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INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST DRUG ABUSE AND ILLICIT TRAFFICKING

26 June is observed all over the world as “International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking”.

It is as an expression of determination for global community to strengthen action and cooperation to achieve the goal of an international society free of drug abuse.

Supported by individuals, communities and various organizations all over the world, this global observance aims to raise awareness towards the serious problem that the drugs present to the society. The theme for the 2019 International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is “Health for Justice. Justice for Health” which emphasizes the integrated nature of the rights- and health-based approaches, are highlighted in this declaration.

On this occasion, a lecture cum awareness programme was organized at Mitrica Hall, Salbagan Campus, BSF, Frontier HQ Tripura. Dr C B Narayan, CMO(SG), CH BSF Agartala delivered a lecture on Drug abuse and Illicit Trafficking while elaborating the adverse effects and remedial measures. Troops from Frontier HQ, Composite Hospital and adjoining Units participated in the programme and benefited by the lecture. BSF Battalions deployed on the border took out Cycle and Motorcycle Rallies in the bordering areas. In addition to above, workshops / seminars and village co-ordination meetings were organized on the border as well as at the headquarters. During these village co-ordination meetings, issues related to the involvement of youths and women of bordering areas in smuggling of narcotics drugs and its abuse were discussed.

BSF officials exhorted educated lot of the village / town to come forward and take necessary steps to create awareness amongst people specially the youths in prevention of drug abuse and its illicit trafficking.
In order to have Tripura, a drug free-state, BSF has developed deep rooted intelligence network and a large number to cases related to the drugs smuggling were unearthed.

In last 03 years, BSF have seized 316571 Numbers of Yaba Tablets, 374.70 Quintals of Ganja, 367140 Bottles of Phensedyl and 01 Kg of Heroine.

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