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Shahabuddin dropped, Raja Pervez Ashraf is PPP’s new PM hopeful (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Thursday dropped Makhdoom Shahabuddin as its candidate for the office of prime minister after an anti-narcotics court issued non-bailable arrest ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Shahabuddin, Gilani’s son face arrest (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) An anti-narcotics court here Thursday issued non-bailable arrest warrant against Pakistan's prime ministerial hopeful Makhdoom Shahabuddin and disqualified premier Yousuf raza Gilani's son Ali Musa ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistan must check drug trafficking: daily


May 17th, 2012 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 17 (IANS) The political dimensions of a drug scandal that might involve Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's son Ali Musa are "overshadowing" the very serious issue of ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Indonesia may become top ecstasy drug maker in Asia


March 1st, 2012 - 10:35 am ICT by IANS
Jakarta, March 1 (IANS/AKI) Indonesia may soon become Asia's largest producer of synthetic drug ecstasy, even as officials continue to crack down on drug traffickers, according to a UN narcotics ... Read more...

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With 3.1 mn users, India biggest opiate consumer


February 28th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Around 3.1 million Indias illegally use opiate - an opium derivative - of which half use synthetic opiate, an international report released here said Tuesday.The International ... Read more...

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Keep off Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham areas: UN official


February 28th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 28 (IANS) A top UN official has asked people not to visit certain areas of Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham as those were places where the law was losing ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Cabinet allows private sector to produce poppy concentrate


January 12th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) The union cabinet Thursday approved the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Policy under which a company or corporate body would be able to produce ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

India major target for money launderers, terrorists: US report


March 4th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 4 (IANS) India's economic and demographic expansion makes it both a regional financial centre and an increasingly significant target for money launderers and terrorist groups, according to a ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India among top drugs hotspots: UN report (Lead)


March 2nd, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) India has become the hotspot for drug cartels to source chemicals needed for illicit manufacturing of synthetic psychotropic drugs such as methamphetamine, a UN narcotics ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

‘Medicines containing narcotic drugs misused in South Asia’


March 2nd, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) South Asia has become one of the main regions used by drug traffickers to obtain chemicals needed for the illicit manufacture of stimulants ephedrine ... Read more...

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Mexico, a hub for money laundering, still the main foreign supplier of drugs to the U.S.


March 3rd, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- Mexico is still a big hub for money laundering and the main foreign supplier of drugs to the U.S., a report from the U.S. State Department revealed.The ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Date rape drugs, prescription pill abuse rising, warns report


February 25th, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Feb 25 (IANS) The use of "date rape drugs" as well as abuse of prescription drugs is rising with India emerging as one of the main sources of drugs sold through ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Drug traffickers use networking sites to recruit peddlers


February 24th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) There is a flip side to social networking sites -- drug traffickers are increasingly using social networking sites to lure and recruit young women as peddlers, an ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Illegal Internet pharmacies thriving in India: UN


February 24th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Illegal Internet pharmacies are thriving in India and they are increasingly becoming a source of pharmaceutical drug abuse across the globe, a report released by the United ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Bolivian President launches ‘Coca Colla’


January 11th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 11 (ANI): Bolivian President Evo Morales, who's known for chewing coca leaves at UN meetings, has introduced a drink featuring the leaf called "Coca Colla".Tea, flour, toothpaste and liquor are ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Act against ‘hawala’ funding of terror, US tells India


February 28th, 2009 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) Warning that the 'hawala' system of illegal money transfer is "directly linked to terrorist financing", the US has urged India to cooperate with international initiatives to check money ... Read more...

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Rise in heroin smuggling from Pakistan to India: US report


February 28th, 2009 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) Heroin smuggling into India from Afghanistan and Pakistan has increased over the last two years with West Africans often arrested as carriers, says a new State Department report. "This ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Drug trade down in Afghanistan; up in Venezuela, Myanmar


February 28th, 2009 - 2:22 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 28 (DPA) Afghanistan is making inroads in stemming an opium drug trade that has fuelled a growing insurgency in the war-torn country, according to an annual report on the global ... Read more...

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Growing drug ties choking India, Nepal


February 20th, 2009 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Feb 20 (IANS) Despite scores of law enforcement agencies across the world battling to control drug smuggling, the menace has mushroomed last year with growing links between South Asian neighbours India ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Rising opium cultivation brought under control in Afghanistan


February 19th, 2009 - 8:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 19 (ANI): According to an annual report of the International Narcotics Control Board, rising opium cultivation in Afghanistan has successfully been curbed by 19 per cent this year. ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

ISI smuggling opium into India from Pakistan: NCB


February 19th, 2009 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) is helping drug peddlers smuggle opium into India through the border, a senior official of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) said Thursday. "Afghanistan ... Read more...

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$1 trillion laundered every year in India: Report


August 5th, 2008 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 5 (IANS) Over $1 trillion is being laundered every year by drug dealers, arms traffickers and other criminals in India, according to a report by audit and consulting firm KPMG ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

President, Prime Minister call for united fight against drug abuse


June 26th, 2008 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi , June 26 (ANI): President Pratibha Devi Singh Patil and the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, in their messages on the occasion of International Day against Drug Abuse and ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

RBI’s help sought to check counterfeit currency smuggling


April 8th, 2008 - 11:21 am ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Unable to check the smuggling of counterfeit currency through the porous borders of Nepal and Bhutan, India's paramilitary Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) has sought the help of ... Read more...

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US approves 300 million dollar anti-terror aid for Pakistan


March 26th, 2008 - 2:46 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar.26 (ANI): U.S. President George Bush has sanctioned millions of dollars as aid to Pakistan to continue its fight against terrorism, as Pakistan's new prime minister, Makhdoom Yousuf Raza Gillani, ... Read more...

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US gave Pak 12.28 bln-dlr-aid in past seven years: Congressional Research Service


March 26th, 2008 - 1:58 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 26 (ANI): During the past seven years, the US gave Pakistan around 7.74 billion dollars in the form of security-related assistance under different heads, like Anti-Terrorism, International Narcotics Control ... Read more...

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Afghan police seize 670 kg opium in Helmand


March 6th, 2008 - 5:17 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Kabul, March 6 (Xinhua) Afghan police have captured 670 kg of opium in the southern province of Helmand, a centre of illicit poppy culture, the Afghan interior ministry said Thursday. The drug ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Online drug trafficking from India on rise, says top official


March 5th, 2008 - 8:23 pm ICT by admin
By Sahil Makkar New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Narcotics traffickers in Europe and Africa are increasingly procuring online from India pharmaceutical drugs with psychotropic substances, officials here say. Websites offering such pharmaceutical products ... Read more...

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Mammoth rise in drug abuse among Maldives youths: UN


March 5th, 2008 - 7:51 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) In the past three years the percentage of injecting drug abusers in Maldives has increased from eight percent to 23 percent, involving 20 percent of men below ... Read more...

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Illegal medicines becoming bigger in drug smuggling trade


March 5th, 2008 - 7:28 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The quantity of heroin smuggled into India from Pakistan keeps going up, while there is a growing menace in the illegal drug trade - pharmaceuticals meant for ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Opium cultivation will end soon: Afghan minister


March 5th, 2008 - 5:46 pm ICT by admin
(Lead)New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) On the day the UN said 193,000 hectares in Afghanistan were under illegal opium poppy cultivation in 2007 and the figure had doubled since 2005, Afghanistan's visiting ... Read more...

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UN slams Britains celebrity cocaine culture


March 5th, 2008 - 4:32 pm ICT by admin
London, Mar 5 (ANI): United Nations International Narcotics Control Board has slammed the celebrity drug culture, insisting that it is encouraging more young people to take cocaine.The report released by drug control ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Afghanistan supplying 93 percent of world’s illegal opium


March 5th, 2008 - 1:05 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Afghanistan supplies about 93 percent of the illicit opiates in the global market and 193,000 hectares of land in the country are devoted to illegal cultivation of ... Read more...

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