Kollam: There has been a sharp increase in drug abuse cases in Kerala. In 2014, 970 cases were reported whereas in 2016 it increased to 2985. Though the Excise department cannot give specific reasons for the increase in narcotic cases, they say that there is a major increase in the number of cases. As compared to 2104, the number of cases registered has increased three fold in 2016. This year, 2524 cases have already been registered till June.
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