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At Paris' Orly airport, a daily duel between customs and Guiana drug mules

Orly - Every day they come. Drug mules from French Guiana in South America, carrying cocaine in their luggage or their stomachs, playing a cat-and-mouse game with customs officials at Paris' Orly airport.Some get caught. Some do not.

US authorities seize five tons of cocaine from submarine

Washington - A homemade submarine carrying more than five tons of cocaine was intercepted in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of South America, the US Coast Guard said.

Drug kingpin El Chapo sentenced to life in US prison

New York - Once one of the world's most powerful and notorious criminals, Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was sentenced to life imprisonment Wednesday -- the mandatory punishment for a host of crimes spanning a quarter-century.

El Chapo awaits life in prison sentence by US judge

New York - After a run as one of the world's most powerful and notorious criminals, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is expected to be sentenced to life in prison when he appears in a New York courtroom on Wednesday.

El Chapo expected to get life sentence from US judge

New York - After a dramatic decades-long run as one of the world's most notorious druglords, there is little suspense about what will happen in a New York courtroom on Wednesday: Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is expected to be sentenced to life in prison.

French economists make case for legal marijuana

Paris - A group of French economists on Thursday recommended legalising marijuana, arguing it would add billions to state coffers, but President Emmanuel Macron's government again ruled out letting recreational users get legally high.

Judge denies El Chapo's request for better prison conditions

New York - A New York judge on Monday denied a request by convicted Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman for better prison conditions, saying he poses an escape risk.

Ravers get hypothermia at snow-hit French techno festival

Gu - Around 30 people were treated for hypothermia at an outdoor techno music festival in France after unexpected snowfall left many ravers sheltering under survival blankets distributed by the Red Cross.

France charges two cannabis 'coffeeshop' managers after raids

Paris - Paris prosecutors said Friday that two people have been charged over illicit drugs following raids on two shops at the centre of an "ultralight" marijuana craze.

French police bust major Marseille drug ring

Marseille - French police said Friday that they had smashed a major drug trafficking ring in the southern city of Marseille, a key hub in the trans-Mediterranean cannabis and cocaine trade where several people are killed each year in turf wars.

Two killed in Marseille shooting

Marseille - Two more violent deaths occurred overnight in the southern French city of Marseille, known for its turf wars for control of the drug trade, officials said Saturday.

Mexican cartels dominate US drug market: DEA

Washington - Mexican cartels are by far the biggest source of illegal drugs flooding the US market, while Colombian criminal gangs are strengthening their hand, the US Drug Enforcement Agency said Monday.
 

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