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Coronel was charged by the US Department of Justice with conspiring to distribute heroin, cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamines for unlawful importation into the United States.(REUTERS)

US arrests wife of Mexico cartel chief El Chapo on drug charges

Reuters | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 01:02 PM IST
Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31, a regular attendee at her husband's high-profile US trial two years ago where he was convicted of trafficking tons of drugs into the United States, was arrested.
The representatives of the three sides also agreed to meet regularly for discussions and to ensure timely implementation of decisions made at the meeting.(@IndiainSL)
The representatives of the three sides also agreed to meet regularly for discussions and to ensure timely implementation of decisions made at the meeting.(@IndiainSL)

India, Maldives, Sri Lanka to step up intelligence-sharing to fight terror

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2020 11:23 PM IST
A joint statement issued after the dialogue said the three sides exchanged views on common security threats and “agreed to broad base cooperation by expanding the scope to improve intelligence-sharing...”
An old tweet of Rhea Chakraborty’s is going viral.
An old tweet of Rhea Chakraborty’s is going viral.

Rhea Chakraborty’s 2009 tweet on girl being jailed for drug trafficking goes viral after NCB arrests her

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2020 04:49 PM IST
After Rhea Chakraborty was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau, an old tweet of hers about a girl being jailed for drug trafficking is going viral online. The tweet is from 2009.
Narcotics Control Bureau busted a drug trafficking racket in Bengaluru.
Narcotics Control Bureau busted a drug trafficking racket in Bengaluru.

Filmmaker Indrajit Lankesh claims 15 people in Kannada films involved in drug trade, Sudeep distances himself from row

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Ruchi Kaushal
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2020 08:31 AM IST
Filmmaker Indrajit Lankesh has given names of 15 people to the police in the wake of the Narcotics Control Bureau busting a drug trafficking racket in Bengaluru. He said some “prominent musicians and actors” in Karnataka were under its scanner.
It was the fourth major drug haul within a fortnight by the Gautam Buddh Nagar police.(HT Photo)
It was the fourth major drug haul within a fortnight by the Gautam Buddh Nagar police.(HT Photo)

3 held with 85 kg of cannabis in Noida; 4th major drug haul in fortnight

Noida | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jasra Afreen
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2020 09:52 PM IST
Police seized the narcotic consignment along with 85 kg of cannabis and identified the arrested accused as Delhi residents Vijay Sharma and Shahid and Bulandshahr native Arif.
Such drugs usually reach the illegal market by way of diversion from illicit drug manufacturers, wholesalers or retail chemists.(Bloomberg)
Such drugs usually reach the illegal market by way of diversion from illicit drug manufacturers, wholesalers or retail chemists.(Bloomberg)

Trucks carrying essential goods during lockdown being used to traffick drugs: NCB

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Harshita Singh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 08, 2020 05:43 PM IST
An NCB team seized 60 kgs of opium from a Haryana registered truck from the Fatehpur district of Uttar Pradesh on April 28.
HT Image
HT Image

Shimla man gets 10-yr jail in 2018 drugs case

HT Correspondent | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2019 01:25 AM IST
Was arrested near a gurdwara in Industrial Area, Phase 2, Chandigarh, with 1.25kg charas
Donald Trump put the Mexican government on the defensive when he said he “absolutely” will move ahead with plans to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist organizations.(REUTERS)
Donald Trump put the Mexican government on the defensive when he said he “absolutely” will move ahead with plans to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist organizations.(REUTERS)

Donald Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups

Washington | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON NOV 28, 2019 01:18 AM IST
Trump said in a radio interview this week that tens of thousands of Americans are killed every year because of drug trafficking and other activity by the cartels.
Officials said that examination of travel history suggested that the crime group transported more than £14 million in 2017 and 2018 alone.(Photo: Sourced/ nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk)
Officials said that examination of travel history suggested that the crime group transported more than £14 million in 2017 and 2018 alone.(Photo: Sourced/ nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk)

10 of Indian-origin held for money-laundering, trafficking in UK; illegal drugs and luxury cars recovered

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2019 04:05 PM IST
The nine men and one woman, aged between 30 and 44, were arrested on Wednesday as part of an investigation into a conspiracy to launder millions of pounds of money made through drug trafficking and organised immigration crime.
Myanmar’s multi-billion-dollar drug industry is centred in eastern Shan state, whose poppy-covered hills said to be ideal cover for illicit production labs. Image used for representational purpose only.(HT photo)
Myanmar’s multi-billion-dollar drug industry is centred in eastern Shan state, whose poppy-covered hills said to be ideal cover for illicit production labs. Image used for representational purpose only.(HT photo)

‘Alum’ found in Andaman Sea, turns out it is meth worth 20 million dollars

Yangon | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON OCT 20, 2019 11:06 PM IST
The accidental drug haul off Myanmar’s coastal Ayeyarwady region occurred when fishermen spotted a total of 23 sacks floating in the Andaman Sea.
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) said it has over the last month arrested 21 Indian and six Myanmar nationals for their involvement in drug trafficking.(Reuters/Representational Image)
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) said it has over the last month arrested 21 Indian and six Myanmar nationals for their involvement in drug trafficking.(Reuters/Representational Image)

21 Indians, 6 Myanmarese held for drug trafficking in a month

Washington | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2019 07:24 AM IST
An NCB press release said that concerted and sustained operations against drug trafficking not only resulted in seizure of drugs but also and arrest of perpetrators around the country.
Three suspected drug smugglers survived in shark-infested Pacific waters by clinging for hours to floating bales of cocaine, Colombia’s navy said Tuesday.(@ArmadaColombia/Twitter)
Three suspected drug smugglers survived in shark-infested Pacific waters by clinging for hours to floating bales of cocaine, Colombia’s navy said Tuesday.(@ArmadaColombia/Twitter)

Colombian drug smugglers clung to cocaine bales to stay afloat after shipwreck

Bogota | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2019 07:26 PM IST
The suspected drug smugglers were taken ashore along with the floating bales, which tested positive for cocaine hydrochloride. The men were in good health and will face charges of drugs trafficking.
Most drug peddlers nabbed by police get away with bail as they are caught with less than 250 gm of heroin, leaving the special task force (STF) exasperated in its fight against drug trade.(Shutterstock)
Most drug peddlers nabbed by police get away with bail as they are caught with less than 250 gm of heroin, leaving the special task force (STF) exasperated in its fight against drug trade.(Shutterstock)

STF mulls proposal for change in NDPS Act

Hindustan Times, Bathinda | By Sachin Kumar
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2019 10:58 AM IST
Sources in the STF say that the force is mulling over asking for a change in the NDPS Act, which can only be made by the Union government.
A 27-year-old Venezuelan woman was arrested on Tuesday after being detained last week by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) under suspicion of drug trafficking.
A 27-year-old Venezuelan woman was arrested on Tuesday after being detained last week by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) under suspicion of drug trafficking.

Venezuelan detained at Mumbai airport caught with 80 cocaine capsules

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Vijay Kumar Yadav, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2019 02:18 AM IST
The accused woman has been charged under sections relevant sections of the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.
With the tweet, Rajasthan police seem to be emulating Mumbai, Bengaluru and Assam police, who are known to post humorous messages to reach out to citizens.(Photo: Twitter/@PoliceRajasthan)
With the tweet, Rajasthan police seem to be emulating Mumbai, Bengaluru and Assam police, who are known to post humorous messages to reach out to citizens.(Photo: Twitter/@PoliceRajasthan)

‘Oops, did anyone lose smack?’: Rajasthan Police say they have it, invite owner

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2019 04:27 PM IST
Rajasthan police on Wednesday added a touch of humour to its efforts to identify the owners of several sacks of heroine by posting a funny message on its twitter handle and offering to provide ‘free stay and food’.
He was arrested on Tuesday after the Brazilian military plane he was travelling in made a stopover in Seville in southwestern Spain on its way to Japan, said a spokeswoman for Spain’s Guardia Civil police force.(HT Photo)
He was arrested on Tuesday after the Brazilian military plane he was travelling in made a stopover in Seville in southwestern Spain on its way to Japan, said a spokeswoman for Spain’s Guardia Civil police force.(HT Photo)

Soldier in Brazil’s G20 delegation arrested in Spain with cocaine

Madrid | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2019 08:40 PM IST
A court ordered Wednesday that the soldier, accused of drug trafficking, be held in preventative detention.
Authorities frequently try to separate factions and transfer prisoners to prevent clashes.(AFP File Photo/ Representative Image)
Authorities frequently try to separate factions and transfer prisoners to prevent clashes.(AFP File Photo/ Representative Image)

Brazil prison authorities transfer inmates after riots and killing sprees kill 55

Manaus, Brazil | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2019 12:03 PM IST
Fighting between inmates began around noon on Sunday in a prison complex in Manaus, the capital of the northern Amazonas state which eventually killed 55.
Riot police prepare to invade a prison in the Puraquequara neighbourhood in Manaus, Brazil. (AFP Photo)
Riot police prepare to invade a prison in the Puraquequara neighbourhood in Manaus, Brazil. (AFP Photo)

40 dead as clashes break out in four Brazilian jails

Rio de Janeiro | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2019 12:36 AM IST
No guns or knives were used in the killings, which prison officials said appeared to have been sparked by a “rift between prisoners who belonged to the same criminal group and were involved in drug trafficking in the state”.
Identifying the man as Ahmad Jawid, a resident of Panjshir in Afghanistan, police said he had adopted several fake names.(HT PHOTO)
Identifying the man as Ahmad Jawid, a resident of Panjshir in Afghanistan, police said he had adopted several fake names.(HT PHOTO)

Afghan fugitive arrested for drug trafficking

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2019 07:19 AM IST
The man who “mastered Pashto, Dari and Persian languages” was first arrested in 2014 for allegedly supplying heroin in the city. He absconded from police custody in 2017, while being taken to AIIMS for a backache treatment at the orthopedic department.
The accused, Umar Usman Khan, and his associate Wasim Abdul Sattar Shaikh alias Macho, 37, live in Mahim(HT Photo)
The accused, Umar Usman Khan, and his associate Wasim Abdul Sattar Shaikh alias Macho, 37, live in Mahim(HT Photo)

Man externed from Mumbai in 2017 held with Rs 20L-worth drugs

Mumbai | By Vijay Kumar Yadav
UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2019 01:37 PM IST
A 28-year-old man, who claimed to be a driver with an app-based cab service, was arrested on Tuesday by police officers of the anti-extortion cell (AEC) in Palghar for drug trafficking. Police seized 450g of mephedrone (popularly known as meow-meow or MD) worth nearly 20 lakh from his vehicle and arrested his associate.
Two suspected members of an international drug cartel, including a Nigerian, have been arrested in Delhi with six-kg heroin worth Rs 24 crore. (Representational Image)(PTI)
Two suspected members of an international drug cartel, including a Nigerian, have been arrested in Delhi with six-kg heroin worth Rs 24 crore. (Representational Image)(PTI)

2 suspected members of international drug cartel held with heroin worth Rs 24 crore

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2019 07:58 PM IST
Pannalal used to get heroin from Mandsaur, Madhya Pradesh, and supply it to Nigerian nationals in Delhi. He was earlier arrested in 2013 and, after getting interim bail, went underground, the DCP said.
File photo of police with members of a gang held with 25 kg heroin in October, 2018.(HT File)
File photo of police with members of a gang held with 25 kg heroin in October, 2018.(HT File)

Delhi Police came down hard on narcotics rings in 2018, seized 4 times more heroin than ’17

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2019 12:46 PM IST
According to the annual crime data, 662 persons were arrested for smuggling or consuming banned drugs. This too is a record high in the last decade.
Russian president Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Narendra Modi shake hands after delivering a joint statement following their talks at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on October 5, 2018.(AFP Photo)
Russian president Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Narendra Modi shake hands after delivering a joint statement following their talks at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on October 5, 2018.(AFP Photo)

India, Russia call for ‘decisive’ response to terrorism

By Agencies
PUBLISHED ON OCT 06, 2018 12:18 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi invites Russia to set up a dedicated defence industrial park in India; Russian president Vladimir Putin says youth interaction key to ties.
Drug Peddlers (Face Covered) arrested by Ludhiana police special task force.(HT Photo)
Drug Peddlers (Face Covered) arrested by Ludhiana police special task force.(HT Photo)

Drug peddler woman whose son died of overdose arrested in Ludhiana

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2018 09:19 AM IST
“The woman continued selling drugs even after her son’s death,” police said.

Seven Punjabi NRIs among 10 arrested in Canada for fraud, drug trafficking

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2018 09:24 AM IST
The arrests were made following an investigation that started about a year ago
Inspector Inderjit Singh and former Moga SSP Raj Jit Singh(HT File)
Inspector Inderjit Singh and former Moga SSP Raj Jit Singh(HT File)

Punjab DGP vs DGP: Enforcement Directorate examines money laundering angle in Raj Jit, Inderjit cases

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Sukhdeep Kaur, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2018 11:16 AM IST
Raj Jit is being probed for his alleged complicity with Inderjit in drug trafficking.
Bangladesh authorities last year seized a record 40 million yaba pills, a popular street pill made up of caffeine and methamphetamine.(Shutterstock/Representative image)
Bangladesh authorities last year seized a record 40 million yaba pills, a popular street pill made up of caffeine and methamphetamine.(Shutterstock/Representative image)

Bangladesh arrests 1,700 in nationwide anti-drug drive

AFP, Dhaka | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2018 09:25 PM IST
Bangladesh has been struggling to control a huge surge in yaba crossing its southeastern border from Myanmar.
A people purchase medicine from Medical store shop in Bangalore.(Livemint File Photo)
A people purchase medicine from Medical store shop in Bangalore.(Livemint File Photo)

India, Sri Lanka to firm up plan to combat drug crimes, bilateral meet in Delhi

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2018 03:32 PM IST
A delegation of Sri Lankas’ Police Narcotics Bureau, led by its Deputy Inspector General Sanjeewa Medawat, has arrived in the national capital to hold talks with their Indian counterparts, the Narcotics Control Bureau
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, next in line to the throne, this month suggested the kingdom would consider changing the penalty from death to life in certain cases except murder.(AFP File Photo)
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, next in line to the throne, this month suggested the kingdom would consider changing the penalty from death to life in certain cases except murder.(AFP File Photo)

Saudi Arabia executed 48 in 2018, justice system doesn’t provide fair trials: HRW

Press Trust of India, Dubai | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 26, 2018 01:03 PM IST
In 2017, nearly 150 people were put to death in Saudi Arabia, where convicts are beheaded using a sword.
A top woman cricketer was caught with 14,000 methamphetamine pills in Chittagong.(NYT)
A top woman cricketer was caught with 14,000 methamphetamine pills in Chittagong.(NYT)

Top woman cricketer arrested for drug trafficking in Bangladesh

Chittagong | By AFP
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2018 07:36 PM IST
Nazreen Khan Mukta, who plays first-grade cricket in the Dhaka Premier League, was returning from a match in the southeastern city of Cox’s Bazar when police stopped and searched the team bus at Chittagong
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