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The police officer added that the party drug came from Hydreabad and was supplied in Indore too.(AP/Representational image)

Ecstasy pills worth Rs 50cr seized in Indore, racket has Telangana & Africa links

By Neha Jain | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Indore
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 01:25 PM IST
A senior police officer said that this was perhaps the biggest seizure of MDMA in the country in recent memory.
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The officer, Thounaojam Brinda, is an additional superintendent, Manipur police. (Photo Sourced)
The officer, Thounaojam Brinda, is an additional superintendent, Manipur police. (Photo Sourced)

Accused acquitted, Manipur cop returns medal awarded for busting drugs racket

By Sobhapati Samom | Hindustan Times, Imphal
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 02:18 AM IST
The Special Court (ND&PS) in Imphal on Thursday acquitted Lhukhosei Zou, former chairman Chandel Autonomous District Council, and six others stating that the prosecution has totally failed to prove the charges levelled against them.
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Cancer patients receiving immunotherapy drugs have a higher risk of heart problems(Twitter/RutgersCancer)
Cancer patients receiving immunotherapy drugs have a higher risk of heart problems(Twitter/RutgersCancer)

Cancer patients receiving immunotherapy drugs more prone to heart problems, death from a stroke: Study

By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | Washington
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 11:40 AM IST
A new study has found that the risks of heart failure, irregular heart beat (arrhythmia), inflammation of the heart (myocarditis or pericarditis) or heart-related death such as a heart attack were higher in cancer patients who were receiving immunotherapy drugs as compared to those who were not being treated in this way.
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The Goa police say it has seized narcotics worth Rs 6.8 crore this year compared to the Rs 5.5 crore last year. (Photo@spnorthgoa)
The Goa police say it has seized narcotics worth Rs 6.8 crore this year compared to the Rs 5.5 crore last year. (Photo@spnorthgoa)

Drugs worth Rs 35 lakh seized in Goa; 3 arrested

By Gerard de Souza | Hindustan Times, Panaji
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 07:49 PM IST
The overnight raids were all conducted in Arambol village in North Goa that is a big draw among tourists.
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Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Nawab Malik on Sunday said that drug addicts should be sent to rehabilitation centres and not jail.(ANI Twitter)
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Nawab Malik on Sunday said that drug addicts should be sent to rehabilitation centres and not jail.(ANI Twitter)

‘Is NCB giving publicity to drug traffickers by arresting people from film industry?’: Nawab Malik

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 02:55 PM IST
In the latest raid by the NCB in its probe launched into the consumption and possession of drugs by people in Bollywood, sleuths searched the couple’s office and house on Saturday and recovered 86.5 gram of cannabis, according to reports.
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Arjun Rampal arrives at NCB office in Mumbai for questioning in drugs-case(Bhushan Koyande/ HT Photo)
Arjun Rampal arrives at NCB office in Mumbai for questioning in drugs-case(Bhushan Koyande/ HT Photo)

Arjun Rampal arrives at NCB office in Mumbai for questioning in drugs-case

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2020 12:22 PM IST
The summons were issued to the actor on Wednesday after the agency conducted raids at his premises on November 9.
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Four people were arrested by the NCB in raids. (Photo: NCB Facebook)
Four people were arrested by the NCB in raids. (Photo: NCB Facebook)

Producer Firoz Nadiadwala’s wife arrested in home raid by anti-drugs agency

By Manish K Pathak | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 09:09 PM IST
Zonal director Sameer Wankhede of the NCB confirmed the arrest of Shabana Saeed, wife of Firoz Nadiadwala.
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Archit Sharma studying while living in the police station in Dehradun.(HT Photo)
Archit Sharma studying while living in the police station in Dehradun.(HT Photo)

‘Drug addict to aspiring lawyer’: Uttarakhand boy’s life story is all about grit and determination

By Kalyan Das | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 09:48 PM IST
After getting released from jail, Sharma’s family refused to accept him after which he took refuge at the same police station where he was booked for theft to fund his drug addiction.
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Kangana Ranaut’s statement on mental illness is problematic and untrue(Instagram/kanganaranaut)
Kangana Ranaut’s statement on mental illness is problematic and untrue(Instagram/kanganaranaut)

Kangana Ranaut’s statement on depression is problematic and untrue for mental illnesses

By Zarafshan Shiraz | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2020 08:32 PM IST
Here’s why you should not repeat after Kangana Ranaut when she said ‘depression is a consequence of drug abuse’ and get further entangled in the taboo around mental illnesses
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The authorities will probe if the seized hash had been brought in from across the border.(HT Photo/Representative)
The authorities will probe if the seized hash had been brought in from across the border.(HT Photo/Representative)

Hashish worth crores seized from Mumbai bound truck, 2 smugglers arrested

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Jammu
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 07:35 AM IST
The anti narcotics task force received an intelligence input about a truck carrying a large consignment of contraband.
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Four people Gananashekar, Siddanath Navali, Naganath and Chandrakanth Chauhan have been arrested by a team of Central Crime Branch police in this regard. (Photo @DgpKarnataka)
Four people Gananashekar, Siddanath Navali, Naganath and Chandrakanth Chauhan have been arrested by a team of Central Crime Branch police in this regard. (Photo @DgpKarnataka)

1,350 kg of cannabis seized in raid at Karnataka’s Kalburgi; 4 arrested

By Venkatesha Babu | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 11:36 PM IST
Chief minister BS Yediyurappa, responding to a question on the ongoing statewide crackdown on illegal drugs, said there was no question of sparing anybody.
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Image for representation.(File photo)
Image for representation.(File photo)

Uttar Pradesh woman held by police for peddling drugs, setting up racket

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 02:01 PM IST
From delivering small packets of drugs in Shahjahanpur district of west UP, Shabnam Ali developed an intricate system of women drug mules and established a racket that spread across more than five districts
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Mumbai Police also used the hashtag #TypeNoToDrugs.(Instagram/@MumbaiPolice)
Mumbai Police also used the hashtag #TypeNoToDrugs.(Instagram/@MumbaiPolice)

Mumbai Police shares anti-drugs post with a punny twist. Watch

By Amrita Kohli | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 17, 2020 08:21 PM IST
Mumbai Police posted a video showing a phone conversation that starts with the question, “Favourite heroin?”
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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

By Agence France-Presse | Bogota
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.
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The state prosecutor’s office in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz said the search was continuing for the attackers(Getty Images (representational image))
The state prosecutor’s office in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz said the search was continuing for the attackers(Getty Images (representational image))

23 killed in attack on bar in southern Mexico

By Associated Press | Mexico city
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2019 05:28 PM IST
The attackers started a fire that ripped through the bar, killing eight women and 15 men.
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The duo were allegedly trying to help members of a gang booked for stealing cars and peddling drugs.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The duo were allegedly trying to help members of a gang booked for stealing cars and peddling drugs.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

SHO, ASI booked for graft in Punjab’s Fazilka

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Ferozepur
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2019 11:24 AM IST
Fazilka senior superintendent of police Bhupinder Singh said police busted a gang of car snatchers and drug smugglers with the arrest of four persons, identified as Shavinder Singh, Sukha, Gagandeep Singh and Vikramjeet Singh. Police also recovered three cars and 150kg poppy husk from them.
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“Folks... please don’t flush your drugs m’kay,” the police department said on Facebook.(Representational Image)
“Folks... please don’t flush your drugs m’kay,” the police department said on Facebook.(Representational Image)

Flushed drugs could lead to ‘meth-gators’, warns US police. Wait, what?

By Agence France-Presse | Washington
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2019 01:09 PM IST
The warning inspired a wave of jokes on social media.
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Nathaniel Abraham who was convicted of murder at age 13 has been charged with selling heroin and methamphetamine.(AP Photo)
Nathaniel Abraham who was convicted of murder at age 13 has been charged with selling heroin and methamphetamine.(AP Photo)

Michigan man, 33, convicted of murder at 13 now charged with selling drugs

By Associated Press | Pontiac, Michigan
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2019 02:14 PM IST
Nathaniel Abraham now is 33 years old. Bond was set at $100,000 during a court appearance Friday in Farmington Hills. Outside court, attorney James Galen says his client isn’t “holding up so well.”
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On September 1, police recovered 6.9 kg of suspected brown sugar from IGP Richard Yimto’s residence.(AP/REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
On September 1, police recovered 6.9 kg of suspected brown sugar from IGP Richard Yimto’s residence.(AP/REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)

Took drugs home in good faith, wanted to nab kingpin, says Nagaland cop

By Sadiq Naqvi | Hindustan Times, Guwahati, Guwahati
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2018 12:08 AM IST
IGP Richard Yimto had taken home 6.9 kg of suspected brown sugar seized from two persons at the Khuzama inter-state border with Manipur on August 3.
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A view of the Delhi high court.(Mint File)
A view of the Delhi high court.(Mint File)

Delhi high court refuses to stay ban on fixed dose drug

By Richa Banka | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2018 11:29 PM IST
The court was hearing a plea by Wockhardt Limited, which had challenged the Centre’s notification of September 7 banning Ace Proxyvon, an FDC drug prescribed for people with painful rheumatic conditions such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
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More than 842 kg ganja was found in 397 packets in a vehicle on NH-16 in Vijayawada. The narcotics was destined for Ahmednagar in Maharashtra.(ANI/Twitter)
More than 842 kg ganja was found in 397 packets in a vehicle on NH-16 in Vijayawada. The narcotics was destined for Ahmednagar in Maharashtra.(ANI/Twitter)

842 kg ganja worth Rs 1.26 crore seized in Vijayawada, two arrested

By Press Trust of India | Hyderabad
PUBLISHED ON AUG 05, 2018 06:56 PM IST
Cannabis weighing 842 kg and worth Rs 1.26 crore was seized in Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh and two persons arrested in this connection. Based on intelligence that narcotics were being illegally transported, DRI sleuths intercepted a cargo vehicle on NH-16 in Vijayawada and seized the drugs.
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Medicine side effect: The technique would be beneficial for cancer and neurological disease patients.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Medicine side effect: The technique would be beneficial for cancer and neurological disease patients.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Drug side effects, breakthrough study promises to tailor medicines for patient’s needs

By Asian News International | Asian News International, Washington Dc
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2018 05:48 PM IST
Medicine side effects: In a significant research conclusion, scientists have developed a new technique wherein medicines will target specific needs of patients.
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After fireworks at Monday’s cabinet meeting over “no action” against drug-tainted cops the government bafflingly replaced one drug-tainted cop with another(HT File)
After fireworks at Monday’s cabinet meeting over “no action” against drug-tainted cops the government bafflingly replaced one drug-tainted cop with another(HT File)

One ‘tainted’ SSP out, another in; Captain’s damage-control move baffles Congress leaders

By Sukhdeep Kaur | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2018 09:51 AM IST
Jakhar says, no drug-tainted police officer should be allowed to continue and if the new Moga SSP also has a chequered past, he must go.
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The Cabinet meeting also reviewed the progress of probes in drug peddling cases and discuss ways and means to curb drug menace.(Twitter Photo)
The Cabinet meeting also reviewed the progress of probes in drug peddling cases and discuss ways and means to curb drug menace.(Twitter Photo)

Punjab wants death penalty for drug smugglers, peddlers

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2018 09:39 AM IST
Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh had called for the meeting to discuss the issue, particularly in the wake of recent spate of deaths due to drug overdose in the state
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Woks (kadhais) used to smuggle drugs to Canada.(HT Photo)
Woks (kadhais) used to smuggle drugs to Canada.(HT Photo)

Gang smuggling drugs to Canada in kadhais busted in Jalandhar

By Jatinder Mahal | Hindustan Times, Jalandhar
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2018 10:28 PM IST
Police claim that previously, the men had sent two consignments (6kg and 14 kg) of opium to Canada.
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The police have ascertained that Koli had come to sell drugs to high-profile customers in the Bandra-Khar belt(Shutterstock)
The police have ascertained that Koli had come to sell drugs to high-profile customers in the Bandra-Khar belt(Shutterstock)

Mumbai cops arrest drug peddler for possession of 5.5kg cannabis

By htmetro@hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 20, 2018 11:48 PM IST
The estimated cost of the contraband was 55,000
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An official said it was the highest number of capsules of cocaine extracted from any professional drugs swallower by the NCB’s Delhi bureau.(Twitter/ANI Photo)
An official said it was the highest number of capsules of cocaine extracted from any professional drugs swallower by the NCB’s Delhi bureau.(Twitter/ANI Photo)

Woman with 106 cocaine capsules in her stomach held at Delhi airport

By Karn Pratap Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2018 10:30 PM IST
The 106 capsules weighing around 930 grams of pure South American cocaine and worth around Rs 6 crore were extracted from her body between May 14 and 20 by administering her laxatives at the Safdarjung Hospital.
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Interestingly, according to research, people who quit smoking also start drinking lesser alcohol.(Shutterstock)
Interestingly, according to research, people who quit smoking also start drinking lesser alcohol.(Shutterstock)

Consumption of alcohol, tobacco could pose bigger health threat than drugs

By Manali Shah | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2018 12:34 PM IST
Around the world, heavy alcohol drinking and smoking cigarettes pose a greater threat to human health than illicit drugs, a new study has found.
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Two brothers die of ‘drug overdose’ in Jalandhar

By Jatinder Mahal | Hindustan Times, Jalandhar, Jalandhar
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2018 03:52 PM IST
Police recovered drugs, injections and some banned drug substances near the bodies.
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File photo of a person purchasing medicine from a pharmacy in Bangalore.(Mint)
File photo of a person purchasing medicine from a pharmacy in Bangalore.(Mint)

‘Fighter drug’ Tramadol brought under narcotics law regulation in India

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2018 06:55 PM IST
Tramadol will no longer be available freely over the counter in India. The synthetic opiate is reportedly abused on a wide scale by terrorists of ISIS.
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