A cocaine seizure off Britain`s coast last week yielded what is thought to be the country`s biggest-ever haul of hard drugs, potentially worth three-quarters of a billion dollars, authorities said on Thursday.
The world is doing far too little to combat the misuse of antibiotics which is fuelling drug resistance and allowing long-treatable diseases to become killers, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.
Tobacco and alcohol followed by cannabis and inhalants, sedatives, heroin and opium are the most common items of substance abuse among children on streets, according to a study by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights.
Government today said 350 drugs had been brought under price control, providing additional benefit of over Rs 3000 crore to customers, and rejected the charge that costs of some life-saving medicines had "sky-rocketed".
Indian Navy along with the officials of Coast Guard on Monday evening detained three boats between the Jakhau and Porbandar ports here, on charges of suspected smuggling. One of them is allegedly a Pakistani boat.
A 22-year-old South African woman was held at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) here for allegedly trying to smuggle out Rs 1.18 crore worth narcotic drugs, neatly concealed inside cricket gear and shoes.