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Colombian cocaine crops reduce but still world's largest: UN

Apo - Illegal coca plantations in Colombia reduced slightly in 2018 but the country remains the world's biggest producer of the primary ingredient in cocaine production, the United Nations said on Friday.

German customs seize record 4.5 tonnes of cocaine

Berlin - Germany's customs service said Friday it had seized a 4.5 tonne cocaine shipment, the country's largest ever, with an estimated street value of one billion euros ($1.1 billion).

Historic US drug bust nets 16 tonnes of cocaine

New York - US authorities said Tuesday they had seized around 16 tonnes of cocaine with an estimated street value of over $1 billion in a historic drug bust aboard a ship at the port of Philadelphia.

Man dies accidentally, having ingested 246 packets of cocaine

A passenger on-board a flight from Mexico City has died after inadvertently ingesting 246 packets of cocaine. The high level of drug consumption triggered a cerebral edema.

Italy thwarts Colombian cartel with massive cocaine haul

Rome - Italian police on Thursday said they had seized over two tonnes of pure cocaine from Colombia in the biggest drug bust in Italy of the past 25 years.

Italy thwarts Colombian cartel with massive cocaine haul

Rome - Italian police on Thursday said they had seized over two tonnes of pure cocaine from Colombia in the biggest drug bust in Italy of the past 25 years.

Costa Rica seizes boat with half-ton of cocaine

San Jos - Costa Rican authorities on Thursday seized a boat carrying 500 kilograms (1,100 pounds) of cocaine and arrested five suspected traffickers, the government said.

Costa Rica seizes boat with half-ton of cocaine

San Jos - Costa Rican authorities on Thursday seized a boat carrying 500 kilograms (1,100 pounds) of cocaine and arrested five suspected traffickers, the government said.

Potential Colombian cocaine production jumps 31 percent

Apo - Illegal coca plantations in Colombia reached record levels last year following a 17 percent increase from 2016 to around 423,000 acres (171,000 hectares), the United Nations said on Wednesday.

Potential Colombian cocaine production jumps 31 percent

Apo - Illegal coca plantations in Colombia reached record levels last year following a 17 percent increase from 2016 to around 423,000 acres (171,000 hectares), the United Nations said on Wednesday.

Dutch pair charged in Britain after cocaine haul seized from boat

London - A pair of Dutch nationals appeared in a British court on Saturday after authorities seized one of their largest-ever hauls of cocaine, aboard a yacht off the south-west coast.

Cocaine breathalyzer in development

New York City - Scientists are close to launching the world's first cocaine breathalyzer, a breath test to assess whether an individual has taken the strong and addictive stimulant.

Colombian military seizes more than two tonnes of cocaine

Bogota - Colombian authorities have seized more than two tonnes of cocaine belonging to a splinter group from the now-disarmed FARC guerrilla organization, the military said Saturday.

Safe cocaine snorting 'kit' under fire in Spain

Madrid - A northern Spanish city is under fire for distributing advice on how to safely snort cocaine.Plastic cards the size of credit cards -- a tool of choice for cocaine users -- were handed out by the health department in Bilbao.

Cocaine and groping — bombshell report on Uber

A former engineer's claims of sexism at Uber is apparently only the tip of a much deeper problem inside the company's culture, according to a scathing report published on Wednesday.

$70K worth of cocaine found in Jamaican beef patties at JFK

New York - On Thursday, Officials at JFK airport in NYC said customs agents found four pounds of cocaine hidden in a box of Jamaican beef patties. belonging to a Jamaican woman.

Mixing energy drinks and alcohol is like taking cocaine

Mixing energy drinks with alcoholic drinks can be dangerous, according to a new study. Mixing large quantities mimics the effects in the brain experienced by cocaine users.

British boxing board likely to ban Tyson Fury for cocaine use

WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO, The Ring, and lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is facing possible sanctions by boxing's sanctioning bodies and cancellation of boxing license by the British Boxing Board of Control for use of illegal drugs.

Colombia cocaine production soars: UN

Estanzuela - Colombia's cocaine production surged by nearly half its previous amount last year, United Nations experts said Friday.

Colombian cocaine smugglers hide beneath the waves

Key West - For the US Coast Guard at least, Bigfoot is real -- and is proudly on display here in Key West, on the southernmost tip of the United States.

Man tries to snort cocaine during traffic stop, gets arrested

Seattle - A 73-year-old man was pulled over for driving without his headlights on Tuesday and he was arrested after he tried to snort cocaine in front of the police officer.

Reason for biting attack on Aer Lingus flight revealed

Cork - The reason a man "ran amok" on an Aer Lingus flight, biting a fellow passenger and generally causing chaos, has now been revealed by the Irish police. It wasn’t zombies, vampires or rabies — it was drugs.

Online challenge sees teens snorting coke on camera

A new trend has emerged online, and it imitates the Ice Bucket Challenge. However, this challenge is dangerous and apparently it involves cocaine.

Mother arrested for buying cocaine for her daughter

Tunbridge Wells - A mother from England was arrested for buying hundreds of dollars worth of drugs for her daughter, who was turning 18-years-old.

Doing cocaine stops you from recognizing people's emotions

New research shows that a single dose of cocaine can interfere with a person's ability to recognize other people's emotions.

Submarine seized with eight tonnes of cocaine on board

The U.S. Navy has intercepted a submarine off the coast of El Salvador. The vessel was found to be carrying around eight tonnes of cocaine.

Spanish police find 441 pounds of cocaine in pineapples

Algeciras - Looks like smugglers got a little fruity while trying to smuggle cocaine into Spain. Spanish police officers seized 441 pounds of cocaine, all of it concealed within pineapples found in 11 shipping containers coming through the port of Algeciras.

Man calls police to tell them his wife stole his cocaine

Alliance - A man from Ohio decided to call 911 because he wanted to report that his cocaine was stolen, and the person responsible for it was his wife.

Tackling cocaine addiction with bacteria-protein cocktail

In a new study, a modified bacterial protein is able to trigger a robust immune response against a cocaine-linked molecule in mice. The creators hope it will stop addicts from taking the drug.

Coffee delivery to Germany included a sack of cocaine

Berlin - On Thursday, police said a coffee roasting company in Berlin received their shipment of beans from Brazil, but this time around a sack of cocaine was included.
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A Venezuelan woman was arrested in Madrid, carrying 17. kg of cocaine in breast implants
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Spanish police seized 550 kilos of cocaine from a sailboat and arrested two French nationals and one Spanish man.
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A Colombian national was arrested in Benidorm, Spain with a ham, cheese and cocaine sandwich.
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Police arrest 12 drug traffickers in Tarragona, Spain along with cocaine, equipment and chemicals.
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Police arrested 12 drug traffickers in Tarragona, Spain and seized equipment and chemicals.
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Police busted a cocaine ring in Benidorm, Spain including the notorious UK drug dealer Brian Carrington.
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