Instead of focusing on rebuilding the country after years of state capture, we were distracted by a sideshow, writes Mandy Wiener.
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Costa Rican police on Saturday made the largest drug seizure in the country's history after discovering more than five tonnes of cocaine hidden in a container due to be shipped to the Netherlands.
A British MP who headed a parliamentary committee probing drug policies is facing a six-month suspension after a lengthy inquiry into claims he offered to pay for cocaine.
Hurricane Dorian blew past Florida's eastern coast earlier this week, stirring up waves and causing kilos of cocaine to wash up on Florida beaches.
The find represents the biggest ever drug interception in the history of Australia's federal police – nearly half, in a single haul, as much as police there seized in all of the previous year.
The 42-year-old died on Friday before AeroMexico flight AM58 could make an emergency landing at Mexico's Hermosillo Airport.
Employees in six Aldi supermarkets and a warehouse in northern Germany found a total of half a ton of cocaine hidden among bananas this week.
Cocaine trafficker Pablo Escobar's hippos are making trouble.
A ship set sail for Africa with Brazilian bounties like sugar and coffee, but nesting amidships was one container with a different kind of cargo: 200 pounds of cocaine.
Women formerly addicted to stimulant drugs such as cocaine or meth have a smaller amount of a type of brain tissue known as "grey matter", which affects their ability to think.
A new study indicates that in the 24 hours after using cocaine, a young adult's risk of a stroke increases almost sevenfold.
Four suspects were arrested in connection with the coke bust. It is not immediately clear how the wild boars reacted to exposure to the cocaine.
A man and his family discovered 20 bricks of cocaine while on vacation in South Carolina, estimated to be worth $600,000.
"No cartel would risk such a large amount of their product unless they were pretty sure they had the right 'controls' in place."
Purity is at its highest in years, as competition between dealers leads to innovations in cocaine trade, EU agency says.
Shrimp in five UK rivers have tested positive for trace amounts of cocaine. This is just one example of drug-filled shellfish around the world.
Belgian authorities said Friday they had seized a record haul of more than 50 tonnes of cocaine at the port of Antwerp in 2018.
To compare addictive drugs, scientists averaged 3 factors: physical harm, dependency or addiction, and social harm.
Sars customs officials have arrested a woman at OR Tambo International Airport with R2m worth of cocaine.
A two-year-old boy in the UK has been placed for adoption after a judge heard concerns about the level of cigarette smoke in the family home.
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