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.

Addiction

January 19, 2019 18:57 pm

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.

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.

URLABARI (Morang), August 9: Police have arrested a woman charged with contraband drug smuggling, who was on the run for 14 years, from Biratnagar in the district.

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.

SURKHET, July 31: The number of drug users has been increasing every year in Surkhet district, according to the data maintained by the District Police Office (DPO), Surkhet.

KATHMANDU, June 26: The number of people being arrested for possessing and smuggling of banned drugs is increasing day by day in Nepal.

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.

BALI, May 28: Indonesia on Saturday deported Australian drug smuggler Schapelle Corby, whose trial and imprisonment on the tourist island of Bali mesmerized her homeland for more than a decade.

KATHMANDU, May 23: Nepali pharmaceutical companies have said that they were capable of meeting the demand for medicines in the market.

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, May 7: Nepal Drugs Ltd (NDL) resumed operation on Sunday after a hiatus of nearly eight years by producing Jeevan Jal -- an oral rehydration salts brand.

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.

75% drug users between 15 to 30 year olds

February 11, 2017 05:30 am

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.

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: Police have arrested a man in the Capital on the charge of selling narcotics drug on Monday.

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.

Man arrested with 8.21 kg narcotic drug

December 16, 2016 17:05 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 16: Metropolitan Police Circle, Kalimati has arrested a man with 8.21 kilograms of narcotic drug from Kalimati on Friday afternoon.

JHAPA, Dec 14: Kakarbhitta Police have busted a gang allegedly involved in a cross-border drug trafficking on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 12: The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) of Nepal Police has arrested five people on the charge of trafficking pharmaceutical drugs from the capital.

KATHMANDU, Nov 8: Several drug stores across the country are running without registration for years. However, the government has not worked significantly to bring them under the book.

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.