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Punjab FDA officer murder case: Accused was known for selling drugs, shop raided many times, license suspended in 2006

It was in 1995 that Balwinder Singh, who had done Diploma in Pharmacy (D. Pharma), first got a licence to run a chemist shop under his name. Sources in the FDA disclosed that despite frequent raids, he was neither booked nor his licence cancelled until Shoree intervened in 2009.

Chandigarh: A den of Drugs

From opium and heroin to cocaine, Chandigarh is fast turning into a haven for both drug dealers and users. With smoking a joint or getting doped becoming de rigueur among the young and not-so-young at weekend parties, we could soon see an Udta Chandigarh


Chandigarh drug menace: Five years lost in a haze

Chandigarh has a robust chapter of Narcotics Anonymous, a body that helps addicts to avoid slipping back.

Drugs case that led HC to order CCTV cameras at all Punjab, Haryana police stations found baseless

In the final order of the case, the bench has also noted that “this case has been prolonged unnecessarily by this Court (this Bench) upon detailed arguments having been addressed each time by learned counsel on the innocence of the petitioner and his allegedly having been falsely involved in the case”.

Manipur: 518 drug traffickers arrested in 2018; 2,210 acres of poppy fields destroyed

As per figures provided by the narcotic official, in all a total area of 2,210 acres of poppy and 56 acres of ganja plantation were destroyed across the state. Security forces also arrested 46 foreigners under the Foreigners Act.

Mephedrone and charas go off Mumbai streets; police see rise in demand for cough syrup

According to the police, there are only five groups operating the supply chain of cough syrup in Mumbai. “The gangs always carry the contraband in hired taxis and prefer to use woman peddlers for transportation,” said the officer.


New 'chemputer' system may revolutionise drug production

While recent advances in chemical production have allowed some chemical compounds to be produced at laboratory scale via automated systems, the chemputer is underpinned by a new universal and interoperable standard for writing and sharing chemical recipes.

This Mexican druglord had a zoo, cash-filled jets and gave diamond watches to workers

The druglord used an expensive method to repatriate his profits: he flew the money back from the United States to Mexico in a fleet of private jets.

Mumbai: Four Nigerians arrested with cocaine worth Rs 1.8 lakh

Sub-inspector Hitendra Vichare said the accused led the police team to the other two men from whom they had bought the cocaine. They have been identified as D K Christian (38) and Oliver Christopher (40).

Kolkata: NCB busts international drug racket, three held

Officials said the drugs were supplied abroad through courier and in return, the accused would make a profit of 200 times the cost of each order.

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Narco War: These figures show why Udta Punjab matters

An Indian Express investigation on the narcotics war in Punjab.