The Punjab Police has caught a 12-year-old boy with 50 gm heroine on his person,meant to be supplied to a customer,at the infamous Daulewala village,in Moga.
The boy,a class 6 student,was caught Friday,just days after The Indian Express reported how
children as young as 13 from the village,known as Drug Haven of Punjab,have been found carrying the contraband in their school bags to be supplied to the addicts.
In the latest episode,the juvenile was on way to supply the drug to one of the customers of his sister,who is married in Daulewala,and is reportedly absconding after the incident.
The boy originally hails from Buta in Kapurthala and was sent to juvenile home in Faridkot by a local court,which also ordered the police to produce the child on June 10 for the next hearing.
Inspector Deepak Singh,in-charge of anti-narcotics cell,Moga,talking to The Indian Express,said,We have increased the patrolling in the village and regular raids are being conducted. During the patrolling on Friday,this child saw the police team and started running. He was caught and on being frisked,we found 50 gm heroine in his pocket. Preliminary investigations revealed that his sister deals in drugs and had sent him as courier to supply heroine to a customer on the outer periphery of the village.
However,Singh said,The child was being used as a courier only and did not consume any drugs. We have informed his family in Buta but no one has come to us yet. His sisters home in Daulewala is locked.
The incident has once again confirmed the intensity of the drug trafficking in this village who 150 residents are lodged in jails while another 100 are proclaimed offenders under the NDPS Act. The involvement of woman and children in drugs has also been confirmed with this incident.
Contacted,IG police Nirmal Singh Dhillon,said,The entire action plan is being supervised by DIG Ferozepur range and situation is under control at the village. We cannot completely stop the trafficking in one go but situation is improving. We will also soon solve the issue of setting up of a check post there. Already the recoveries are decreasing from the village.