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Smoke, snort, poof! Govt's lethargy in providing storage vaults for seized contraband will cost us dearly

Feb 03, 2016

Smoke, snort, poof! Govt's lethargy in providing storage vaults for seized contraband will cost us dearly

The willful inertia shown by successive governments in states and at the Centre in providing lawful storage vaults for quintals of seized contraband including brown sugar, excitement evoking pills, smack, ganja (marijuana) and heroine is responsible for spreading drug addiction in the country. #Drugs #Heroine #ConnecTheDots #Opium #marijuana #Evoking pills #Smack #Ganja #brown sugar #contraband
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
Mexico seizes half tonne of drugs after small plane crashes in Sinaloa

Sep 18, 2015

Mexico seizes half tonne of drugs after small plane crashes in Sinaloa

Authorities in Mexico have seized more than a half tonne of drugs after finding a small plane crashed in the northern state of Sinaloa. #NewsTracker #Mexico #marijuana #Methamphetamine #drug seizure #El Castillo #opium paste
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
For rent: 52-room villas in the Beverly Hills of Kabul

May 12, 2015

For rent: 52-room villas in the Beverly Hills of Kabul

The houses are painted in gaudy carnival colours, with multi-tier chandeliers, ornately gilded porticos and giant eagle rooftop sculptures, in a neighbourhood touted as the Beverly Hills of Kabul. #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #Kabul #House #crazy #million dollars #gaudy #opium boom
Majority of women drug users in Arunachal introduced to opium by husbands

Apr 03, 2015

Majority of women drug users in Arunachal introduced to opium by husbands

A majority of women drug-users in Arunachal Pradesh were introduced to opium after marriage, by their husbands, a new study has revealed. #Arunachal Pradesh #NewsTracker #AP #drug abuse in India #Opium consumption in India
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
Afghan opium production headed for record high: UN report

Apr 15, 2013

Afghan opium production headed for record high: UN report

The boom in poppy cultivation is at its most pronounced in the Taliban's heartland in the south, the report showed, especially in regions where troops of the U.S.-led coalition have been withdrawn or are in the process of departing. #United Nations #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #Opium
Lifting the veil off Afghanistan's female addicts

Apr 01, 2012

Lifting the veil off Afghanistan's female addicts

Afghanistan has around one million heroin and opium addicts out of a population of 30 million, making it the world's top user per capita. #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #Women #Opium #drug abuse
 Punjab's poll menu -- booze, dope and moolah

Jan 26, 2012

Punjab's poll menu -- booze, dope and moolah

Recently, Rs 30,000 crore of unaccounted cash was seized in the state. #Election Commission #Heroin #Punjab2012 #Opium