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Pacquiao meets with suspected drug lord

Neophyte Philippine senator Manny Paquiao met with Kerwin Espinosa, a suspected drug lord Friday at the headquarters of the Philippine National Police a few hours after Esoinosa arrived from Abu Dhabi where he sought refuge for several weeks.

Pacquiao's effort to save Mary Jane Veloso hampered by slow trial

About year ago today, Manny Pacquiao visited Filipino death row convict Mary Jane Velasco in Indonesia and made an appeal to the country's president Joko Widodo to spare spare the life of the suspected drug mule from execution by firing squad.

Op-Ed: How can Mayweather clean up the sport if he isn't clean?

Floyd Mayweather almost made people believe he is a clean fighter — until he was reported to have taken a banned intravenous injection to address possible dehydration a day before his super fight against Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao.

Pacquiao challenges NSAC to impose sanction against Mayweather

Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao has called on the Nevada Sports Athletic Commission (NSAC) to impose appropriate sanctions against Floyd Mayweather for using a banned intravenous procedure a day before their May 2 fight in Las Vegas, Nev.

Pacquiao reacts to Mayweather's reported use of banned treatment

Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao feels vindicated after the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) discovered Floyd Mayweather had an intravenous injection of mixed substances a day before their May 2 fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev.

Op-Ed: Mayweather had illegal IV injection before Pacquiao fight

Two days before his fight against Andre Berto in Las Vegas Nevada, American boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr suddenly becomes the object of a media firestorm questioning the extent of his involvement in using banned substances.

Mary Jane Veloso could still be executed by firing squad

Philippine government officials representing the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ ) are now in Indonesia to discuss with their Indonesian counterparts the fate of death-row convict Mary Jane Veloso.

Mayweather, Pacquiao pass drug tests in last fight

Top boxers Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao have passed all tests for performance enhancing drugs conducted by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) in the buildup to their fight last May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev..

Manny Pacquiao plans to visit Mary Jane Veloso in Indonesia

Soon after the Mayweather fight on Saturday night, Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao plans to visit Mary Jane Veloso, the overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who was spared from execution by firing squad in Indonesia on Wednesday.

Op-Ed: Mayweather, Pacquiao could face four-year ban with illegal drugs

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao could face a four-year prison term if they are found guilty of using illegal performance enhancing drugs on their buildup to their upcoming super fight.

Mayweather, Pacquiao face $5M fine if tested positive for drugs

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will be slapped a fine of $5 million each if either or both of them are found positive for use of illegal drugs before or immediately after their planned fight on May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

U.S. postal employees accused of stealing mailed packages of pot

Long Island City - Postal employees in Long Island, New York have been arrested and charged with stealing packages of marijuana that had been shipped in the mail, and redirecting the parcels for local sale.

Butt dialing 911 leads to man's arrest

Mount Pleasant - A Tennessee man was arrested after 911 dispatchers allegedly heard him talking about getting high and going to a drug dealer's house.

Canada polarized over pot use

Rona Ambrose is Canada's Minister of Health and proponent of an anti-drug campaign which has become difficult for many physicians to join forces with.

Human LSD research resumes in UK following 40-year break

London - Lucy doesn't need to travel to the sky anymore to play with her diamonds, she'll just need an airplane ticket getting her to London's Heathrow Airport.

FDA proposes rule to destroy illegal imports

The U.S. FDA is proposing that it be given powers to to destroy any drug valued at $2,500 or less that has been refused admission into the United States under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

New Canadian study shows the global war on illegal drugs failing

The International Centre for Science in Drug Policy reported this week the war on illegal drugs has failed, with worldwide illegal drugs supplies cheaper and purer now than 20 years ago. This raises questions on government abilities to cut drug supplies.

What are the origins of the flesh eating drug krokodil?

The drug desomorphine (also known as krokodil) has spread through Europe and it has reached the U.S. The drug is an opiate with a serious side effect: addicts develop dark, scaly lesions on their skin.

To die by fire or ice: North Korea’s crystal meth epidemic

North Korea’s rulers originally sought to use methamphetamine manufacturing and smuggling to fund desperately needed hard currency, but this may have only let unexpected genies out of the bottle.

Illegal, unlicensed Chinese medicine seized by Spanish police

A spokesman for the Spanish police announced on Saturday that they had seized hundreds of thousands of packs of illegal medicines from China and India, including slimming products, erection aids and anabolic steroids.

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.

Cannon propulsion, the new method to smuggle drugs into the US

Drug smugglers, getting more inventive, are using pneumatic-powered cannons to shoot drug canisters to transport drugs across US borders.

82 million doses of illegal medicine seized

A Customs enforcement operation spanning 16 African countries has led to the seizure of more than 82 million doses of illicit medicines.

Teenagers' death, linked to an illegal synthetic drug '2C-I'

Law enforcement officials thought “Smiles” or illegal synthetic drug 2C-I, may have strong link with teenagers’ death, according to a report.

$70 million worth of stolen pharmaceuticals recovered

US law enforcement officials have successfully investigated and recovered more than $70 million in pharmaceuticals stolen from a distribution center located in Enfield, Connecticut.

Potential heroin vaccine close to development

Mexico - A vaccine which could prevent heroin addiction by blocking the euphoric effect of the drug has moved a step closer to development. Following successful animals studies the first human trials will shortly be underway.

Op-Ed: Could discussing drugs online label you a terrorist?

Harm reduction concerning the sphere of illegal drugs in Canada is about to change big time. If you spend your days online discussing any aspect of illegal substances, your world is in for a rude awakening courtesy the Government of Canada.

New designer drug hits UK dance floors

London - The latest drug, popular with some clubbers in the UK, is Roflcoptr. Strange name indeed. This Digital Journal expose reveals more about this latest "club drug."

'Bath salts' banned in Nevada

Las Vegas - The state of Nevada has banned a series of street drugs called "bath salts", which have been linked to certain crimes and sometimes violent behaviors.

Malaysia Airlines pilot charged with importing drugs

Sydney - A Malaysia Airlines (MAS) pilot has been arrested at Sydney airport and charged with the illegal importation of 5kg of methamphetamine in his suitcase
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The Spanish Guardia Civil have intercepted hundreds of thousands of illegal and unlicensed drugs fro...
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Mary Jane Veloso
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Reuters Pictures of the Year 2013: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford responds to the Toronto police investigation dubbed "Project Brazen 2" to the media at City Hall in Toronto
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