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Arrest of drug lord nicknamed ‘The Egg’ sparks violent clashes in north-eastern Mexico

A suspected drug lord, whose arrest sparked clashes in north-eastern Mexico, has been deported to the US. Juan Gerardo Treviño, also known as “El Huevo” or “The Egg,” was captured at dawn on Monday by Mexican authorities. A violent gun fight between the military and gang members ensued in Nuevo Laredo, a city on the […]

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Nigeria’s highly decorated police officer arrested in drug cartel case

A highly decorated police officer in Nigeria has been arrested following accusations he belongs to an international drugs cartel, police say. Abba Kyari, already suspended for allegedly helping self-avowed fraudster to launder his money in the US, is now accused in a cocaine plot. Officials say Mr Kyari asked a colleague to help him siphon […]

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Argentina: Adulterated cocaine kills at least 20 people and leaves 74 hospitalised in Buenos Aires

Adulterated cocaine has killed at least 20 people and left 74 in hospitals around the Buenos Aires region of Argentina, the authorities say. Investigators believe the illegal drug was either laced with some kind of poison or “cut” with another substance. The regional security minister called on any users who had bought cocaine in the […]

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Thailand to remove cannabis from drugs list, paving way for households to grow the plant

Thailand’s narcotics board on Tuesday said it would remove cannabis from its drugs list, paving the way for households to grow the plant. Thailand became the first Southeast Asian country to legalize marijuana in 2018 for medical use and research. Under the new rule, people can grow cannabis plants at home after notifying their local […]

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Niger cops seize more than 200kg of cocaine transported in local mayor’s truck

Cops in Niger seized more than 200 kg of cocaine worth around $8.7 million that was being transported in the local mayor’s official truck, reports said on Monday. The mayor and his driver, who were in the vehicle at the time, were arrested with 199 bricks of cocaine at a checkpoint on the road heading […]

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Italian police finds pure cocaine worth €1 billion hidden in boxes of bananas, peanuts and pepper

Italian police on Friday discovered over 3 tons of pure cocaine in a container shipment from South America. Police and customs officials raided the port of Gioia Tauro, in Calabria, southern Italy, and found almost 2.3 tons of the drug hidden in boxes of bananas, peanuts and pepper. Another 850 kilograms of cocaine were found […]

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Lebanon finds millions of Captagon pills hidden in fake oranges

Lebanese customs officers found millions of Captagon pills hidden in fake oranges, the latest haul of the drug. Interior Minister Bassam Mawlawi said the officers found nearly nine million Captagon tablets at Beirut port in a shipment scheduled for a Gulf state. The Customs Directorate said several people were arrested in connection with the smuggling […]

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Indian police investigate Amazon for allegedly smuggling marijuana using e-commerce market place

Police in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh say they’ve brought charges against executives of Amazon India for allegedly using the company’s e-commerce market to smuggle marijuana. Police have found inconsistencies in the response from Amazon India and officials have complained the company has been uncooperative with the investigation. “The company is earning hugely […]

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Cocaine worth £33 million found hidden in shipment of onion rings

A huge haul of cocaine worth £33 million was found in a shipment of onion rings about to enter the UK. An illicit cargo weighing 418kg was discovered by Border Force officers when they stopped a lorry at the UK inbound zone in Coquelles, France. Piotr Perzenowski, 30, of Mazowieckie, Poland has now been charged […]

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Nagaenthran Dharmalingam: Singapore puts execution of ‘low IQ’ drug smuggler on hold

A court in Singapore has put on hold the imminent execution of a Malaysian drug smuggler who campaigners say has limited mental capacity. Nagaenthran Dharmalingam was scheduled to be hanged on Wednesday for attempting to bring a small amount of heroin into Singapore 12 years ago. Malaysian authorities and human rights groups called for a […]

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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 […]