Surprise check by Central Division police on Courier firms in Bengaluru to curb drug abuse in the city

Pramesh S Jain.Yogesh K Porwar

The central division police on Wednesday carried a special drive to check on the courier companies to check on narcotics and psychotropic substances,which according to the police peddlers are using as means of transport after stepped up vigil .

Senior officer,told media persons,Based on the inputs from the previous incidents,drugs are smuggled into the city mainly from neighbouring Andhra Pradesh and Odisha states .

As many as 12 teams of police along with a dog squad carried surprise inspections at the parcel sections of the courier companies.

Simultaneously raids were conducted in MG Road,Cubbon park,St Marks Road,Sampangiramnagar,Viveknagar,Ashoknagar,Richmond road,Mission road, Sheshadripuram, Vyalikaval and other places of central Division was carried.

Since the security checks were stepped up in the entry and exit points,the peddlers are now resorting to private couriers to get the consignment,a police officer said .

Apart from the surprise checks at the courier companies,the police also raided houses of habitual offenders and drug peddlers and searched their premises .

We are even arresting and booking cases against drug addicts to instil fear among them and trying to track down the peddlers through consumers.

The whole operation was carried under the leadership and guidance of DCP Central MN Anucheth who monitored the suprise check by Central Division special Anti-Narcotics squad and there will be Zero tolerance on drug abuse in the city he added.