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Snooker's Jimmy White reveals cocaine addiction

London - Snooker player Jimmy White, famed for his long potting and speed around the table, has revealed that he has been addicted to crack cocaine in his forthcoming autobiography.

Cocaine, marijuana found in Vatican diplomatic vehicle

Chambley - Two men are in custody after French authorities found cocaine and marijuana in a Vatican diplomatic car owned by an Argentine Cardinal.

Woman busted in Madrid with cocaine in breast implants

Madrid - A Venezuelan woman was arrested at Madrid airport Friday with 1.7 kilos (3.74 pounds) of cocaine concealed in her breast implants. Due to her suspicious behavior, officials searched her baggage but found nothing. Then they performed a body search.

Irish man arrested after throwing €3.3M cocaine from hotel window

Valencia - A 39-year-old Irish man, possibly suffering from paranoia, has been arrested by police in Valencia, Spain for possession of 55 kgs of cocaine. He made it known he possessed the drugs by throwing a suitcase full of cocaine from his hotel window.

Spanish Navy finds 127 Kg of cocaine on board training tall ship

Cadiz - The Spanish training ship "Juan Sebastián Elcano" is at the center of a messy controversy after authorities found on board a cargo of 127 kilos of cocaine. Three crew members were arrested and are being investigated for drug trafficking.

Police arrest Edmonton men who gave away free cocaine from truck

Three males who are allegedly the men who gave out free cocaine from a Dodge Ram pick-up truck in an Edmonton neighbourhood have been arrested. Police said the men were operating in an area known as Old Strathcona.

Study: Enzyme shows promising results for drug overdoses

Lexington - The natural enzyme 'cocaine esterase' has shown a promising tendency to break down cocaine quickly. While not a way to treat all addiction and overdoses it could be a useful addition to standard treatments.

Colombian with ham, cheese and cocaine sandwich arrested in Spain

Benidorm - There's nothing quite like a cured ham and cheese "bocadillo" or sandwich, a popular and traditional snack in Spain, but this one held an additional ingredient of the wrong kind.

Spanish police seize 2.5 tons of cocaine in pineapple shipment

Algeciras - Drug smugglers are always looking for better ways to smuggle their wares. In this case, they tried sending 2,500 kilograms (around 5,500 pounds) of cocaine in a shipment container of pineapples, sent all the way from sunny Costa Rica to southern Spain.

Review: Doolittle's Rob Ford exposé is a compelling, if limited, read Special

“Rob Ford might be a genius – if not of the academic variety, certainly of the kind that matters in politics,” Robyn Doolittle writes in “Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story,” her bestselling account of the notorious Toronto mayor's career.

Cocaine raises stroke risk in young people

To add to the harm that cocaine can cause, a new study reports that use of the drug among young people can considerably increase their risk of suffering from a stroke.

Unlike U.S. law, cannabis and heroin no longer equal in Italy

Italy's constitutional court has declared a law that tripled sentences for selling, cultivating and possessing cannabis "illegitimate" and has overturned it. Antigone, a prison rights group, say the law has caused prison overcrowding.

Rob Ford boogies as Jimmy Kimmel asks, 'are they all on cocaine?'

Toronto - Toronto Mayor, and sometime figure of fun, Mayor Rob Ford is back in the news after ABC's Jimmy Kimmel posted footage on his live show of a bunch of Toronto councillors getting into the Christmas spirit, enjoying an impromptu dance.

Spanish police seize 550 kilos of cocaine from yacht

Spanish police arrested three people, including two French crew members from a yacht approximately 550 nautical miles from Spain's Canary Islands and one Spaniard on land. In the process they also seized 550 kilos (1,200 pounds) of cocaine.

Police in Spain dismantle ‘massive’ cocaine lab

Tarragona - Officers with the National Police in Tarragona, Spain have dismantled a massive cocaine lab, capable of producing around 20 kilos of the drug weekly. This is the largest laboratory ever found in Spain.

Controversial study says Oreos as addictive as heroin, cocaine

New London - Are Oreos as addictive as heroin or cocaine? A new study by a team of undergraduate researchers is creating controversy.

Rob Ford: 'I have smoked crack cocaine'

Toronto - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admitted today to media questioning that he has smoked crack cocaine, adding, "[It was] probably in one of my drunken stupors, probably about a year ago." He later told reporters he would continue serving as Toronto's mayor.

Man tries to pay water bill with crack cocaine

On Monday a Florida public works office was evacuated after a man went to pay his water bill with an envelope that contained crack cocaine.

Gold worth €1.5m 'disappears' on Air France flight

Paris - The Air France flight was traveling from Paris to Zurich with the gold on board. Around 44 kilos of gold bars, worth €1.5m, are believed to have disappeared from the plane's hold.

Canadian Hells Angels arrested in Spanish cocaine bust

Pontevedra - In a joint operation of the Spanish National Police, the American DEA, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Europol and France's tax authority, four members of the Canadian Hells Angels have been arrested with half a ton of cocaine.

Death sentence given to grandmother in Bali for drug smuggling Special

Many activists are pleading for Indonesia to forego the execution of a grandmother for drug smuggling, even as other nations impose punishments for the manufacture, distribution and use of drugs considered illicit and others legal.

Cocaine smuggling caper busted in Cartagena, Colombia (video)

Cartagena - On Thursday, Colombian authorities confiscated a one-ton shipment of cocaine which had been carefully hidden in a shipment of fresh limes, intended for Europe.

Op-Ed: Don't cry for the Lima cocaine mules

Lima - Earlier this week, two young women were arrested at Lima Airport with bags full of cocaine. They face years, perhaps decades in gaol. Ain't life a bitch?

American musician and songwriter J.J. Cale dead at 74

J.J. Cale, the man who wrote 'Cocaine' and 'After Midnight' has died. The musician Eric Clapton called "one of the masters of the last three decades of music" succumbed following a heart attack at age 74.

Britain's 'coke king' busted in Benidorm, Spain

Benidorm - Britain's criminals might just start thinking twice about moving to Spain to continue plying their "trade," as Spanish police have arrested a notorious UK drug dealer and "coke king," Brian Charrington, and several accomplices.

Cache of cocaine, 18.2 kg, left in washroom at Toronto airport

Canada's Border Services Agency and the RCMP announced last week that on June 17, agents in Pearson Airport made a large discovery. An unknown person or persons left packages in a washroom in Terminal 3 that contained cocaine.

Fishermen 'catch' $2.5 million worth of cocaine off Florida coast

Destin - A group of fishermen working a couple of miles off of a Florida coastline recently snagged a large amount of cocaine. Officials estimate the catch is worth about $2.5 million.

Man with fake leg tripped up for drug smuggling in Madrid

Madrid - Narcotics agents have been busy in Spain, as a passenger from Panama was caught at Madrid's Barajas Airport, attempting to smuggle 750 g of cocaine into the country in his prosthetic leg. On another flight from Peru, 11 kgs of the drug were captured.

Study: High-fructose corn syrup is as addictive as cocaine

A new study has shown that high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) can cause behavioral reactions in rats similar to those produced by addictive drugs such as cocaine.

CBP intercepts cocaine worth more than $500 million

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced Wednesday that they have intercepted two speedboats and recovered cocaine worth more than $500 million, a major Memorial Day weekend drug bust.
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Police busted a cocaine ring in Benidorm  Spain including the notorious UK drug dealer Brian Carring...
Police busted a cocaine ring in Benidorm, Spain including the notorious UK drug dealer Brian Carrington.
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A computer model of the cocaine enzyme used in this study. It has shown some impressive results so far.
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Spain s Guardia Civil busts a shipment of cocaine from Costa Rica.
Spain's Guardia Civil busts a shipment of cocaine from Costa Rica.
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Spanish police seized 550 kilos of cocaine from a sailboat and arrested two French nationals and one...
Spanish police seized 550 kilos of cocaine from a sailboat and arrested two French nationals and one Spanish man.
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Postal officials found a kilogram of cocaine hidden inside a roll of bologna in Massachusetts. A pol...
Postal officials found a kilogram of cocaine hidden inside a roll of bologna in Massachusetts. A police dog was used to confirm the drugs were inside allowing the package to opened.
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Police busted a cocaine ring in Benidorm  Spain including the notorious UK drug dealer Brian Carring...
Police busted a cocaine ring in Benidorm, Spain including the notorious UK drug dealer Brian Carrington.
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Spanish police seized 550 kilos of cocaine from a sailboat and arrested two French nationals and one...
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.
A Colombian national was arrested in Benidorm, Spain with a ham, cheese and cocaine sandwich.
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Police busted a cocaine ring in Benidorm  Spain including the notorious UK drug dealer Brian Carring...
Police busted a cocaine ring in Benidorm, Spain including the notorious UK drug dealer Brian Carrington.
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Police arrested 12 drug traffickers in Tarragona  Spain and seized equipment and chemicals.
Police arrested 12 drug traffickers in Tarragona, Spain and seized equipment and chemicals.
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Plastic balls containing cocaine were hidden among fresh limes in a shipment meant for Belgium.
Plastic balls containing cocaine were hidden among fresh limes in a shipment meant for Belgium.
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$2.5 million of cocaine was fished out of Florida waters in June 2013.
$2.5 million of cocaine was fished out of Florida waters in June 2013.
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Police arrest 12 drug traffickers in Tarragona  Spain along with cocaine  equipment and chemicals.
Police arrest 12 drug traffickers in Tarragona, Spain along with cocaine, equipment and chemicals.
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