Nizamabad becoming hub for drugs?

Nizamabad becoming hub for drugs?File photo of seized cannabis and empty cigarettes
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It seems that Nizamabad district is emerging as a hub for drugs as was revealed by Chandragiri Krishna, who was arrested by Excise Task Force officials, during an interrogation.

Nizamabad: It seems that Nizamabad district is emerging as a hub for drugs as was revealed by Chandragiri Krishna, who was arrested by Excise Task Force officials, during an interrogation.

Excise Task Force Circle Inspector Deepika had seized 200 grams of marijuana and empty cigarettes from a peddler Chandragiri Krishna on Sunday (September 8). The explanation given by the accused about the empty cigarettes clearly said the growing drug menace in the district. It also raised a serious concern whether the district becomes the next Udta Punjab?

In the past there were incidents of marijuana smuggling in Nizamabad district but now the Sunday incident threw light on the increase of drugs consumption.

The Excise Enforcement officials said that each marijuana cigarette is sold at Rs 100. Young people and students are getting addicted to cannabis (marijuana) cigarettes. Once addicted, the youth and others will go to any place to purchase them at any cost.

Drugs are being sold in remote areas in Nizamabad district like they are sold in metropolitan cities like Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, which explains the extent of consumption of marijuana cigarettes in the district.

The tobacco in normal cigarettes will be removed and filled with marijuana, which looks like a normal cigarette. Students and teenagers are smoking these cigarettes.

The 3-men committee expressed concern recently that there are incidents of drugs usage in Nizamabad Medical College. It came to the notice of the Excise and Prohibition department that drug peddlers are selling wafers filled with marijuana.

Daily labourers and young students are getting addicted to marijuana. It also came to know that the drug peddlers are exploiting women and girl students sexually, who are addicted to drugs.

Two years ago, excise officials seized marijuana chocolates in Nizamabad city. Then the officials took action and banned chocolates. But of late the Excise Enforcement officials found out that the chocolates sales are on the rise again in the city. Officials say that these are similar to the chocolates that children eat and can be easily intoxicated.

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