Thursday, 19 May, 2022
TopicDrug smuggling

Topic: Drug smuggling

8 years in US prison, ‘drug hauls, money laundering’: The murky past of Paradiso’s Ashok Solomon

The 75-year-old — acquitted in all except a money laundering case filed by ED — is out on bail, but is now ‘under probe’ in a case of culpable homicide not amounting to murder.

From first seeds sown by traders to tribals’ cash crop: How Andhra became a ganja hub

The state has a history of ganja cultivation spanning at least 4 decades. On Saturday, Andhra police burned seized stock of 2 lakh kg as part of ‘Operation Parivarthana’.

How drugs are brought into India: In weddings cards, by drones and hidden in sea cargo

A 3,000 kg heroin catch last week at Gujarat's Mundra port and other recent big seizures have raised questions on the flow of narcotics and their availability in India.

Meth, human hair from Tirupati, AK-47s — Mizoram-Myanmar border remains smuggling hotspot

190 smugglers were caught in 2020, 53 this year. Assam Rifles officers say nature of Mizoram-Myanmar border and limited troop strength make operations a challenge.

In pandemic, one supply chain is working as smooth as ever — that of smugglers’

Criminals have had to innovate to keep their supply chains open. A good example is concealing illegal drugs in consignments of face masks or sanitisers.

BSF constable played key role in Pakistan-sponsored drugs & arms ring busted by Punjab Police

The police recovered a Turkish-made pistol, ammunition with Pakistani markings and Rs 32.30 lakh ‘drug proceeds’ from BSF constable Sumit Kumar alias Noni.

J&K police will now book cattle smugglers, drug peddlers under stringent Public Safety Act

J&K DGP Dilbag Singh says he has directed his forces to use the law — that allows detention of individuals without trial for upto 2 years — against habitual offenders.

India suspends cross-LoC trade with Pakistan at two J&K points

A govt order said the action was taken on basis of reports that routes "were misused by Pakistan-based elements for funnelling illegal weapons, narcotics and fake currency."

Punjab invokes law to detain suspected drug smugglers for a year without trial

The government decided to invoke a stringent law that allows detention of suspected drug smugglers and attachment of properties of proclaimed offenders.

Punjabi singer Harman Sidhu arrested for possessing heroin, the drug he sang against

Harman Sidhu and four others were arrested in Sirsa, Haryana, for possessing 52.1 grams of heroin, worth around Rs 5.20 lakh.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image| kremlin.ru

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.

Defence

Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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