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Amarinder "dismayed" over Modi`s insincerity in tackling drug menace

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 17:24

Congress Deputy Leader in the Lok Sabha Capt Amarinder Singh on Thursday expressed dismay over the Narendra Modi government`s "lack of sincerity" in tackling the "serious issue" of drug abuse in the country.

Punjab rides `high` on pharmaceutical intoxicants

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 15:33

The increasing seizures of drugs, especially heroin, in recent years shows that Punjab has emerged as a major transit point for those in the illegal drugs trade.

Drugs worth Rs 60 crore seized in Punjab, one arrested

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 16:21

A person was arrested and a consignment of drugs, worth Rs 60 crore in the street market, was seized in Tarn Taran area here, police said on Sunday.

Over 70,000 report to de-addiction centres in Punjab

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 00:25

Over 70,000 drug addicts have reported at government drug de-addiction centres across Punjab, following the recent crackdown on the drugs supply chain in the state, police said Sunday.

Drugs worth Rs 732 cr, 2.68 lakh litre liquor seized in Punjab

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 20:16

Drugs worth Rs 732 crore, including 145 kg of heroin, and 2.68 lakh litres of illicit liquor have been seized in Punjab the run-up to the April 30 Lok Sabha polls, a poll official said here on Friday.

National Drug Policy required to curb menace: Amarinder Singh

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 16:15

Former Punjab chief minister and Congress leader Capt Amarinder Singh on Wednesday emphasised on the need for formulating a comprehensive national drug policy, saying a single state cannot confront the problem alone.

Punjab Police drug seizures go through the roof

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 06, 2013, 16:46

Drugs seizures in Punjab have hit an all-time high this year. Punjab Police alone have seized 348 kg of heroin and over 200,000 kg of poppy husk in the first 10 months of this year.

Heroin worth Rs one crore seized, two arrested in Punjab

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 21:51

Two persons were arrested here for allegedly possessing 200 grams of heroin worth Rs one crore in the international market, police said.

Woman arrested with 1.5 quintals of poppy husk

Last Updated: Monday, July 15, 2013, 15:30

A woman was on Monday arrested with 1.5 quintals of poppy husk worth Rs 1.5 lakh, police said.

Drug peddler arrested in Phagwara

Last Updated: Friday, April 26, 2013, 12:37

An alleged drug peddler was arrested today, police said here.

Punjab drugs racket has Chinese connection too

Last Updated: Monday, April 01, 2013, 15:14

Having busted an international drugs racket worth millions of dollars operating from Punjab, police said on Monday that there is a Chinese connection to the crime.

Drug haul recovery to the tune of Rs 484 cr: Punjab Police

Last Updated: Sunday, March 31, 2013, 22:28

Punjab Police on Sunday claimed that the value of drugs seized from alleged NRI narcotics dealer Anoop Singh Kahlon`s house was to the tune of Rs 484 crore.