KATHMANDU, Dec 13: The Department of Drug Administration (DDA) has imposed a ban on the production of 10 different types of drugs. The DDA in a notice stated that the production of these 10 types of drugs is prohibited based on the recommendations received from the Drug Evaluation Committee.

KATHMANDU, July 16: Traffic police has taken action against 149 drivers who were driving under the influence of drugs in the fiscal year 2079/80 in Kathmandu.

Five arrested with drugs in Jumla

June 27, 2023 13:48 pm

JUMLA, June 27: District Police Office Jumla has arrested two people with 860 grams of brown sugar. Those arrested are Narendra Sarki, approximately 19 years old, and Bishal Sarki, 18 years old, of Gutichhour Rural Municipality-5, Jumla.

KANCHANPUR: A total of 255 people including 12 women involved in drug dealing and addiction have been arrested in 11 months of the current fiscal year  in Kanchanpur district.

JUMLA, Dec 17: Police have arrested two youths from Jumla with a powdered substance that looks like illegal brown sugar.

Four men face charges that they were members of the drug distribution crew that supplied a deadly mix of narcotics to Michael K. Williams, the renowned actor from “The Wire” who overdosed just hours after buying fentanyl-laced heroin in a deal recorded on security camera video.

The Mumbai special court has once again rejected Aryan Khan’s bail plea along with those of Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha. Aryan Khan and seven others were arrested from the Mumbai cruise drugs case on October 3.

The NCB has said Aryan Khan's custody will be needed to investigate materials found during the overnight raids. The NCB is also going to seek further custody of two other accused in connection with the case.

Teen heartthrob Justin Bieber has opened up about his past heavy drug abuse, calling it an escape from the pressures of fame that he decided to stop only when he felt he was dying.

BUTWAL, Aug 26: Police arrested Krishna Gurung of Pokhara from Nawalpur for smuggling drugs last Friday. Gurung, a local of Lekhnath Municipality, used to smuggle drugs from Indian towns near Rupandehi border to Pokhara and other cities.

KATHMANDU, August 1: The police today morning arrested a man in illegal possession of drugs from Nagdhunga in Kathmandu. Raju Chaudhary of Kalaiya, Bara was held by a team from the Metropolitan Police Sector, Nagdhunga during a security check on a Kathmandu-bound passenger bus.

UDAYAPUR, July 30: Police on Monday arrested one man with a huge cache of drugs from the district headquarters of Udayapur district.

Muglin, July 16: Police held an Indian national in possession of 43-kg hashish in Chitwan. A police team deputed from Area Police Office, Tandi under the command of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Santosh Acharya nabbed Nurjaha Khatun with hashish at 8.30 pm on Monday.

GENEVA, July 12: The U.N. Human Rights Council voted on Thursday to set up an investigation into mass killings during Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s so-called ‘war on drugs’, a step that activists said was long overdue.

COLOMBO, June 26: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena said on Wednesday the government would press ahead with a controversial plan to reinsate the death penalty for drug-related offences.

June 23: It remains the most widely used anesthetic in U.S. hospitals, but many patients still remember propofol as the drug that killed Michael Jackson.

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KATHMANDU, June 19: The rate of drug-related crimes has been rising by 11.36 percent every year in Nepal, data from the Narcotic Control Bureau (NCB) suggested.

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June 19: Federal authorities seized 16.5 tons of cocaine worth more than $1 billion from a ship in Philadelphia in one of the largest drug seizures in U.S. history, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday.

NEPALGUNJ, June 1: There are 1,197 drug abusers in Nepalgunj sub-metropolis. This was revealed in a preliminary survey carried out by seven organizations working against drug abuse in the district.

BANKE, May 31: Fifty-four people have been arrested on the charge of their involvement in drug snuggling in state-5 during two-week. Of them, four are women, according to Drug Bulletin published by State-5 Police Office, Dang, at Kohalpur on Thursday.

CHITWAN, May 29: In the past, the number of people serving jail terms for wildlife crimes was comparatively more than those committing social crimes.

KATHMANDU, May 20: The government is set to celebrate a week-long International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on June 20-26. The awareness campaign aims to stop drug abuse and its illicit trafficking.

Rapper Kodak Black was released from custody by the New York State Police on Thursday.

JUMLA, Feb 27: Dhanendra Bohora of Tila Rural Municipality - 2 went to a nearby health post to get paracetamol tablets following a severe headache last week.

DHADING, Feb 10: The police arrested three Indian nationals with contraband hashish weighing 360 kilograms from Gajuri of Dhading district this morning. A team from the Narcotics Control Bureau of Nepal Police arrested the Indian nationals during a security check.

Feb 8: Justin Bieber went through a "dark" period while abusing prescription drug Xanax.

RAJBIRAJ, Feb 2: Security personnel and drug traffickers exchanged fires at Gobargadha of Hanumannagar Kankalini Municipality-13 in Saptari district.


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There are several causes of addiction. Generally most of them are bound to environment, genetics and age. These three are the major causes that lead an individual to addiction.

TORONTO, Jan 15: A Chinese court sentenced a Canadian to death Monday in a sudden retrial of his drug smuggling case, while another Canadian man has been denied diplomatic immunity, ratcheting up the tensions following Canada’s arrest of a top Chinese technology executive last month.

Where’s our drug regulation?

January 15, 2019 02:00 am

Nepal’s drug monitoring mechanisms seem to be either badly ailing or they are simply turning blind eyes to various irregularities in sale and consumption of vital drugs in the country.

LONDON, Aug 4: The players finished their soccer matches and huddled waiting to discover who would have to undergo doping tests. The random draw completed, two men went off to provide urine samples.

LAHAN, July 31: In the last week of June, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) of Nepal Police arrested Mahesh Basnet with a huge cache of drugs from Kathmandu. Police recovered different types of injections, liquid and tablets from Basnet.

A drug to treat malaria - the first such pill to get approval in 60 years - has been given the green light by authorities in the United States.

35 drug traffickers held

July 21, 2018 18:06 pm

UDAYAPUR, July 22: Drug peddlers land in the police net almost every day in Udayapur district. Police have arrested two youths at Gaighat in less than 24 hours.

Number of narcotic drug users up in Mahottari

KATHMANDU, June 26: Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa today informed that the narcotic drug control action plan, 2075 has been recently issued to curb drug abuse-related crimes.

KATHMANDU, June 26: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) expressed solidarity against drug abusers and smuggling on the occasion of International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

KATHMANDU, June 20: A week-long campaign against drug abuse has been launched today on the occasion of the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, which falls on June 26 every year.

UDAYPUR, June 7: Available evidence suggests that Udayapur has turned into a hub for drug dealers and users over the recent years. Police have been arresting drug users and dealers every other day.

More than 50 people have reportedly been shot dead in Bangladesh over the past week after authorities launched anti-narcotics raids that have already drawn comparisons to a Philippines-style drug war.

Where’s the drug?

February 28, 2018 02:00 am

Medicine shortage in health centers

KATHMANDU, Feb 20: Hospitals providing cancer treatment have received more patients in recent years. Another indication of the rising incidence of cancer here is the fact that an Indian pharmaceuticals company has entered the country to build a cancer drug plant in Bhaktapur to cash in on the demand.

PARSA, Feb 1: Criminals dealing in narcotics have been found using pregnant women and new mothers in its trafficking.

KATHMANDU, Feb 1: The stocks of up to 60 drug varieties and medical items at the government's  regional drugs storages are currently nil. However, the government is yet to make the drugs purchases for this year. Last fiscal year, the Department of Public Health Services (DoPHS) procured drugs worth only Rs 490 million out of the Rs 1.10 billion allocated for the purpose.

POKHARA, Jan 6: With the initiative of District Police Office, Kaski and Community Police Service Center, Baidam, a march was organized against drug abuse on Saturday.

UDAYAPUR, Dec 24: Police in Udayapur district have arrested as many as 122 people suspected of being involved in drug smuggling and usage. Among the arrested, District Police Office (DPO), Udayapur has filed cases against 56 suspects in the district court.

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: A Malaysian court has acquitted a Nepali migrant worker on drug trafficking charges. Bhim Bahadur Nepali of Siraha district, who worked as a security guard in Malaysia, was charged with trafficking drugs a year ago. The Malaysian laws deem drug smuggling illegal and slap a capital punishment.

Drug traffickers arrested in Kailali

December 20, 2017 14:22 pm

KAILALI, Dec 20:  A group of illegal drug smugglers comprising seven members have been arrested in Tikapur in the district on Wednesday.