New Delhi: The Central government has tightened its grip on the growing drug abuse in the country and curbing the rising narcotics cases. Union Home Minister Amit Shah held a meeting of the Narco Coordination Centre on Monday evening. The meeting was attended by several top officials including the Home Secretary, Director, Intelligence Bureau and DG, Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB). Amit Shah has taken several major decisions in the meeting to curb the drug trade and its spread.
After considering a number of issues in the meeting, it was decided that all states would constitute a dedicated Anti Narcotics Task Force (ANTF) under the DGP. The Central NCORD Unit will be set up under the NCB at the national level. The narcotics training module will be developed at the national level to train police, CAPF personnel, prosecutors and people from different civil departments.
It was also decided in the meeting that a Permanent Inter-Ministerial Committee will be constituted to check misuse of dual-use precursor chemicals. A Permanent Inter-Ministerial Committee will be constituted under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to check misuse of dual-use prescription drugs. At the same time, all coastal states and Union Territories will try specifically.