Man nabbed with pistol, 280-kg ganja

By | May 14, 2019

Accused comes out of a court on Sunday. Tribune photo: Vicky Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 12 In probably the biggest haul of drugs by the UT police, the crime branch has nabbed a 37-year-old man who was ferrying 280 kg of ganja in an MPV. A pistol was also recovered from him.A team of… Read More »

Ganja worth Rs 12 lakh seized, 2 held

By | May 14, 2019

Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police, Sunday, seized contraband ganja worth over Rs 12 lakhs from a mini truck parked along the national highway near Jayadev Vihar square here. The police also arrested two persons on charges of ferrying the contraband item. According to sources, the accused persons were transporting the ganja, sourced from Andhra, to Kolkata. The… Read More »

Drugs rampant in Sirsa, but not an election issue

By | May 7, 2019

SIRSA: In the din of political campaign, as almost every political party in Sirsa ( parliamentary constituency seeks votes in the name of its leaders, caste/clan and connections/clout or by approaching Dera Sacha Sauda (, nobody has raked up the issue of drug addiction that has assumed alarming proportions in this border district in recent… Read More »

Illegal cultivation of poppy destroyed

By | May 7, 2019

Excelsior CorrespondentRAJOURI, May 6: Continuing its efforts to keep a check on the peddling of narcotics and other allied substances, the police has destroyed an illegal cultivation of poppy straw from a field in Hayatpura village of Manjakote in Rajouri district.An information was received from reliable source that a person namely, Ajaz Ahmed Khan, son… Read More »

Man Arrested For Possessing Narcotic Drugs

By | May 7, 2019

DHANDING: A team from the Narcotic Drugs Control Bureau Kathmandu and the Area Police Office Gajuri has arrested a person for possessing opium and marijuana this morning.The police team arrested Kalche Bohara, 46, of Uttar Behada, Dhangadhi Sub-Metropolitan City-4, Kailali district in this connection. He was arrested from a gravel road at Sotikhola of Gajuri rural… Read More »

Hyderabad: Rs 1 crore worth ganja seized, 2 arrested

By | May 7, 2019

Hyderabad: Following a tip, the Medak excise and enforcement team nabbed two drug traffickers who were engaged in smuggling marijuana. The team arrested the  accused, who were commuting in separate vehicles, and seized 508 kg of marijuana, worth around Rs 1 crore in the international market, from their possession at the Muthangi toll plaza on Sunday… Read More »

US opioid crisis and India’s own drug problems

By | May 6, 2019

US has been waging a war against drugs, pharmaceutical companies and their executives who are pushing these drugs to doctors through inducements. Last week, John Kapoor, the Indian-origin founder of US-based Insys Therapeutics became the first pharmaceutical boss to be convicted on charges of racketeering in a case linked to the US opioid crisis. A… Read More »