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'Narcocat' intercepted with drug delivery for Panama prison

Panama - Authorities in Panama on Friday intercepted an unlikely smuggler, a fluffy white cat, bearing an assortment of drugs in a pouch tied to its body as it tried to enter a prison.

Mexican villagers take anti-narco fight into own hands

Colotlipa - Mexican children toting replica rifles march alongside armed members of a self-defense force who say they have been left to defend their village against drug traffickers all by themselves.

Honduran civil groups call for president's resignation over drug trafficking charges

Tegucigalpa - Dozens of Honduran civil society organizations on Monday demanded the "immediate" resignation of President Juan Orlando Hernandez and main government officials for having turned the country into a "narco-state.

Honduran president's brother gets life in US jail for drug trafficking

New York - Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez's brother was sentenced to life in prison by a New York judge Tuesday for large-scale drug trafficking after a trial that implicated the leader of the Central American country.

Mexican drug trafficker held US woman hostage for a year: Justice Department

Washington - An alleged member of the notorious Sinaloa drug cartel held a US woman hostage for one year to collect a drug debt from a Delaware-based group of dealers, US justice officials said Tuesday.

France kicks off first medical marijuana trial

Clermont-ferrand - A doctor in France wrote the country's first prescription for therapeutic cannabis on Friday, kicking off a two-year trial involving 3,000 patients that could lead to marijuana's legalisation for medical use.

Thailand faces meth trafficking surge after Myanmar coup

A village watchman trains his binoculars on a suspicious fishing boat -- the first line of defence as Thailand braces for a fresh methamphetamine influx after a coup in neighbouring Myanmar.

High hopes as North Macedonia eyes cannabis potential

Skopje - After receiving a suspended sentence for possession of cannabis last year, Filip Dostovski walked out of the Skopje courthouse and lit a joint outside as cameras rolled.

Spanish police find first European-made narco sub

Madrid - Police have seized a nine-metre (30-foot) narco submarine in southern Spain in what is believed to be the first such vessel built in Europe, Europol said on Monday.

Mexico close to legalizing recreational marijuana use

Mexico - Mexico's lower house of Congress voted Wednesday in favor of legalizing recreational marijuana use, in a step towards transforming the land of the drug cartels into a huge regulated market.

Mexican lawmakers to vote on legalizing marijuana

Mexico - Mexican lawmakers were expected to vote Wednesday on whether to legalize recreational marijuana use -- a move that could transform the land of the drug cartels into a huge regulated market.

President of Honduras helped smuggle tons of cocaine into US: prosecutor

New York - Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez helped smuggle tons of cocaine into the United States, a US prosecutor said Tuesday at the trial of an accused drug trafficker.

Placebo effect explains benefits of psychedelic microdosing

The biggest placebo-controlled trial of psychedelic medications yet run indicates that the reported psychological benefits of microdosing are in fact explainable by the placebo effect.

Statins don't cause muscle pain after all: study

Paris - Cholesterol-lowering statins do not in fact cause muscle pain, despite a long-standing reputation that has discouraged many from taking the life-saving medication, researchers reported Thursday.

Wife of Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' arrested at US airport

Washington - US authorities arrested the wife of jailed Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman on Monday at Dulles International Airport outside of Washington, the Justice Department said.

Norway seeks to decriminalise recreational drug use

Oslo - Norway's government on Friday proposed a bill aimed at decriminalising the possession and use of small amounts of narcotics, saying users should be offered treatment rather than face jail.

Five coffee pickers killed in Colombian massacre

Apo - Armed men killed five coffee pickers and injured another Wednesday in an attack on a farm in northwest Colombia, police said.

Thai meth barons look closer to home as pandemic curbs exports

Bangkok - Cheaper than a coffee but powerful enough to keep him riding Bangkok's streets without sleep, Soonthorn puts a flame to a methamphetamine tablet wrapped in foil and inhales the intoxicating vapours.

Olympic medallist charged with running drug ring in Australia

Sydney - A former Olympic swimmer who won a silver medal for Australia was arrested Tuesday and charged with running a syndicate trafficking in the drug "ice", police said.Scott Miller, 45, and an accomplice were arrested in police raids in two Sydney suburbs.

Mexico identifies four of 19 bodies found burned near US border

Ciudad Victoria - Mexico has identified at least four of the 19 bodies found shot and burnt near the US border, prosecutors said Saturday.

Alleged drug lord dubbed 'Asia's El Chapo' arrested in Amsterdam

Den Haag - The alleged ringleader of Asia's biggest crime syndicate and one of the world's most wanted men has been arrested in the Netherlands, with Australian authorities pushing Sunday for his extradition to face trial.

Nineteen charred bodies found near Mexico-US border

Ciudad Victoria - At least 19 charred corpses have been discovered in Mexico near the US border in an area where drug cartels often clash, the Tamaulipas state prosecutor's office said.

Mexico says drug case row won't affect US ties

Mexico - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Monday that tensions with the United States over the case of a former defense minister accused of cartel ties would not affect cooperation.

Mexico accuses DEA of fabricating ex-defense chief crimes

Mexico - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Friday accused the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) of fabricating crimes in the case of a former defense minister whose arrest sparked diplomatic tensions.

'Miracle' drug ivermectin unproven against Covid, scientists warn

Paris - Scientists have warned against taking an anti-parasite drug as a treatment for Covid-19 despite headlines that have touted it as a cure.

Mexican prosecutors clear ex-defense chief accused by US

Mexico - Mexican prosecutors on Thursday exonerated a former defense minister who was arrested in the United States on drug trafficking charges and sent home to face a possible trial.

Mexican prosecutors clear ex-defense chief accused by US

Mexico - Mexican prosecutors on Thursday exonerated a former defense minister who was arrested in the United States on drug trafficking charges and sent home to face a possible trial.

US-Mexico drug war ripe for rethink under Biden, experts say

Mexico - President-elect Joe Biden's arrival in the White House is expected to bring a shake-up of US-Mexican cooperation in a bloody war on drugs that has failed to rein in powerful cartels, experts say.

Colombia sets new record in eradicating coca production

Tumaco - Colombia beat its record for eradicating coca crops for the second year in a row, the government said Wednesday, although the country still remains the world's leading producer of cocaine.

Former mayor arrested for 'complicity' in Mexican journalist's murder

Juarez - A former mayor from northern Mexico's Chihuahua state was arrested Thursday for "complicity" in the 2017 murder of journalist Miroslava Breach, authorities said.
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