COCAINE

  • Prosecutors: Texas man used cocaine to buy votes for school board candidates September 24, 2014

    McAllen, Texas: Federal prosecutors say a 47-year-old man provided cocaine to secure votes for school board candidates in South Texas. A federal judge in McAllen on Monday scheduled the arraignment of Francisco "Frankie" Garcia of Donna for next month. He's facing voter fraud and other charges. The Monitor newspaper reports that an...
  • Ecigarettes may open addiction to marijuana, cocaine September 4, 2014

    New York: Assumed by many as a safe alternative to cigarette smoking, electronic cigarettes or ecigarettes as they are popularly called may, in fact, promote use and addiction to illicit drugs, says a study. Ecigarettes may function as a "gateway drug" a drug that lowers the threshold for addiction to...
  • Hyderabad: 2 Nigerians arrested for allegedly trying to sell cocaine June 16, 2014

    Hyderabad: The city police arrested two alleged Nigerian cocaine peddlers today from the Maredpally area and seized 17 grams of cocaine from them, a senior police official said. Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police N Koti Reddy of the Commissioner's Task Force (North Zone) said that sleuths apprehended the two Nigerian...
  • Yash Birla group's top executive quizzed by NCB for drugs possesion January 11, 2014

    Mumbai: A senior executive working with Yash Birla Group was questioned by Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) after the Income Tax department found a banned substance during a raid. Sources said that Income Tax officials found banned substance from the possession of Anand Vardhan during a raid. Apart from him, two others...
  • Nigerian arrested in Delhi with cocaine worth Rs 2 crore September 2, 2013

    A Nigerian national was arrested in New Delhi with 190 gm cocaine valued at Rs.2 crore in the international market, police said on Monday. Abdul Raheem Kamalideen Kehine, from Lagos in Nigeria, was arrested Sunday from west Delhi's Dwarka where he went to deliver a consignment of 190 gm cocaine to...
  • Nigerian carrying cocaine arrested in Delhi August 26, 2013

    A 33-year-old Nigerian man was arrested in New Delhi and 37 gm of cocaine valued at Rs.30 lakh was seized from him, police said on Monday. Ifeanyi Alexander Obi, who was living in a rented house in west Delhi's Palam village, was arrested on Saturday from east Delhi's Laxmi Nagar area,...
  • Cocaine may alter the brain within hours August 26, 2013

    Washington: Cocaine use may change the brain structure within hours - which could initiate drug addiction, a new study has found. Mice given cocaine showed rapid growth in new brain structures associated with learning and memory, according to a researcher from the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center at UC San...
  • Cocaine worth Rs 10 crore seized from a truck coming from PoK August 3, 2013

    Cocaine with street value of Rs 10 crore was seized on Friday from a truck returning from PakistanoccupiedKashmir in Baramulla district of north Kashmir. Acting on a specific input, police intercepted the truck bearing registration number of Jammu and Kashmir and driven by Abdul Ahad Ganie of Mawar Handwara on...
  • Alarming rise in new psychoactive substances, says UN June 29, 2013

    United Nations: The use of prescription drugs and socalled "designer drugs" are proliferating at an alarming rate, posing threats to public health, a UN report has said. While there has been a decline in the use of traditional drugs such as heroin and cocaine in some parts of the world,...
  • Australian court reduces jail term of Indianorigin doctor April 18, 2013

    Melbourne: An Indianorigin neurosurgeon, convicted in 2010 for manslaughter and supplying cocaine to two female escorts, has won a substantial reduction in his sentence, with an Australian court agreeing that one of the women willingly took the drug which killed her. Suresh Nair, 44, who pleaded guilty in late 2010...
  • NRI hotelier arrested in US for drug possession April 5, 2013

    New York: IndianAmerican hotelier Vikram Chatwal has been arrested earlier this week at an airport in Florida for allegedly carrying a large stash of drugs including cocaine and heroine, a celebrity website reported. According to the TMZ website, the multimillionaire hotel owner was arrested on April 2 at the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood...
  • Michael Vaughan says Tom Maynard's death is a lesson for budding cricketers February 27, 2013

    London: Former England captain Michael Vaughan hopes the increased testing for recreational drugs promised by cricket chiefs following the death of Surrey batsman Tom Maynard will "frighten" anyone still using them. A coroner's inquest in central London was told on Monday that Maynard was nearly four times above the legal...
  • Maynard was high on drugs before accident: Police February 26, 2013

    London: One of English cricket's rising stars died after being electrocuted on a railway line then struck by a train as he attempted to flee police while on drink and drugs, a coroner's inquest was told Tuesday. Surrey batsman Tom Maynard, widely regarded as a future England international, was found...
  • I was high on cocaine during 'Hangover': Mike Tyson December 4, 2012

    London: Heavyweight champion Mike Tyson has admitted he was high on cocaine while shooting his cameo in the hit comedy 'The Hangover'. In 2010, Tyson said he had agreed to play a caricature of himself in the Todd Phillipsdirected film to fund his drug habit. "I was a mess. I was...
  • Aussie cricketer warned over cocaine use October 24, 2012

    Melbourne: An Australian cricketer has reportedly been warned over an incident involving cocaine. According to newspaper reports here, the unnamed player admitted to an "incident occurring and was subsequently counselled". However, he passed the drugs test done later. "The player did not test positive for the drug and was not subject to...
  • Rihanna denies snorting cocaine at Coachella event October 16, 2012

    London: R&B star Rihanna has denied allegations that she was snorting cocaine off her bodyguard's head, insisting she was upset by insinuations she was dabbling with harder drugs. The 'We Found Love' hitmaker sparked controversy after sharing a snap of herself at the California music festival in April sitting on a...
  • Mumbai: Woman cons Customs by posing as poor tourist August 24, 2012

    Mumbai: The 60yearold lady, who was intercepted with two kg of cocaine at Mumbai airport on Wednesday morning, had fooled the officials at Mumbai airport during her last visit on July 1, agencies suspect. According to sources, the Vietnamese national Ly Loegsle (64), who on Wednesday was arrested with twokg...
  • Juhu rave: Rahul Sharma faces arrest July 21, 2012

    Mumbai: Indian spinner Rahul Sharma faces arrest after testing positive for consumption of drugs at a rave party held in a posh Juhu hotel in May this year, putting in jeopardy his participation at the ODI series against Sri Lanka that begins on Saturday. Sharma was present at the party along...
  • Juhu 'rave' party: cricketers' test reports awaited June 23, 2012

    Mumbai: At least 44 out of the 46 people who were arrested from a rave party on May 20 in Mumbai during the IPL have tested positive for drugs. However, the medical reports of cricketers Rahul Sharma and Wayne Parnell, who attended that party, are still awaited. Ninetytwo people were...
  • Mumbai 'rave' party: 44 attendees test positive June 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Almost 44 of the 46 held after the Mumbai Police busted an alleged rave party at suburban Juhu's Oakwoods Hotel on the night of May 20 have tested positive for drugs, sources said on Friday. As many as 100 people, including IPL players, namely Wayne Parnell and Rahul Sharma,...
  • Hyderabad: Rave party busted; five held June 10, 2012

    Hyderabad: Police busted a rave party and nabbed five persons including two women and an alleged drug peddler from an apartment in the upscale Banjara Hills in Hyderabad. Police teams raided the rave party on Saturday night and seized 14 grams of different drugs including cocaine, 24 LSD (blots and...
  • Mumbai: Rave party busted; IPL players involved too May 20, 2012

    Mumbai: Mumbai Police on Sunday evening bust an alleged rave party at Oakwood Hotel in Juhu. The police claim to have recovered cocaine from the party. Over 80 people, including foreign nationals, have been detained and medical reports are awaited. The police sources said few IPL players may have been...
  • 'Hitler used cocaine, had fart problem' May 8, 2012

    Washington: Adolf Hitler was apparently a coke head who farted uncontrollably, ingested some 28 drugs at a time and received injections of bull testicle extracts to bolster his libido. It's a whole other side to the Nazi dictator, whose poor health condition was revealed in medical documents that are now up...
  • Whitney Houston died from drowning: Coroner March 23, 2012

    Los Angeles: Whitney Houston was a chronic cocaine user who had the drug in her system when she drowned in a hotel bathtub, coroner's officials said Thursday after releasing autopsy findings that also noted heart disease contributed to her death. The disclosure ended weeks of speculation about what killed the Grammywinning...
  • Drug abuse case: Relief for actor Fardeen Khan February 29, 2012

    The trial will not continue against the actor after he claimed to have been undergoing deaddiction from a governmentrecognised centre. However, the immunity will be withdrawn in case he is caught in a similar crime again. ...
  • Metros see steep rise in party drugs November 10, 2011

    New Delhi: Twentyyearold Alisha Jose, a bright college student from a middleclass family in Delhi, was coaxed to try a "pill" at a party by her friends around two years ago. Little did she know that it would be her first step towards ruin. According to sources in the Narcotics...
  • Relief for Fardeen Khan in cocaine buying case October 5, 2011

    NDPS court in Mumbai on Tuesday framed charges against actor Fardeen Khan for attempting to buy cocaine. ...
  • Fardeen charged with buying 1 gm of cocaine October 4, 2011

    Mumbai: The police on Tuesday framed charges against Bollywood actor Fardeen Khan in connection with a 2001 cocaine case. The actor has been framed for buying one gram of cocaine. His actions will attract only six months in jail. It came as a reprieve for Fardeen, who was earlier charged with possessing...
  • Man snorts ashes mistaking it as cocaine January 20, 2011

    Miami: Burglars snorted the cremated remains of a man and two dogs in the mistaken belief that they had stolen illegal drugs, Florida sheriff's deputies said on Wednesday. The ashes were taken from a woman's home in the central Florida town of Silver Springs Shores on December 15. The thieves took...
  • Alcohol more harmful than heroin or coke: report November 1, 2010

    United Kingdom: Watch out before you reach out for another drink alchohol could be more dangerous for your health than cocaine and tobacco a new British study has revealed. Alcohol abuse is more dangerous to your health than even heroin, cocaine or ecstasy, according to a new study...