Tarin Kowt -
Lashes swished and whirled through the air in a burst of celebration around a sea of opium poppies, as farmers in a southern Afghan village rejoiced over a bumper harvest with a traditional rope game.
Rio De Janeiro -
Rio de Janeiro officials celebrated Monday the death of "Playboy," a brutal gang leader famous for thumbing his nose at the authorities -- yet his killing left new questions unanswered.
Salt Lake City -
A new type of bomb detector which uses a carbon nanotube has been produced. The detector is said to be superior to others on the market in terms of speed and the range of explosives that it can detect.
Marijuana arrests accounted for more than half of all United States drug arrests in 2009, while its use among by Americans during this same period increased by 8 percent, according to two reports released recently by government officials.
On Wednesday of this week, two methamphetamine seizes were made by agents from the state Department of Justice Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement. One seizure in Ontario, California brought in drugs worth a street value of $8 million.
A disturbing trend is emerging in information sharing among major terrorist organizations and narcotics groups. "They are one part terrorist organization and are becoming one part global drug trafficking cartel," says one expert.
MEXICO CITY (dpa) - Mexico's drug dealers have a patron saint. His name is Jesus Malverde and in his heyday at the beginning of he 20th century he was something of a genuine Robin Hood figure.In the northwestern state of Sinaloa he stole from the rich ...
HAMBURG (dpa) - In the centre of downtown Hamburg, one of the richest cities in Europe, is a twilight world of drug-induced misery.It lies just a few steps from the German port city's train station in the St.Georg district where drug dealers peddle the...
HAMBURG (dpa) - They are hidden inside upholstered furniture or among noodles, or they are lying behind crates of woks or tea sets. And they are increasing in number.Smuggled cigarettes from China are flooding the European market. "We are in the midst ...
Ghanikhel, Afghanistan (dpa) - The bazaar in Ghanikhel may only be a collection
of kiosks and mud shops but it offers everything - from fertilizer to seeds,
from oil to entire engines and of course, opium, the most notorious ware on