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01.06.2009

Kolkata. Birbhum emerges as opium hub

Parts of Birbhum district have emerged as a major hub for opium production while police officers look the other way, according to the Narcotic Control Bureau (NCB). 
Officials from the agency, which is conducting...[mehr]

Kategorie: Indien, dgs-info, Ausgabe 25

01.06.2009

Opium back with a vengeance

Off-season crops are being introduced in the North and new strains of high-yield, drought-resistant poppy are being developed to boost output to meet the ever-increasing demand, writes Somsak Suksai in Lampang, so wiping out its...[mehr]

Kategorie: Thailand, dgs-info, Ausgabe 25

01.06.2009

Three-month war on drugs launched

Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva announced a new war on drugs on Wednesday, saying it was essential to combat the growing levels of drug abuse and addiction. to cope with the rising number of drug addicts. (BangkokPost.com,...[mehr]

Kategorie: Thailand, dgs-info, Ausgabe 25

01.06.2009

Obama Plan promises Pakistan the moon

The US-led Nato forces, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India (and may be Iran too) will have jointly to stop heroin production in Afghanistan... (The News, Pakistan, 30.03.2009)[mehr]

Kategorie: Afghanistan, dgs-info, Ausgabe 25

01.06.2009

Russia says Afghan heroin habit threatens security

Russia has become the world's biggest heroin consumer and the flood of the drug from Afghanistan poses a threat to national security, Russia's drug enforcement chief said on Friday. (International Herald tribune, 06.03.2009)[mehr]

Kategorie: Afghanistan, dgs-info, Ausgabe 25

01.06.2009

SURGE IN AFGHANISTAN- Been there

As President Obama moves to ramp up the United States presence in Afghanistan, he might benefit from the lessons learned by one of the CIA's legends of covert operations, Bill Lair. Lair ran the CIA's covert action in the 1960s...[mehr]

Kategorie: Afghanistan, dgs-info, Ausgabe 25

01.06.2009

Afghan farmers turn from drugs to fish

Haji Anzurullah grew opium in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province, but under pressure from the authorities he gave up the illegal crop and found a profitable alternative, fish breeding. (AlertNet, 04.03.2009)[mehr]

Kategorie: Afghanistan, dgs-info, Ausgabe 25