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US targets Chinese network of illicit drug producers

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated 28 individuals and entities involved with the international proliferation of illicit drugs, including a China-based network responsible for the manufacturing and distribution of ton quantities of fentanyl, methamphetamine, and MDMA precursors.

Punjab: Drug smuggler’s intricate ties to Pakistan ISI network exposed

In a shocking revelation, Punjab police have exposed the deep-rooted connections between notorious drug smuggler Amrik Singh and Pakistan’s intelligence agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).

The Pakistan Connection: High Court rejects bail plea in drug smuggling case

In a gripping legal battle that exposes the darker underbelly of cross-border crimes, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has taken a firm stand against the delivery of contraband and arms through clandestine drone networks from across the Pakistan border.

UNAIDS upholds decriminalization, access to services, on International Drug Users’ Day

New York: People who use drugs should not be criminalized, the UN agency leading the global fight to stamp out HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) said on Monday, in calling for greater funding for community-led harm reduction programmes. 

Drug trafficking: Sri Lankan Navy officials arrest seven Pakistani nationals, seize 336 kg heroin

Colombo: The Sri Lankan Navy officials recently apprehended a trawler, allegedly involved in drug trafficking, in the high seas off Male, and brought it to Colombo city besides arresting even Pakistani nationals, media reports said.

COVID pandemic fuelling major increase in drug use worldwide: UN report

New York: Around 275 million people used drugs worldwide in the last year of unprecedented upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, up by 22 per cent from 2010. That’s among the key findings of the latest annual report released on Thursday by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), which also provides an overview of global drug markets, as well as their impact on people’s health and livelihoods.

Philippines drug campaign directive seen as ‘permission to kill’: UN rights office

New York: A campaign to eradicate illegal drugs in the Philippines that began in 2016 has led to the killing of at least 8,600 people but the real figure could be three times that number, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Thursday. In a report citing “near-impunity” for the killings, which have continued along with other alleged abuses during the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN office noted that the High Commissioner for Human Rights stood ready to assist “credible efforts towards accountability”, both nationally and internationally.

Drug laws must be amended to ‘combat racial discrimination’, UN experts say

New York, Mar 15 (IBNS): At every stage of the criminal justice system, people of African descent around the world are discriminated against, including death sentencing for drugs-related crimes, United Nations human rights experts said on Thursday, calling on Member States to do more to “combat racial discrimination”.

Bangladesh: Drug related crime suspect killed in alleged shootout with police

Dhaka, Feb 11 (IBNS): A suspect in over 10 drug-related cases was killed during a shootout with the police in Bangladesh's Rajshahi area, media reports said on Monday.

Bangladesh ‘drug-offender’ killings must stop, says UN human rights chief

New York, June 7 (IBNS): The alleged extra-judicial killing of suspected drug offenders must be “immediately halted” and their perpetrators brought to justice, UN human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said on Wednesday.

World Drug Day observed today

New York, June 26 (IBNS): Pledging to fight against drug abuse, countries across the world are observing World Drug Day on Monday.