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Australian prison drug intercepts spike during virus lockdown

Sydney - Prisons in Australia have seen a spike in drugs intercepted in mail since the coronavirus outbreak saw visits suspended, with substances concealed in letters, cards and even a child's painting, officials said Sunday.

Press group blasts probe into Mexico journalist murder

Mexico - The investigation into the murder of a Mexican journalist who worked for AFP as a freelancer was blighted by "negligence... and delays," Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said on Friday.

Spanish police say drug ring smuggled cocaine-laced cardboard

Madrid - Spanish police said Wednesday that a former Real Madrid player was among those arrested when they busted a suspected international smuggling ring which infused cocaine into cardboard boxes.

Police seize cocaine haul off Spain coast, arrest 28

Madrid - Spanish police said Tuesday they had broken up an international drug-smuggling ring, seizing four tonnes of cocaine and arresting 28 people.

Avigan: antiviral being tested for coronavirus patients

Apo - It is approved for use in flu outbreaks and has been deployed to treat Ebola, but now Avigan is being trialled as a potential coronavirus treatment.Here are some questions and answers about the anti-viral medication:What is Avigan?

Aspirin use cuts risk of digestive tract cancers: study

Paris - Regular aspirin use reduces the risk of digestive tract cancer 20 to 40 percent, according to findings published Thursday that bolster growing evidence the common analgesic can help prevent the disease.

At least 19 killed in Mexico gang clash

Juarez - A gang battle in Mexico has left at least 19 people dead in the northern state of Chihuahua, officials said Saturday.At least five armed clashes have occurred in the Madera community so far this year, local authorities have said.

US regulator approves limited use of malaria drugs for virus

Washington - A limited emergency-use authorization for two antimalarial drugs touted as game-changers by President Donald Trump has been issued by the US Food and Drug Administration to treat coronavirus patients.

Venezuelan ex-general surrenders to US on drug trafficking charges

Apo - A retired Venezuelan general who was charged by the United States with "narco-terrorism" along with President Nicolas Maduro and other officials has surrendered in Colombia to US authorities, prosecutors said Saturday.

US indicts Venezuela leader Maduro for 'narco-terrorism'

Washington - The United States indicted Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and several top aides on Thursday for "narco-terrorism" and offered a $15 million reward for information leading to his capture.

US indicts Venezuela leader Maduro for 'narco-terrorism'

Washington - The US Justice Department announced the indictment Thursday of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and offered a $15 million reward for information leading to his capture.

In Colombia, fleet of cartel narco-subs poses challenge for navy

Tumaco - For years, they were referred to in hushed tones simply as "Bigfoot" -- a mythical creature rumored but never seen -- but these days, the narco-submarines used by Colombia's drug cartels have become almost commonplace.

US cracks down on Mexico 'New Generation' cartel

Washington - US authorities announced Wednesday that they had arrested 750 people involved with the powerful Mexican methamphetamine cartel Jalisco New Generation, denting one of the world's "most dangerous" trafficking organizations.

Sri Lanka seizes record drugs haul at sea

Colombo - Two foreign trawlers packed with over $33 million worth of heroin and crystal methamphetamine were seized in Sri Lanka's biggest-ever drugs bust at sea, a navy spokesman said Thursday.

Myanmar seizes drugs, equipment worth $27 million: military

Myanmar soldiers swooped on several illicit drugs labs to seize nearly $27 million of narcotics, chemicals and equipment, military newspaper The Myawady said Monday, the biggest bust so far this year.

Concern as Russia jails cyber activist on drugs charges

Moscow - A Russian internet activist who created a popular app allowing people to send alerts over arrests by the police was Monday remanded in custody awaiting trial on charges of drug possession.

Addiction in paradise: Seychelles battles heroin crisis

- On a plain suburban street in Seychelles, far from the idyllic coastline and luxury resorts pampering honeymooners and paradise-seekers, heroin addicts queue anxiously for their daily dose of methadone.

Despite pressure, US renews exemptions for Iran nuclear deal

Washington - The United States on Thursday extended exemptions to let an internationally backed nuclear deal with Iran go forward, even as it announced new sanctions to step up pressure.

Q&A: Meet the crockpot of cannabis extraction Special

High recreational cannabis taxes and hazardous black market concentrates are leading consumers to make homemade concentrates. It is now safe to make homemade concentrates by using Source Turbo by ExtractCraft. Troy Ivan explains.

US charges ex-chief of Mexican anti-drug unit with trafficking

New York - A former commander of a Mexican federal police unit that worked hand-in-glove with US agents fighting drugs cartels has been indicted in New York on drugs trafficking charges, US prosecutors said Friday.

Pompeo acknowledges Colombian 'sacrifices' in drug trafficking fight

Apo - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday praised Colombia's efforts in tackling drug trafficking and acknowledged the "great sacrifices" of security forces injured in such operations.

Former Philippine police chief indicted for drugs war corruption

Manila - The former chief police enforcer of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly war on drugs will be charged with corruption for allegedly protecting officers linked to the narcotics trade, the justice department said Thursday.

Mexico gets 'Chapo' beer

Guadalajara - Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman may be serving a life sentence in prison, but the Mexican drug kingpin can now boast to having his own beer.

Colombia destroys record amount of coca leaf plantations

Apo - Colombia broke its record in 2019 for manually destroying illegal coca leaf plantations, the primary ingredient in cocaine, President Ivan Duque said on Thursday.

Mexico arrests seven suspects in Mormon family massacre

Mexico - Mexican authorities have arrested seven suspects in connection with last month's massacre of nine Mormon women and children in the country's north, the attorney general's office said.

Uruguay seizes record haul of cocaine

Montevideo - Uruguayan authorities seized a record haul of 4.4 tonnes of cocaine at the port of Montevideo in what the navy described Friday as "the biggest blow to drug trafficking in the country's history.

50 bodies unearthed from Mexican mass grave

Guadalajara - The bodies of at least 50 people have been unearthed from a mass grave at a farm outside Mexico's western city of Guadalajara, local authorities said.

Why scientists are using fungi to make medicinal drugs

A new review of reviews finds that an array of products drawn from in excess of 10,000 fungi could be the key to the development of new medicines. Included among the compounds was a product that led to the cholesterol lowering drug lovastatin.

Trump pulls back on designating Mexico cartels as 'terror' groups

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Friday pulled back on his stated plans to designate Mexican drug cartels as terror groups, saying he was doing so at the request of his counterpart Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

Mexico arrests 10 over deadly firefight near US border

Mexico - Mexican authorities said Tuesday they have arrested 10 alleged gunmen from a drug cartel commando that attacked a town near the US border, leaving six locals and 17 assailants dead.
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Liquid methamphetamines are transported in anything the cartels can get away with using. This is a file photo courtesy of the U.S. Border Patrol.
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Supporters of Drug Kingpin Christopher Dudus Coke have set fire to police stations, exchanged fire, throw Molotov cocktails and taken over the streets in one section of Kingston Jamaica in support of Dudus.
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File photo: 158 arrested in Utah's largest ever ICE-led gang enforcement action - 8/19/2010
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Scientists at Imperial College London have gained a unique insight into how LSD affects the human brain.
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Mexican authorities seizure of guns and cash in the Drug Wars
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File photo: The shocking death of Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman from a suspected drugs overdose has spotlighted a growing epidemic of heroin use across the United States, officials warn.
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Imaging methods show different sections of the brain, under the influence of LSD or a placebo.
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J. Michael Pearson, CEO of the publicly traded Montreal-based Valeant Pharmaceuticals International.
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Homeopathy watching horrors of Allopathy
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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 line of crystal meth
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Some marijuana
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Although not related to this case, a discarded syringe was seen on the ground. Possible evidence of drug abuse in the housing commission (council house/project) dominated area.
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Hydromorphone has a variety of medical uses but can cause death when combined with other drugs.
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According to the RCMP Fentanyl killed more than 200 people in Alberta alone.
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