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Malaysian Indian escapes death sentence in drug trafficking case in Singapore

December 19, 2020 4:11 pm

Pragas Krissam, the Malaysian Indian, was among three men sentenced to death by the High Court last year for their involvement in a transaction of 19.42 gram of heroin in 2017, The Straits Times reported on Friday.

Meow Meow ring: Cops probe role of Nigerian man who ‘changed identity after jail term, played key role’

December 09, 2020 10:11 am

Till now, a total of 20 persons have been arrested in the case of meow meow production and distribution ring, which is being investigated by six teams, led by DCP Sudhir Hiremath.

Showik gets bail, court says charge for financing illicit business does not apply to him

December 09, 2020 1:28 am

"Considering the role of the present applicant as alleged, I find that... Section 27A of NDPS Act does not apply to the case of the applicant," the court said, relying on the Bombay High Court's observations on the section while granting bail to Rhea in October.

Rs 97-crore drugs seized from Hyderabad, Mumbai; three including kingpin arrested

August 18, 2020 9:44 am

The DRI officials also seized Rs 45 lakh net cash in Indian currency, US Dollars, and EUROs, said a statement from DRI’s Hyderabad zonal unit.

183 packets of hashish found floating in Jakhau waters in Kutch

June 22, 2020 2:43 am

According to officials, the packets containing narcotics were first discovered by a police patrolling team on June 20 at the waters near Sindhodi of Jakhau, after which an alert was sent to senior officials.

Is Southeast Asia's drug trade too big to control?

May 19, 2020 8:24 pm

The drugs are thought to have originated from Myanmar's Shan State, which is part of the so-called Golden Triangle. The impassable mountain region provides ideal conditions for drug production and trafficking.

Indian businessman pleads guilty to importing banned drugs into US

December 10, 2019 2:29 pm

Jeetendra Harish Belani was extradited to the US after his arrest in the Czech Republic on June 3 to face the charges contained in an eight-count Indictment returned by a federal grand jury on June 26.

Bengaluru police bust international drug racket, seize contraband worth over Rs 1 crore

November 29, 2019 6:37 pm

A total of 2. 665 kg of drugs, 14 packets of Marijuana hidden in milk powder boxes, weed-flavoured cigarettes, and 12 chocolate packets were also recovered during the raid apart from Rs 1 lakh in cash, the police added.

US state's costly anti-drug ad campaign says 'Meth, I'm on it', gets laughs on social media

November 19, 2019 12:24 pm

The images featured the words, ``Meth. I'm on it.'' over photos of people in cowboy hats, in a coffee shop or on a football field. Many on social media joked about the images making it appear the people in the photos are on meth.

Dakha bypoll: Still counting its men lost to drugs

October 16, 2019 9:20 am

As Dakha prepares for a bypoll on October 21, The Indian Express meets three families in the constituency who lost their children to drugs — in 2017, 2018 and 2019 — after Congress gained power promising to smash the supply chain ‘within four weeks’.


Narco War: These figures show why Udta Punjab matters

June 09, 2016 9:04 am

An Indian Express investigation on the narcotics war in Punjab.