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Friday, June 05, 2020



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’.

UK fears crisis as 11.5 million get potentially addictive drugs

September 10, 2019 8:46 am

In 2017 to 2018 alone, 11.5 million adults in England - more than a quarter of the adult population - was prescribed one or more of the medicines under review, the PHE analysis found.

Crackdown on ‘black sheep’ in police force: In two years, 66 drug cases against cops, 88 booked

August 17, 2019 8:53 pm

The duo’s arrest came a day after Senior Superintendent of Police, Khanna, Gursharandeep Singh dismissed head constable Gagandeep Singh for peddling heroin.

Punjab: The invisible drug addicts

July 04, 2019 5:23 pm

Waging a war against drugs for close to a decade, the government in Punjab focussed mostly on the male addicts. It was only last year that the need for a de-addiction centre exclusively for women was felt and one was set up at Kapurthala

Duo fighting against drugs turn their attention to Chandigarh

June 27, 2019 12:47 pm

When asked about their synergy at work, Singh said, “Rajinder reads my mind and we both complement each other.” Meanwhile, Rajinder Singh said, “Sahib Singh is an inspiration for me.”

Punjab drugs: 32% OOAT patients fall off radar, retention rate dip worries govt

June 27, 2019 9:59 am

An anti-drug campaign meeting involving top officials of Punjab government, held last month, deliberated upon the “retention rate of 68 per cent patients in OOAT centres”.


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.