Shillong, June 26: Together with the rest of the world International day against Drug abuse and illicit trafficking is observed in the city by Sadar Police Station by holding a bike rally within the town for spreading the message on ill effects of drugs.
The members of Royal Enfield Riders’ Association of Meghalaya (RERAM) took part in the rally to campaign against the ills of drug abuse and illicit trafficking, which was flagged off by East Khasi District police chief Davis N.R Marak.
Speaking on the occasion Marak said that drug abuse is on the rise in Shillong as well as in the state of Meghalaya as a whole and it is not only a crime but a social problem. “The police department requires the help and support from each and every segment of the society to control this menace,” he added.
He lauded the Royal Enfield Riders’ Association of Meghalaya (RERAM) which has come forward on this day to spread the message to every corner of the city on dangers of drug abuse. “The best way to control this menace of drug abuse is to say “No to drugs”, Marak said.
To stop the menace of drug abuse and illegal trafficking the Sadar PS had launched a week-long campaign whereby messages through social media has been circulated, banners have been displayed in various parts of the city, pamphlets distributed to one and all besides holding placard competition on drug abuse.
The programme has so far received laurels from the masses for the pro active approach of the police towards tackling the menace.