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Drug trade booming amid pandemic, Asia sees record rise in crystal meth use

The trafficking of methamphetamine or meth, by far the region's most popular drug, suffered a short-lived disruption during the height of the pandemic but rebounded to a higher level than a year before, the UN Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said in a report.
Wholesale prices of meth declined in Cambodia, Malaysia and Thailand due to the surge in supply. (File Photo / Reuters)
Wholesale prices of meth declined in Cambodia, Malaysia and Thailand due to the surge in supply. (File Photo / Reuters)
Published on Jun 10, 2021 10:32 AM IST
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CM not brave enough to accept responsibility for his own failures: Mukesh Agnihotri

Agnihotri also slammed the CM for continuously transferring government officers
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India October 18: Congress candidate Mukesh Agnihotri from Haroli, Shimla on Wednesday, October 18 2017. HT File Photo
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India October 18: Congress candidate Mukesh Agnihotri from Haroli, Shimla on Wednesday, October 18 2017. HT File Photo
Updated on Jan 02, 2021 01:21 AM IST
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Kerala gold smuggling case has links with drug trade, says official

The key accused in the drug case Anoop Mohammad was in constant touch with K T Ramees, an accused in the gold smuggling case, an official said.
Over 20 people including main accused Swapna Suresh and Sandeep Nair (both in the middle) have been arrested so far in the Kerala gold smuggling case(HT PHOTO)
Over 20 people including main accused Swapna Suresh and Sandeep Nair (both in the middle) have been arrested so far in the Kerala gold smuggling case(HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 03, 2020 06:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | ByHT Correspondent

The Hidden Gems : 5 underrated movies that are a must-watch!

Five filmmakers recommend movies that were a miss at the celluloid but a hit for them
Here are five movies that are not to be missed!
Here are five movies that are not to be missed!
Published on Jul 05, 2020 06:25 AM IST
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Five Ludhiana cops convicted of framing man in false case

Non-bailable warrants issued against Ludhiana DSP, three ASIs and head constable in 2018 drug recovery case
The court has directed the five police officials to appear before it on January 31.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The court has directed the five police officials to appear before it on January 31.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Jan 10, 2020 11:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | ByAneesha Sareen Kumar, Ludhiana

Trance music playing in Goa night clubs is demonic: Former Goa Minister

Paliencar said he has now written to the prime minister, revealing the names of politicians allegedly involved in protecting the drug trade.
Former Goa minister wants trance music banned in state night clubs as it may mislead youth.(goa.gov.in)
Former Goa minister wants trance music banned in state night clubs as it may mislead youth.(goa.gov.in)
Updated on Dec 08, 2019 01:32 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Panaji | ByGerard de Souza

Assets of 7 notable drug dealers seized in Tarn Taran dist

Assets of seven smugglers worth 4 crore freezed; all belong to border villages notorious
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Published on Nov 04, 2019 11:11 PM IST
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Unemployment, drug menace key issues in Haryana: Congress

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Updated on Oct 11, 2019 11:06 AM IST
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Civil engineer held with 1.5kg heroin

The Khanna police on Monday arrested a civil engineer for smuggling drugs after 1.5kg heroin was recovered from his possession. The accused has been identified as Varinder Singh, 26, a resident of Kapurthala’s Mothawali village. He had been practising architecture.
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Updated on Sep 09, 2019 10:35 PM IST
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Modi government looks to crack down on drug smuggling

According to home ministry officials, a joint coordination committee, formed only last month under NCB director general Rakesh Asthana, met on Wednesday for the first time to discuss ways to curb the drug trade. According to estimates, India is abusing 36 tons of heroin each year.
The Narendra Modi government has decided to cut the roots of terror funding by concertedly targeting drug smuggling(PTI)
The Narendra Modi government has decided to cut the roots of terror funding by concertedly targeting drug smuggling(PTI)
Updated on Aug 08, 2019 07:41 AM IST
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Village on border gaining notoriety as drug trade hub

This village has been in the news since the Customs at the Attari check-post found 532 kg of heroin and 52 kg of mixed narcotics concealed in a consignment of rock salt from Pakistan on June 29.
After the wheat and paddy cycle, farm labourers find it difficult to earn a livelihood in Havelian village.(HT Photo)
After the wheat and paddy cycle, farm labourers find it difficult to earn a livelihood in Havelian village.(HT Photo)
Published on Jul 14, 2019 07:06 AM IST
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HAVELIAN (TARN TARAN) | ByAnil Sharma

Crime against women declined in Tripura after BJP came to power, says CM Biplab Deb

After coming to power in the state in 2018 by toppling the two-decade-old Left government, the BJP-IPFT dispensation in the northeastern state had launched the ‘Nasha Mukta Tripura’ or Drug-free Tripura campaign.
Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb said most crimes against women are related to drug abuse and such incidents have declined.(PTI File Photo)
Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb said most crimes against women are related to drug abuse and such incidents have declined.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Jun 26, 2019 02:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Agartala | ByPriyanka Deb Barman

Jalandhar ED raids Delhi bizman convicted in Bhola drug case

Police had recovered 30-kg of a synthetic drug, Pseudoephedrine, at his disclosure .
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Updated on Mar 08, 2019 07:01 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByJatinder Kaur Tur

Drugs are not cool, its use not a style statement, says PM Narendra Modi

Terming, drugs as a great menace to society, the prime minister said, as per WHO estimates, over three crore people around the world are suffering from drug addiction.
The prime minister said in addition, to health problems and destruction of families due to substance abuse, narcotics trade is a great threat to the safety and security of the country.(PTI)
The prime minister said in addition, to health problems and destruction of families due to substance abuse, narcotics trade is a great threat to the safety and security of the country.(PTI)
Updated on Feb 20, 2019 10:04 AM IST
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Fake drug trade thrives in UP, parts of Uttarakhand

In Uttar Pradesh medicine trade has an annual turnover of 17,000 cr, and 1.5% of this could be from fake drugs, say officials.
The shocking disclosure followed seizure of fake medicines worth about <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>6 crore after raids on several locations in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand recently.(Representative image)
The shocking disclosure followed seizure of fake medicines worth about 6 crore after raids on several locations in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand recently.(Representative image)
Updated on Dec 10, 2018 12:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By, Lucknow

116 countries, 859 arrests; Interpol makes a grand seizure of 500 tonnes of illicit drugs

Interpol, based in the French city of Lyon, said an operation codenamed Pangea XI had led to 859 arrests worldwide and the seizure of some $14 million worth of potentially dangerous pharmaceuticals.
Workers test seized cocaine to be destroyed at a police base in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. Police say they burned about 25 tons of drugs, including cocaine, marijuana, opium and extasis pills that have been seized over the last four months. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)(AP)
Workers test seized cocaine to be destroyed at a police base in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. Police say they burned about 25 tons of drugs, including cocaine, marijuana, opium and extasis pills that have been seized over the last four months. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)(AP)
Updated on Oct 23, 2018 05:15 PM IST
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Uttarakhand police to crack down on drug traffickers, seize their properties

The Uttarakhand high court had recently asked the state administration and police to curb drug menace and arrest the kingpins, instead of small peddlers.
Cocaine capsules. The Uttarakhand police has formed a 3-tier anti-drug task force to crack down on drug traffickers in the state. (Photo used for representational purpose only)(HT File Photo)
Cocaine capsules. The Uttarakhand police has formed a 3-tier anti-drug task force to crack down on drug traffickers in the state. (Photo used for representational purpose only)(HT File Photo)
Published on Oct 01, 2018 02:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By, Dehradun

India slams UN Security Council for failing to cripple Taliban’s drug trade

India has called for crippling the illicit drug trade which provides financial sustenance to terror outfits like Taliban and Lashkar-e-Taiba. It said these groups draw sustenance and benefit significantly from criminal networks operating drug cartels and stealing Afghanistan’s natural resources.
India’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin, said 60% of the Taliban’s revenues are from drug trade, and poppy cultivation is said to be the largest cash crop in Taliban-controlled areas.(AFP/File Photo)
India’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin, said 60% of the Taliban’s revenues are from drug trade, and poppy cultivation is said to be the largest cash crop in Taliban-controlled areas.(AFP/File Photo)
Published on Sep 18, 2018 06:50 PM IST
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Bhagwant Mann is still AAP’s Punjab unit chief, says Sisodia

Mann had quit the party post on March 16 in protest against Arvind Kejriwal’s unconditional apology to SAD leader Bikram Majithia to settle a defamation case over drug-related allegations.
AAP’s Punjab affairs in-charge and Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia(HT File)
AAP’s Punjab affairs in-charge and Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia(HT File)
Updated on May 05, 2018 09:37 PM IST
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Thane 2,000-crore drug haul: Mamta Kulkarni’s properties to be attached

Thane police had issued notices against her three flats in Versova in Mumbai, which cost around Rs20 crore.
Till now, 14 people have been arrested in the case, while five are on the run and are abroad, including Kulkarni.(HT FILE)
Till now, 14 people have been arrested in the case, while five are on the run and are abroad, including Kulkarni.(HT FILE)
Updated on Apr 27, 2018 03:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Thane

Drug trade: Navjot Sidhu demands Majithia’s arrest, says enough evidence in STF report

Addressing a press conference here, Sidhu said he has procured the 340-page report prepared by the special task force (STF), which has sufficient evidence to arrest Majithia
HT File(Punjab local bodies minister Navjot Singh Sidhu)
HT File(Punjab local bodies minister Navjot Singh Sidhu)
Updated on Mar 16, 2018 10:29 PM IST
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Arvind Kejriwal has ‘murdered’ AAP in Punjab, says Navjot Singh Sidhu

The Delhi chief minister had on Thursday apologised to Majithia for accusing him of being involved in the drug trade in Punjab, saying he had learnt that his allegations were unfounded.
Arvind Kejriwal and Navjot Singh Sidhu(HT Photo)
Arvind Kejriwal and Navjot Singh Sidhu(HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 16, 2018 05:31 PM IST
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