Drugs

FSB: situation on Armenian-Iranian border tense

FSB: situation on Armenian-Iranian border tense

The situation on the Armenian-Iranian border has been tense lately and additional outposts for border guard patrols have been deployed in this area, the Russian FSB’s Border Guard Directorate in Armenia told Russia’s TV Channel …

Georgia's border police seize heroin, arrest 2 foreigners

Georgia's border police seize heroin, arrest 2 foreigners

Georgian Border Police arrested two Azerbaijani citizens and seized a package of heroin they were attempting to smuggle across the state boundary, the Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs said on Monday. The two individuals were …

Afghan instability fueling narcotics trade

Afghan instability fueling narcotics trade

Authorities in Tajikistan say the volume of illegal narcotics they interdicted in 2021 increased by almost 69 percent year-on-year, but that instability in neighboring Afghanistan could provoke a worsening in the problem of …

Regular paracetamol use linked to higher blood pressure

Regular paracetamol use linked to higher blood pressure

Long-term paracetamol use could increase the risk of heart disease and strokes in people with high blood pressure, according to research published in Circulation. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh say that patients who have a …

Azerbaijan Armed Forces to combat drug addiction

Azerbaijan Armed Forces to combat drug addiction

The Azerbaijani army prepared a joint action plan for the 2022 academic year to combat drug addiction and drug trafficking, the official website of the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry informs. According to the plan, within the framework of …

Potential drug dealer detained in Kabardino-Balkaria

Potential drug dealer detained in Kabardino-Balkaria

A young man suspected of selling drugs was detained in the Chegem region, the Ministry of Internal Affairs for Kabardino-Balkaria informs. During the search operations in the village of Shalushka, a 27-year-old local resident was …

Georgian Interior Ministry destroys $ 12 mln worth of drugs

Georgian Interior Ministry destroys $ 12 mln worth of drugs

The Georgian Interior Ministry confiscated and destroyed more than $ 12 mln (37 mln lari) worth of drugs in a high-temperature oven in the presence of members of the Ministry of Internal Affairs special commission. According …

Georgia proposes to remove marijuana from criminal code

Georgia proposes to remove marijuana from criminal code

According to the deputy of the New Political Center - Girchi party, Iago Khvichia, the parliamentary faction of the party had prepared a bill to remove any criminal penalties for marijuana circulation so that citizens would only bear …

Azerbaijan prevents contraband of narcotic drugs from Iran

Azerbaijan prevents contraband of narcotic drugs from Iran

The ‘Gektepe’ frontier detachment of the State Border Guard Service (SBS) and officers of the Azerbaijani Coast Guard units prevented the contraband of more than 102 kilograms of narcotic drugs, psychotropic and potent drugs from Iran …

Drug dealers detained across Georgia

Drug dealers detained across Georgia

Georgian police have arrested 20 drug dealers in various cities of Georgia such as Tbilisi - Ponichala district, Rustavi, Batumi, Kutaisi and Bolnisi municipality in Georgia's eastern Kvemo Kartli region today. The police said that …

Shootout occurs on Azerbaijani-Iranian border

Shootout occurs on Azerbaijani-Iranian border

A shootout took place on the Azerbaijani-Iranian border, as a result of which the border's violator was neutralized, according to the State Border Service of Azerbaijan. According to the service’s press center, at 11:45 …

World on a needle: pandemic causes increase in number of drug addicts

World on a needle: pandemic causes increase in number of drug addicts

In 2009, it was estimated that there were 210 million drug users, accounting for 4.8% of the world’s population aged 15-64, compared to 269 million ones in 2018, accounting for 5.3% of the population, Modern Diplomacy writes. Over the past two decades, drug abuse in developing countries has grown much faster than in developed countries. To some extent, this reflects the difference in overall population growth during this period – 7% in developed countries and 28% in developing countries – but it also highlights the rapid growth of the young population in developing countries

Russian police thwart drug supply route in Far East

Russian police thwart drug supply route in Far East

Russian police officers have discovered a large drug supply route from Moscow and St. Petersburg to the Russian Far East. Drug traffickers used to hide prohibited substances in household appliances heading to the region by trains. Criminal …