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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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Dawn Denmar - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Hugh A. Ostrow - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 8 comments

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.
In the Media by Can Tran

Shocking images in new U.S. anti-methamphetamine campaign

The website based in the United States has launched a new campaign against the use of methamphetamine (meth) using a series of shocking images portraying the physical damage caused by the drug to addicts over several years.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Arthelo Palma

$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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by PJ Harris - 4 comments

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."
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

'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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

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
In the Media by Roderick Eime

Op-Ed: Time to end the war on drugs

Check out this video and see if you can make a cogent argument against legalising all forms of illegal recreational drugs, in America and everywhere else.
In the Media by Alexander Baron

Op-Ed: Adderall — The New Drug of Choice on College Campuses

Before, marijuana was the drug of choice on college campuses, but now a drug used to treat attention deficient disorder in children , Adderall is the new college drug of choice.
In the Media by Walt Crocker - 1 comment

Teen dies after smoking fake marijuana

Pittsburgh - A 13-year-old Pennsylvania boy who underwent a double-lung transplant after his lungs collapsed from smoking synthetic marijuana in a plastic pipe made from a Pez candy dispenser has died from an infection.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 6 comments

Alice Cooper: Legalize hard drugs, ban booze and tobacco

Los Angeles - Rocker Alice Cooper, known for his wild lyrics, outrageous costumes, and onstage antics with props that included boa constrictors, fake blood, and electric chairs, has publicly called for the federal government to legalize hard drugs.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 3 comments

US Border Patrol seizes more than two tons of marijuana

Ajo - Customs and Border Patrol agents arrested three drug smugglers, recovered two vehicles, and seized more then two million dollars worth of marijuana in three separate incidents in the Tucson Sector of Arizona over the weekend.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman

NSAC finds Manny Pacquiao negative of illegal drugs use

The Nevada Sports Athletic Commission (NSAC) has released the result of tests conducted by the Nevada sports regulating body on Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao following his fight with American Shane Mosley last May 7 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In the Media by Leo Reyes - 2 comments

3 Filipinos executed in China for drug smuggling

Manila - Despite last minute appeals made by the Philippine government for clemency, three Filipinos were executed in China on Wednesday after being convicted for smuggling drugs into the country.
In the Media by Adeline Yuboco

French crime gangs invest in cannabis growing

From north to south and east to west, France is witnessing a major surge in large-scale cannabis growing by organized crime gangs, leading anti-drug police to step up efforts to fight its spread.
In the Media by Michael Cosgrove - 11 comments

Young Mexican female border town police officer seeks US Asylum

A young Mexican female police officer has fled Mexico and sought asylum in the US following death threats she received from a criminal group that wanted her to work for them.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

Lance Armstrong retires from cycling amid illegal drugs probe

Tour de France cycling champion Lance Armstrong has announced his retirement from professional cycling after a record-breaking seven consecutive wins of the prestigious Tour de France.
In the Media by Leo Reyes - 1 comment

Actress Lindsay Lohan denies part in stolen jewelry

Popular actress Lindsay Lohan, who may be facing a felony grand theft charge for allegedly stealing a necklace in a jewelry store in California says she'll fight the charge and she's sticking with her story that she took the jewelry on loan.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

Drug tunnel measuring 2,200 feet found under Mexico-US border

A drug smugglers' tunnel was discovered by operatives of San Diego Tunnel Task Force in the city of Tijuana in Mexico going through Otay Mesa in San Diego, California.
In the Media by Leo Reyes - 1 comment

Hilton Hotel shut down in China due to suspicion of prostitution

A Hilton Hotel operating in the Chongqing Municipality in China was closed by Chinese authorities Monday and arrested 22 people suspected of running a prostitution ring in the hotel.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

Bullies, drugs and disrespect top concerns for schools

More than one-third of Americans say that they have faced a bully in school according to a new survey out by the nonpartisan, nonprofit research organization Public Agenda.
In the Media by KJ Mullins
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The Spanish Guardia Civil have intercepted hundreds of thousands of illegal and unlicensed drugs from China and India.
Reuters Pictures of the Year 2013: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford responds to the Toronto police investigati...
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$2.5 million of cocaine was fished out of Florida waters in June 2013.
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$2.5 million of cocaine was fished out of Florida waters in June 2013.
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