MANGALORE: “Drug menace is a serious issue. If we failed to root it out from the colleges in the region, it will affect the education hub of Dakshina Kannada adversely,” said JR Lobo, Mangalore City South MLA, here on Wednesday.

Addressing a gathering at the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking function organized by Link Integrated Rehabilitation Centre for Illicit Trafficking he said that he had brought the issue to the notice of home minister KJ George.

“A major part of students studying in colleges here are from outside the state. Police are aware about the issue and how it is being transported to this region. Cops should be sensitized on the issue. They should not neglect the issue and act. The drug peddling racket is thriving because it help earn a few quick bucks. The peddlers are not aware of the trauma of the parents or the children,” he added.

The theme of the programme was ‘Make health your new high in life, not drugs.’

Courtesy: Times of India