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Excise Dept appeals to public to eradicate drug menace

Nagaland News

Dimapur, June 25: On the occasion of International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on June 26, Nagaland State Excise Department has appealed and urged the people of the stated and all organization, NGOs working in the related field to put a concerted effort to eradicate the drug menace from our midst and affirm, not to harbour any drug traffickers/peddlers in any form directly or indirectly, but to report any incident of commission of offence under NDPS Act taking place or likely to place in your locality or neighborhood, immediately to the Excise department.
In order to create awareness, the Department stated that illegal dealing in drugs, in any form – Sale, Possession, Transaction, Transportation, Export, Import inside India or from outside is prohibited and punishable under NDPS Act 1985, with punishment ranging from 10 to 20 yrs imprisonment and with fine from Rs.1 lakh to Rs. 2 lakhs or with both.
It said allowing premises, warehouse, godown, vehicles, or use of any kind of conveyance will be liable for confiscation to the State under NDPS Act with punishment ranging from 10 to 20 yrs imprisonment and with fine from Rs.1. lakh to Rs. 2 lakhs or with both.
Concealing of narcotic drugs in any form by goods, things or any items will be liable for confiscation to the State with punishment ranging from 10 to 20 yrs imprisonment and with fine from Rs.1 lakh to Rs. 2 lakhs or with both, it added.
The Department further stated that 4. NDPS Act’85 also prescribes stringent punishment to the extent of “Death Penalty” for repeated offences committed either in India or Abroad.
Any property, assets, movable or immovable bank accounts/bank balances acquired or derived from drug money by either spouse, family members/associates, friends are liable for attachment to the State and Bank Accounts/Bank Balances ‘Freezed’ under NDPS Act, it added.
(Page News Service)

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