The Bengaluru City Police has filed 375 cases against drug peddlers and consumers, while recovering 1,785 kilograms of drugs worth Rs 18 crore in July alone, as part of the special enforcement drive launched as part of International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on June 26.
Bengaluru police commissioner B. Dayananda, during the press meet held in the city on Monday said, "Around 47 drug peddlers have been arrested including 13 foreign nationals. Of these, 11 foreigners have been deported. The teams headed by ACP Satish Kumar and ACP Raman Gupta have seized 1,700 kg of cannabis, 55 kg of opium, 40 gm of heroin, 500 gm each of charas and cocaine, three kg of Methylenedioxy-Methylamphetamine (MDMA) ecstasy tablets and a large quantity of hashish oil."
The BCP has launched a student outreach programme to sensitise the youth about the harmful effects of drug abuse. The police department has held drug awareness events in 600 schools and colleges in the city so far. The police has filed 32 cases under Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COPTA) as sale and display of tobacco-based products in the vicinity of educational institutes is prohibited," added the commissioner.
'Golden hour' crucial for recovery in cyber frauds, says police commissioner
Victims of cyber economic offences must report the crime at the earliest preferably within the 'golden hour' (first hour) for quick detection and recovery of the money, said Bengaluru police commissioner B. Dayananda, highlighting the importance of early reporting of cyber crimes especially financial frauds.
Speaking to reporters, the top cop urged the people to promptly report incidents of fraud to the CEN (Cyber Economics & Narcotic Crimes) police stations through the helplines 112 and 1930.
"Cyber crimes are not like other offences as they are borderless, faceless and bloodless crimes and are difficult to detect. Once the stolen (siphoned) money goes out of the victim's account, it is transferred to multiple locations both within and outside the country. This makes it difficult to track and recover the money," explained the commissioner urging the victims to report the cases immediately to enable them to freeze the bank account.