Nepal to control illicit drug trade
NEPAL: Nepal aims to develop a "drug free" healthy society,
said Shankar Koirala, Joint Secretary for Ministry of Home Affairs on
Thursday unveiling the annual report of International Narcotics Control
Board -2009 (INCB) as a part of global launching of the report.
Unveiling the report amid a press conference organized jointly by
United Nations Information Center and UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
here in Kathmandu Valley, Koirala spotlighted Government's initiatives
in dealing with narcotic drugs.
Hinting on Nepal being used as a transit point of illicit drug,
Koirala said, "Nepali Government is targeting on three main points to
control illicit drug. We are working on how to control drug supply,
demand reduction and harm reduction."
Citing drug abuse not only a national problem but also regional as
well as international problem, he said Nepali government is willing to
work with stake holders, non-government organizations and concerned
Meanwhile, in its annual report, the Vienna-based INCB has warned
that the use of so called "date rape drugs" is on the rise. "INCB is
also raising the alarm about new psychoactive substances which are
easier to obtain. KATHMANDU, Friday, Xinhua