Showing posts with label drug. Show all posts
Showing posts with label drug. Show all posts

Monday, May 18, 2020

What is the drug culture like in Nepal?

Buying drugs in Kathmandu was legal in the 1960s ... walking the streets today and you still think it is.
After dark, anyone visiting the Tamale tourist area of ​​Kathmandu can see lonely crooked men, who brush close to your face and utter loud words - ... hashish ... smoke, do you want it?
Once a free hiding place for legal smoking of marijuana, marijuana, opium and other recreational drugs, Nepal's drip scene is the subject of a hippie hangout myth. But sellers, buyers and smugglers still have plenty here. Unfortunately, there are also hardcore drugs such as heroin, cocaine and amphetamine. For better or worse, it is still very easy to obtain drugs in Nepal. There is a dangerous path that Nepal tourists follow to buy drugs in more than one way. Hashish smoking is legal on Shivaratri in Nepal… but only thenDrinking hashish during Shivaratri in Nepal is legal… but only for one day!

Why Kathmandu Is Easy To Get Drugs In Nepal?
Nepal is not the product of drugs per second. Yes, in some "remote" villages you can find the odd crop of plants with green leaves. Hashish smoking is legal for the day during the Shivaratri festival. Shiva is the god of all the gods who enjoy strange smoke now and then. The original cause of easy access in Nepal is twofold. Due to the country's geographical proximity, the Golden Crescent - Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran. Add frequent flights to Thailand and India with a large porous land border with northern India.
Then in the 1970s, with the US and Nepal banned drug trafficking, the US banned drug trafficking in Nepal, claiming that some were involved in the monarchy.
The Eden Hash Center is where the hash is legally sold. The little street south of Kathmandu Durbar Square, called Freak Street, is much more vibrant than it is today. Once there are direct buses from the airport to Freak Street and the hippie-filled borders are seeking their own legal fog! Yes, the state-run hash shops in Nepal were one of the major tourist attractions in the 1960s. Today, Freak Street is a remodeled "un-attraction" for hippies and tourists. Now when the old hippies roam Old Nepal, they walk on Freak Street. Sometimes "designers" try to see that they belong to the same stock, iding and avoiding hippies.

When US President Richard Nixon signed the new King of Nepal in 1973, there was a round of traditional hippies on Frick Street to ban marijuana. The '60s hippie tourism was quickly replaced by the more respected business of trekking and cultural tourism. From rocky hippies to the global heroin business. In the 70s and 80s, the heroin business became a major source of income for the elite in Nepal. One of the dead of brown sugar heroin was the Crown Prince, who was sent to rehabilitation in Switzerland. Meanwhile, in 1984, the Nepali soccer team was detained in 150kg of pure heroin lex. At the SAARC meeting, an American delegation bought two kilos of pure heroin and put it on Nepali police chiefs' table before threatening to cut off all aid to Nepal.
In 1990, King Birendra restored multi-party democracy in Nepal. Along with military and trade agreements with Pakistan. A group of democratic ruling parties suddenly grew and Nepal was a heroin hub. In the aftermath of the imperial deaths, Time magazine's article referred to the royal family's history of drug dealing. As the number of drug users in Nepal has steadily increased, the number of people arrested for trafficking has been increasing lately in the country. Statistics for the past six years (2011-2015) provided by the Nepalese police show that 15,496 drug traffickers were arrested in the country during this period.

Over the past five years, on average, more than 2 thousand people have been detained on charges of drug abuse and trafficking, but the number of female smugglers is growing.
If the current trend continues, police expect the number of smugglers to reach 3,300 by the end of this year. Over the past six years, police have seized 14,881 kg of marijuana, an equal amount of hashish, 67 kg of opium, 52 kg of heroin and 28 kg of cocaine. The current local market price of marijuana and hash is Rs 25,000 per kg, while opium is Rs 200,000 per kg. Heroin and cocaine are traded at Rs 20 lakh per kilo.
Among smugglers, a large number of Indians were arrested for drug trafficking; A total of 763 Indians including 729 men and 36 women were arrested by the police. The number of Indian nationals arrested in 2011 was 126 men and 9 women, while in 2012, 179 men and 8 women were arrested on trafficking charges.

In 2013, police arrested 123 men, 6 women, 127 men, 6 women in 2014, 107 men and 4 women in 2015.
At the end of August 2016, Nepal police had 65 men and 3 women. In addition to India, police have arrested a total of 80 foreigners from different third world countries this year alone. Cocaine and heroin from the Latin American countries of Brazil, Peru, have come to Nepal, so it is clear that international drug traffickers are using Nepal as a means. Narcotics Control Bureau Chief Digi Jaya Bahadur Chand said cocaine and heroin were not sold in Nepal but instead were exported to India, China, Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia.

Often, non-drug users are caught trafficking for illicit drugs such as cocaine and heroin.
Chand said that only a few influential and wealthy families in Kathmandu in Nepal could afford these drugs. Chand said the use of illicit drugs such as marijuana, hash, nurse pills, phenargon and diazepam is high in Nepal.
According to a study conducted by the United Nations, 300 million people worldwide currently take drugs each year; The illicit drug business is worth about $ 332 billion. Similarly, in a study conducted by the Nepal government in 2069, BS reported 91,534 (85,204 men and 6,330 women) drug abusers nationwide.
Data shows that the number of drug users in Nepal increases every year by 11.36%.