Intensifying its ongoing drive against drugs, the city police is now contemplating seizure/attachment of the properties of suspects arrested for drug peddling. This, officials believe, would act as yet another deterrent against taking up drug trafficking as a means to earn quick money.
The police believe that once they start attaching the properties of suspects, like how it is done by the Enforcement Directorate, then ganja peddling could be controlled effectively. The officials are in the process of identifying such properties of the persons arrested for suspected involvement in ganja trafficking.
The crackdown on drug peddling, especially ganja, has grown more stringent ever since Aggarwal took over as the city police chief – in the last four months, the Chennai police have seized 2,588 kg ganja. As of Wednesday, 414 cases have been registered and nearly 745 people were arrested in connection with the drive against drugs.
The police teams were asked to not stop investigation with just the arrest of drug mules but also probe further to apprehend retail and wholesale suppliers as an effort to cut the ganja supply chains.
Most of the time, the police found that the ganja was being transported from neighbouring Andhra Pradesh to Chennai for both distribution in the city and also to send it to other parts of the State.