A Strategic Roadmap for Prevention of Drug Trafficking through Internet
The Indian Journal of Criminology and Criminalistics( ISSN 09704345), July- Dec., 2012,Volume XXXIII, NO.2, pp: 86- 95.
10 Pages Posted: 31 May 2017
Date Written: October 28, 2014
The ‘World Wide Web (WWW)’ or popularly known as the ‘Internet’ has become an essential part of our professional and personal lives. It has revolutionized communication and trade beyond the control of National and International borders. Therefore, the prevention of trafficking of drugs through World Wide Web is the emerging evil and remains a global challenge for Law Enforcement Agencies. The problem of understanding ‘Trafficking of Drugs through Internet’ has been compared with the problem of elephant and the five blind men.
A Typical modus operandi of drug trafficking through internet and operation of Internet Pharmacies has been identified on the basis of Indian case -studies. Based on the Indian experience, a Strategic Roadmap for prevention of drug trafficking through Internet has been prepared. The obstacles to the implementation of Strategic Roadmap have been identified and solutions proposed within the existing system of Criminal Justice Administration. Finally, the process of evaluation of the proposed Strategic Plan has been proposed by author.
Keywords: Drug Trafficking, Internet Pharmacy, World Wide Web (WWW), Criminal Networks, Narcotics, Psychotropic Substances, N.D.P.S. Act
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