Drugs in Punjab, India

in Business Risk, Substance Abuse, Transnational Crime

According to court testimony for the former Director General of Police (Prisons), the value of drugs that are smuggled in the state of Punjab, India, is worth $9.7 Billion (60,000 Crore Indian Rupees) per year. The former security official stated that many of proceeds from the illegal drug trade went to funding elections of corrupt officials in the state.

Previous estimates by intelligence agencies stated that in all of India, the drug trade was valued at $2.2  Billion to $4.5 Billion (10,000 to 20,000 crore).

Source:  “Drug trafficking in jails: HC tells Centre to decide on deploying paramilitary forces,” Times of India, October 29, 2013.

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