Ghaziabad police launch booklets to curb drug abuse among children

Ashni Dhaor, Ghaziabad: With an aim to make public more aware, the city police launched leaflets and booklets

for tips on how to ensure safety and avoid criminal incidents such as burglaries and thefts. The booklets are also addressed to parents on how to educate teenagers regarding drugs and alcohol and prevent substance abuse.
The citizen-friendly booklets has been authored by KS Emmanuel, senior superintendent of police, Ghaziabad.There are two booklets and four leaflets. The booklets cover topics like Awareness about Drugs and Teenagers and Alcohol – a Parent’s Guide. The leaflets are on Preventing burglaries during holidays, Preventing burglaries from home, Preventing thefts from motor vehicles and Be Aware Take Care Don’t Leave It Here.
The copies are available at all police stations, schools, hospitals, hotels and colleges and will be distributed to all Residents Welfare Associations (RWAs). They are also being distributed at all Ramlila events in the city.
According to Emmanuel, substance abuse among teenagers is an issue which needs to be taken up by parents immediately. “When I took charge in Ghaziabad in May, I was approached by several parents, requesting action against the rise in availability of drugs. In June, I launched a drive against drug peddlers,. we made several arrests and huge quantities of drugs were recovered,” he said.
Emmanuel said that during the drive against drugs in June, 39 drug peddlers were arrested, a majority of whom were from Indirapuram and Sahibabad area. Around 20kg of doda powder, 23kg of cannabis, 550g of charas and 1,009 intoxicating pills were seized. Besides, during the same period, 78 bootleggers were arrested in 75 cases of smuggling and 2,268 bottles were recovered from them from all over the city.
“During the drive it was found that children of educated parents affluent localities of Indirapuram had fallen prey to drug abuse. Through the booklets, we aim to educate parents that it is their duty to sit and talk with their children about this topic while the police is doing its best to curb the menace,” he said.