Wednesday, 30 November, 2022

Topic: Heroin

‘Headed to Sri Lanka’, intercepted in India — ‘Afghan’ heroin worth Rs 1,200 cr seized by NCB, Navy

Trafficking of Afghan heroin to India via Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean has exponentially increased in last few years, says top NCB officer. Intelligence inputs led to interception.

Feeling licorishhh? How Delhi Police seized mulethi soaked in heroin worth Rs 1,800 crore

Plan was to extract heroin through a reverse chemical process, say police. The confiscation, one of the biggest hauls of heroin, was done after tipoff from 2 arrested Afghan peddlers

Gujarat ATS intercepts Pakistani boat on Arabian Sea, seize drugs worth Rs 200 cr

A joint team of the Coast Guard and ATS intercepted the fishing boat near Jakhau harbour in Kutch district and 6 Pakistani crew members were apprehended.

DRI seizes drugs worth Rs 245 cr from Haryana, Karnataka in ongoing crackdown on syndicates

Drugs caught were ephedrine and heroin; the anti-smuggling agency has confiscated Rs 19,800 crore of drugs in 2021-22.

Manipur has a ‘hill of poppies’ problem. But CM’s war on drugs must tackle land issues first

After a five-hour hike, a 50-strong team of men reached the top of Koubru mountain in Manipur’s Kangpokpi district and surveyed the astounding view....

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.

White residue, ‘Talc’ WhatsApp group, hawala — how Rs 21,000-cr Mundra drug bust was ‘cracked’

NIA chargesheet, accessed by ThePrint, tells the story of an audacious heroin racket with links from Afghanistan, Iran, and Pakistan, to Punjab, UP, Tamil Nadu.

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.

DRI arrests 8 including 5 foreign nationals in 3,000kg heroin seizure case at Mundra port

The drug haul is considered to be one of the biggest in the world with the value of the seized heroin estimated to be Rs 21,000 crore in the international markets.

3,000 kg heroin worth Rs 21,000 cr seized in Gujarat’s Mundra port, DRI’s ‘biggest’ catch yet

The consignment was imported by a Vijaywada-based company from Iran’s Bandar Abbas Port and the heroin was scheduled to be taken to Delhi.

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Modi govt asked by sanction-hit Russia for parts for key sectors, says report

Moscow has sent India a list of over 500 products including parts for cars, aircraft and trains for delivery as sanctions squeeze Russia's ability to keep vital industries running.


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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.