International Journal of Advanced Research and Development

International Journal of Advanced Research and Development


International Journal of Advanced Research and Development
International Journal of Advanced Research and Development
Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2018)

Drug trafficking and legislation


Inderjeet

For the last three decades India has become a transit hub as well as a destination for heroin and hashish produced in the ‘Golden Triangle’ and the ‘Golden Crescent’. In addition, various psychotropic and pharmaceutical preparations and precursor chemicals produced domestically as well as in most parts of the world are also trafficked through Indian territory. The two-way illegal flow of these drugs and chemicals not only violates India’s borders, but also poses a significant threat to national security. This is a very serious problem to combat with as soon as possible. Various policies have been made to control this problem such as Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 based on Article 47 of the Constitution of India.The meaning of “Drug” which denotes any medicine, solid or liquid prescribed by a physician for the cure of a disease. Section 10 of the NDPS Act, 1985 read with section 8 of the Act empowers the State Governments to license cultivation of cannabis for medical and scientific purposes. In conclusion, although India has made many attempts to control the trafficking by adopting strategies of reduction of drug supply and demand, it needs to act on a much higher scale involving a 3 tier approach: firstly, strengthening of existing laws relating to drug and possibly creation of new ones, secondly increasing security at the borders; and lastly actively co-operating with neighboring countries and other members of the international communities.
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Inderjeet. Drug trafficking and legislation. International Journal of Advanced Research and Development, Volume 3, Issue 1, 2018, Pages 367-369
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