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.