June 25, 2022 – The figures are reflective of the scale of the drug abuse menace across the world. While the United States usually tops the list of nations with most drug abuse deaths, the toll has been increasing in almost all other countries each year. Earlier this month, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs destroyed 42,000 kilos of illegal drugs across 14 locations in India as part of a ‘Drugs Destruction Day’ campaign. Before this, about 36 metric tonnes of narcotics were destroyed in December 2021. The drugs were estimated worth thousands of crores.

In addition to drug abuse, trafficking of illegal drugs is another global concern. The global drug trafficking trade runs into several hundred billions. What’s worse is this drug money is often used to sponsor terrorism, which again claims human lives. 


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