Prevention of Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act,1988
[Act No. 46 of l988, 6-9-1988]1
An Act to provide for detention in certain cases for the purpose of preventing illicit traffic in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances and for matters connected therewith.
WHEREAS illicit traffic in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances poses a serious threat to the health and welfare of the people and the activities of persons engaged in such illicit traffic have a deleterious effect on the national economy;
AND WHEREAS having regard to the persons by whom and the manner in which such activities are organised and carried on, and having regard to the fact that in certain areas which are highly vulnerable to the illicit traffic in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, such activities of a considerable magnitude are clandestinely organised and carried on, it is necessary for the effective prevention of such activities to provide for detention of persons concerned in any manner therewith.
BE it enacted by Parliament, in the Thirty-ninth Year of the Republic of India as follows:
1 Published in Gaz. of India, Ext. Part II, s. 1 dt. 6-9-1988
Section 1. Short title, extent and commencement
(1) This Act may be called the Prevention of Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act,1988.
(2) It extends to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir.
(3) It shall be deemed to have come into force on 4th day of July,1988.