Aiming to eradicate drug menace, chief minister Virbhadra Singh on Sunday sought help of the Punjab government to keeps strict vigil on drug trafficking.
Virbhadra, who was in Jalandhar for a programme, said political will of both the states was necessary to nab drug peddlers and check this menace in the region.
“The people of Punjab are known for the bravery but unfortunately in recent times, several youths have fallen prey to drugs”, he said.
He added that vehicles, particularly trucks, entering in the state from neighbouring states needed to be thoroughly scanned as most of the smuggling of drugs takes place on border areas and it was duty of both states to control drug trafficking.
“Himachal Pradesh is committed to eradicate menace of drugs and strict legal action will be taken against the drug peddlers. Terrorism and drug trafficking has emerged a global problem affecting humanity at large,” he added.
He said people who were fighting against anti-national elements needed to be supported and extended full backing.
Meanwhile, industries minister Mukesh Agnihotri said both the states should work together for completely eradicating the drug menace.