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Drugs and Narcotics

BJP leader Rakesh Singh, arrested in connection with a drug related case, being produced in a local court in Kolkata.

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Jharkhand Police destroy illegal opium cultivation in Chatra district of Jharkhand.

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Dia Mirza’s former manager Rahila Furniturewala arrives for a medical examination at Ballard Estate in a drug related case, in Mumbai

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Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal's sister Komal Rampal arrives at NCB office in Mumbai.

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Indian Coast Guard (ICG) seized a Sri Lankan boat Shenaya Duwa with 100 kgs heroin, 20 boxes of synthetic drugs, five pistols and Thuraya satellite phone.

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Comedian Bharti Singh leaves from Byculla jail after court granted her bail, over alleged possession and use of marijuana, in Mumbai.

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Comedian Bharti Singh and her husband Harsh Limbachiya being produced at Killa Court by Narcotics Control Bureau officers, in Mumbai.

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Harsh Limbachiya, husband of Comedian Bharti Singh, is taken by Narcotics Control Bureau officers for medical examination, at Ballard Estate, in Mumbai.

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Comedian Bharti Singh is taken by Narcotics Control Bureau officers for medical examination, at Ballard Estate, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal reaches Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) office after being summoned by the agency for questioning in connection with a drug case, in Mumbai.

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Gabriella Demetriades, girlfriend of Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal, leaves for NCB office after being summoned by the agency in connection with a drug case, in Mumbai.

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Karishma Prakash, former manager of Deepika Padukone, leaves NCB office after being summoned in a drugs related case, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood producer Firoz Nadiadwala leaves from Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) office after being summoned in connection with a drug-related case, in Mumbai.

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Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) officers take a drug case accused for medical examination, in Mumbai.

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NCB personnel take TV actress Preetika Chauhan and another accused to a court for their alleged involvement in a drugs case, in Mumbai.

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Executive producer Kshitij Ravi Prasad, arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau in a drugs case linked to the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, being taken away after his medical tests, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actress Sara Ali Khan arrives at the NCB office for questioning in connection with a drug case related to late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor arrives at the NCB office for questioning in connection with a drug case related to late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death, in Mumbai.

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Karishma Prakash, Manager of Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone, arrives at NCB for questioning in a drug case related to late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone arrives at NCB for questioning in a drug case related to late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death, in Mumbai.

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BSF personnel display packets of narcotics, weighing appox. 62 kgs, recovered along the International border in Arnia area of Jammu district.

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Kannada actress Aindrita Ray (C) with her spouse Diganth at central crime branch for the inquiry in connection with drug case, in Bengaluru.

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Kannada actress Ragini Dwivedi comes out of the KC General Hospital after a medical test in connection to a probe by Central Crime Branch in an alleged drug abuse case in the Kannada film industry, in Bengaluru

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Kannada actress Ragini Dwivedi (red dress) and Sanjjanaa Galrani (behind) come out of KC General Hospital, after a medical test in connection to a probe by Central Crime Branch in an alleged drug abuse case in the Kannada film industry, in Bengaluru.

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Narcotics Control Bureau officers take alleged drug peddler Anuj Keswani, accused in connection with Sushant Singh Rajput's death case, to the court, in Mumbai.

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Narcotics Control Bureau officers take alleged drug peddler Abdul Basit Parihar, accused in connection with Sushant Singh Rajput's death case, to the court, in Mumbai.

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Narcotics Control Bureau officers take Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty, who has been sent in judicial custody till September 22 by a local court, to Byculla women jail, in Mumbai. She was arrested in a drugs case linked to her boyfriend and actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death yesterday.

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Narcotics Control Bureau officers take Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty's brother Shovik Chakraborty, accused in connection with Sushant Singh Rajput's death case, to the court, in Mumbai.

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Narcotics Control Bureau officers take Samuel Miranda, house manager of late Sushant Singh Rajput, who has been accused in connection with his death case, to the court, in Mumbai.

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Narcotics Control Bureau officers take Dipesh Sawant, house staff member of late Sushant Singh Rajput, who has been accused in connection with his death case, to the court, in Mumbai.

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Narcotics Control Bureau officers take alleged drug peddler Zaid Vilatra, accused in connection with Sushant Singh Rajput's death case, to the court, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actor Rhea Chakraborty is taken for a medical test after being arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in connection with drugs-related allegations in the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death case, from NCB office at Ballard Estate, in Mumbai.

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Party planner Viren Khanna being taken to a court in connection to a probe by Central Crime Branch in an alleged drug abuse case in the Kannada film industry, in Bengaluru.

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Central Crime Branch's car comes out from Kannada actress Ragini Dwivedi's society after they raid her house in connection with a drug case, in Bengaluru.

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Kannada actress Ragini Dwivedi detained by Central Crime Branch after they raid her house in connection with a drug case, in Bengaluru.

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The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) produced drug peddler Zaid Vilatra at Esplanade court in connection with Sushant Singh Rajput's death case, in Mumbai.

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BSF personnel seized 60 packets of heroin, weighs over 64 kg, floating with Water Hyacinth in Ravi river, in Gurdaspur.

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Members of Aam Admi Party (AAP) during a protest demanding arrest of culprits involved in smuggling of alcohol, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, at Bahadurgarh near Patiala.

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Residents, some wearing masks due to COVID-19, look at the bodies of people on the sidewalk who died during an armed confrontation, after the bodies were brought from inside the Alemao slum complex to one of slum's entrances in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. According to the civil police, 10 people were found dead during a police operation against alleged drug traffickers.

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Border Security Force (BSF) personnel recovered heroin weighing 9 kilograms during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Amritsar district.

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The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Munro offloaded 20,000 pounds of uncut cocaine seized from known drug-transit zones of the Eastern Pacific Ocean worth approximately $338 million at Naval Station San Diego.

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A covered access point leading to a smuggling tunnel is seen on the U.S side of the border wall in San Diego, California. Authorities have announced the discovery of the longest smuggling tunnel ever found on the Southwest border. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said the tunnel stretches more than three-quarters of a mile from a small warehouse in Tijuana, Mexico, into the San Diego area.

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Ali Abyanov stands inside a cage during preliminary hearings in a courtroom in Moscow, Russia. A Moscow court has opened preliminary hearings in the case of suspects accused of attempting to smuggle nearly half a ton of cocaine in diplomatic luggage from Argentina to Russia.

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Israelis hold signs calling for the release of Israeli Naama Issachar during a demonstration In Tel Aviv, Israel. Israel's prime minister has asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to pardon the young Israeli woman imprisoned on drug charges in Russia.

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Crew members of Indian Coast Guard Ship Rajveer pose for photo with the seized 1160 kgs of banned Ketamine drug being smuggled by six Myanmarese crew, on Indian waters.

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National Guard soldiers block access to a road as they stand guard outside the local headquarters of the federal attorney general's office, in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz state, Mexico, as dawn breaks. Mexico's drug war appears to be back, and it may be worse this time around than in the bloody years of the government's 2006-2012 offensive against drug cartels. That was evident this week in Coatzacoalcos, an oil industry city in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz where residents say gangs have been fighting over turf and extorting business owners with threats of violence.

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Delhi Police recover 510kg of marijuana from two drug peddlers, arrested by STF team, and produce them in front of media, at PHQ in New Delhi.

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Labourers carry bags of heroin, which were seized by from the trucks coming from Pakistan, at a court in Amritsar. The Custom Officials seized 532Kg of suspected heroin and 52Kg suspected narcotics material, hidden iside a consignment of salt brought in trucks from Pakistan at Integrated Check Post (ICP) at Attari - Wagha border.

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Customs officials pose with bags of heroin which were seized from the truck coming from Pakistan, in Amritsar. The Custom Officials seized 532Kg of suspected heroin and 52Kg suspected narcotics material, hidden iside a consignment of salt brought in trucks from Pakistan at Integrated Check Post (ICP) at Attari - Wagha border.

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Smokes and flames billow from burning narcotics during a destruction ceremony on the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar. Myanmar burned over US$ 300 million worth of assorted drugs seized around the country to commemorate the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

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Packages of cocaine, part of s shipment seized by Guatemalan Police are unloaded at an air force base in Guatemala City. More than two thousand kilos of cocaine were confiscated next to a semi-destroyed plane in Champerico on the Pacific coast, southwest of the city, according to the police bulletin released on Sunday.

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A view of a village, in Khunti. Khunti, the land of freedom fighter Birsa Munda, is gaining notoriety for acres of opinum cultivation that reaches national and international markets.

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Police officers stand as a column of smoke rises from a drug disposal operation in La Chorrera, Panama. Panamanian police burned at least 10 tons of cocaine, marijuana and heroin seized in drug operations within the last three months.

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Authorities burn seized cocaine, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The Honduran military police burned 3282.68 pounds of cocaine collected from three anti-drug operations in 2017-2018 in distinct locations across the country in an ongoing effort against the drug trade.

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Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal, spiritual leader and founder of the Art of Living, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and actor Varun Sharma at the launch of Drug Free India campaign in Hisar.

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Irfan, an accused in a drug cartel case for alleged possession of 20kg heroin, is produced by Delhi Police Special Cell at the Police Headquarters in New Delhi.

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Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar at the conference for a joint strategy to curb the drug menace, in Chandigarh.

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People take part in a candle march against alleged drug peddling and flesh trade at M.G Road, in Gurgaon.

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Members of Akal Purakh Ki Fauj (APKF) hold placards during a campaign against drug menace and to spread awareness regarding its use among the youth, in Amritsar.

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President Ram Nath Kovind speaks during a function to present the 'National Awards for outstanding services in the field of Prevention of Alcoholism and Substance (Drug) Abuse', in New Delhi.

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BSF jawan and border area students attend a marathon rally near India-Bangladesh border to raise awareness for International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, in Dharmanagar.

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Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) jawan and school students participate in an awareness rally on the occasion of International day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in Patna.

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A Cambodian police, right, and a drug expert hold drug pills in plastic bags during a ceremony to mark the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking , in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

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Cambodian authority burn pile of drugs during a ceremony to mark the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

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Cambodian drug experts prepare drug pills during a ceremony to mark the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Cambodian authorities torched more than 3 tons of drugs as part of a campaign to wipe out synthetic drugs recently uncovered in the country.

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Armed police officers stand at the Red beach during a search for alleged drug traffickers at the Urca neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A shootout erupted next to Rio de Janeiro's iconic Sugarloaf mountain and brought one of the city's most touristy areas to a halt.

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Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh launches the second phase of his government’s initiative 'Drug Abuse Prevention Officer (DAPO)' to engage youth against drugs, at Tarn Tarn.

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Actress Rose McGowan, center, and her attorney Jessica Carmichael, right, arrive for a preliminary on her drug possession charge at Loudoun County District Court in Leesburg, Va. Authorities say cocaine was found in a wallet McGowan left behind on a flight to Dulles Airport in 2017. McGowan is seeking to have the charges against her dismissed.

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Railway Police (GRP) arrested two person Chatan Roy and Chati Kumar and seized 30 kgs of Ganja (Cannabis) while traveling in Tripura Sundari Express from Guwahati Railway Station in Guwahati.

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Jharkhand police officials are seen busy in destroying illegal opium cultivation in mass scale in the dense forests of Khunti district.

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Customers wait for the opening of recreational marijuana sales at The Apothecarium in San Francisco.

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This photo provided by Zac Mercauto shows him holding a package of marijuana cookies in Fryeburg, Maine. Mercauto is one of many proponents of legalized marijuana who supports President Donald Trump, but thinks his administration is wrong about its anti-pot stance.

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California State Sen. Scott Weiner, right, celebrates the opening of The Apothecarium for recreational marijuana sales with company co-founder and CEO Ryan Hudson in San Francisco. An announcement that the Department of Justice would no longer adopt a "hands-off" approach to legalized marijuana use sent some in the industry into a tailspin just days after the $1 billion California recreational weed market opened for business.

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A shopper examines a cannabis display at Medithrive during the store's first day of recreational marijuana sales in San Francisco.

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JP Noda stocks cannabis at The Apothecarium shortly before the store opened for its first day of recreational marijuana sales in San Francisco.

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Gary Diehl shops for cannabis at Medithrive during the store's first day of recreational marijuana sales, in San Francisco.

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Marijuana plants are for sale at Harborside marijuana dispensary in Oakland, California.

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An employee stocks cannabis at a store shortly before its first day of recreational marijuana sales in San Francisco. California's legal pot market is being ushered in with a sprawling, untested system to transport buds and products around the state.

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Customers purchase marijuana at MedMen in West Hollywood, California. The California state law legalizing Marijuana went into effect on Jan. 1.

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A customer purchases marijuana at Harborside marijuana dispensary in Oakland, California.

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Different types of marijuana sit on display at Harborside marijuana dispensary in Oakland, California. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is going after legalized marijuana. Sessions is rescinding a policy that had let legalized marijuana flourish without federal intervention across the country. That's according to two people with direct knowledge of the decision.

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Cans with marijuana from the Can Cure Collective are on display at the 1st International Cannabis Expo, in Athens. Greek government has announced that is set to propose changes to legislation covering the use and production of medicinal cannabis, which will allow the legal cultivation of industrial hemp.

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Brazilian drug lord Jarvis Chimenes Pavao, center, is escorted by Brazil's Federal Police officers to a plane at Silvio Pettirossi airport in Luque, Paraguay. Pavao is being extradited to his country after serving an eight-year jail sentence in Paraguay for money laundering.

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A boy plays soccer next to soldiers on patrol during an operation in the Mangueira slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Police in Rio de Janeiro captured one of Brazil's most wanted drug bosses, a rare victory for authorities struggling to curb rising violence a year after the city hosted the Summer Olympics.

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Officials of the Pakistani Anti-Narcotic Force destroy confiscated drugs and liquor in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Marcos Morales, co-founder of pot company Legion of Bloom, stands on the ruins of a state-of-the-art drying shed in Glen Ellen, California, where 1,600 pounds of ready-to-ship bud were destroyed in a fire.

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Women cradle their babies as they walk past a soldier during an operation at the Rocinha slum, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. More than 1,000 Brazilian police and soldiers are searching Rio's largest slum for weapons and ammunition amid a crackdown on drug gangs. In recent weeks, a series of intense shootouts led Brazilian authorities to ask the military for help patrolling the perimeter of Rocinha.

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Packages of seized cocaine are displayed on an asphalt driveway for a media presentation at the pacific port of Buenaventura, Colombia. About one ton of cocaine was seized in a container during an operation by counternarcotics police at the pacific port.

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Indian Coast Guard officials inspecting the vessel Henry tugged at Porbandar port. The officials seized around 1,500 kg of heroin which valued around Rs 3,500 cr from the vessel.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar addressing an International Drug Abuse Day function at CM Secretariat, in Patna.

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Covered in mud, members of the civil defense patrol known as "Ronderos" attend an official ceremony in Puerto Ocopa, Peru. Peruvian Armed Forces delivered humanitarian aid consisting of medical attention, medicines and food, to the residents, in a region known by its acronym VRAEM for Valley of the Apurimac, Ene and Mantaro rivers, where 60 percent of Peru's cocaine originates.

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BSF personnel take part in a cycle rally at India Gate to aware people against drugs in New Dehi.

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Police showing seized 15.5 quintal poppy husk in Bhiwani district.

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People look at the body of a alleged drug trafficker killed during a shootout with the police at Pavuna slum, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Military police in Rio de Janeiro say they are investigating a video that appears to show two officers execute the injured suspects. During that confrontation, police say a 13-year-old girl was killed from a stray bullet. The girl was in school close by.

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President Donald Trump shakes hands with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie during an opioid and drug abuse listening session in the Cabinet Room of the White House, in Washington.

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People holding a protest against African nationals over the death of a teenager alleged due to drug supplied by Nigerians, in Greater Noida.

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The Kenyan student, who was thrashed by some unidentified men near Knowledge Park, receiving treatment at a hospital in Greater Noida. Incidents of alleged attacks on African nationals have been reported from the area following the death of a youth due to suspected drug overdose.

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People holding a protest against African nationals over the death of a teenager alleged due to drug supplied by Nigerians, in Greater Noida.

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Seized cannabis put on display, in Ahmedabad.

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BSF DIG JS Oberoi, along with other officials showcasing 4 kg heroin seized near Pulmoran border outpost, in Amritsar.

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