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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.

Mexico hunts cartel gunmen after deadly firefight kills 22

Villa Union - Mexican forces hunted Monday for a drug cartel commando behind a bloody firefight in a town near the US border that left six locals and 16 gunmen dead -- the latest security embarrassment for President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

Third occupant of Spain 'narco-sub' arrested: police

Madrid - The third occupant of a submarine seized off the Spanish coast carrying three tonnes of cocaine worth 100 million euros ($110 million) was arrested on Friday, police said.

Backlash in Mexico at Trump plan to list cartels as 'terror' groups

Mexico - Donald Trump's plan to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist organizations has ignited a raging debate in Mexico on whether the groups' horrific violence should be considered terrorism.

Spain 'narco-sub' carried 100 mn euros of cocaine: officials

Madrid - A submarine seized off the Spanish coast over the weekend was carrying three tonnes of cocaine worth 100 million euros ($110 million), officials said Wednesday.

Submarine seized in Spain was carrying three tonnes of cocaine

Madrid - A submarine seized off the Spanish coast over the weekend, the first caught trying to smuggle narcotics into Europe, was carrying three tonnes of cocaine worth 100 million euros ($110 million), officials said Wednesday.

Australian gran wins Malaysia drugs death sentence appeal

Putrajaya - An Australian grandmother won her final appeal against a death sentence for trafficking in Malaysia on Tuesday and walked free, after claiming she fell for an online love scam and was tricked into transporting drugs.

Australian gran wins Malaysia death sentence appeal

Putrajaya - An Australian grandmother who claimed she was tricked into carrying drugs into Malaysia after falling for an online romance scam Tuesday won her final appeal against the death penalty and will be freed.

Spain seizes submarine with cocaine cargo

Madrid - Police in Spain have seized a submarine carrying cocaine off the coast of the northwest Galicia region which had arrived from South America, officials said on Monday.

Philippines' Duterte strips critic of drug war post

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte fired Vice President and arch-critic Leni Robredo from her post as overseer of his deadly drug war on Sunday, an aide said, just days after calling her a "scatterbrain" not to be trusted with state secrets.

'Horror houses' shed light on care crisis for Nigerian addicts

Lagos - The day his wife walked out 10 years ago, Nigerian musician Jagunlabi started taking drugs to make the shadows go away.The drugs came to stay.

Australian, Dutch police break up massive ecstasy smuggling operation

Sydney - International police have broken up a huge drug smuggling operation preventing millions of ecstasy pills flooding into Australia, officials said Friday, as a minister claimed the drugs were timed to target holidaying teens.

Drug trafficking up sharply under Venezuela's Maduro: US

Miami - Drug trafficking to and from Venezuela has shot up 50 percent under President Nicolas Maduro, who is enriching himself by working with organized crime, the United States charged Thursday.

Venezuela ex-intel chief missing in Spain ahead of US extradition

Madrid - Venezuela's former military intelligence chief has gone missing in Spain just days after a court approved a request for his extradition to the United States on drug trafficking charges, police said Wednesday.

Venezuela ex-intel chief missing in Spain ahead of US extradition: police

Madrid - Venezuela's former military intelligence chief has gone missing in Spain just days after a court approved a request for his extradition to the United States on drug trafficking charges, police said Wednesday.

High wire: Cirque du Soleil founder held for 'growing cannabis'

Papeete - The billionaire founder of global acrobatic troupe Cirque du Soleil, Guy Laliberte, has been detained in French Polynesia on suspicion of growing cannabis on his private island in the South Pacific, authorities said.

High tide: French police warn cocaine fortune hunters off beaches

Rennes - French authorities have closed beaches in southwest France as packages of cocaine and other drugs continue to wash up daily along the Atlantic coast, with nearly 900 kilogrammes discovered since mid-October, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

Philippine drug war critic vows end to 'senseless' killing

Manila - The vocal critic that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has named to a lead role in his deadly drug war called on Friday for revamping the crackdown and ending its "senseless" killing.

Mexico releases video of failed arrest of Chapo's son

Mexico - Mexico released a video Wednesday showing the moment jailed drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's son was arrested earlier this month, in what turned out to be a failed undertaking that ended with his releaseSecurity officials gave a minute-by-minut...

Brazil says 17 killed in police action in Manaus

Rio De Janeiro - A shoot-out in the northern Brazilian city of Manaus between police and suspected drug traffickers left 17 people dead, local authorities announced Wednesday.

Breaking Bad: UK ex-headmaster jailed in Singapore drug case

Fpo - A British former headmaster of an international school in China has been jailed for 10 months in Singapore after admitting possession and consumption of methamphetamine, officials said Tuesday.

Mexican town turned to war zone fears new era of narco violence

Culiac - The bullet holes splashed across the walls are an unnerving reminder to residents of Culiacan: There is no telling when the narco violence that terrorized the Mexican city last week could return.

Half of all commonly used drugs change the gut microbiome

New research, presented at UEG Week 2019 (19-23 October), has linked half of all commonly used drugs to profound changes in the gut microbiome. This has implications for human health and wellbeing.

Mexico to probe officials over failed arrest of Chapo's son

Mexico - Mexico's top prosecutor said Monday his office will investigate all those involved -- including government officials -- in a failed operation to arrest a son of jailed drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.

Drug companies near global settlement over opioid crisis

Cleveland - Three leading American drug distributors and an Israeli drugmaker blamed for a deadly US opioid epidemic settled a bellwether civil lawsuit with two Ohio counties Monday, opening the door for a broader national settlement worth billions of dollars.

Drug companies reach settlement ahead of landmark US opioids trial

Cleveland - Three leading American drug distributors and an Israeli drugmaker blamed for a deadly US opioid epidemic settled a bellwether civil lawsuit with two Ohio counties Monday, just hours before they were to go on trial, a federal judge announced.

US court convicts Honduran president's brother of drug trafficking

New York - A New York court convicted the Honduran president's brother of drug trafficking Friday, a verdict immediately rejected by the Central American leader while opponents called for his resignation.
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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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