The drug war behind the trade war

By | November 11, 2019

When China harshly sentenced nine drug traffickers for selling the opioid fentanyl to American buyers, the November 7 convictions were viewed by some as an olive branch offered by Beijing to Washington amid their trade war talks. Fentanyl, a highly addictive synthetic opioid that can be up to 50 times more potent than heroin, caused… Read More »

Police destroy ganja plants in Gadwal

By | November 11, 2019

Jogulamba Gadwal: Police officers, based on specific inputs, raided agricultural farms of four persons — Dayyam Naganna, Krishna, Hanumanthu and Nagesh — all residents of Eedigonipally village of Aiza mandal on Thursday and found that they were cultivating ganja as an inter-crop for chilli. Aiza CI Venkateswarlu, SI Jagadeeshwarlu and team raided the farm and destroyed… Read More »

2 men from Kerala held with ganja

By | November 11, 2019

Coimbatore: Two ganja peddlers, who used to supply the contraband to college students, were arrested on Tuesday. The Madukkarai police also seized 1.2kg marijuana and Rs1,050 from the duo. A police officer identified the arrested as K Kailash, 21, and V Navaneth, 20, of Palakkad district in Kerala. More

4 inter-state peddlers held with 10kg ganja

By | November 11, 2019

The Mangaluru city police, in their continued crackdown on drugs, have arrested four inter-state ganja peddlers and seized 10kg of ganja, a car, scooter and cellphones, which are totally valued at Rs 5 lakh. They were arrested near Thokkottu on Wednesday. P S Harsha, city police commissioner, Mangaluru, termed it as major drug cartel bust.… Read More »

Ganja trees worth Rs 12 cr burnt in G’pati

By | November 11, 2019

Excise and police personnel burnt ganja trees worth over Rs 12 crore grown illegally on 62 acres of forestland at Antaraba Puruna Sahi under Mohana block in Gajapati district. At the instance of district Collector Anupam Shah and SP Sarah Sharma, the officials conducted raids and cut a total of 1,24,000 ganja trees on Tuesday.… Read More »

Police arrest four,seize 10 kg ganja

By | November 11, 2019

Police Commissioner P.S. Harsha showing pictures of accused (drug peddlers) during a press conference in Mangaluru on Wednesday.   Car, scooter, phones also recovered The anti-rowdy squad of Mangaluru South Division Police on Tuesday apprehended a gang of four and seized 10 kg ganja worth ₹ 2 lakh besides a car, a scooter and three… Read More »

Man tells youths not to do drugs, gets beaten

By | November 9, 2019

BENGALURU:  Two youths attacked a 45-year-old man for telling them to not do drugs near his house in Basavalingappa Nagar near Jakkur on Monday.  The victim is Vinod. The arrested are Wasim and Adha, but their friends are still absconding. According to the complaint filed by Vinod, he noticed a group of 5-6 youths smoking ganja… Read More »

Excise policy yielding positive result: Minister

By | November 9, 2019

‘There is a 40% reduction in liquor consumption in the State in one month of its rollout’ The new excise policy has yielded a positive result. Besides putting an end to irregularities and unethical practices, it has significantly brought down liquor consumption, says Deputy Chief Minister and Minister for Excise and Commercial Taxes K. Narayana… Read More »

Four Kozhikode youths held with 10kg of ganja

By | November 9, 2019

KOCHI: The Kalamassery police on Friday seized 10kg of dry ganja from four youths at Pathadipalam. They have been identified as Kozhikode residents Nijith, 28, Muhammed Shakeel, 24, Satwan, 21, and Vysakh, 24.The cops said a night patrolling unit intercepted their vehicle at Pathadipalam around 5am. “When the team asked for the vehicle’s document, the occupants… Read More »