Marijuana trade is running rampant in Delhi. The capital witnessed 122 per cent increase in the recovery of the drug this year compared to the average of the past three years, reports Huffington Post.
In 2014, around 1,780 kg of marijuana was recovered in the entire year. In 2013, more than 3,100 kg of marijuana was seized – the second highest recovery.
What is the reason behind this steep increase in recovery of marijuana?
Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Ravindra Yadav said:
“We have a dedicated team for tracking narcotics traffickers. The high recovery rate reflects ceaseless and sincere efforts by the team.”
So is Delhi becoming the biggest hub of marijuana? The national capital is a thriving market in itself for rackets dealing in marijuana, said an official.
“Bareilly in western UP and neighbouring districts like Badaun, Shahjahanpur and Moradabad have emerged as major sources for marijuana in Delhi.”
Apart from this, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh-based marijuana syndicates, Murshidabad district in West Bengal and several Maoist-affected regions in Odisha are among other sources of marijuana in Delhi.