Tagged: Opium

Happy that drug issue was brought up at national level: CM Amarinder Singh 0

Happy that drug issue was brought up at national level: CM Amarinder Singh

Chandigarh, Oct 01 (ANI): Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday hailed Navjot Singh Sidhu’s statement on opium and felt glad that the issue of drugs was raised at the national level. Reacting...

Four arrested with 5 kilograms of opium 0

Four arrested with 5 kilograms of opium

Hyderabad, Jan 06 (ANI): Hyderabad West Zone Task Force on Friday arrested four people and seized five kilograms of opium and a car from their possession. A hunt is underway to nab the leader...

Jagraon rehabilitation centre becomes ray of hope for drug addicts 0

Jagraon rehabilitation centre becomes ray of hope for drug addicts

Jagraon (Punjab), Aug 03 (ANI): Punjab has also infamously earned the reputation of being the ‘drug capital’ of the country. A number of state-owned and private drug rehabilitation centres have come up across the...

SSB seizes opium worth over Rs. 2 crore 0

SSB seizes opium worth over Rs. 2 crore

Siliguri (West Bengal), May 31 (ANI): In a joint operation, the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and the custom police seized a huge delivery of opium worth over Rs. 2 crore in Siliguri area of...

Jharkhand Police seizes truck loaded with 20 quintal opium on NH 33 0

Jharkhand Police seizes truck loaded with 20 quintal opium on NH 33

Ranchi (Jharkhand), May 04 (ANI): The Jharkhand Police on Wednesday seized a truck loaded with around 20 quintals of opium, from Bundu. The opium that is estimated to have a market value of around...

Police arrest drug peddler, seize huge amount of opium 0

Police arrest drug peddler, seize huge amount of opium

Ludhiana/Guwahati, Apr 26, (ANI): At least one kg of opium was seized by the police in Punjab’s Ludhiana on Tuesday. The police arrested drug peddler with opium under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS)...

A tough habit to break as Myanmar farmers try to turn away from illicit crops 0

A tough habit to break as Myanmar farmers try to turn away from illicit crops

Myanmar farmers struggle to turn away from illicit but lucrative opium crops. Deborah Lutterbeck reports. A tough habit to break as Myanmar farmers try to turn away from illicit crops

Saffron provides lifeline for Afghanistan’s economy 0

Saffron provides lifeline for Afghanistan’s economy

Afghanistan’s saffron industry is providing opportunities for the country’s struggling economy, including employment prospects for women. Saffron provides lifeline for Afghanistan’s economy

Multiple harvests drive Afghan opium boom 0

Multiple harvests drive Afghan opium boom

With jingling poppy seeds hidden in his pouch, Helmand farmer Nematullah sidles out of Taliban territory to explain how he struck gold —- two additional opium harvests a year, which could further roil Afghanistan’s...

Afghan opium cultivation skyrockets 0

Afghan opium cultivation skyrockets

Afghanistan sees a 10 percent jump in opium cultivation this year, highlighting bumper harvests owing to collapsing eradication efforts amid growing insecurity and declining international counter-narcotics assistance, the UN says. Afghan opium cultivation skyrockets