At least 67 people, including six women, have died due to substance abuse in Mizoram in 2020 with heroin being the main killer drug, an official said on Tuesday.
“All the 67 people, who died of drug abuse last year, were addicted to heroin. The state government has been taking several measures to curb the menace,” the excise and narcotics department official said.
Most of the drugs, especially heroin, have been smuggled from Myanmar, he said.
Mizoram has been grappling with drug abuse since 1984 when the death of a heroin user was reported for the first time in the state, the report said.
The state had reported 55 drug-related fatalities in 2019.
Courtesy – Mizzima