Central Reserve Police Force, the worlds largest paramilitary force would ramp up its operations against the drug menace in the country as part of its combat against insurgency.
Dr AP Maheshwari, DG, CRPF highlighted, on the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, that in the course of its duty in the LWE areas, Jammu and Kashmir and the North East, CRPF have destroyed large tracts of illegal marijuana plantation and has seized a sizable amount of illicit drugs.
The paramilitary force challenges the menace in the north-eastern states where it has deployed its battalions on the internal security warfront to combat the insurgency. The CRPF has destroyed large tracts of illegal marijuana plantations in various states including Chhattisgarh and Odisha.
While addressing a webinar, he further stated that illicit drugs trade is a big source of easy money for the anti-national elements to carry on their nefarious activities. He also called for more collaborative and concerted efforts among all the anti-drug enforcement agencies to stem the rot of drug trade and drug abuse.