India worried about Internet pharmacies being used for smuggling drugs

India has expressed concern over the misuse of Internet pharmacies for smuggling drugs and called for steps to tackle the problem at a global level.

Participating in the 53rd session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in Vienna, Revenue Secretary Sunil Mitra also expressed concern that more than 90 per cent of the world's opium production was taking place in its neighbourhood.

He said India had achieved significant success in busting clandestine laboratories and in seizure of illicit drugs.

Mr Mitra said new trafficking trends had emerged and pointed out that the increasing use of chemicals like amphetamine-type stimulants were not subject to any international control.

He said it was important to tackle the linkages between drug trafficking and organised crime as well as terrorism.

Mr Mitra said India was willing to share its experience and expertise in regulating precursors with other countries.


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