In a major drug haul, Uttar Pradesh Police on Friday seized over three quintals of narcotics worth around Rs 2.5 crore in the street market and also claimed to have busted a gang of smugglers with the arrest of five persons in Gorakhpur district.
Police have arrested a Pakistani truck driver along with two of his local contacts from Uri district of Jammu and Kashmir for carrying narcotics, resulting in suspension of trade across the Line of Control (LoC).
Amid reports of strained ties with its ally Shiromani Akali Dal in Punjnab, BJP on Wednesday said it has "zero tolerance" on issues like terrorism and narcotics and the party will not tolerate any political shelter to those involved in such activities.
Facing heat over drug menace in Punjab, the ruling SAD on Saturday asked Centre to ban the "cultivation of narcotics" in other states like Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh in order to eliminate the problem.
A man has been arrested for starting a spinoff version of the shuttered Silk Road website, enabling more than 100,000 people to buy and sell illegal drugs in the last year, authorities announced Thursday.
A new research has revealed that opioid painkillers carry higher risk of death, overdose, addiction or serious side effects than benefits in chronic, non-cancer conditions like headache, fibromyalgia and chronic low back pain.
Having embarked on a crackdown on sale of narcotic drugs within the state, the UDF government in Kerala has decided to urge the Centre to tighten the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS Act).