There’s no doubt whatsoever that some individuals suffer as a result of their use of narcotics — just as at least 260,000 people die each year because of alcohol abuse. Yet, prohibition has been proven, repeatedly, to do nothing other than corrupt law enforcement and enrich criminals.
Drones to be deployed to destroy hidden marijuana plantations; Centre to offer alternative crop to cultivators
The Centre has decided to deploy drones to destroy marijuana plantations before the crop is harvested and finds its way into the hands of the drug cartels
Dutch Olympic sprinter Madiea Ghafoor caught transporting drugs, sentenced to eight-and-a-half-years in jail
Dutch Olympic athlete Madiea Ghafoor has been sentenced to eight-and-a-half years in jail after £2 million ($2.58 million) worth of ecstasy tablets and crystal meth were found in the boot of her car in Germany, DPA news agency has reported.
US treasury cracks down on Chinese traffickers of fentanyl; accused used bitcoin to sell opioid behind thousands of overdose deaths
The US Treasury took action Wednesday to crack down on Chinese traffickers of deadly fentanyl, sanctioning producer-exporters and warning banks on financial schemes used to distribute the synthetic opioid behind thousands of US overdose deaths
Death of Kerala man who joined Islamic State points to dangerous trend; fake currency, narcotics fueling terrorism
Men and women primarily from Kerala seeking to join the Islamic State is something that has been occurring more or less under the radar of media coverage.
Phase 4 of Lok Sabha election: Election Commission seizes Rs 785.26 crore in cash and Rs 249 crore illicit liquor
The Election Commission said it has seized unaccounted money, illicit liquor, drugs and other inducements worth a total of Rs 3,274 crore in the fourth phase of the ongoing Lok Sabha elections on Monday.
The Houston Police chief said two officers were were hit in the neck area. Law enforcement sources confirmed one officer was shot in the face, one in the leg and one was shot in the shoulder/chest area.
Ajaz Khan was arrested on 22 October night from a hotel room in Belapur with eight tablets of the prohibited 'ecstasy' tablets, which are popular in rave parties
Donald Trump plans to hold UNSC meeting on Iran's alleged international law violations on 26 September, says Nikki Haley
On Donald Trump calling the UNSC meeting about Iran, she said the message to Tehran is that the world is watching its actions, whether supporting terrorism, launching ballistic missiles or selling weapons.
The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence has seized the vehicle in which the two were transporting the heroin worth Rs 9 crore along the Jammu-Srinagar highway.
Bilara MLA Arjun Lal Garg has an advice to the Dewasi community: Stop peddling drugs, it is a non-bailable offence. Go for gold, where bail is easily obtainable.
In Republic Day address, Goa Governor Mridula Sinha says government committed to fight narcotics, human trafficking
Goa Governor Mridula Sinha said although tourism was generating revenue in the state, it has also brought with it issues like narcotics and human trafficking
Giving a boost to confiscation of narcotics and psychotropic substances in the country, the Centre on Tuesday announced monetary rewards up to Rs 20 lakh to officers involved in drug interdiction.
In Kashmir, focus on militancy left rising drug addiction unchecked: Political unrest and growing unemployment to blame
Drug addiction is a bigger challenge than militancy in Jammu and Kashmir today, the state’s director general of police, Shesh Paul Vaid, told a news agency on 16 November, 2017.
Pakistan seeks new helicopter deal with US for anti-narcotics operations after returning nine choppers
Pakistan is trying to reacquire an unspecified number of helicopters from the US for anti-narcotics operations after returning nine Huey II helicopters it had acquired in 2002
While big heroes and heroines getting named and shamed in drug busts make for titillating news, it should not concern society at large.
"Drug-deliveries take place like pizza and biryani in workspaces, shopping malls, film theatres, schools and colleges,"
The global narcotics market is "thriving", with production of cocaine and opium substances soaring and opioids wreaking havoc said a UN agency.
Narcotic drugs worth Rs 71 crore were seized and 10 people arrested after a surprise check at at a manufacturing unit near in Chennai.