers have felt the state police have made strip chase of drugs they will give up the habit of using aeroplane as conduit for transportation of the banned drugs. The possibility of bringing in drugs by bus or truck will also be not an easy task. Moreover public awareness has been created. Men and women have taken out rallies protesting against the smuggling of drugs into the state. Common people will never think of jumping into this illegal trade. They have realised the dangers that lie ahead. They know they will not be able to move out unscathed when caught by the law enforcing agencies. The manner with which a police commando team seized contraband drugs worth Rs 25 cores from Pallel has opened the eye of all. All are awake. Opposition parties too have been alerted. Government has shown the readiness to act. Nobody will be able to carry out the illegal trade as they did in the past. No matter whether the law of the land gives stringent punishment to the smugglers or not the task to cleanse the state of drugs will not be successful unless common masses extend cooperation to the law enforcing agencies. The situation now calls for everyone to act the role of informer. Anything that one considers is suspicious can be reported to the state police. While everyone is talking of the menace of drugs comparing it with nuclear bomb as it can completely wipe out a generation some are still thinking of making a good money out of the illegal trade. Who are these people? Do they know that the drugs that they are selling to Myanmar side will bounce back to Manipur in another refined form gaining a title party drug? Opposition leaders’ speech in the House on the issue of drug smuggling is also thought provoking. Manipur will become a drug free land in the near future. Ruling party’s action, opposition’s alertness and awareness of the masses plus supportive media’s role will help root out the menace of drugs from Manipur.
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