NCB Preparing a List of Top 100 Drug Mafia Kingpins in India

India consumes nearly 1 tonne of heroin everyday which is worth more than Rs 100 crore.

Published17 Oct 2019, 05:35 AM IST
India
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The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), for the first time, is preparing a list of the top 100 drug mafia kingpins in India to initiate action against them under the Prevention of Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (PITNDPS) Act.

According to home ministry and Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) officials, the idea is to bust the chain of distribution at the top, for which all zonal directors have been asked to send names of the top drug lord mafias. Special focus is being given to cocaine suppliers in Mumbai, given its rampant usage in the city, especially the film industry, reported Hindustan Times.

This decision to crack down on the drug mafias comes after an increase in heroin trafficking was noticed across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu & Kashmir.

“The drug menace is huge in India with the country also being the number 2 supplier of drug precursors in the world. The time has come to take direct action against drug lords in India rather than chasing fixers and abusers.”
Senior NCB Official to Hindustan Times

India consumes nearly 1 tonne of heroin everyday which is worth more than Rs 100 crore. While countries like Pakistan, Afghanistan remain the main suppliers to India, the trade in the country is controlled by the Israeli, Russian, Italian and Nigerian mafia.

(With Inputs from Hindustan Times)

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