Thursday, 29 September, 2022
TopicDrug trafficking

Topic: Drug trafficking

Belongings of missing UK journalist, Brazil activist found at ‘last-known location’ in Amazon

Journalist Dom Phillips and activist Bruno Pereira were reportedly documenting impact of cocaine trafficking and illegal poaching on the rainforest when they went missing on 5 June.

NCB seizes ‘high-quality heroin from Afghanistan’ worth Rs 300 cr in Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh

One man arrested after heroin, other narcotics & incriminating materials found in apartment, NCB says, claims alleged kingpin of ‘international racket’ based in Dubai.

Heroin and human trafficking are the only two sectors of Afghanistan economy still thriving

Most of Afghanistan’s illicit drug production and trafficking happens in the borderlands, building on longstanding trading networks.

No ‘narcotics jihad’, Kerala cops say spike in drugs came after alcohol dried up in lockdown

Inflow & consumption of marijuana & heroin started rising as alcohol became unavailable during lockdown, say senior police officers. Kerala DGP admits drug use spiked, but doesn’t link it to alcohol.

BJP youth leader Pamela Goswami arrested with 100g of cocaine in Kolkata

The BJP said it suspected that Goswami was being framed, but added that if she is found guilty, the law should take its course.

Arunachal Pradesh to screen govt officials suspected of using and trafficking drugs

State Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar said districts of Namsai, Lohit, Dibang Valley, Upper Siang, Anjaw, Changlang, Tirap and West Kameng are among the 272 worst drug-affected districts of the country.

Heroin worth Rs 1,000 cr, mid-sea ops — how NCB unearthed Pakistan, Sri Lanka-based syndicate

NCB arrests 2 Sri Lankan nationals, says the two were controlling mid-sea pick-up and delivery of narcotic drugs from Pakistani and Iranian vessels in Indian waters.

US sanctions one of world’s most ‘significant’ drug traffickers — 32-year-old Chinese national

US imposed sanctions against Zhang Taotao and his Hong Kong-based Allyrise Technology Group Co. Ltd for trafficking fentanyl and other synthetic opioids.

India discusses misuse of darknet for drug trafficking at BRICS virtual meet

The anti-narcotics agencies of this multi-nation grouping also discussed steps to curb increased instances of drug trafficking through the maritime route.

Trafficking for prostitution is more heinous than drug trafficking: Orissa High Court

Orissa HC bench said there is a yawning gap between the law and its enforcement, which results in abysmally low conviction rates in trafficking cases.

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Priyanka and Sonia Gandhi at a Congress rally in Amethi in June 1991. It was at this rally that Sonia fired the first salvo at the P.V. Narasimha Rao government of going slow on the probe into Rajiv Gandhi's assassination | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Sonia Gandhi still doesn’t get that meaning of power has changed in India

Sonia Gandhi’s sin is thinking that any Congress leader would prefer president post over CM chair.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell address the media on the Ukraine crisis in Brussels, Belgium, on 28 September 2022 | Yves Herman/Reuters

Oil price cap to blacklistings — EU slaps new ‘biting’ sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Ursula von der Leyen, who proposed the fresh sanctions said the European Union is 'determined' to make Russia pay the price for the further escalation with Ukraine.

Defence

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Centre appoints ‘China expert’ Lt Gen Anil Chauhan as new CDS

Lt Gen Chauhan retired as the Eastern Army Commander on 31 May, 2021. Prior to that, he was the Director General of Military Operations during the Balakot air strike in 2019.
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AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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