In a statement released by the chennai police, chennai Metropolitan police Commissioner shankar Jiwal ordered a drive against drugs (DAD) to eliminate drugs including ganja and to completely eliminate tobacco products such as gutka and mawa banned by the tamil Nadu government. Action for Abolition of Goods'' (DABToP), special raids against counterfeit liquor and illegal sale of liquor are also being carried out and action is being taken against the culprits.
Following this, the public living in the areas under the jurisdiction of chennai Metropolitan police can contact the following mobile numbers, whatsapp and send information via SMS. In order to create awareness among the public in this regard, banners have been placed on behalf of the police in chennai city. It is also informed that the details of the public who provide information will be kept confidential.
Cell phone numbers for general public to contact
• Prohibition Enforcement Unit North Zone (PEW North) (Pookadai, Vannarappet, Pulianthoppu police Districts) mobile No-80728 64204.
• Prohibition Enforcement Wing West Zone (PEW West) (Annanagar, Kolathur, Koyambedu police Districts) mobile No- 90423-80581.
• Prohibition Enforcement Wing South Zone (PEW South) (Adyar, St. Thomaiar Hill T. nagar police Districts) mobile No. - 90424-75097.
• Prohibition Enforcement Wing east Zone (PEW East) (Tiruvallikeni, Kilpakkam, Mylapore police Districts) mobile No-63823-18480.
The chennai Metropolitan police is actively monitoring and arresting smugglers, hoarders and sellers of illicit liquor, fake liquor, cannabis and methanol, conducting vehicle inspections, intense patrolling and special operations against those involved in such criminal activities. Strict action will be taken under it," it said.