Loopholes in the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985

9 Pages Posted: 16 Mar 2012

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Joshua George

Symbiosis International University

Ashwin Krishnan

Symbiosis International University

Date Written: March 14, 2012

Abstract

The purpose of the Act is mentioned in the preamble of the Act:

“An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to narcotic drugs, to make stringent provisions for the control and regulation of operations relating to narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, to provide for the forfeiture of property derived from, or used in, illicit traffic in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, to implement the provisions of the International Conventions on Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances and for matters connected therewith.”

However, even after twenty seven years of enactment, the Act the war on drugs has failed.

Keywords: NDPS Act, substance abuse, drug, loopholes

JEL Classification: K42

Suggested Citation

George, Joshua and Krishnan, Ashwin, Loopholes in the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 (March 14, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2021750 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2021750

Joshua George (Contact Author)

Symbiosis International University ( email )

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India

Ashwin Krishnan

Symbiosis International University ( email )

Senapati Bapat Road
Pune, Maharashtra 411004
India

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