Category Archives: Drug

Asia’s meth boom

By | November 3, 2018

How a war on drugs went continent-wide Hong Kong (CNN)From the jungles of Myanmar to the streets of Hong Kong, police throughout Asia are fighting a war against methamphetamine. By many indications, they’re losing. Demand for both crystal meth and yaba, tablets that typically contain a mixture of meth and caffeine, is skyrocketing. Production is… Read More »

The Racist History Behind Canada’s Marijuana Prohibition

By | November 3, 2018

Chinese-Canadians were the target of early anti-drug laws. PETER POWER VIA GETTY IMAGES James Pon, 88, still has the original documents showing the Chinese Head Tax he paid ($500) each, for his mother and himself in 1922. Canada’s recent legalization of marijuana has spurred some heated debates, but one topic many Canadians aren’t talking about… Read More »

UN Global War on Drugs a Failure?

By | October 25, 2018

The 10 year-old strategy of the United Nations to eradicate the world’s illegal drug market is “a spectacular failure of policy.” Arthur J. Villasanta – Fourth Estate Contributor New York, NY, United States (4E) – The 10 year-old strategy of the United Nations to eradicate the world’s illegal drug market is “a spectacular failure of… Read More »

UN chief, Trump vow to fight global drug problem

By | October 10, 2018

MANILA – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and United States President Donald Trump have both expressed their commitment to fight the global drug problem through two means – combating drug addiction and stopping all forms of trafficking and smuggling. In an article published in the United Nations (UN) website, both leaders made the commitment during the… Read More »

Five cops get DGP’s commendation disc

By | October 10, 2018

LUDHIANA: Five cops, including the in-charge of Ludhiana unit of special task force (STF) have been awarded with the director general of police commendation disc on Tuesday. The unit has been honored for arresting several drug peddlers in the city in the last one year and recovery of contraband from their possession. The policemen who… Read More »

Massive drugs destroyed in Manipur

By | September 27, 2018

September 26, 2018 Manipur Chief Minister, N Biren Singh torching drugs in Imphal East district on September 26 A huge quantity of drugs seized by Manipur Police in connection with 24 FIR cases was disposed off at Pungdongbam Khanglahoubi Lampak in Imphal East district today. Chief Minister N. Biren Singh set the drugs on fire… Read More »

Jail inmate dies during treatment

By | September 27, 2018

Kota: An inmate, lodged in the Sangod sub jail in Kota in a case of Arms Act, died late on Tuesday night, during treatment at the medical college hospital. The inmate, Ramchandra Gujar (33), was under judicial custody and was a resident of Raseedpuriya road in Sangod town, deputy jailor, Sangod sub jail, Ajit Singh… Read More »

Drug-Free World India is Tackling a National Crisis

By | September 26, 2018

NEW DELHI, India – September 24, 2018 – ( Drug consumption affects millions of children and youth in India. According to a study by the UN Office of Drugs and Crime, one to three percent of the population of most states of India are on drugs, in comparison with Europe, where it is 0.1 to 0.2… Read More »

BJP seeks tighter security for Tripura CM

By | September 22, 2018

The BJP in Tripura will write to the Union Home Ministry, seeking more security for Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, who, the party says, is facing a threat to his life from drug cartels because of his drive against opium and cannabis growers. On Thursday, BJP MLA Ratan Chakraborty said the Centre was aware of the need… Read More »