Mangaluru: Home minister G Parameshwara has set a deadline of August 15 for the police to curb the drug menace in the region.
The minister, after holding a review meeting with top officials of the Western Range comprising Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Uttara Kannada and Chikkamagaluru police units and Mangaluru city police, expressed confidence that the officers will work towards eradicating the menace by identifying peddlers, consumers and the supply chain, to put an end to the drug menace.
“The police will carry out a drive in Mangaluru and surrounding areas, against drug peddlers and consumers,” he told reporters on Tuesday.
He requested students and the public not to fall prey to the drug menace and other illegal activities like matka and gambling.
He sought the cooperation of the youth to create a good environment. “Mangaluru is referred to as an education hub, and there is a need to bring back the past glory of the place by creating a conducive atmosphere,” he said.