Countdown for Bali Nine firing squad begins

2015-04-24 17:04

Indonesia has asked foreign embassies to send representatives to a maximum security prison ahead of the expected execution of 10 drug convicts, although an official 72-hour notice of execution has not been given yet.

Gambian firm, employees charged with cocaine trafficking

2015-04-23 15:55

A court in Gambia has charged one of the country’s leading import firms and seven of its employees with drug trafficking after 45kg of cocaine were discovered in a sugar shipment from Brazil last month.

India seizes 200kg heroin shipment on Pakistani boat

2015-04-21 18:53

India has seized 200 kg of heroin from Pakistani drug traffickers aboard a boat on the Arabian sea in a $15 million haul that is one of the country's largest.

Ghanaians accused in 6-ton cocaine bust on bail

2015-04-20 21:13

A court in Ghana has released two men on bail pending a trial on charges that they conspired to import nearly 6 tons of cocaine from Bolivia.

3 arrested on drug dealing charges

2015-04-16 09:15

Three alleged drug dealers have been arrested in Johannesburg by the city's metro police, a police spokesperson has said.

Drug bust in Orange Farm

2015-04-14 19:35

A man has been arrested for allegedly manufacturing and dealing drugs in Orange Farm, south of Johannesburg, Gauteng police say.

Mystery bankie at cannabis conference

2015-04-09 13:37

A tiny zip lock bag containing three small seeds was given to delegates at a discussion on the medicinal use of cannabis hosted by the Department of Social Development and the Central Drug Authority in Benoni. But who handed it out?

Australia to tackle 'dreadful' ice drug epidemic

2015-04-08 13:48

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has launched a national task force to fight the scourge of crystal methamphetamine, or ice, which he said was causing 'absolute devastation' in Australia.

Drug smugglers to be executed together 'for sake of efficiency'

2015-04-07 17:58

Indonesia's attorney general says 10 death-row convicts including two Australian drug smugglers would be executed together for the sake of "efficiency", according to a report.

Nigerian man gets death for trafficking drugs in Indonesia

2015-04-02 13:18

A Nigerian national has been sentenced to death in Indonesia for drug trafficking, media reports say.


US mom gave pot brownie to son who jumped out of a window

2015-04-24 14:11

A Colorado woman has been arrested for giving a marijuana-laced brownie to her teenage son who ate the confection and suffered serious injuries when he later jumped out of a third-story apartment window.

Sons to reunite with mom on death row in Indonesia

2015-04-23 14:32

The two young sons of a Philippine maid on death row for drug trafficking in Indonesia will fly out for a feared final reunion, the government says as it mounted a last-ditch campaign to save her.

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleads guilty to threatening to kill

2015-04-21 10:15

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has pleaded guilty in court to a charge of threatening to kill a man and drug possession.

Orange is The New Black drug baron now Nigerian senator

2015-04-16 22:01

An alleged drug baron, wanted in the US Orange is The New Black case has been elected senator in Nigeria.

Pair busted with 300 Mandrax tablets

2015-04-15 22:40

Two men have appeared in the Umzinto Magistrate's Court after 300 Mandrax tablets were allegedly found in their vehicle.

Deputy minister calls for dagga debate

2015-04-09 20:34

"We need a wider understanding of what this tree-plant-seed is all about," Deputy Minister of Social Development Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu has said at a cannabis conference in Johannesburg.

Romania seizes 'black cocaine'

2015-04-08 19:10

Romanian police have seized a load of furniture filled with "black cocaine" - a chemically-altered form of the drug intended to block detection.

Colombian navy seizes more than 5 tons of cocaine on ship

2015-04-08 10:36

Navy officials in Colombia say they have seized 5.2 tons of cocaine on a ship off the country's Pacific Coast.

Indonesian court rejects death-row Australians' appeal

2015-04-06 10:00

An Indonesian court has thrown out a last-ditch appeal filed by two Australian drug convicts on death row, paving the way for their executions.

Canadian envoy ex-husband says son killed in US

2015-04-02 09:16

An alleged drug deal gone bad ended in a gun battle that left the teenage son of a Miami-based Canadian diplomat dead and a younger son under arrest.

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