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Narco War: These figures show why Udta Punjab matters

An Indian Express investigation on the narcotics war in Punjab.

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The Indian Express knocked on doors of at least 10 families whose members were named in FIRs. While doing so, we came across at least 10 people lying on the street, visibly intoxicated, their bodies like the shrivelled wheat stalks on the fields that border the village. Read our full series, here: READ: Full Coverage - Narco War

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At least 2,555 out of the 6,028 arrests - or 42.4% - were for possession of 5gm or less of heroin, 100 gm or less of intoxicant powder, 50 gm or less of opium, 1kg or less of poppy husk and 100 or less capsules or tablets. READ: Full Coverage - Narco War