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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MANILA, Sept 7: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s son on Thursday told a Senate inquiry he had no links to a seized shipment of $125 million worth of narcotics from China, dismissing as “baseless” the allegations of his involvement in the drugs trade.
UDAYAPUR, Aug 21: In the last seven days, District Police Office (DPO), Udayapur has arrested three dozen youths on the charge of drug abuse. Of late, the number of drug users and peddlers has been growing in the district, according to the DPO.
KATHMANDU, Aug 8: The alleged gunman shot dead by Nepal police at Kusunti of Lalitpur on Monday afternoon was a drug dealer, Metropolitan Crime Division has claimed. Prabin Khatri was killed in an ‘encounter’ outside his house during drug raid, the division said.
MANILA, June 25: Launched a year ago, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal war on drugs has resulted in thousands of deaths, yet the street price of crystal methamphetamine in Manila has fallen and surveys show Filipinos are as anxious as ever about crime.
KATHMANDU, May 15: Two leading professional bodies of the private sector have criticized the decision of Nepal Drug Importers Association (NDIA) to stop import of different medicines as part of its protest against the government.
KATHMANDU, April 4: The Supreme Court (SC) has stayed an ongoing government probe into a multi-billion rupee drug scam and ordered lifting of the suspension of senior government attorneys accused of letting major suspects in the case go scot-free.
NEW YORK, March 18: Researchers are keen to examine if there is any link between the increasing usage of smartphones with the decreasing consumption of drugs in teenagers, the New York Times (NYT) reported.
KATHMANDU, Feb 11: Drug addiction among students has been emerging as a challenge for the country. Admission trends at rehab centers indicate that 75 percent of drugs users are between 15 to 30 years of age.
BRASILIA, Jan 3: Drug gangs sparked a prison riot that killed 56 people, with decapitated bodies thrown over prison walls in the bloodiest violence in more than two decades in Brazil's overcrowded penitentiary system, officials said on Monday.
KATHMANDU, Jan 2: In a recent operation by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) of Nepal Police, a 39-year-old woman was found to be involved in trafficking pharmaceutical drugs in order to collect bail amount for her husband who was sent to jail in a similar charge few months back.
KATHMANDU, Jan 2: Metropolitan Police Circle, Lainchaur on Saturday arrested a Jordanian citizen for illegal possession of 'ecstasy' drug. The arrested was looking for potential customers planning to celebrate the New Year 's Eve at night clubs and dance bars.
KATHMANDU, Oct 17: Department of Drug Administration under the Ministry of Health and Population will soon carry out field inspections of drug stores and pharmacies in major four cities - Kathmandu, Pokhara, Nepalgunj and Biratnagar - in the first phase.