Sep 24, 2021 02:15 PM IST
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.
- Sep 20, 2021 06:02 PM IST
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
- Sep 11, 2021 05:51 PM IST
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.
- Aug 14, 2021 10:46 AM IST
In 2020, the area under opium cultivation expanded to 224,000 hectares from 163,000 hectares - overwhelmingly in areas under Taliban control.
- Oct 19, 2020 08:35 PM IST
The consignment of 13.2 kilos of pseudoephedrine was found concealed in photo frames and albums that were bound for Australia.
- Aug 09, 2020 03:43 PM IST
Between January and July this year, authorities confiscated close to 6,092 kgs of narcotics - approximately worth Rs 3.04 crore.
- May 31, 2020 07:43 PM IST
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
- Feb 13, 2020 11:55 AM IST
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.
- Mar 25, 2018 12:22 PM IST
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.