Pune: Chief Minister of Maharashtra Eknath Shinde instructed to launch ‘Mission Thirty Days’ initiative for Drugs Free Mumbai.
On Tuesday 9 May, CM Shinde had conducted a meeting at Varsha Bungalow with all senior officials from the state home department and Shinde instructed to take stern actions against drug peddlers in order to make Mumbai drugs free.
During the meeting, the state narcotics department had given a detailed presentation on action taken against drugs mafia. According to them, in the last 10 days total 254 cases have been registered related to drugs across the city and arrested 263 people and seized Rs 2.60 crore drugs material.
In a joint action taken by Mumbai police and Mumbai civic body in the last 10 days,action has been taken against roadside hawkers, hawkers at railway station and Pan shops. Authorities further informed that, under this initiative action was taken against 1371 pan stalls in college and school premises .
CM Shinde also directed to create awareness campaigns against drugs and instructed to demolish drug manufacturing units.
The Mumbai police department has also been working to raise awareness about the dangers of illegal drugs, training approximately 7,000 teachers in the Mumbai Metropolitan region to create awareness .
These efforts come as part of a broader crackdown on illegal drug use in the region, with authorities working to combat the issue through various means.