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Centre should Seal Entry points to control Drug Menace

India’s Sea Ports particularly the Mundra Port in Gujarat and Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh have become porus points for drug smuggling into the country from Afghanistan and Iran, Tamil Nadu Higher Education minister K.Ponmudi said

There is a growing trend especially after some of the sea ports have been privatized Mr.Ponmudi said in an indirect dig at Adani group which controls the Mundra Port.

Tamil Nadu alone cannot wage a lone war against drug smuggling, as the substance is being smuggled into the state from Gujarat through Andhra Pradesh, the state minister said while demanding that the Centre should take steps to prevent drug smuggling into the country at entry points.


India’s seaports, especially Mundra in Gujarat and Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh have become porous points for drug smuggling from countries like Afghanistan and Iran, mainly after the Indian seaports were privatized.

“No matter what steps the state government and police take, Tamil Nadu cannot stop the drug smuggling as the issue has wider ramification. Hence, the Centre should take appropriate steps to seal the entry points and ensure that the country remained drug-free,” he told reporters here.

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