On The Charas Trail

  • SIT: Charas trail in the Himachal June 20, 2007

    The Parvati Valley in Himachal Pradesh is called Lord Shiva's own country. It also may be called the charas smuggler’s paradise. CNN-IBN Correspondent Iram Mirza went on a trek through this beautiful valley and found charas farms, smugglers and a massive drugs racket. Here is Mirza’s first person account. My first step...
  • Sniffing danger on charas trail June 20, 2007

    Kullu valley: Over 3,000 acre of fertile land is being used to cultivate cannabis in the upper reaches of the Parvati Valley in Himachal Pradesh. A CNN-IBN special investigation team went undercover to the valley and found that villages which don’t even exist on the map are controlled, to...
  • Himachal's illegal Charas farms June 20, 2007

    Kullu valley: CNN-IBN's Special Investigation Team brings you this first ever look at over 3,000 acres of Charas (Cannabis) fields that make Himachal Pradesh a key supplier of the drug to the world drug mafia. Local drug dealers say that entire villages are employed in producing Charas - villages that...