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India among major drug producing countries: US

Washington: India, Pakistan and Afghanistan are among the list of 20 major drug producing and trafficking countries, the United States Wednesday said.

India along with Pakistan, Afghanistan and 17 others are major producing and trafficking countries, US state department spokesman Ian Kelly said.

Kellly, however, said that a country's presence on the list does not necessarily reflect its counternarcotics efforts nor does it reflect its cooperation with the US.

"The designation can reflect a combination of geographic, commercial, and economic factors that allow drugs to be produced and/or trafficked through a country despite its own best efforts," Kelly said in a statement.


Other countries identified as major drug-transit or drug-producing countries include Bahamas, Bolivia, Brazil, Burma, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Jamaica, Laos, Mexico, Nigeria, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Venezuela.

The list prepared for the purposes of the Foreign Relations Authorisation Act has been notified to the Congress.

Of these, the US has found that Bolivia, Burma, and Venezuela, have "failed demonstrably" during the last 12 months to adhere to international counternarcotics agreements and to take measures set forth in US law
 

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Smuggler arrested with 25 kg poppy straw

Jammu, Sep 16 (PTI) A smuggler was arrested and about 25-kg of poppy straw was recovered from his possession in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir, police today said here.

On specific information, house of Sanjeev Kumar at Thanda Paddar, about 75-kms from here, in Udhampur district was raided yesterday, they said, adding Kumar was later arrested and a case has been registered against him.
 

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JK police destroys Bhung cultivation

Srinagar, Sept 15 (PTI) As part of its ongoing drive against cultivation of banned crops, Jammu and Kashmir Police today destroyed Bhung cultivation spread over five hectares of land in Pulwama district of South Kashmir.

Special police teams along with officials of revenue department raided Rakh-Litter village, 30 kms from here, and destroyed the bhung cultivation, a police spokesman said.

No one was, however, arrested, he said.

Over the past two weeks, authorities have destroyed bhung, poppy and other illegal crops used for preparation of narcotic substances spread over 50 hectares of land in Anantnag, Pulwama and Shopian districts of South Kashmir.
 

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Police seize 17.50 quintals of poppy in Punjab - India - NEWS - The Times of India

MOGA (PUNJAB): In its drive against smugglers and drug mafia, the Moga Saddar police last evening seized 17.50 quintals of poppy husk from the grain
market of Jhandiana West under Moga Saddar police station.

The two alleged smugglers on sensing the arrival of police managed to escape in the waiting vehicle leaving behind the poppy husk consignment.

Police said on a tip they rushed a team to village grain market where the two sumgglers identified as Paramjit Singh and Sarbjit Singh, both residents of Daulewala, were waiting to supply the consignment to the concerned men of the village for further distribution.

When the smugglers were informed by their informers standing outside the village, both managed to escape in their waiting truck with atleast 30 quintals of more poppy husk, police said.

Police have registered a case under the provisions of the NDPS Act at Moga Saddar police station.
 

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Heroin worth Rs 6.5 crore seized; 10 arrested

Coimbatore, Sep 29 (PTI) Narcotics Intelligence Bureau (NIB) and the police has seized heroin worth Rs 6.5 crore from 10 people in three separate incidents here.

Three persons were arrested last night near the government hospital here with one kg of heroin, police said.

Based on the information given by them, police nabbed five persons in the city, hailing from Thiruchengode and seized one kg of heroin.

In another incident, the NIB arrested two persons, who were moving in a suspicious manner, from Gandhipuram bus stand in the city, NIB officials said.

Both of them were carrying 4.5 kg of heroin worth Rs 4.5 crore in the international market, they said.

The contraband was reportedly brought from Nagari in Andhra Pradesh to be sold at various places in Tamil Nadu. The duo hailed from Namakkal, they said.
 

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