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  • Here’s why the Mundra drug seizure is a cause of concern Sep 24, 2021 02:15 PM IST

    Here’s why the Mundra drug seizure is a cause of concern

    Use of sea routes for drug trafficking is worrying as huge quantities can be smuggled in compared to land or air routes, making detection difficult and challenging for agencies, experts say.

  • Explained | What is ‘narco jihad’ and why has it caused an uproar in Kerala? Sep 20, 2021 06:02 PM IST

    Explained | What is ‘narco jihad’ and why has it caused an uproar in Kerala?

    The bishop’s statement has received support from the BJP and Catholic organisations. However, the Congress, the Left parties, and some Christian groups have expressed reservations about it

  • In-Depth | Taliban and opium trade: Will Afghanistan be the world's biggest 'narco-state'? Sep 11, 2021 05:51 PM IST

    In-Depth | Taliban and opium trade: Will Afghanistan be the world's biggest 'narco-state'?

    The war-torn country's opium economy has blossomed, with three of the last four years recording the highest-ever poppy cultivation. Although Taliban have vowed to crack down on narcotics trade, experts suggest the promise could be only aimed at hoodwinking the international community.

  • A new narco-state is blossoming in Afghanistan under the Taliban Aug 14, 2021 10:46 AM IST

    A new narco-state is blossoming in Afghanistan under the Taliban

    In 2020, the area under opium cultivation expanded to 224,000 hectares from 163,000 hectares - overwhelmingly in areas under Taliban control.

  • Drugs worth Rs 13 crore hidden in albums, photo frames seized at Bengaluru airport Oct 19, 2020 08:35 PM IST

    Drugs worth Rs 13 crore hidden in albums, photo frames seized at Bengaluru airport

    The consignment of 13.2 kilos of pseudoephedrine was found concealed in photo frames and albums that were bound for Australia.

  • Lockdown restrictions help narcotics business reach new highs in India Aug 09, 2020 03:43 PM IST

    Lockdown restrictions help narcotics business reach new highs in India

    Between January and July this year, authorities confiscated close to 6,092 kgs of narcotics - approximately worth Rs 3.04 crore.

  • 2179 kg narcotics seized in Haryana during lockdown, over 500 arrested: DGP May 31, 2020 07:43 PM IST

    2179 kg narcotics seized in Haryana during lockdown, over 500 arrested: DGP

    In a crackdown on drug-peddlers, the Haryana Police seized 2,179 kg narcotics in the state during the COVID-19 lockdown and arrested over 500 suspects

  • Zero tolerance policy towards narcotics: Amit Shah Feb 13, 2020 11:55 AM IST

    Zero tolerance policy towards narcotics: Amit Shah

    The money obtained from narcotics trade is also used for funding terrorism and other trans-national crimes, he noted, adding that it was the need of the hour for all countries to join hands and fight the problem.

  • Narcotics seizure increases by 300%; highest at 3.6 lakh kg in 2017: Report Mar 25, 2018 12:22 PM IST

    Narcotics seizure increases by 300%; highest at 3.6 lakh kg in 2017: Report

    A haul of 2,551 kgs opium (used to produce heroin), 2,146 kgs heroin, 3,52,379 kgs of cannabis (ganja or weed), 3,218 kgs of hashish (cannabis resin) and 69 kgs of cocaine (party drug smuggled into India mainly by west African traffickers) was seized by various anti-narcotics agencies in the country last year, the highest seizure of narcotics since 2013.

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