Codeine

Last updated on Jun 7, 2022

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Codeine is a manufactured drug derived from opium. It is illegal to manufacture, possess, transport, import, export, sell, purchase and use Codeine in India. The punishment for carrying out any of these activities is proportional to the quantity of Codeine that you are caught with. 

  • Small quantity (10 gm) – Jail time  up to 1 year and/or fine up to Rs 10,000
  • 10 gm to 1 kg- jail time  up to 10 years and fine up to Rs 1 lakh 
  • Commercial quantity (1 kg) – Jail time  between 10 and 20 years, and fine between Rs 1 lakh and 2 lakhs. The Court may also impose a fine of more than 2 lakhs.1

 

  1.  Section 21, Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985.[]

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