According to a report by United Nation Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC),
India is one of the major hubs of illicit drug trade ranging from age-old cannabis to newer prescription drugs like tramadol, and designer drugs like methamphetamine.
Report also says that the global trend of purchasing drugs over the internet, particularly on darknet trading platforms using cryptocurrencies has already spread across South Asia, it is particularly rampant in India.
India is also a transit point for opiates produced illegally, in particular heroine.
The report has identified more than 1,000 drug listings from India published across 50 online crypto-market platforms.