What is the full form of NCB?
The full form of the term NCB is Narcotics Control Bureau. This is one of the law enforcement and intelligence agency under the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. This organization was established on March 17, 1986, to curb drug trafficking, and is headquartered in New Delhi. It works under Section 4 (3) of the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substance Act, 1985.
Functions of NCB
This department is specially focused on stopping drug trafficking, they perform various sting operations for that. Some of their main function is mentioned below.
- The department strongly fight against illegal drug smuggling.
- It works on national and states level with the cooperation of CBIC (Central Board of Indirect taxes and Customs), State Police Force, CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation), CEIB (Central Economic Intelligence Bureau) and other intelligence department and law enforcement agencies in India.
- It makes their network strong by providing the training to the personal of law enforcement agencies to fight against drug smuggling.
- It monitors the incidence of smuggling, including foreign transporters, across Indian borders.
- They collect the secret information from other intelligence
- It presents India and make the relation with international agencies like INTERPOL, INCB, UNDCP, and many more.
Authority of NCB
- It can perform operation against drug smuggling any time, any where.
- The all their works they perform under Customs Act, 1962, the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940.
- To carry out duties under various international treaties to counter illegal traffic.
- It can cooperate with any law enforcement agency in India to curb drug trafficking at national and states level.
- It can help and cooperate with authorities in foreign countries and other international department in their operations against drug trafficking.
- Coordinating the steps taken by government ministries against drug addiction, like Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
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