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Meth production surges in East and Southeast Asia as economy comes to grinding halt

Asia’s drug cartels adapted quickly to the pandemic in 2020, flooding markets with synthetic narcotics worth tens of billions of dollars even as the global economy ground to a halt, a UN report has said. Methamphetamine seizures in East and Southeast Asia surged 19% from 2019 to a new record-high, the UN Office on Drugs […]

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Venezuelan court orders seizure of newspaper headquarters over defamation case

A court in Venezuela ordered the seizure of the headquarters of the El Nacional newspaper, after it failed to pay a $13 million defamation award to top socialist party official Diosdado Cabello. Venezuela’s Supreme Tribunal of Justice (TSJ) last month issued the award in a 2015 lawsuit Cabello filed against El Nacional after it reprinted […]

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Insane World

Netherlands, Germany and Belgium seize more than 23,000 kilograms of cocaine worth billions

Custom officials on Wednesday in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium seized more than 23,000 kilograms of cocaine, worth billions of dollars, in an international operation that resulted in one arrest. Officials were calling the seize one of the largest amounts of cocaine ever seized in all of Europe. The operation lasted more than a week […]

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Ghost boat with nearly 650kg of cocaine washes up on remote Pacific island

Police in the Marshall Islands have found precious cargo, drugs in anĀ  abandoned boat that washed up ashore. The vessel drifted across the Pacific Ocean from Latin America, spending probably months in the rough seas. Authorities found 649 kilogram of cocaine that’s estimated to have a street value of USD $80 million. Police said the […]

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Entertainment India

Indian comedian jailed after confessing to consuming cannabis

Indian comedian Bharti Singh has been arrested after cannabis was found during a raid on her home. The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) said 86.5g of the drug was found in the house she shares with husband, screenwriter Haarsh Limbachiyaa. The pair, who co-host the reality show India’s Best Dancer, were taken in for questioning. The […]

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Insane

Woman who took 550 times the usual dose of LSD shows positive consequences

Drug overdoses can be life-threatening, but for two women who accidentally took massive hits of LSD, the experience was life changing — and in a good way. A 46-year-old woman snorted a staggering 550 times the normal recreational dose of LSD and not only survived, but found that the foot pain she had suffered from […]