India biggest consumer of heroin in the Subcontinent

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  1. Blackwater

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    NEW DELHI: Contrary to the impression that India is being used as a transit point by international traffickers to smuggle Afghan heroin to both Europe and the US, the United Nations drug report, 2011, has said that India is the biggest consumer of heroin. Of the 40 tonnes produced in south Asia, nearly 17 tonnes are consumed in India, the biggest consumer in the region with the trade valued at $1.4 billion.

    Besides its own consumption, India is the source for all supplies of heroin to Bangladesh and Nepal, at least half of what is consumed in Sri Lanka, and the rest is smuggled to the Island nation via Pakistan.

    While speaking at the release of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) annual drug report for 2011, Narcotics Control Bureau director general O P S Malik said the rising student population in some cities in south and western India has been the biggest consumer of drugs.

    Besides heroin and designer drugs use, the upwardly mobile population in metros have also been reason for India's rising demand for cocaine. More than 23 kg of cocaine was seized in Mumbai last year, a small percentage of the total consumption.

    INCB, a UN agency, reports that only 15 out of 40 tonnnes of heroin produced in the region was trafficked towards south-east Asia, Africa, North America, China and Europe. The rest all was consumed in the region, and majority of them is in India.

    The report estimates nearly three million opiate users in India, half of them being synthetic opiates. And of the 17 tonnes of pure heroin used, eight tonnes are of Afghan origin and nine tonnes are indigenously manufactured.

    The report expresses concern for the rising illicit cultivation of opium across India. "In India, the total area under illicit opium cultivation is estimated to be at least 7,500 hectares," it said. In 2010, a total of 1,022 hectares of illicitly cultivated opium poppy were eradicated by anti-narcotics agencies. The UN Office of Drugs and Crime has said that there has been some diversion from the licit opium cultivation too.

    It also points out rising trend of prescription drug abuse. India has been blamed for smuggling of these drugs to both its neighbours and western nations. In India, Buprenorphine, pentazocine and sedatives such as diazepam, promethazine and pheniramine are widely abused.


    India biggest consumer of heroin in South Asia, reveals UN drug report - The Times of India
     
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  3. Blackwater

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    well at least we are biggest consumer of heroin not hero lolllllll

    jokes apart

    drugs is smuggled via pak border with the help of BSF officials
     
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    What is there to be reported? Is this supposed to be shocking? Our population is 50% of the entire South Asia. If it was smaller country at top of the list that it would been shocking and news worthy. This is just a way to fill up empty spaces in the newspaper.
     
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    What shocking is corruption among BSF personnel who allowed these heroin to be smuggled from pak.

    BSF( border security force):sad::sad::sad:corruption:sad::sad:
     
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    can an one find out how much is consumed by usa.?
    Btw those who consume, they need to afford it in first place.
     
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    Sir you dont know about addicts... they will do anything for drugs... When they have little money for food, they will rather spend it on drugs than on food....


    And whats worse about heroin is that they cause both Physical and Psychological dependance.....


    Cha Corruption is eating into every corner of society...... BSF?????
     
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    "Biggest consumer in South Asia" - seriously? What a moron the reporter is!

    South Asia has a population of 2 billion, out of which 1.3 billion live in India. The other nations are mere blips compared to the size and scope of India. So what the devil does the reporter expect?

    Per capita figures will make more sense, but when have reporters ever displayed any common sense? Idiot reporter.
     
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    heY even by percapita or whatever non sense, dont you think this is too much for a society claiming to be the moral capital of the world?

    Indian society is a bunch of Hypocrits nothing more
     
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    ^^ I don't believe in all this "morality" nonsense. I am practical, and I understand that the nation does have drug abuse.

    However, to find out whether the problem is at a critical level or whether the problem is still at manageable levels, talking of the absolute numbers is utter bullshit, and a waste of paper. The reporter who wrote the article needs to be asked to print it and use it as toilet paper for 52 weeks.

    Your "per capita or whatever nonsense" as you put it, is the only thing that makes sense here, if you look at it statistically. People who don't know statistics and mathematics go around making a hue and cry with statements like "biggest consumer in South Asia". How can that idiot reporter compare a nation of 1300 million and 180 million? Of course India will be the "biggest consumer in South Asia"!
     
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    ok, here is the deal, stop taking what i say personally, that percapita part was for you. Hypocrit part is for Indian society as general. You yourself was there on the debate about gay rights. Indian hypocrisy is the worst in the world. But i stand by what i said, even very low percapita or any statistics non sense is stupid because as per the morality of Indian society here we are supposed to be heroin free!
     
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    I don't understand what you are trying to say here?

    Is it stupid of the reporter to compare a 1.3 billion nation and a 160 million one and present it as a headline? Yes or no?

    Everything else you speak about morality and hypocrisy is just unnecessary "noise" - the signal to noise ratio is very low in your previous comment.
     
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    They are smuggling tons of it into Punjab from Pakistan. ISI after flooding the economy with fake 500Rs now is turning all youngsters to drugs... See the stats and it would have gone up only recently..
     
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    I remember reading about this a year or 2 back, so shouldn't things be improving instead of going up? Or is it another case of "only in India"? I mean in most other countries, if a problem is recognised, a plan of action is implemented and things improve, not get worse!
     
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    Most Punjabis are addicted to pharmacy drugs rather than heroin and opium
     
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    Despite building the "great wall of India", the 24/7 lighted border fence, which is even visible from outer space - if we still say that drugs are coming from Pakjab to Punjab as blackwater is saying - we need to kill several BSF officers and set an example. The only learning we need to take from such things - give a few BSF officers such brutal punishment that the next ones think hundred times before allowing anything through.
     
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    The Drug war in USA is even worse, they have gun fights with south american drug cartels and US police and border patrol.. Its not a rosy picture when we have Aids like Pakistan next to us.
     
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    Porkchope has dozens of under ground tunnels leading under the fences into India. They smuggle agents and drugs through that, the BSF keeps finding new tunnels.
     
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    Wow, really? I had no idea.

    I have heard about tunnels dug by North Korea at the DMZ, but it is news to me that even the Pakis are up to the same tricks!
     
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    BSF is involved ? i know , i am from ferozepur punajb
     
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    What i said is even a small Per capita consumption or whatever statistics to say India has lower amount of use is wrong... For a society which is claiming itself to be the moral factory of the world, why is there so much consumption of heroin in the first place???? and worse still its on the rise.... Do i sound clear now????

    and do some research on this... Drug consumption among Indians is on the rise... We are hypocrits.... Percapita values dont change that.... Consuming drugs is considered morally right these days eh???

    And our corrupt BSF is not helping us either........ I dont want my country to turn unto Mexico of the east....
     
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