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Ndrangheta

The Italian authorities believe that the Ndrangheta Mafia is responsible for controlling the massive amount of cocaine entering Europe from South America. This was confirmed by the Italian Government after a massive mafia trial targeting the Ndrangheta group. Ndrangheta The Ndrangheta is a prominent Italian Mafia based in the region of Calabria. The Mafia has ..

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Himachal Pradesh Integrated Drug Prevention Policy

The Himachal Pradesh Government has recently announced that Integrated Drug Prevention, Treatment, Management and Rehabilitation Programme is to be framed soon. Integrated Drug Prevention Policy The following are the Key Features of the policy: The policy will be named as “State Policy of Drug Prevention, Treatment, Management and Rehabilitation Programme”. The policy aims to increase ..

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India-Myanmar Bilateral Meeting on Drug Control Operation

The fifth India-Myanmar Bilateral Meeting on Drug Control Operation was recently held. During the meet, the Narcotics Control Bureau of India and the Central Committee on Drug Abuse Control of Myanmar agreed to exchange timely information to conduct follow up investigation on new psychotropic substances, drug seizures. Also, they agreed to conduct regular field level ..

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Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyan launched in 272 districts

On September 20, 2020, the minister of state for Social justice and Empowerment Shri Ratan Lal Kataria said in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha that the Ministry has launched Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyan in more than 272 districts so far. The National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction has been formulated ..

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Facts Box: World Drug Report 2020

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime recently released the World Drug Report, 2020. The report highlighted the possible consequences the COVID-19 on illegal drug production and supply. Key Findings of the report The report says that around 26.9 crore people used drugs in 2018. This was 30% more than those used in 2009. ..

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