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Gaanja tops the list of drugs seized by Gurgaon police

Cannabis (ganja) tops the list of drugs seized by Gurgaon police. Although government agencies and NGOs have been mounting efforts to control drug trade and abuse, the amounts of drugs recovered in the recent years have sharp increase.

india Updated: Jun 26, 2013 01:41 IST

Cannabis (ganja) tops the list of drugs seized by Gurgaon police. Although government agencies and NGOs have been mounting efforts to control drug trade and abuse, the amounts of drugs recovered in the recent years have sharp increase.

According to data, there has been a consistent rise in the quantum of drugs and liquor being seized every year. In 2011, 4.30 kg ganja was seized, which increased to 7.656 kg in 2012 and 155.65 kg in 2013. A similar increase in the amount of seizures can be seen in other drugs like charas, smack and poppy husk.

"These cases refer to recoveries when either the person has more bottles than specified amount, or has smuggled them from outside and is found selling them or is a minor", said a police official.

Experts claim it has become fashionable among a section of youth to use drugs. "Drugs are being commonly used by youngsters nowadays. The poorly-lit parks and farmhouses have become favourite venues for rave parties. Drug trade is thriving in the city," said Shubhra Puri of NGO Gurgaon First.

According to doctors, the Civil Hospital in Gurgaon receives an average of 250 cases every month. "Maximum cases pertain to alcoholism followed by drug and tobacco addiction", says Dr Brahmdeep Sindhu, senior psychiatrist and a representative of the Indian Psychiatric Society (Haryana chapter).