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India: OPED: Let There Be No Drugs

Asia (MAP) - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 07:00
Greater Kashmir, 06 Aug 2014 - We Need to Control the Scourge of Drug Addiction Drug abuse, is the illicit consumption of any naturally occurring or pharmaceutical substance for reasons other than for medical use. They change the way in which a person feels, thinks or behaves and its addiction is severely hampering all aspects of life. The consequences of drug use are always worse than the problem one is trying to solve with them. Drug abuse and addiction is killing people morally, socially, psychologically, physically and even economically. Identified as a disease in 1956 by the World Health Organization and the American Psychiatric Association, the number of people suffering from this hidden disease is increasing world over.
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Thailand: Cops Face New Shooting Rap

Asia (MAP) - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 07:00
Bangkok Post, 05 Aug 2014 - LCT backs attempted murder charge Three Bang Chan policemen who mistook a female law student from Chulalongkorn University for a drug dealer and opened fire at her car should be charged with attempted murder, said the Lawyers Council of Thailand (LCT).
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India: Delhi University Says No To Drugs, Ragging

Asia (MAP) - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 07:00
Deccan Herald, 05 Aug 2014 - College days are known to be the best part of any student's life, but they can also give nightmares to many, in terms of ragging and drug abuse. In the past also we have lost students due to the inhuman practice called ragging, which starts with 'fun' by the seniors but ends up with consequences, sometimes with the victim committing suicide. The same is true of drug abuse. Students start taking drugs as part of their 'experimental' nature but end up becoming addicts.
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Thailand: Pongsapat Transfers 3 Cops For Shooting At Student's Car

Asia (MAP) - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 07:00
Bangkok Post, 04 Aug 2014 - Three Bang Chan policemen who shot at a female university student's car during a drug bust have been transferred pending an investigation, said deputy national police chief Pongsapat Pongcharoen. Speaking to the media about the incident, Pol Gen Pongsapat said the officers have been re-assigned to administrative positions.
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Philippines: Don't Deport Briton Through US, Says CA of Pot

Asia (MAP) - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 07:00
Philippine Daily Inquirer, 21 Jul 2014 - THE COURT of Appeals (CA) has directed the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to proceed with the deportation of a British cannabis seed trader facing charges for money laundering and narcotics trafficking in Maine, USA. But the appellate court's Special 7th Division ordered that Gypsy Nirvana be deported directly to the United Kingdom and not be put on a flight that would pass through the United States.
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Singapore: OPED: Singapore Must Resist Pro-Drug Lobby

Asia (MAP) - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 07:00
Straits Times, 16 Jul 2014 - IN SINGAPORE, the National Council Against Drug Abuse (NCADA) marked World Drug Day on June 26 by reminding our children of the dangers of drugs. Alongside our anti-drug laws, enforcement officers and rehabilitative agencies, NCADA aims to build strong social resistance against drug abuse. Like other anti-drug policymakers and community leaders across the globe, I am alarmed at the recent momentum of the pro-drug lobby.
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India: NCB Steps Up Drug Awareness

Asia (MAP) - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 07:00
The Hindu, 26 Jun 2014 - In the wake of increasing incidents of drug abuse by youth in the city, Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) officials are planning to step up awareness drives among college and school students. On Wednesday, the National Academy of Customs Excise and Narcotics (NACEN), which provides training to officials in Customs and drug laws, roped in NCB and Customs officials to provide an awareness seminar on drug abuse and illicit drug trafficking.
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Philippines: Drug Testing Of Students

Asia (MAP) - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 07:00
Sun.Star Cebu, 26 Jun 2014 - It was reported in the news recently that the Cebu City Council wants to hold random drug testing among the students in the public high school. In relation to this, one might ask, "Is it valid and/or constitutional to subject students to drug testing?" It is legally valid as Republic Act 9165, otherwise known as the "Dangerous Drugs Act," provides that "students of secondary and tertiary schools shall, pursuant to the related rules and regulations as contained in the school's student handbook and with notice to the parents, undergo a random drug testing: Provided, That all drug testing expenses whether in public or private schools under this Sec. will be borne by the government" (Section 36 c).
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Philippines: 5 Central Visayas Policemen Tied To Illegal Drugs

Asia (MAP) - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 07:00
Sun.Star Cebu, 26 Jun 2014 - AT LEAST five police operatives in Central Visayas are in hot water this week for possible connections to illegal drugs, including an officer who tested positive in a random drug test yesterday in Mandaue City. The Regional Investigation and Detective Management Division (RIDMD) 7 of the Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 said that four policemen were recently investigated for their alleged involvement in narcotics.
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