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Sensitization Workshop on Workplace-based Substance use Prevention Intervention for the Administrative Officers and HR Officers

The sensitization workshop on Workplace-based substance use prevention intervention for the Administrative Officers and HR Officers successfully concluded today. A total of 17 officials from various government, private, Armed forces, corporate and financial institutions took part in the workshop. Dr. Nirola, the psychiatrist at the JDWNRH, graced the closing as the chief guest and awarded certificates to the participants.

World No Tobacco Day

Coinciding with the Birth Anniversary of Ugyen Guru Rinpoche, the Bhutan Narcotics Control Authority (BNCA), in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, the Royal Bhutan Police, and the World Health Organization, observed the World No Tobacco Day 2016 on the theme “Get Ready for Plain Packaging” at the Clock Tower in Thimphu.

Inspections on Narcotic Drugs & Tobacco Products

On May 28, 2016, a team comprising of officials from Bhutan Narcotics Control Authority (BNCA), Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) and Custom officials conducted a surprise inspection at Paro International Airport and Paan shops and entertainment centres of Paro and Bondey town. The team started the inspection in the early morning hours with the first outgoing flight. The inspection team was led by Deputy Chief, Mr. Dorji Tshering from BNCA.

No significant rise in drug arrests since 2010: Health minister

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Life Skills Training on Substance Use Prevention for out of school youth , Advocacy & inspection programs at Bumthang, Trongsa & Wangduephodrang.

On the 10th of May, 2016, a team of BNCA officials comprising of Mr. Sonam Jamtsho, Dy. Chief Counselor/Dy. Chief Program Officer, Mr. Dorji Tshering, Dy. Chief Program Officer, Mr. Sonam Tashi, Assistant Program Officer left for Bumthang to conduct Life Skills training on substance use prevention for out of school youth as well as to conduct advocacy and inspection programs at Bumthang, Trongsa & Wangduephodrang. The group was

Colombo Plan International Centre for Certification and Education of Addiction Professionals (ICCE) certification workshop for Peer Counsellors.

Duration: 18-29 April 2016
Venue: NRDCL Conference Hall, Thimphu
Participants: 20 Peer counselors.


Drug Demand Reduction Training for Peer Educators and Counsellors

The National Institute of Social Defense (NISD) under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment conducted a one week training on “Drug Demand Reduction” for Peer Educator and Counselors. The Training was conducted at

Drug related cases drop in 2015

Police and BNCA determined to continue their fight against drugs

Crime: The Royal Bhutan Police is determined to fight against drugs with the nationwide drug crackdown that began on December 2, 2013 to continue.

Police arrests taxi driver for trafficking drugs

Crime: Police arrested a taxi driver on 19th January for illegal trafficking of controlled psychotropic and narcotics drugs.

Following a tip off, police arrested the 27-year-old taxi driver at the Rinchending checkpost in Kharbandhi at around 4am. He was returning to Thimphu from Phuentsholing.

People find BNCA strategies confounding and unfair

Tobacco: If one must see how Bhutan Narcotics Control Agency’s (BNCA) random inspection is scaring the soul out of smokers, the best place to go is where automobile workshops are at Olakha, Thimphu. Smokers scan around to make sure there are inspectors lurking about and dash out swiftly for a quick drag.