Narcotics

  • Africans held in nearly 30 per cent of drug busts in Goa September 9, 2014

    Panaji: Nearly 30 per cent of the narcotics-related raids conducted by police agencies in the last three years (2011-13) has netted an African allegedly possessing drugs or peddling it, reveal official statistics of the Goa Police. Out of 158 offences registered under the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) act during...
  • Mumbai Sessions Court judge suspended over sexual harassment charges by staffer August 20, 2014

    Mumbai: A Mumbai Sessions Court judge MT Gaikwad has been suspended after a preliminary inquiry found prima facie evidence against him in a case of sexual harassment of a staff member. The complaint was filed to the registrar by the female staff member a month ago. Gaikwad, a judge of the...
  • Narcotics worth Rs 4 crore seized in Delhi August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Narcotics Control Bureau sleuths have seized large quantity of cocaine, estimated to be worth Rs 4 crore, from two African nationals in two separate incidents in Delhi. In the first incident, the NCB sleuths detected and intercepted a parcel containing 120 gm of cocaine which had gramophone records as...
  • 'Drug addiction among Arunachal tribals posing threat to national security' July 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Security agencies have alerted government of an increasing and alarming trend of opium addiction amongst the tribal border population of Arunachal Pradesh which stands to threaten "national security" in this area, already prone to insurgency and incursion attempts from neighbouring countries. Narcotics enforcement and intelligence agencies keeping a tab...
  • Undertrial commits suicide in Farrukhabad jail May 28, 2014

    An undertrial lodged in a district jail allegedly committed suicide on Wednesday by hanging himself from a tree in the jail campus in Farrukhabad. Sanjay Singh, who was arrested from Civil Lines area for carrying narcotics substance and was lodged in the jail since May 26 committed suicide this morning by...
  • 213 kg Manipuri ganja worth Rs 21 lakh seized May 27, 2014

    A truck from Manipur was on Tuesday intercepted by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) personnel in Bihar and ganja worth Rs 21 lakh seized from it. The narcotics consignment, concealed in 21 packets and hidden in specially designed cavity in the truck's body, was loaded near Imphal in Manipur. It was...
  • Narendra Modi cautions against narco-terrorism route to destroy India April 25, 2014

    Pathankot: In the backdrop of inflow of drugs from Pakistan into Punjab, Narendra Modi on Friday cautioned that India's enemies, who failed to break up the country, have resorted to narco-terrorism as part of their nefarious designs to destroy the youth. "The people who cannot defeat us in wars, those who...
  • Easy access of morphine now as LS passes anti-Narcotics Bill February 22, 2014

    New Delhi: In a decision that would be a relief for lakhs of cancer patients in India, Parliament on its last day of the winter session on Friday, passed a bill amending the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act to allow access to morphine as a pain-reliever. The move will...
  • Rajya Sabha to take up amendments to anti-Narcotics law today February 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst all the action over Telangana, there are some non-political bills that were ignored. The Rajya Sabha will take up the landmark amendment to the anti-Narcotics law which will help cancer patients manage their pain better on Friday. Dr Ravindra from Pune is fighting for more than two...
  • 24-year-old boy gets life term for kidnapping MP businessman, son February 5, 2014

    A youth from West Bengal was on Tuesday awarded life sentence by a local court in a 2011 inter-state kidnapping case related to a Madhya Pradesh businessman and his son. Additional Sessions Judge DN Mishra found Abdul Momin guilty of criminal conspiracy and kidnapping for ransom and sent him to...
  • Top executive of the Yash Birla group arrested for drug possession January 12, 2014

    Mumbai: A top executive of of the Yash Birla group has been arrested by Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) for allegedly purchasing and possessing cocaine, and remanded in their custody till January 16 by a local court. Anant Pathak (31), president of corporate affairs of the group, his bodyguard Dilip Palekar...
  • Punjab: Ex-DGP alleges involvement of political parties in drug rackets September 18, 2013

    Former DG of Prisons in Punjab Shashi Kant has alleged that major political parties in Punjab are involved in drug rackets. The Punjab and Haryana High Court has taken suo moto cognisance of the matter and issued notices to the Punjab government and the union government. In his letter Shashi...
  • Narcotics smuggler arrested; morphine worth Rs 2 crore seized September 2, 2013

    An alleged narcotics smuggler was arrested with morphine worth about Rs two crore from village Dadra in Safdarganj area in Barabanki, police said on Monday. Acting on a tip off, Ramu Verma was arrested as soon as he arrived in a bus from nearby Ambedkar Nagar district, Superintendent of Police Anand...
  • Goa, the new destination for smuggled gold? August 26, 2013

    Drugs may not be the only contraband to find favour in Goa now. A rising pan-India trend of gold smuggling and sudden seizures of the yellow metal in Goa, otherwise a narcotics haven, has forced customs authorities in the state to step up vigil not only at the lone airport, but...
  • Drug haul: Police unhappy as NADA leaves out vital test on Vijender April 4, 2013

    Chandigarh: The rift between the Punjab Police and the Sports Ministry over India's Olympic champion Vijender Singh is out in the open now. Unhappy with the tests carried out by NADA, the police said that vital hair follicle test used to detect heroin use has been left out. Instead blood...
  • Mohali drug haul: ED registers money laundering case April 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday registered money laundering case relating to Punjab narcotics haul from the house of alleged drug dealer Anoop Singh Kahlon. The case dates back to March 3 when police seized drugs from a flat in Mohali. The police had seized about 28 kgs of heroin, 61...
  • Hyderabad: Narcotics worth Rs 3.18 cr seized, 6 held November 3, 2012

    Hyderabad: Six persons have been held in two separate cases for allegedly selling and carrying narcotics, with officials seizing over 10.5 kg of the banned substance worth around Rs 3.18 crore from their possession, police said. Two persons were held by Customs officials at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamshabad...
  • Kerala: Illicit narcotic medicine sale on the rise July 5, 2012

    Kochi: Even as the illicit sale of medicines containing narcotic substances is showing a rising trend in the district, the Drug Control Department is groping in the dark. The authorities cited the inadequate number of drug inspectors to monitor the activities as the primary reason behind the issue. Licences of...
  • What Alcoholics Anonymous is, what it does July 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Ever since the coordinates of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) were aired on the Aamir Khan-hosted Satyamev Jayate, the AA office phones have been continuously ringing and their website has crashed because of an unprecedented spurt in traffic. But not many in India know about the entity and the help...
  • Pak PM Gilani's son in Rs 7 billion drug scam? March 30, 2012

    Islamabad: A Rs 7 billion ($77 million) 'drug quota allotment' scam allegedly involving Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani' son has surfaced in Pakistan, Geo News reported. A three-member Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry heard a case on Thursday against the health ministry illegally allotting a quota...
  • Inspector suspended in Mumbai rave party case June 27, 2011

    Mumbai: A night of revelry turned sour for more than 300 youngsters, as the police busted a rave party held at Mount view resort Khalapur, 2 hours away from Mumbai on Sunday night. Deputy SP Nirmala Patil said, "there were various types of drugs around. The investigations are on." The police...
  • Mumbai: Inspector arrested in rave party raid June 27, 2011

    Mumbai: Anti-narcotics unit Inspector Anil Jadhav has been arrested for attending a rave party. A rave party in the Raigad district near Mumbai was busted by the police late on Sunday night where about 300 people, including 63 girls were rounded up. Police said that most of those rounded-up were in...
  • Ants 'ate' 24 kg drugs: Prosecution tells court April 14, 2010

    Panaji: White ants 'ate' 24 kg charas (cannabis) from the official godown, the state prosecution department told the Panaji bench of the Bombay High Court, while opposing the bail of several Goa policemen charged with links to the narcotics mafia. This was stated by the state prosecution to the court earlier...
  • Illegal drug trade via internet on the rise in India February 24, 2010

    New Delhi: India has emerged as a major source for illegal drugs trade on the internet with narcotics smuggled via the country's courier and postal services to the rest of the world, a new UN report said on Wednesday. "Courier and postal services have become a common means of...
  • Qaeda men charged with drug trafficking in US December 19, 2009

    New York: US prosecutors have charged three alleged al-Qaeda associates with trying to set up a drug trafficking ring in Africa to help finance terror operations across the globe. "Today's allegations reflect the emergence of a worrisome alliance between al-Qaeda and transnational narcotics traffickers," US Attorney Preet Bharara said in a...
  • Indian American doctor charged with drug trafficking June 27, 2009

    Washington: An Indian American doctor has been indicted by a federal grand jury on 202 counts of drug trafficking and related violations that entail a fine in excess of $500,000. The indictment charges 59-year-old Narendra Kumar Agrawal of Galion, Ohio with engaging in a scheme to distribute nearly 500,000 tablets...
  • Arjuna awardee wrestler arrested with narcotics June 10, 2009

    Mumbai: A Punjab police official, Jagdish Singh, who has won the Arjuna Award as wrestler, was arrested with three accomplices for allegedly carrying banned party drugs worth nearly Rs 20 crore, an official said on Tuesday. The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) carried out an operation yielding 25 kg of methamphetamine, worth...
  • Ex-narcotics head held in drug scam, names more officials January 30, 2009

    Mumbai: The high profile arrest of the former zonal director of the Narcotics Control Bureau, Saji Mohan is now leading the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) to unearthing some explosive details of possibly the biggest cross-border drug racket. Sources say Saji has named 19 other officials of being involved in the racket...
  • Saji arrest; findings reveal cross border drug racket January 30, 2009

    Mumbai: The arrest of the IPS officer Saji Mohan is bringing forth details of what now appears to be huge drug racket. His former colleague in the Chandigarh Narcotics Bureau Balwinder Kumar has corroborated Saji's statement that a portion of seized drugs were siphoned off. The revelation came after the...
  • Pak link to cop's drug network? ATS to probe January 28, 2009

    New Delhi: The recent arrest of IPS officer Saji Mohan for alleged possession of heroin came as a shock for the police force. Saji, who had earned himself a name as an anti-narcotics crusader, was caught with almost 12 kg of heroin on Saturday. The Mumbai Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS), which arrested...