Significant rise in narcotics cases in 2019, says report

  • | Friday | 28th February, 2020

Preeja Prasad ByExpress News ServiceBENGALURU: The number of narcotics cases booked in Bengaluru has almost tripled in 2019, jumping to 768 from 286 compared with the year before, according to City Crime Records Bureau figures. Cases are registered only after doctors certify a person to be under their influence.” Last month alone, over 30 cases were registered,” Additional Commissioner of Police (East) S Murugan told Express. It is always a group of people involved who take the risk to travel to these places and collect the parcel personally. Synthetic drugs like cocaine are brought by foreigners travelling from cities like Mumbai,” said another senior police official. However, parcels sent through the darknet are difficult to track since they are sent from countries where drugs are legal.

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