The regulation enforcement crackdown resulting from election has revealed the a number of routes of cross-border drug and liquor smuggling in Telangana. ‘Desi daaru’ (nation liquor) from Maharashtra, non-duty paid liquor from Karnataka, ganja from Andhra-Odisha border, cocaine and different narcotics from Goa are among the many key routes for traffickers who are actually adopting new strategies to bypass intensified checking.
Following instructions of the Election Fee of India (ECI), excise authorities have gotten a free hand to crack down on the smuggling community.
“Often, test posts are on nationwide highways and state highways. Smugglers are actually avoiding these test posts and taking municipal and village roads. Now we have sensitised the neighbouring state enforcement companies on the necessity for cell patrolling on two-wheelers and four-wheelers on these roads to choke smuggling routes,” excise joint commissioner (enforcement) SY Qureshi advised TOI.
Telangana excise authorities have recognized 72 interstate roads connecting Adilabad, Nirmal, Mancherial, Asifabad, Nizamabad, Kamareddy, Sangareddy, Vikarabad, Narayanpet and Gadwal in Telangana with Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. Up to now, liquor price Rs 27 crore and narcotics valued at Rs 2.7 crore have been seized by excise officers.
Most seizures have been in districts bordering neighbouring states. The best seizure was in Suryapet (Rs 2.5 crore), adopted by Medchal (Rs 2.3 crore), Khammam (Rs 1.5 crore), Malkajgiri (Rs 1.4 crore), Mahabubabad (Rs 1.3 crore). Together with these, Hyderabad, Warangal, Saroornagar, Kamareddy and Nirmal made up the highest 10 districts.
Qureshi mentioned, “Medication and liquor coming from Goa through land must cross total Karnataka. Within the final month, Karnataka has seized three vans of non-duty paid liquor from Goa to Telangana which have been destined for AP, notably Guntur, Krishna, East and West Godavari districts. Consignments from Goa through Karnataka to north and south Andhra transfer by way of Telangana, whereas contraband to Rayalaseema don’t contact Telangana.”
“Low-cost ‘desi daru’ of a number of flavours is coming from Maharashtra to Adilabad, Nizamabad, Mancherial, Asifabad and Nirmal districts. Toddy adulterants resembling diazepam come from Pune. Ganja from AOB goes to Mumbai and Pune on trains resembling Konark Specific and land route through Kothagudem. As there’s hectic frisking on the highway, they’ve taken the prepare route. Not too long ago, ganja was seized in Nampally, Lingampally, Khammam, and Secunderabad stations,” Qureshi mentioned.
The excise division has additionally written to officers in Goa to maintain tabs at airports and different routes to test drug circulation