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8 held for smuggling drugs in Manipur

Imphal, June 20 (IANS) A special team of Narcotics and Affairs of Border (NAB) of Manipur Police arrested the Chairman of Autonomous District Council, Chandel district and seven other accomplices and seized 4 kg of high quality heroin and two lakh narcotics tablets from them. Superintendent of Police Brinda Thounaojam, who led the NAB team, said the raid was conducted at midnight on Tues...

4 days ago
Canadian citizen among four held as Punjab Police bust drug racket

Chandigarh, June 17 (IANS) The Punjab Police on Sunday claimed to have busted an international drugs smuggling racket with the arrest of four persons, including a Canadian national of Indian-origin. A senior police officer said that the gang was using the courier services route to smuggle drugs abroad. The drugs were being hidden in traditional utensils being couriered to Canada. ...

4 days ago
Himachal sees drive against cannabis, opium cultivation

Shimla, June 17 (IANS) The interiors of Himachal Pradesh, especially in the Kullu Valley infamous for cannabis and opium cultivation, have seen special drives by making officials and elected representatives at the grassroots accountable, the government said on Sunday. The number of cases under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act in the state has multiplied three tim...

6 days ago
Killers of Bukhari will not be spared: Union Minister

Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir on Friday condemned the brutal killing of renowned journalist Shujaat Bukhari outside his office in Srinagar and said none of the accused involved in the murder will be spared. It is a sad incident. We condemn the killing of such a prominent media person. The Chief Minister has initiated an inquiry int...

6 days ago
Killers of Bukhari will not be spared: Union Minister

Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir on Friday condemned the brutal killing of renowned journalist Shujaat Bukhari outside his office in Srinagar and said none of the accused involved in the murder will be spared. It is a sad incident. We condemn the killing of such a prominent media person. The Chief Minister has initiated an inquiry int...

10 days ago
Rose McGowan indicted on drug charge in virginia

Los Angeles, June 12 (IANS) Actress Rose McGowan was indicted in Virginia on one count of cocaine possession. The charge is to do with a January 2017 incident in which she left her wallet on her seat after a United Airlines flight into Washington DC's Airport. Police said two bags of cocaine were discovered inside, reports deadline.com. It carries a maximum sentence of 10 years ...

14 days ago
Drug smuggler arrested in Manipur

Imphal, June 7 (IANS) An international drug smuggler wanted in India and abroad was arrested in Thoubal district of Manipur, police said on Thursday. Superintendent of Police (Narcotics and Affairs of Border) W. Basu said that many law-enforcement agencies were after Mohammad Masle, who was arrested on May 30 at Lilong. Basu said that six FIRs stand registered against the drug sm...

16 days ago
Over 800kg ganja seized in Guwahati, two arrested

Kolkata, June 5 (IANS) Over 800 kgs of ganja (cannabis indica) was seized in Guwahati and two persons were arrested in this connection, an official said on Tuesday. Acting on specific intelligence, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) intercepted a vehicle at Khanapara on NH-37, Guwahati and recovered 801.420 kgs of Ganja last Sunday, a statement said. According to it, the c...

16 days ago
Drugs worth Rs 2 cr seized in Manipur, 3 held

Imphal, June 5 (IANS) Police along with commandos of the 11 Assam Rifles have seized narcotics worth nearly Rs 2 crore from Manipur's Moreh border town and arrested three drug traffickers. Tengnoupal Police Superintendent S. Ibomcha said some more arrests connected to an international drug cartel were likely following the arrest of the kingpin. The drug haul and arrests were the...

20 days ago
India, Singapore sign eight agreements

Singapore, June 1 (IANS) India and Singapore on Friday signed eight agreements, including on defence and economic cooperation, following a bilateral summit between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Singapore counterpart Lee Hsien Loong here. A joint statement was issued following on the conclusion of second review of Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) between t...

22 days ago
Heroin worth Rs 2 cr seized in Bengal

Kolkata, May 30 (IANS) The Narcotics Control Bureau seized 1 kg heroin worth around Rs 2 crore from West Bengal's Murshidabad district and arrested one person, a senior NCB officer said on Wednesday. Hanif Sk, a resident of Murshidabad district's Domkal, was arrested with the drug contraband from Domkal's Old BDO More area on Tuesday evening when he was waiting for one of his accomplices...

26 days ago
India has progressed because of its democratic tradition: Hasina

Asansol (West Bengal), May 26 (IANS) Lauding India's democratic tradition for its progress, Bangladesh Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday sought cooperation from neighbouring nations to protect her country's youth from the scourge of conflict, terrorism, and narcotics. We are an independent country gradually moving towards progress. We haven't been as lucky as India which has enjoy...

28 days ago
15 kg gold worth crores seized in Kolkata

Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has seized around 15 kg of foreign origin gold valued at Rs 4.72 Crore in Kolkata's North 24 Pargans district, the agency said on Thursday. Acting on inputs, DRI sleuths intercepted a vehicle headed for Kolkata on Wednesday and seized the gold smuggled from Bangladesh that was being carried in the car for further delive...

1 month ago
US imposes new sanctions on Venezuela

Washington, May 19 (IANS) The US Treasury has announced it has imposed sanctions on an influential Venezuelan political figure, three persons related to him and his alleged corruption network. The Treasury said in a statement on Friday that it has designated Diosdado Cabello, the first-vice president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela, the party of Venezuelan President Nicolas Ma...

1 month ago
Simplified customs procedures planned for exports through India Post

New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The Customs Department is planning to introduce new simplified procedures for exports through India Post to cater to the small and medium enterprises, the government said on Saturday. It said that during a joint conference organised by Indian Customs and Department of India Posts on Friday, leading e-commerce company Amazon and logistics market leader DHL made pr...

1 month ago
Sri Lanka sentences Pakistani to death

Colombo, May 11 (IANS) A Sri Lankan court on Friday sentenced to death a Pakistani national who smuggled heroin into the island nation in 2010. The Pakistani was accused of smuggling 8.3 kg of heroin by concealing the narcotics inside a freight container of imported potatoes, reports Xinhua news agency. Following a long trial, the sentence was announced by Colombo High Court Judg...

1 month ago
DRI, Assam Rifles seize 12 kg gold smuggled from Myanmar in Manipur

Kolkata, May 10 (IANS) Department of Revenue Intelligence sleuths and Assam Rifles troopers, in a joint operation on Thursday, seized over 12 kg of gold valued at Rs 3.62 crore in Manipur, said a release. The raid, conducted on the basis of specific intelligence developed by DRI, unearthed gold from the India-Myanmar border at Moreh. The joint team stopped two vehicles at Khudeng...

1 month ago
Drugs valued at Rs 2 crore seized in Manipur, 1 held

Imphal, May 4 (IANS) An international drug smuggler was arrested on Friday with amphetamine tablets valued at Rs 2 crore in the local market, a Customs official said. R.K. Dorendrajit, Assistant Commissioner of the Customs Division, said the accused was identified as Sujit Das, a resident of Manipur. An anti-narcotics team of the Customs Division acted on intelligence inputs that...

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India, Sri Lanka agree on information exchange for drug control

New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) India and Sri Lanka on Friday agreed on cooperation on exchange of information and other aspects to tackle smuggling of drugs in both countries, official sources said. A decision to this effect was taken at the third bilateral meeting between delegations from India's Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) and Sri Lanka's Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) on narcotics, drugs a...

1 month ago
1,352 drug ampules seized in Bengal, 1 arrested

Kolkata, May 4 (IANS) A large quantity of ampules of an injectible medicine, misused as a recreational drug, has been seized by the NCB from West Bengal's Murshidabad district and one person arrested in the case, an official said on Friday. As many as 1,352 ampules of the drug were seized during two raids on Thursday night. Youths use these injections as a cheaper substitute for heroin, ...

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