ARTICLES RELATING TO NARCOTICS

Israelis hold mass pot protest

2017-04-20 22:15

Hundreds of Israelis gathered on a grassy hill overlooking parliament to smoke marijuana in an act of communal defiance of current laws.

Canada unveils legislation to legalize cannabis

2017-04-13 21:19

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government has unveiled legislation to fully legalize marijuana, making Canada only the second country to do so, after Uruguay.

Saudi executes 3 Pakistanis for heroin smuggling

2017-04-09 23:01

Saudi Arabia has executed three Pakistani nationals convicted of smuggling heroin, bringing the number of executions in the kingdom to 26 so far this year.

Man caught with 7kg of cocaine at OR Tambo

2017-04-06 22:03

A man has appeared in the Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court for allegedly trying to smuggle 7kg of cocaine through OR Tambo International Airport.

Ohio boy, 13, dies of suspected heroin overdose

2017-04-04 19:00

Authorities say a 13-year-old Ohio boy has died of a suspected heroin overdose and his father has been jailed on drug-related charges.

How the Western Cape High Court dagga judgment applies to you

2017-03-31 16:10

The landmark Western Cape High Court's order regarding the private use of dagga applies only to home use and cultivation, Dagga Party leader Jeremy Acton has cautioned after the ruling.

China's synthetic drugs problem expanding: government

2017-03-27 20:06

China's drug problem is severe and growing, the government says, with particularly sharp rises in the abuse and production of synthetic drugs.

'My son was no terrorist' - father of French airport attacker

2017-03-19 12:23

The father of the French man shot dead at Orly airport in Paris after attacking a soldier, says his son was "not a terrorist" and that his actions were caused by drink and drugs.

Philippine vice president slams drug war

2017-03-15 20:09

Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo says the nation's drug war has left Filipinos feeling "hopeless and helpless", with trust in the police eroded by thousands of summary executions.

Woman bust with over 1kg cocaine in luggage at Cape Town airport

2017-03-13 13:01

A woman has been arrested at Cape Town International Airport after 10 parcels of cocaine were discovered in her luggage, according to Western Cape police.

 

4/20, marijuana's high holiday, explained

2017-04-20 09:43

Thursday marks marijuana culture's high holiday, 4/20, when college students gather - at 16:20 - in clouds of smoke on campus quads and when pot shops in legal weed states thank their customers with discounts.

German cops find 384kg of cocaine

2017-04-11 09:02

German police say they've found what they believe to be 384kg of cocaine in cases of bananas shipped from Ecuador.

Dagga sweet wife-killer gets 30 years

2017-04-09 07:36

A Denver man who claimed that eating marijuana-infused sweets led him to kill his wife has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Spanish police seize 500kg of cocaine in bricks

2017-04-06 05:19

Spanish police say they have seized half a ton of cocaine hidden in fake fireplace bricks and arrested 25 people.

Green light for new dagga law could take a while, Parliament warns

2017-03-31 19:00

Parliament says it has to wait until the Constitutional Court has confirmed the Western Cape High Court's landmark judgment on private dagga use before it can make any changes to the law.

Rastafarians elated over High Court's dagga ruling

2017-03-31 12:19

Rastafarians have celebrated outside the Western Cape High Court after Judge Dennis Davis declared it legal for adults to use dagga in the privacy of their homes.

Hamas sentences 2 drug dealers to death in Gaza

2017-03-19 14:42

A Hamas military court has sentenced two Palestinians to death for drug dealing, in the first such case since the militant group seized the Gaza Strip a decade ago.

SARS finds R1.8m worth of cocaine in tubes of cream

2017-03-17 12:38

Cocaine worth R1.8m has been discovered stashed in tubes of cream at OR International Airport, says SARS.

'El Chapo' health deteriorating in US custody - lawyers

2017-03-14 10:38

The health of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, one of the world's most notorious criminals, is deteriorating in US custody, his lawyers has complained.

US snuffs pot fans' plans to party on tribal land near Vegas

2017-03-04 12:03

A federal prosecutor has snuffed out plans by pot fans to celebrate Nevada's new recreational marijuana law by lighting up on an American Indian reservation near Las Vegas.

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