drugs

German police nab 49 kilograms of cocaine hidden in banana crates

German police on Friday reported confiscating 49 kilograms of cocaine hidden in banana crates, a haul that would have had a street market value of about 4 million to 5 million euros (4.2 million...

Philippines arrests Malaysian with more than 4 kilos of cocaine

A Malaysian national was arrested in the Philippines after authorities found more than 4 kilos of cocaine in his luggage, immigration officials said Tuesday.

Italy seizes 77 million euros of cocaine from ship coming from Brazil

Some 385 kilogrammes of "very pure" cocaine, with a market value of 77 million euros (85 million dollars), were seized from a container ship coming from Brazil, Italy's financial police Guardia di...

Record 300 tons of cocaine seized this year in Colombia

Colombian anti-drug squads have this year seized a record haul of around 300 tons of cocaine.

European police sting nets 2.4 tons of cocaine, more than 300 arrests

A European police operation has netted 2.38 tons of cocaine, resulted in 314 arrests, while also freeing 529 human-trafficking victims, the Europol policing agency said in a statement Wednesday....

Massive drug haul in Sydney worth more than 100 million dollars

Australian authorities have seized 1.2 tons of the illicit drug ecstasy worth 145 million Australian dollars (114 million US dollars) in Sydney, officials announced on Saturday. 

Survey shows cannabis use on rise in Croatia

An analysis of differences in the prevalence of illegal drug use in the period from 2011 to 2015 does not indicate any major differences in the consumption of tobacco, alcohol and sedatives (...

Italian police bust Greek-Albanian drug racket, arrest 99 suspects

A major Greek-Albanian drugs cartel that supplied Italian Mafia groups with hard and soft narcotics has been dismantled with 99 arrests, Italy's financial police Guardia di Finanza said Tuesday....

Philippines' Duterte warns foreign leaders not to question drug war

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday warned US President Barack Obama and other foreign leaders not to question his deadly anti-drug campaign when they meet at an annual South-East Asian...

Philippine leader says deadly anti-drug campaign not genocide

A new Philippine anti-drugs campaign that has left more than 1,000 people dead is not genocide, said President Rodrigo Dueterte Monday, adding he was prepared to go to jail for the killings.

Iranian inquiry finds executions do not deter drug smuggling

An inquiry board from Iran's judiciary has concluded that executions do not deter drug smugglers, with the board head saying Saturday that the amount of such contraband has even increased.

Belgian customs finds 1.7 tons of cocaine under banana shipment

Belgian customs authorities found 1,500 packages containing 1.7 tons of cocaine hidden in a shipment of bananas, the Finance Ministry announced Wednesday, according to the Belga news agency. 

German minister warns public after alternative cancer drug deaths

Germany's health minister warned the public against untested medicines on Saturday, after the deaths of three people who had received a form of alternative cancer treatment.

Report: World risks 10 million deaths a year from drug-resistance

Some 10 million people could die annually from infections by drug-resistant "superbugs" by 2050 unless the world takes decisive action to cut the use of antibiotics and other antimicrobial drugs,...

Growing link between drug trafficking and terrorism, EU report finds

There is an increasing link between drug trafficking and other crimes including terrorism, the European Union's drugs monitoring agency warned Tuesday in its annual report.