Police hunting for 230 escaped drug addicts in Vietnam

2016-10-24 13:13

A Vietnamese official says 230 drug addicts are still at large after a mass escape from a rehabilitation centre in southern Vietnam.

Cocaine worth R2.1m seized at OR Tambo airport

2016-10-23 20:07

A detector dog has sniffed out cocaine with an estimated value of R2.1 million at OR Tambo International, the South African Revenue Services said on Sunday.

Pair bust with R900 000 worth of Mandrax

2016-10-22 18:39

Two people, both aged 21, have been arrested for drug possession after a raid on a house in Cape Town, Western Cape police say.

Mexico official: 'El Chapo' could be sent to US early 2017

2016-10-15 22:37

Mexico's national security commissioner says jailed drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman could be extradited to the US by early next year.

France to open first 'shooting gallery' for drug addicts

2016-10-12 10:17

France's health minister has visited the country's first "shooting gallery" for hard drug addicts as opposition politicians denounced the experiment at a hospital in northern Paris.

Tulsa police victim had Angel Dust in his system

2016-10-11 22:29

Oklahoma's medical examiner says an unarmed man shot dead by a Tulsa police officer last month had the hallucinogenic drug known as Angel Dust in his system when he died.

Police in Italy find fugitive mob boss hiding in home bunker

2016-10-05 22:18

One of Italy's most-wanted fugitive mob bosses has been arrested after five years on the lam when police found him hiding in a home bunker built between the bathroom and his son's bedroom.

NY cannabis field not for getting high

2016-10-02 22:19

A lush field of cannabis growing on a secluded hilltop in central New York may look and smell like marijuana, but its myriad uses don't include getting high.

Man arrested at NYC tunnel with guns says he has no regrets

2016-10-02 21:00

A Pennsylvania man who was arrested for trying to drive into New York City with a cache of weapons says he doesn't regret his actions, but calls the presence of the guns an "oversight".

Why is Chicago a murder capital? Clues from a bloody month

2016-09-30 05:52

August was the deadliest month for Chicago homicides in two decades, and an analysis of the toll shows more clearly than ever that the blame lies with surging violence in a handful of the city's most impoverished neighbourhoods.


Afghan opium cultivation skyrockets

2016-10-24 06:35

Afghanistan saw a 10% jump in opium cultivation this year because of bumper harvests, collapsing eradication efforts due to growing insecurity and declining international aid to combat drugs, the UN says.

How drug cartel banked its cash in New York

2016-10-23 17:16

Federal agents say a money laundering scheme carried out by a brother and sister in New York shows one way that Mexican crime cartels try to bring billions of dollars in drug profits out of the US.

Afghanistan burns five tons of drugs, alcohol in single blaze

2016-10-17 07:47

Afghan authorities have burned around five ton of heroin, hashish, drug-making chemicals and alcohol in a show of their commitment to curbing drug trafficking.

Arkansas court says voters can decide medical marijuana plan

2016-10-13 22:21

The Arkansas Supreme Court says voters can consider a medical marijuana proposal on the November ballot.

Van Breda back in court over drugs case

2016-10-12 06:04

Murder accused Henri Van Breda is expected to appear in court with his girlfriend on drugs charges.

Duterte's next campaign - ban on public smoking

2016-10-11 17:12

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is turning to another battle, aside from his fight against illegal drugs - smoking.

2 arrested in swoop on Gauteng 'magic mushroom' drug lab

2016-10-02 22:40

Two suspects have been arrested for allegedly dealing in drugs in the City of Tshwane.

Philippine president apologises to Jews for Hitler remark

2016-10-02 22:19

The Philippine president has apologised to Jews worldwide after his remarks that drew comparisons between his bloody anti-drug war and Hitler and the Holocaust sparked shock and outrage.

A bummer for Pennsylvania drug suspect

2016-09-30 20:04

Police say a Pennsylvania drug dealing suspect was found hiding 110 small bags of heroin in his buttocks.

US tried to deport slain refugee twice, Uganda didn't want him

2016-09-29 21:11

US authorities tried twice to deport the unarmed black man fatally shot by police in El Cajon, California, but his native Uganda refused to take him back, resulting in his release.

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