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Australian police seize record $140 million heroin shipment weighing 450 kilograms

The Australian police said they seized the largest heroin shipment ever detected in the country, worth an estimated 140 million Australian dollars and arrested a Malaysian national for the importation of the illicit drug. The 450kg shipment was detected in a sea freight container of ceramic tiles sent from Malaysia and addressed to a Melbourne […]

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India confiscates nearly three tonnes of heroin worth $2.7 billion from a privately operated port

Indian authorities seized nearly three tonnes of heroin reportedly worth around $2.7 billion in a major operation at a port in Gujarat state. Two people have been arrested and several others are being investigated. Forensic testing is still under way to determine the exact value of the seized drugs, officials said. The shipment originated in […]

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World anti-doping watchdog to review if cannabis should remain among banned substances

The World Anti-Doping Agency is to review whether cannabis should remain a banned substance. The move follows American sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson missing the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for the substance in June. The 21-year-old later revealed she had used cannabis to help cope with the death of her biological mother. Wada says the scientific […]

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13-year-old boy dies from suspected drug overdose, classmate arrested on suspicion of supplying him

A 13-year-old schoolboy has died from a suspected drug overdose and police have arrested a 14-year-old on suspicion of supplying him drugs. Mehmet Altun died in hospital after being admitted on Thursday evening having fallen ill in Bournemouth, England. A 14-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of supplying a Class A controlled drug and […]

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United States: Couple disguise cocaine as cake with coffee toppings, get arrested

A man and woman were arrested in Maine following the discovery of cocaine disguised as a cake in their vehicle. Acting on information received, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency stopped a vehicle on Tuesday along Interstate 295 as it entered Gardiner. A drug-sniffing K9 alerted them to the presence of illegal drugs in the vehicle, […]

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California based meth network busted, 60 people face charges

Sixty people were charged with running a California-based drug ring that sold methamphetamine around the country and in Australia. A federal jury in San Diego issued the indictments in May after a year-long investigation that led to the seizure of 220 pounds of meth, 90 guns and $250,000 in cash, according to a statement from […]

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Suspicious bags with half ton of cocaine floats off the coast of Algeria

Authorities in Algeria seized half a ton of cocaine floating off the country’s coast, after fishermen in the area raised an alarm. The fishermen spotted and reported suspicious bags floating in the water near Oran, a port city,  according to a press release from Algeria’s Ministry of Defense on Monday. Coast Guard units dispatched to […]

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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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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 an  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 […]