Narcotics and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act

Narcotics and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act was passed in 1985 to tackle the problem of illegal drugs in India.

  • It prohibits the production, sale, purchase, transport and consumption of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances
  • The act extends to the whole of India and also in aircraft and ships that are registered in India.


  • Penalty for property derived from or use from illegal traffic in narcotic drugs
  • Imprisonment & fine depending upon the quantity of crime
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