NARCOTIC INTELLIGENCE BUREAU, CID OF TAMIL NADU
- Initially, a small Unit was created under the control of the Superintendent of Police, Crime Branch CID., Chennai in the year 1963 vide order 14/63 dated 17.12.1963.
- Later, it was brought under the control of the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Enforcement and a Deputy Superintendent of Police, PIB (Prohibition Intelligence Bureau), Chennai headed this unit.
- In the year 1973, the Government of Tamil Nadu ordered to re-designate the prohibition Intelligence Bureau (PIB) as Narcotic Intelligence Bureau (NIB) vide G.O.Ms.No.2934, dated 13.11.1973 and supervised by the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Enforcement, Chennai.
- On 11.10.1982, the NIB CID, was brought under the control of Deputy Inspector General of Police of Police CB CID., Chennai. Further, in the Government Order No.1730, Home (Pol XIII) Department, Dated 04.08.1984, NIB CID Unit has been declared as a ‘Police Station’ under the control of DSP for the whole state of Tamil Nadu.
- In the Government order No.2051, Home (Police-IV) Department, dated 27.08.1987, the strength of the NIB CID Unit was augmented by sanctioning of three new units at Trichy, Madurai and Salem. Then in the G.O.Ms.No.1608 Home (Services-A) Dept., dt 09.07.1990, this unit was strengthened with additional staffs and Units of 1 –SP, 1- ADSP and three more units at Dindugul, Theni and Kallakurichi (Which was later re-designated as Villupuram). Further, as per the G.O.Ms.No.1179, Home (POL.XII) Dept., dated 03.08.1995 has sanctioned five more units at Ramnad, Coimbatore, Tuticorin, Vellore, and Nagapattinam. In addition, as per G.O.Ms.No.325, P&E (XVI) Depart, dated 16.09.2004, 3 new units have been opened at Kanchipuram, Sivagangai and Kanyakumari. Further, as per G.O.(Ms) No.518, Home (Pol.II) Department, dated 23.06.2005, the Government accorded sanction for 11 posts of DSPs temporarily for a period of one year at Kanchipuram, Trichy, Thanjavur and Tirunelveli. As per G.O.Ms.No.700 Home (Pol. XVI) Department, dated 25.02.2007, 3 units of Kancheepuram, Sivagangai and Kanyakumari were declared as police stations.
Drugs are chemical substances with a capacity to affect the central Nervous system by producing a state of intoxication or a similar change in mental functions. Drugs encompass a large number of preparation.
- Narcotic Drugs
- Psychotropic Substances
- Medicinal Drugs
- General Anesthetics
- Volatile solvents
- Doping agents
- Alcohol & Tobacco
OBJECTIVES OF NARCOTIC INTELLIGENCE BUREAU, CID.
This is the exclusive agency to prevent the drug menace and to control the trafficking of Narcotic Drugs & Psychotropic Substances by way of effective enforcement of the NDPS ACT 1985. The main objective of the NIBCID Units are to collect intelligence and set up quality informants regarding Selling, Transporting and Cultivation of Narcotic substances and taking action against Drug Peddlers and Conducting intensive raids, seizing the contrabands and arresting of the accused, liasioning with Central agencies like NCB, DRI and Customs and state agencies such as “Q” Branch CID, SBCID to get details of the drug peddlers who are active all over India. Trafficking of drugs by Indian Fisher men, Indians of Srilankan Origin via coastal areas such as Rameshwaram, Tuticorin, Tiruchendur, Kanyakumari are controlled by Ramnad, Nagapattinam, and Tuticorin NIB CID units. Further by doing combined operation with Forest officials to eradicate the cultivation of illicit crops forming in the forests.
ACTIVITIES OF NARCOTIC INTELLIGENCE BUREAU, CID.
For the last years of 2019, 2020 & 2021 the NIBCID units of Tamil Nadu detected 2541 cases and arrested 2948 accused and Seized Dry Ganja 16068.548 , Green Ganja 2949.195 KG, Heroin 2.439 KG, Amphetamine 7.890 KG, Cocaine 0.473 KG, Ketamine 4.100 KG, Opium 0.251 KG, LSD Stamp 0.053 KG, Methamphetaminie 85.118 KG, Hashish Oil 1.002KG, Charas 27.220KG, and MDMA 0.152KG.
To curb the frequent activities of the Drug offenders, they are detained under the Tamil Nadu Prevention of BDGIFSSV Act 1982. For the last three years, 47 Drug offenders were detained under this Act. The Drug awareness Program in all Districts and Commissionerates will be conducted among School / College students and public to spread awareness regarding the health hazards of drugs. To create awareness among the public against the drug abuse to illicit trafficking in Narcotic Drugs & Psychotropic Substances, every year the 26th of June has been inaugurated as the International day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. The NIBCID has taken special efforts to destroy the Confiscated Narcotic drugs involved in the cases disposed by courts. The confiscated Narcotic drugs fit for destruction were collected by the NIBCID units from respected courts and form a Drug Disposal Committee and will destroy the contrabands at G J MULTICLAVE PVT LTD, Thenmelpakkam, Kancheepuram District. To cut the inflow of Ganja to Tamil Nadu from Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, Inter se co-ordination committee every year with the ADGP, Crime, Chennai as the head in this Committee. The statewide Police officers will attend the meeting and discuss the Narcotic Contraband menace. Drug traffickers are adaptable and react to interdiction success by shifting routes and changing modes of transportation. Trafficking of drugs takes place across Tamil Nadu's Coasts such as Rameshwaram, Tuticorin, Tiruchendur, Kanyakumari in which Indian Fisher-men, Indians of Sri Lankan origin, traders play key roles. The NIBCID units are coordinating with other enforcement agencies Like NCB, Forest Dept, Coast Guard and etc., to avoid the other routes of drug trafficking.
Strength of the Narcotic Intelligence Bureau Cid.
At present, the state NIB CID is headed by the Superintendent of Police, and assisted by 1 Additional Superintendent of Police, 12 Deputy Superintendent of Police, 16 Inspectors, 17 Sub-Inspectors and 126 other ranks. Each NIB unit has a jurisdiction extending from 1 to 4 districts and Inspector heads the unit with the strength noted against each unit as below. The state NIB CID is functioning under the overall supervision of ADGP, Crime assisted by the Inspector General of Police, Crime (SIT) and Deputy Inspector General of Police, CB CID (SIT).
Now, totally 15 units were functioning in the state. The DSP’s & Inspectors of Police head the units. They are,