Mumbai Police action of anti-drugs campaign increased 7 times
3414 kg of goods worth Rs 131 crore seized in last 3 years
Mumbai is not becoming a drug capital, is it? Such a question is present for this bec In the last three years, the Mumbai Police has registered 208 anti-drug cases and arrested 298 accused. Mumbai Police has informed RTI activist Anil Galgali that 3414 kg of goods worth Rs 131 crore have been seized in the last three years. In the last 3 years, the action has increased 7 times this year.
Anil Galgali, an RTI activist, had sought information from the Mumbai Police on drugs and other stimulants in the last three years. Sandeep Kale, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Anti-Narcotics Cell, has provided regional information to Anil Galgali. A total of 5 units are functioning in which South Regional Division- Azad Maidan Unit, Central Regional Division- Worli Unit, West Regional Division- Bandra, East Regional Division- Ghatkopar Unit, North Regional Division- Kandivali Unit. Anil Galgali has been informed about the action taken under NDPS till Year 2019, Year 2020 and Year 2021 (till 20/10/2021).. These various drugs include Cannabis, hashish, MD, cocaine, MDMA, codeine, opium, LSD papers, Alperzoam, Netravet tablets.
Most seized in 2021
Compared to Year 2019 and Year 2020, the anti-drug cell has become more active in Year 2021 and by October 20, 2021, the action has increased 7 times. In Year 2019, 394.35 kg of goods were seized, including 1343 strips, 7577 bottles and 1551 dot milligrams. The total cost is Rs 25.29 crore. In the year 2020, 427.277 kg of goods were seized including 5191 bottles, 66000 tabs 14 dot milligrams. The total cost is Rs 22.24 crore. In Year 2021 and till October 20, 2021, 2592.93 kg of goods were seized and 15830 bottles and 189 LSD papers worth Rs 83.19 crore were seized.
Most FIR and arrest in Year 2021
The Anti-Narcotics Cell recorded the highest number of FIR in Year 2021 as compared to Year 2019 and Year 2020 and also the highest number of arrests. As of October 20, 2021, a total of 94 crimes have been registered in which 137 accused have been arrested. In 2019, 103 accused were arrested in 70 cases, while in 2020, only 44 cases were registered in which the number of accused arrested was 58.
According to Anil Galgali, if there is an increase in crime at the local level, the responsibility of the local police station should be fixed. This is because once the information is received by the anti-drug cell, time actually goes into action and sometimes the accused abscond. For this, public awareness and drastic action is expected at the local level.