Category Archives: Opium

Mexico cartels now fuel deadly Chicago opioid epidemic

By | November 3, 2018

As Chinese drug profiteers have flooded U.S. markets with illicit opioids the past few years, fueling a raging and deadly epidemic, the traditional Mexican cartels are now elbowing their way into Chicago and other metro areas, according to a new report by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. DEA officials on Friday said that that opioid… Read More »

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 »

2 UP men held with opium in Khanna

By | November 3, 2018

Ludhiana: Police arrested two Uttar Pradesh-based drug peddlers after opium was recovered from their possession in Khanna on Friday. Khanna SSP Dhruv Dahiya said, “At a check-point opposite Hedon police post, a police party signalled a car (UP25-CH-0849) to stop. The car was coming from Khamano side. Its two occupants identified themselves as Sukhbir Singh… Read More »

Alternative development and human rights

By | October 25, 2018

UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) – 24 October 2018 24 October 2018 Article Around the world, millions of people depend on the cultivation of coca, opium poppy and cannabis for basic subsistence. The 1961 Convention introduced strict controls on the cultivation of these plants and banned centuries-old traditional medicinal, cultural and ceremonial uses. The… Read More »

Crafting public policy to address the nation’s opioid epidemic

By | October 15, 2018

With roughly 115 Americans fatally overdosing from opioids each day, communities and families across the country are being ravaged by the effects of this ongoing crisis. Despite significant public attention being paid to the problem, questions of how to appropriately address the epidemic remain unanswered. Who should solutions target? Should prescriptions be monitored or restricted?… Read More »

Mohali resident held with opium

By | October 10, 2018

Tribune News Service Chandigarh, October 9 The UT police have arrested a Mohali resident with 500 grams of opium. According to the police, the accused, identified as Amrik Singh, a resident of Sohi Majra village in Mohali district, was arrested near a bridge in Dhanas village. A case under the Narcotic, Drugs and Psychotropic Substances… Read More »

Two arrested from Ajmer for opium smuggling

By | September 22, 2018

JAIPUR: Busting an interstate racket of drug peddlers, the Rajasthan ATS along with GRP, Ajmer on Friday have arrested two persons from Ajmer railway for allegedly smuggling opium from Jharkhand to Bhilwara. Sleuths have also seized 2kg of opium from the possession of the two persons. According to the senior officers of ATS, they had… 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 »

MP: Man held with opium worth Rs 17 lakh in Mandsaur

By | September 18, 2018

INDORE: The state narcotics wing on Monday arrested a man carrying opium worth Rs 17 lakh in the international market in Mandsaur. The accused was transporting opium to Rajasthan from Madhya Pradesh for the past couple of months. The narcotics wing had received a tip-off about his movements following which a trap was laid on… Read More »