Another case of narcotic jihad was reported from Kozhikode district in Kerala. Police detained two people, among them a woman, for MDMA possession. Mohammad Altaf (27), a native of Kozhikode South Beach, and Shilpa (23), a native of Kaavannur in Areekode, were detained by the anti-drug unit of the city of Kozhikode.
They were operating from a secluded lodge close to Annie Hall Road, just a few meters from the town railway station. The accused were found in possession of five grams of MDMA that was kept for sale. A weighing machine was also seized.
Altaf, who was arrested, used to run a shop called Alibhai in South Beach. He sold drugs to youngsters who frequented his teashop. Shilpa worked in an air hostess office and met Althaf at this shop. This is where Althaf trapped Shilpa.
Altaf shut down his shop and started selling drugs full-time. The accused admitted selling the MDMA for Rs 4,000 per gram. Shilpa said she chose to sell it to feed her addiction.
Town Circle Inspector Biju MV said they are investigating the source of the drugs and who their customers were. They were caught by the District Anti-Narcotics Special Action Force (DANSAF) under City Kozhikode Anti-Narcotics Cell Assistant Commissioner Prakashan P Patannail and the Town Police under the leadership of Town Sub-Inspector Mohammad Ziyad.
Drug enforcement officials know that many young people and women are using and dealing drugs in several lodges in Kozhikode. Police increased their nighttime check of such hotels. Rather than go after the big fish, local police officers restrict their investigations to drug users (often young girls) trapped in addiction.
Though Islamists are using Hindu and Christian girls as carriers to transport and sell drugs, the CPM regime is in denial. Instead, they are busy filing cases against community leaders who are brave enough to talk about the Narco jihad happening in Kerala and the pseudo-secularism that causes it to be hushed up. This attitude encourages the drug mafia to openly indulge in grooming non-Muslim young women into drug addiction and selling deadly drugs like MDMA.
Experts predict Bharat will face a massive crisis due to MDMA-related deaths by 2025. Drug abuse-related deaths are mostly reported among youths in the age group of 25 to 34. Heart attack is the leading cause of death in most people, while accidents, suicide, and murder are also common. Such deaths reportedly happen within five years of addiction, and in the case of women, it allegedly happens earlier.
As per the National Crime Records Bureau, 12 people per lakh took their lives in Bharat last year, but in Kerala, the figure was over double – 26 cases per lakh of population. Over time, MDMA users generally experience depression, loneliness, hopelessness, anxiety, and memory loss. Most become aggressive, leading to suicide. Action has to come now.