Smuggling Corridor: From beedis to arms for Naxals, TN ports become abuzz amid Lanka crisis

While the smuggling racket between Sri Lanka and India is nothing new, estimates reveal that it has gone up five-fold in the past couple of months.

New Delhi, July 20: The National Investigation Agency today conducted a search at Trichy (Tiruchirappalli) in Tamil Nadu. The searches were carried out at a special camp which lodges foreigners with criminal records.

The camp houses over 100 foreigners from Sri Lanka, Bulgaria, Russia, United Kingdom, Bangladesh and Kenya. It was from this camp that last year a Bulgarian national had managed to escape. In 2019 a Nigerian national lodged at this camp too had escaped.

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Sri Lankan national arrested in Kerala arms bust case

New Delhi, Sep 09: The National Investigation Agency has arrested a drugs and arms trafficker in connection with the Vizhinjam Arms case. The accused has been identified as Arasaratinam Ramesh who is a Sri Lankan national.

The case was registered in April in Kerala following the seizure of illegal arms and ammunition from the accused who was aboard a Sri Lankan fishing boat. A huge quantity of drugs were seized from during the operation.

Investigation found that the accused was in the illegal possession of five AK-47 rifles, 1,000 numbers of 9mm ammunition.The case was later taken over by the NIA.

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How Pakistan uses Sri Lankan vessels to smuggle drugs, arms through Indian waters

New Delhi, Apr 01: The interception of a Sri Lankan board with 300 kilograms of heroin and a huge quantity of arms and ammunition off the coast of Vizhinjam, Kerala is a reminder of how grave the situation is.

Acting on specific intelligence the Indian Coast Guard and Narcotics Control Bureau intercepted the Sri Lankan vessel and seized 300.323 kg of Heroin along with five AK-47 Rifles and 1,000 rounds of 9mm ammunitions. The intelligence also suggested that a Pakistan based drug trafficking network was involved in this incident.

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Babbar Khalsa narco terror case: NIA raids six locations in Punjab

New Delhi, Jan 08: The National Investigation Agency conducted searches at 6 locations in Punjab’s Tarn-Taran district in connection with a narco terror case.

The case pertains to the seizure of 61 kilograms of Heroin along with arms and ammunition on September 20 2020 at the International border at Arnia, Jammu. 

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Drugs from Pakistan: NIA charges one in Khalistan Liberation Force narco-terror case

New Delhi, Dec 05: The National Investigation Agency has filed a supplementary chargesheet in connection with Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF) narco terror case.

Under the provisions of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 charges were filed against narco-terrorist Dharminder Singh.

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Sri Lankan boat with 100 kgs of Pak drugs intercepted by Coast Guard

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New Delhi, Nov 25: The Indian Coast Guard has seized drugs including 100 kilograms of heroin from a Sri Lankan boat.

The seizure was made south of Thoothukudi during an operation, which began on November 17. Sources tell OneIndia that actionable intelligence led to the seizure of the drugs. 

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NCB raids show how Mumbai has become India’s leading drug destination

New Delhi, Oct 16: Metro cities have been know to be the prime destination for various contrabands.

In this regard, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in synchronised operations at Mumbai and its connections with rest of India, has made various seizures and arrests which are having ramifications on the narcotics supply chain. 

Slain terrorist Junaid recruited Kashmir youth into Hizbul in exchange for drugs

junaid-sehraiNew Delhi, May 20: In a major hit, the Indian security forces shot dead top Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist, Junaid Sehrai. Junaid, the son of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat chairman, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai was killed in an encounter that took place at Nawa Kadal in Srinagar’s downtown area.

Ashraf Sarai, who is a hardliner was elected after his predecessor, Syed Ali Shah Geelani relinquished his post in 2018. Sehrai was the general secretary of the organisation since its formation in 2004.

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From narcotics to killing Hindus: Why the death of Happy PhD is a major relief

Harmeet alias Happy PhD(Image Courtesy: @SikhYouthUK_)

New Delhi, Jan 29: The killing of Harmeet Singh, a top Khalistan terrorist has come as a major relief for the security forces. The Punjab police had got nine red corner notices issued against him.

He was killed by a local gang over a financial dispute that stemmed out of a drug deal, sources tell OneIndia. The source said that he was shot by a local gang near the Dera Chahal Gurudwara near Lahore.

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Udta Punjab? This election season, drugs flow freely

Drug_abuse380Reu1Chandigarh, Feb 2: The main issue hogging the limelight in the poll-bound Punjab is drug menace. All political parties contesting the Punjab assembly elections 2017 have said that they would prioritise the war against drugs, if voted to power. However, in the border district of Taran Taran in Punjab, there still continues to be a free flow of drugs.

Drugs have been freely entering into this village. The Border Security Force which patrols this area says that there are certain conditions that have helped drug lords bring in heroine. The weather condition in the village is usually misty, and this has helped drug dealers give security forces the slip through.

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