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Many people 'misusing' opioids for chronic pain, finds new study

May 12, 2016

Many people 'misusing' opioids for chronic pain, finds new study

More and more people are struggling with addiction to opioid and prescription medications, warns a study, adding that they are misusing them for chronic pain and "self-medicating" their pain. #NewsTracker #Cocaine #Heroin #Drug addiction #marijuana #opioid addiction #pain relieving drugs
Inside Malda: A ground report on West Bengal's toxic cocktail of opium farming and communalism

Jan 27, 2016

Inside Malda: A ground report on West Bengal's toxic cocktail of opium farming and communalism

I spent three days in Kaliachak a fortnight after the riots, to understand what caused it and to examine if it was indeed communal in spirit or if it was purely criminal in intent. It became quickly apparent that clambering up such a binary tree would prove ill-advised. But a couple of preliminary indicators did point in the direction of unlawful rather than purely religious motivation, and bore the markings of a criminal conspiracy #Mamata Banerjee #Trinamool Congress #CriticalPoint #Heroin #GroundReport #Kaliachak #Malda riots #opium farming
22 packets of heroin worth Rs 110 crore seized at Indo-Pak border

Oct 27, 2015

22 packets of heroin worth Rs 110 crore seized at Indo-Pak border

22 packets of heroin, worth Rs 110 crore in the street market, were seized along the India-Pakistan border near Bahadurke check-post in Abohar sector, a BSF official said. #Punjab #NewsTracker #BSF #Heroin #Jalandar
 BSF seizes heroin worth Rs 5 cr on Indo-Pak border

Jul 31, 2015

BSF seizes heroin worth Rs 5 cr on Indo-Pak border

Heroin worth Rs 5 crore in the international market was on Friday seized from the India-Pakistan border at Ferozpur sector by the Border Security Force in Jalandhar. #India #Pakistan #NewsTracker #Indian Army #BSF #Heroin #Jalandhar
Record Afghan opium output triggers rise in cheap heroin supply: UN report

Jun 26, 2015

Record Afghan opium output triggers rise in cheap heroin supply: UN report

Opium cultivation and production in Afghanistan have reached record levels, triggering "a large increase" in cheaper heroin supply in the US, the United Nations said on Friday. #World #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #UN #Heroin #Opium
Smuggler nabbed in Kashmir with 500 gms of heroin

Jun 13, 2015

Smuggler nabbed in Kashmir with 500 gms of heroin

Acting on a specific information, police laid a check post at Mandakbas in Ramban district and intercepted the accused on suspicious grounds yesterday. #India #Jammu and Kashmir #NewsTracker #Police #Heroin #Smuggling
Heroin seizure: Pakistan seeks details on arrest of boatmen near Gujarat coast

Apr 22, 2015

Heroin seizure: Pakistan seeks details on arrest of boatmen near Gujarat coast

Pakistan on Wednesday raised with India the issue of arrest of eight suspected Pakistani smugglers off the Porbandar coast in Gujarat and sought details of the incident. #India #Pakistan #NewsTracker #Heroin #pakistan boats
Coast guard seizes 200 kg heroin from suspected Pak boat off Porbandar coast in Gujarat

Apr 21, 2015

Coast guard seizes 200 kg heroin from suspected Pak boat off Porbandar coast in Gujarat

The Indian Navy and Coast Guard off Porbandar in Gujarat seized 200 kg of heroin worth nearly Rs 600 crores from a suspected Pakistani boat on Monday. #India #NewsTracker #Drugs #News #Heroin #Navy #Porbandar #Narcotics #seized #coats guard
4-year-old brings heroin to daycare, gives it out as candy in Delaware

Oct 08, 2014

4-year-old brings heroin to daycare, gives it out as candy in Delaware

A preschooler's mom has been arrested after her daughter brought 249 packets of heroin to daycare centre in Delaware and handed them out to other students. #NewsTracker #Drugs #Heroin #Delaware #United States of America #drug smuggling
Drugs menace: Punjab gets cracking, but is it too little, too late?

Jun 05, 2014

Drugs menace: Punjab gets cracking, but is it too little, too late?

This year, 1,148 people have been arrested in seven drugs-hit districts: Bathinda, Mansa, Muktasar, Ferozpur, Faridkot, Fazilka and Moga. A dozen policemen were dismissed from service and 62 policemen are suspected to be close to drug peddlers. #BJP #Punjab #Narendra Modi #ConnectTheDots #Heroin #Opium #Gurdaspur #drug scourge