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International Day against Drug Abuse

International Day Against Drug Abuse is observed on June 26 every year to raise awareness among people regarding dangerous effects of drugs and it’s illicit trafficking. Significance of the day Drug abuse and mental health go hand in hand. People addicted to drugs not only put their physical health at stake but also give rise ..

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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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Operation Calypso: DRI busts International Cocaine Smuggling racket

The Directorate of Revenue intelligence (DRI) recently launched Operation Calypso. Under the operation, 504 grams of cocaine was seized and a transnational drug racket was busted. The gang has successfully smuggled more than 3.3 kilograms of cocaine in Mumbai. The value of the smuggled cocaine has been estimated as 20 crores of Rupees. Directorate of ..

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India in top five list of Drug Seizures

The recently released World Drug Report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime reports that the fourth largest drug seizures in 2018 was from India. Highlights Iran had the world’s highest seizure of opium followed by Afghanistan and Pakistan. The report stated that 644 tonnes of opium was seized in Iran, 27 tonnes ..

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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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