Darjeeling, 20th July: Darjeeling MP Raju Bista spoke on the increasing instances of drugs, arms, gold, contraband, and human trafficking from the critical ‘Chicken Neck’ corridor of the nation under Rule 377 of the Parliament.
"Tragically, since the past few years, this region is increasingly being used for drugs, arms, gold, contraband and human trafficking. Drugs and contrabands are being brought into India from the notorious Golden Triangle following this route. Due to easy availability of drugs, more and more youths are becoming addict and thousands of families have been destroyed. Along with drug trafficking, human trafficking is also increasingly being conducted through this route," he said in a press statement.
He said that despite the increasing drug menace, the West Bengal government has turned a blind eye to this critical problem and has refused to take any action against trafficking king-pins. Furthermore, locals fear that police may not be able to conduct a fair investigation into drug trafficking in the region due to political pressure.
"I have therefore requested the Union Home Ministry to kindly conduct a thorough and impartial investigations into the network of Drugs Trafficking in Darjeeling hills, Terai and Dooars region by the Narcotics Control Bureau," he added.