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Narcotics Control Bureau


NCB Established:17th March 1986.
NCB Headquarters:New delhi, India.
NCB Agency executive:Rakesh Asthana.
NCB Parent Organization:Ministry of Home Affairs.

What is NCB?

The Narcotics Control Bureau is an Indian federal law enforcement apex agency that works to control drug trafficking under the narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances act. 1985. The NCB also assists other international drug trafficking agencies to control illegal activities.

Establishment of the NCB:

In presence of the NDPS act. 1985 the government of India constituted Narcotics Control Bureau on 17th March 1986. The agency works under the central government of India and reports to the home ministry of India.


The main aim of the NCB is to control drug trafficking within India and also helps other international agencies with the information. The NCB works with other Indian law enforcement agencies such as CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation), CEIB (Central Economic Intelligence Bureau), Customs and central excise department, and also with the state police department.


The main headquarters of the NCB is located in New Delhi, India. The NCB also works through its zones and sub-zones.

The zones are located at Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Guwahati, Indore, Jammu, Jodhpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, and Patna.

The sub-zones are located at Ajmer, Amritsar, Bhubaneswar, Dehradun, Goa, Hyderabad, Imphal, Mandsaur, Madurai, Mandi, Raipur, Ranchi, and Thiruvananthapuram.

Indian Organizations

NCB (Narcotics Control Bureau)