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Venezuela complains to US for VP drug sanctions

Caracas - Venezuela lodged a diplomatic complaint with the United States on Wednesday over Washington's sanctions against its vice-president for alleged drug trafficking.

Venezuela demands US apology for VP drug sanctions

Caracas - Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday demanded the United States apologize for slapping sanctions on his vice president over alleged drug trafficking.

US names Venezuelan VP a major drug trafficker

Washington - The United States labeled Venezuela's Vice President Tareck El Aissami a major drug trafficker Monday, adding the veteran politician to its narcotics "kingpin" sanctions list.

Mexican forces kill cartel leader, 11 others

Mexico - Mexican authorities killed a drug cartel leader and 11 other gang suspects in clashes involving ground forces and a military helicopter that fired at the gunmen, officials said Friday.

Dutch police find ingredients to make 1 bn ecstasy pills

Den Haag - Dutch police probing a suspicious vehicle parked in a deserted parking lot found a huge stash of chemicals for producing an estimated one billion ecstasy pills, officials said Friday.

Drug lord Chapo's sons say ex-ally attacked them: report

Mexico - Sons of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman accused a former ally of trying to kill them, a prominent journalist said Thursday, indicating a possible battle for the jailed Mexican drug kingpin's succession.

Mexican marine, five suspects killed in shootout

Mexico - Five suspected criminals and a marine died in a shootout on Tuesday in the northwestern city of Culiacan, where 10 other people were killed over the weekend, authorities said.

Record cocaine bust in Australia

Sydney - Australia has made its largest cocaine haul ever after seizing a yacht carrying 1.4 tonnes of the drug with an estimated street value of Aus$312 million (US$239 million).

Record cocaine bust in Australia

Sydney - Australia has made its largest cocaine haul ever after seizing a yacht carrying 1.4 tonnes of the drug with an estimated street value of Aus$312 million (US$239 million).

Record cocaine bust in Australia

Sydney - Australia has made its largest cocaine haul ever after seizing a yacht carrying 1.4 tonnes of the drug with an estimated street value of Aus$312 million (US$239 million).

Thai police probe Laos drug lord's 'celebrity links'

Bangkok - Thai police swooped on the home of a popular actress as part of a series of Bangkok raids Thursday, in a widening probe into the celebrity and business links of an alleged Laos drug lord.

Mexico, US deny Trump threatened to send troops across border

Mexico - The Mexican and US governments denied a report that US President Donald Trump told Mexico's leader that he may deploy US troops to deal with drug cartels because Mexican soldiers are doing a bad job.

Round one, 'El Chapo': drug lord to get day in US court

New York - Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, one of the world's most notorious criminals, will appear in person and not by video link at his next US court hearing, a judge agreed Wednesday.

Kenya extradites four drug smuggling suspects to the US

Nairobi - Kenya has handed over to the United States four men suspected of trying to smuggle large quantities of heroin, more than two years after their arrest, police said Tuesday.

'El Chapo' wants his day in US court

New York - Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, one of the world's most notorious criminals, is demanding to appear in person at his next US court hearing and not by video link.

US judge orders 'El Chapo' to appear by video link

New York - A US judge has ordered that Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman appear by video link at his next court hearing to avoid unnecessary transfers for one of the world's most notorious criminals.

Ten tips for handling prescription medications safely

There have been several stories reported on in the past few years about the risks associated with prescription medications, especially around misuse and overuse. A leading medic has provided Digital Journal with some important advice.

12 bodies found in Mexican tourist town: officials

Guadalajara - A dozen bodies -- including seven that were headless and mutilated -- were discovered over the weekend in western Mexico's seaside resort of Manzanillo, apparent victims of the country's epidemic of drug violence, local officials said.

Philippines vows no whitewash in S. Korean businessman's murder

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's office vowed on Sunday there would be no cover-up or whitewash in the investigation into a South Korean's alleged murder by police.

Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' pleads not guilty in US

New York - Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, one of the world's most notorious criminals, pleaded not guilty in a US court Friday to a raft of firearms, drug trafficking and conspiracy charges that could see him jailed for life.

Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' faces charges in US court

New York - Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, one of the world's most notorious criminals, appears before a US court on Friday to answer drug trafficking, firearms and conspiracy charges that could see him jailed for life.

Mexico's 'Chapo': From selling candy to selling drugs

Mexico - Joaquin Guzman has recounted that he had humble beginnings, selling oranges and candy when he was a child in his hometown in Mexico's northwestern mountains.

Mexico court dismisses Chapo extradition appeals

Mexico - Mexico's Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed appeals by jailed drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman against his extradition to the United States, a court source said.

German lawmakers green-light medical cannabis use

Berlin - German lawmakers on Thursday legalised cannabis use for medical purposes for people with serious diseases such as certain cancers and multiple sclerosis.

S. Korean businessman 'murdered in Philippine police HQ'

Manila - A South Korean businessman kidnapped by Philippine policemen under the guise of a raid on illegal drugs was murdered at the national police headquarters in Manila, authorities said Thursday.

Philippine police kidnapped and murdered S. Korean businessman

Manila - Philippine police kidnapped and murdered a South Korean businessman, then led his wife to believe he was alive for months to extort money from her, authorities said Wednesday.

At least 3 killed in new Brazil prison beheadings

Rio De Janeiro - At least three inmates were brutally executed and decapitated Saturday in a prison in Brazil's north, just days after 100 detainees died in prisons during gang-related bloodletting, officials said.

Cocaine gang war drives Brazil prison bloodbaths

S - When beheaded, disemboweled corpses stacked up in Brazilian jails, it looked like bloody chaos caused by overcrowding.But experts see method in last week's madness.

Haitian senator-elect in US to face drug trafficking charges

Miami - A onetime Haitian coup leader who was recently elected senator has been taken to the United States to face longstanding federal drug trafficking charges, officials said Friday.

Spain, Gibraltar police seize hashish after high-speed boat chase

Gibraltar - Spanish and Gibraltarian police on Thursday recovered hashish worth nearly five million dollars that was thrown into the Bay of Gibraltar by drug traffickers to escape a high-speed chase.
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