Wednesday, 30 November, 2022
TopicDrug smuggling

Topic: Drug smuggling

Mundra Port drug haul: NIA raids multiple locations including private club in Delhi’s Samrat

Probing seizure of 3,000 kg of heroin from Gujarat's Mundra Port last September, NIA has filed a chargesheet and made 10 arrests in connection with the case.

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.

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Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.