Canadian man arrested for selling drugs from a mobile shop in Vancouver
British Columbia/IBNS: A 51-year-old man from Canada, identified as Jerry Martin, was arrested in British Columbia after opening a mobile shop to sell cocaine, heroin, and other dangerous substances.
Pakistan: 25% inmates in Rawalpindi, Lahore jails are drug addicts, finds report
Islamabad: A National Commission of Human Rights (NCHR) released report has shown that more than 25 percent of inmates in Rawalpindi’s Adiala Jail and Lahore’s District Jail are drug addicts, media reports said on Tuesday.
Break the link between illicit drugs and social media: UN-backed report
New York: The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), an independent, UN-backed body, is calling on governments to do more to regulate social media platforms that glamourize drug-related negative behaviour and boost sales of controlled substances.
Lahore prisoners getting drugs from court lockups: Pakistan govt
Punjab/UNI: The Home Ministry of Pakistan's Punjab province has issued an alert stating that the inmates in Lahore prison have been getting drugs from court lockups and directed the authorities to take necessary actions.
Pakistan: Six CIA cops caught with narcotics, sent to judicial custody
Karachi: A Pakistani court has sent six personnel of the Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) in judicial custody over the alleged smuggling of 76 kilogrammes of charas in a police van, media reports said.
Pakistan: Jamshoro CIA centre sealed following arrest of six policemen with 76kg charas
Karachi: Six policemen of CIA-Jamshoro in Pakistan were arrested on Sunday after 76 kilograms of charas was found in the police mobile van they were travelling in, media reports said on Monday.
Sri Lankan Navy seizes over Rs 600 million worth drugs, role of Pakistan ISI suspected
Colombo: A special operation carried out by the Sri Lankan Navy in the seas off Negombo on Monday led to the apprehension of 4 suspects with over 100 kg of Crystal Methamphetamine (ICE) and about 80 kg of Hashish besides seizure of a multi day fishing trawler used to transfer the narcotic substances.
Banning Indian raw material can prove suicidal: Pakistan Pharmaceutical industry warns Imran govt
Islamabad/IBNS: Despite all their designs against India, Pakistan government is facing a dilemma. It is because of a plea from its own people against the banning of Indian raw material for manufacturing drugs in the country, specially at this time when the nation is grappling with COVID-19 outbreak.
Afghanistan: 45 kg drugs seized in Nangarhar province
Kabul, Feb 10 (IBNS): Afghan Counter-Narcotics Special Operation Police seized 14kg heroin, 28kg hashish and 3kg chemical during an operation conducted in Surkh Rod district, eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Sunday.
Cocaine and opium production worldwide hit â€˜absolute record highsâ€™ - major threat to public health says UN study
New York, June 27 (IBNS): The scourge of opium-based drugs and cocaine are a bigger global threat to public health and law enforcement than ever before, according to the latest World Drug Report, released on Tuesday by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
Synthetic drugs are making headway in Afghanistan, UN agency reports
New York, Feb 15 (Just Earth News): Methamphetamine is increasingly being seized by law enforcement in Afghanistan, and there is also evidence that it is being produced in the country, according to the first of its kind assessment on synthetic drugs released on Tuesday by the United Nations drug and crime agency.
Toronto: Suspicious item found in garage
Toronto, Dec. 6 (IBNS): Conducting a search warrant for drugs on Scarborough Golf Club, near Toronto, led the police to the discovery of a suspicious item in a childrenâ€™s box in a garage, said Det. Andrew Lipkus, Monday around 7:20 p.m., reported CTVNews.
Ontario drivers to lose their licence if found high on drugs
Toronto, Oct 6 (IBNS): The new road safety rules adopted by the Ontario Government can now confiscate temporarily the driving licence of drivers in Ontario if they are caught high on drugs, akin to drinking and driving incidents.
In Vienna, UN urges focus on â€˜shared responsibilityâ€™ to combat illicit drugs
New York, Mar 15 (Just Earth News/IBNS):Ahead of a special session on drugs at the United Nations General Assembly, senior United Nations officials on Monday focused on the people affected by drugs and the shared international responsibility in stopping the suffering caused by these illicit substances.