Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Wednesday blamed neighbouring.states for drug trafficking in the state. He said most of the drug-related cases registered in Himachal Pradesh were from neighbouring.states.
"Since Himachal Pradesh shares its border with five states, drug peddlers are quite active in our border districts. Most cases registered against drug peddlers were from neighbouring states," he said at a state-level rally in this industrial town in Solan district.
He added that the initiative proved to be a success as several drug peddlers were arrested due to the sharing of information.
Prevention programmes involving families, schools and the local community are important in this regard. He urged children to come forward to discourage their elders from drinking alcohol just for the sake of entertainment and relaxation.
Thakur said the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act of 1985 was enacted with stringent provisions to curb this menace.
(With inputs from agencies.)