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Nepal: Opium, Pot Farming Goes Unchecked In Remote Villages

Tue, 10 Mar 2015 07:00:00 GMT

The Kathmandu Post, 10 Mar 2015 - Opium farming and trafficking have flourished in remote villages of Makawanpur district in recent times following the inability of concerned authorities to come up with effective measures to prevent local farmers from indulging in cultivation of such illegal crops. The local authorities have been unable to check illegal cultivation of opium and marijuana in the remote villages despite frequent police campaigns to destroy these illegal crops. The failure is largely attributed to the inability of security personnel to reach the remote parts of the district to destroy marijuana and opium plantation and arrest those involved in its production and trafficking.



Nepal: Marijuana Farms On 1,000 Ropani Of Land Destroyed

Mon, 01 Dec 2014 08:00:00 GMT

The Himalayan Times, 01 Dec 2014 - With the initiative of police, marijuana farms have been destroyed at different places of Udayapur. A joint team of Nepal Police and Armed police force destroyed the hemp grown at Thanagaun, Lekhagaun, Rupatar, Bahara, Limpatar, Tawashree and Panchami VDCs of the district. The locals had been farming the contraband commercially.



Nepal: Police Destroys Marijuana Farming

Tue, 01 Jan 2013 08:00:00 GMT

The Himalayan Times, 01 Jan 2013 - TAPLEJUNG: Police have completely destroyed marijuana farming illegally cultivated in seven mountainous VDCs of Udayapur district. Police recently cleaned up marijuana farming in Rupatar, Okhle, Thanagaun, Lekhgaun, Lekhani, Hardeni and Iname of the district.



Nepal: OPED: Latin America's Adaptive Gangsters

Mon, 19 Nov 2012 08:00:00 GMT

The Kathmandu Post, 19 Nov 2012 - BOGOTA , NOV 18 - Many Latin American countries have made impressive gains in building state capacity and strengthening democracy in recent decades. And yet criminal networks - entrenched relationships between legal and illegal agents engaged in organized criminal activities - continue to play a large role in these countries' formal and informal economies and political institutions, rending the social fabric and threatening further progress.



Nepal: OPED: End Of Marijuana Prohibition

Mon, 19 Nov 2012 08:00:00 GMT

The Kathmandu Post, 19 Nov 2012 - LONDON , NOV 18 - In the coming days and weeks, critics will try to minimize what voters in the US states of Colorado and Washington accomplished by backing referenda permitting marijuana legalization and regulation. They will likely produce puns and editorial gags about a legislative coup for "hippies" hosting patchouli-scented victory celebrations. They will be tempted to reduce the story to witticisms about hedonism and decadence in America's free-thinking mountain states. But such reactions will be wrong.



Nepal: Post Being Used To Smuggle Drugs

Sun, 09 Sep 2012 07:00:00 GMT

The Himalayan Times, 09 Sep 2012 - KATHMANDU: Drug traffickers are pushing contraband abroad under the cloak of postal parcels, it has been revealed with law enforcement authorities intercepting their carriers at the international airport. The Narcotic Drug Control Law Enforcement Unit came to such a conclusion with the arrest of Irmasko Alex (27), a Russian national. Anti-drug officials had launched a serious investigation into the alleged involvement of the foreigner in smuggling narcotic drugs following the discovery of 340-gram hashish in a parcel registered at the Sundhara-based General Post Office to be delivered to an addresses in Moscow on September 30. The contraband was concealed in a consignment of kitchen utensils.



Nepal: Drug Trade Riles Cops

Tue, 28 Aug 2012 07:00:00 GMT

The Himalayan Times, 28 Aug 2012 - KATHMANDU: The penetration of pharmaceutical drugs such as diazepam and buprenorphine in the capital has anti-drug authorities in the city worried. Organised trade of such drugs, which can only be sold against a doctor's prescription is on the rise despite police crackdown on dealers and users, say officials.



Nepal: OPED: Tackling Drug Abuse

Wed, 28 Dec 2011 08:00:00 GMT

The Himalayan Times, 28 Dec 2011 - The use of drugs and drug-related items has been prohibited by the law. But this prohibition hasn't been able to eliminate use of drugs particularly among the youths. It has rather assisted the creation of a black market. Different chains of traffickers are active in supplying drug to the abusers. Today's commonly used illegal drug is marijuana and hashish. Neither our law has been capable to check their rampant use nor its production, distribution and sale. Despite the regular raids and the seizure of tons of such narcotics, the use has not been observed to be growing less. Likewise, there are such drugs which are sold in pharmacies with a legal prescription. Consider the examples of legally prescribed opilates or marijuana to treat problems like menstrual pain in females. But the pharmacies here look for money not the prescription and thus the drug access is easy for abusers. Other type of addicts like inhalants of paints, gums and dendrite, are tough to control. The more tight the security system is made in stopping transportation of drugs, abusers are found using much more complicated methods for transportation. So, it's not wise to rely only on national law to solve the drug problem.



Nepal: UNODC Concerned on Drug Abuse

Fri, 25 Jun 2010 07:00:00 GMT

The Himalayan Times, 25 Jun 2010 - KATHMANDU: On the eve of International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking that falls tomorrow, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has sounded the alarm that there is risk of public health disaster in less developed countries, including Nepal. The designated theme for this year is 'Think Health, Not Drugs'.