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theprint.in: Mumbai had 82% of Maharashtra’s drug cases in 2018, mostly for cannabis consumption, study says

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Published Tuesday, the study claimed that Mumbai contributes the “lion’s share” of the total NDPS cases in the state.

In 2014, the drug cases in Maharashtra spiked by almost 500 per cent, it said“Maharashtra saw an average of 1766 NDPS cases per year between 2010 and 2013 under the NDPS Act.

Consumption of cannabis accounted for 87 per cent of all arrests and convictions in drug consumption cases in Mumbai.

In 2018, 97.3 per cent of the total 9,743 cases involved personal consumption, and 263 were of trafficking.

Of all the cases analysed for the study, 179 cases provided the occupation of the accused.

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