Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Terror groups shift to marijuana business to fund attacks - National Issue | hindujagruti.org

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    • Each time anybody smokes marijuana, he or she contributes towards funding terror organisations.

      Intelligence Bureau officials told that following the crackdown by security agencies on fake currency racket, terror groups have now taken to marijuana cultivation and exportation to finance their activities.
    • While Nagaland topped the production of marijuana as always, there has been a rise in cultivation in Andhra Pradesh, Chattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. Terror groups have entered areas infested with the Naxal menace to further their marijuana trade.

      IB sources have revealed that members of the local modules of the Students' Islamic Movement of India and also the Indian Mijahideen have established contacts with Naxals, who act as a cover.

      While the cost of cultivation of marijuana is taken care of by the terror groups, Naxals protect the crop and receive a huge sum in return, which is known as protection money.
    • Terror groups have also roped in local goons to smuggle marijuana across the border.

      The fake currency business alone provided the terror groups of almost Rs 1,000 crore annually, IB sources said. Security agencies said the figure has dropped drastically and could be now between Rs 200 and Rs 300 crore -- this would not be sufficient for terror groups, especially at a time when they are now trying to regroup with other modules.

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