Illegal Drug Trade Revenue in India

in Substance Abuse

The illegal drug trade in India is estimated to generate between $2.2  Billion to $4.5 Billion (10,000 to 20,000 crore Indian rupees).

The majority of the drug trafficking originates from Afghanistan and Pakistan and the revenue is believed to be used to finance terrorism.

Source: Vicky Nanjappa, “India-Pak talks: Why the emphasis on drug smuggling,” Rediff News, March 28, 2011.

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