Imphal, April 5
Coalition Against Drugs & Alcohol (CADA) expressed serious concerned over the ferrying in of the huge quantities of betel leaf into the state in a special cargo flight on Saturday while state is facing hard time to prevent spreading of COVID-19 Corona virus into the state.
According to a statement issued by Khundongbam Anand, Secretary Information & Publicity CADA mentioned that following the total lock down imposed by the state Government with an objective to prevent further spreading of Corona virus the people have been facing multiple problems on scarcities of daily essential items and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
The release further mentioned that, ferrying ion of huge quantities of betel leafs in a special cargo flight into the state at this juncture shows total negligence of common interest by the behest interested businessmen. And it has been very unfortunate on the side of some peoples who have been addicted to the many of tobacco and other narcotic substances.
CADA caution the State government for proper implementation of Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Product Act (COTPA) 2003 Manipur before it is too late, it added.