Drugs

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Judge rules Newcastle grooming gang didn't target white girls due to race

Judge rules Newcastle grooming gang didn't target white girls due to their race

Judge rules Newcastle grooming gang didn't target white girls due to their race

Judge Penny Moreland says the men in the gang targeted teenagers and young women who were 'young, impressionable, naive and vulnerable'

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Teenager calls police on his own mother for growing cannabis in garden

Teenager calls police on his own mother for growing cannabis in garden

Teenager calls police on his own mother for growing cannabis in garden

The teenager was also taken to the police station for his own safety as his mother was angry

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

'Trump makes partying great again' - Thousands of ecstasy pills shaped like Donald Trump seized by police

'Trump makes partying great again' - Thousands of ecstasy pills shaped like Donald Trump seized by police

Thousands of ecstasy pills shaped like Donald Trump seized by police in Germany

The drugs were discovered in an Austrian van in Lower Saxony

Dozens arrested in early morning raids ahead of Notting Hill Carnival

Dozens arrested in early morning raids ahead of Notting Hill Carnival

Dozens arrested in early morning raids ahead of Notting Hill Carnival

Raids across Lewisham and the borough of Kensington and Chelsea saw more then 30 apprehended by Metropolitan Police

Friday, August 11, 2017

Friday, August 11, 2017

Head of multi-million pound drug network sentenced to 17 years

Head of £60m drug network jailed for 17 years

Head of £60m drug network jailed for 17 years

The conviction of Klodjan Copja comes as a result of a two-year investigation by the Metropolitan Police

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Eight spice drug dealers jailed for more than seven years in total

London spice dealers who preyed on homeless people jailed for seven and a half years

London spice dealers jailed for seven and a half years

Those convicted have also been given a total of 35 years in community behaviour orders

Monday, July 24, 2017

Monday, July 24, 2017

Drug dealer known as Pacman jailed after undercover police pose as customers

Crack dealer known as Pacman trapped by police posing as customers in newsagents

Crack dealer known as Pacman jailed after undercover police pose as customers

Shahrukh Fayyz has been given a prison sentence of four years and six months

Monday, July 17, 2017

Monday, July 17, 2017

Scientists use rats to create miniature human hearts for drug and treatment testing

Scientists use rats to create miniature human hearts for drug and treatment testing

Scientists use rats to create miniature human hearts for drug testing

Researchers replaced rat cells in the hearts with human cells and hope to now conduct more accurate research

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Cardona volunteered to help in the recovery operation after 9/11

9/11 hero fighting deportation is pardoned for 1990 drug offence

9/11 hero fighting deportation is pardoned for 1990 drug offence

New York governor Andrew Cuomo pardoned Carlos Humberto Cardona for selling a small amount of cocaine

Monday, June 19, 2017

Monday, June 19, 2017

9/11 recovery worker faces deportation over removal order from 17 years ago

9/11 hero faces deportation from US over drug offence committed in 1990

9/11 hero faces deportation from US over drug offence committed in 1990

Carlos Humberto Cardona has lung, gastrointestinal and psychological problems caused by helping in the aftermath of 9/11

Friday, June 16, 2017

Friday, June 16, 2017

Delinquents face off against police in Cancun gunfight in Mexico tourist hotspot of Cancun

Delinquents face off against police in gunfight in Mexico tourist hotspot of Cancun

Delinquents face off against police in gunfight in Cancun

The offenders were arrested following a 'spectacular' car chase in the popular tourist destination

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Volkswagen executive 'arrested on drug charges in Japan'

Volkswagen executive 'arrested on drug charges in Japan'

Volkswagen executive 'arrested on drug charges in Japan'

Volkswagen has said Thomas Siebert has been detained by police, local media claims he admitted to using cocaine

Friday, June 9, 2017

Friday, June 9, 2017

Man jailed after police carry out Spice drug raid

Man jailed after police carry out Spice drug raid

Man jailed after police carry out Spice drug raid

Liam Nemeneh pleaded guilty to a charge of possession with the intent to supply Spice at Manchester Crown Court

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Woman faces death sentence after travelling with case partly made of cocaine in China

Woman faces death sentence after travelling with suitcase partly made of cocaine in China

Woman faces death sentence after travelling with case partly made of cocaine

A woman travelling from South America to Shanghai’s Pudong airport had 10 kilograms of cocaine in her suitcase

Fentanyl has been described as up to 50 times stronger than heroin

US says drug '50 times more potent than heroin' being imported by Chinese-Mexican alliance

US warns of drug '50 times more potent than heroin'

DEA says China and Mexico have become the main sources of fentanyl

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

10 people detained in Mexico for hiding drugs in Uber Eats backpacks

10 people detained in Mexico for hiding drugs in Uber Eats backpacks

10 people detained in Mexico for hiding drugs in Uber Eats backpacks

Police also found black bags filled with marijuana as well as two thermostatic bags also containing the drug

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Man detained by police for selling marijuana and disguising himself as a clown

Clown arrested by police for selling marijuana

Clown arrested by police for selling marijuana

A man allegedly dressed as a clown in an attempt to conceal his identity selling marijuana

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Man arrested for creating and distributing drug-laced sweets

Men who sold sweets laced with meth and heroin arrested

Men who sold sweets laced with meth and heroin arrested

Police found more than 100 sweet tarts containing drugs such as Xanax and heroin

Sussex Police warn of '100% pure' cocaine on sale in the UK

Sussex Police warn '100% pure' cocaine on sale in the UK

Sussex Police warn '100% pure' cocaine on sale in the UK

The warning comes after super-strength cocaine and heroin was linked to two deaths in Eastbourne

Friday, May 12, 2017

Friday, May 12, 2017

Liberal Democrats would legalise selling and growing cannabis if elected

Liberal Democrats would legalise selling and growing cannabis if elected

Liberal Democrats would legalise selling and growing cannabis if elected

The Liberal Democrats have announced that their manifesto will include plans for a regulated cannabis market

A cache of weapons was also recovered in the raids (stock photo)

'The Messi of drugs' escapes police as raids uncover 13 tonnes of marijuana

'The Messi of drugs' escapes police as raids uncover 13 tonnes of marijuana

19 people arrested in raids but police unable to detain ringleader Abdellah El Haj - known as 'Messi' for his love of the Barcelona star

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Sikh driver who killed Muslim friend converts to Islam to atone for the death

Sikh driver who killed Muslim friend converts to Islam to atone for the death

Sikh driver who killed Muslim friend converts to Islam to atone for the death

Gurvinder Mudhar drank alcohol and smoked cannabis for two hours before driving his car and losing control, killing Zeigum Mohammed

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The drug is usually used on elephants

Grey Death: The drug that can kill humans with just one dose

Grey Death: The drug that can kill humans with just one dose

A drug which can harm humans by just touching it has been discovered in Alabama, Ohio and Georgia

Monday, April 24, 2017

Monday, April 24, 2017

Lawyer claims Rodrigo Duterte has caused around 8,000 deaths with war on drugs

Lawyer claims 'Filipino Hitler' Rodrigo Duterte has caused 8,000 deaths in war on drugs

Lawyer claims 'Filipino Hitler' has caused 8,000 deaths in war on drugs

A Philippine lawyer has filed a complaint at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, calling for prosecutors to investigate Duterte for crimes against humanity

Prison officer sentenced for smuggling drugs and phones into young offenders’ institution

Isis prison guard sentenced for smuggling thousands of pounds' worth of goods in bra

Isis prison guard sentenced for smuggling phones and sim cards in her bra

Safak Bozkurt was also studying for a master’s degree in criminology whilst smuggling the contraband in

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Islamist group Boko Haram drug children before using them as suicide bombers

Isis-linked islamists Boko Haram drug children before using them as suicide bombers - Unicef

Boko Haram drug children before using them as suicide bombers - Unicef

A Unicef report has claimed that 80% of suicide attacks in the Lake Chad basin region in Africa involved girls with bombs strapped to their bodies

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The drug causing people to act like zombies - What is spice?

Spice, the 'fake weed' that causes people to act like zombies

Spice, the 'fake weed' that causes people to act like zombies

A drug named spice has been causing people to act like zombies, those on the drug have been seen to be completely still, either standing, sitting or squatting

Monday, April 3, 2017

Monday, April 3, 2017

Actor accused of voyeurism after using phone torch to search for drugs in changing room

Actor accused of voyeurism after using phone torch to search for drugs in changing room

Actor accused of voyeurism after using phone torch to search for drugs

A woman saw a phone with the camera pointing towards her under a changing room partitioning and believed the phone was probably recording her

Property consultant jailed for being part of Breaking Bad style crystal meth network

Property consultant jailed over 'Breaking Bad-style' crystal meth network

Property consultant jailed over 'Breaking Bad-style' crystal meth network

The drugs network ran by storing drugs in hotel rooms which were then transported by using Uber drivers acting as couriers

Friday, March 31, 2017

Friday, March 31, 2017

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte threatens press over coverage of drugs war

Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte threatens media moguls' children over drug war coverage

Filipino President threatens media moguls' children over drug war coverage

The leader of the Philippines warned TV broadcaster ABS-CBN and the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper there would be 'karmic repercussions'

Monday, March 27, 2017

Monday, March 27, 2017

Two arrested for 'smuggling cocaine in fake bananas'

Two arrested for 'smuggling cocaine in fake bananas'

Two arrested for 'smuggling cocaine in fake bananas'

In amongst real bananas in a banana shipment, police discovered 57 fake bananas made of resin filled with 7 kilograms of cocaine in total, cocaine was also stored in the flaps of cardboard boxes

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Police arrest two on suspicion of supplying pellet gun used in Orly airport attack

Police arrest two on suspicion of supplying pellet gun used in Orly airport attack

Police arrest two on suspicion of supplying pellet gun used in Orly attack

French police have arrested two people on suspicion of supplying a pellet gun, after going through communications on the Orly airport attacker's phone

Friday, March 17, 2017

Friday, March 17, 2017

French anti-drugs policeman sentenced for stealing cocaine worth £1.7 million

French anti-drugs policeman sentenced for stealing cocaine worth £1.7 million

French anti-drugs policeman sentenced for stealing cocaine worth £1.7 million

Jonathan Guyot has been given a 10-year jail sentence for stealing almost 50kg of cocaine from the Paris force's headquarters in 2014

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Opponents launch campaign to impeach Philippines President Duterte

Opponents launch campaign to impeach 'Hitler of the Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte

Opponents launch campaign to impeach 'Hitler of the Philippines'

Many in the campaign believe that the President has overseen anti-drugs death squads as well as hidden his assets, but Duterte has denied these claims

Friday, March 10, 2017

Friday, March 10, 2017

Drug addict to be sentenced for killing child and aunt in car crash

Drug addict jailed for 12 years for killing child actor and aunt in car crash

Drug addict jailed for 12 years for killing child actor and aunt in car crash

The man was driving a stolen car and being chased by police at the time of the crash, with a cocktail of drugs in his system

Monday, March 6, 2017

Monday, March 6, 2017

Police catch neo-Nazi drug dealer after he posts photos of toast with Hitler's face on

Police catch neo-Nazi drug dealer after he publishes pictures of toast with Hitler's face on

Neo-Nazi drug dealer caught after publishing photos of toast with Hitler's face

A neo-Nazi drug dealer has been caught by police after he posted images of toast online with Adolf Hitler's face scorched on the slices

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Two serving police officers arrested after drugs raids

Two Birmingham police officers arrested after drugs raids

Two Birmingham police officers arrested after drugs raids

Two police officers have been arrested after allegedly conspiring to steal and supply drugs, during raids by West Midlands Police

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

More than 1,000kg of marijuana disguised as watermelons is found in Texas

More than 1,000kg of marijuana disguised as watermelons found in Texas

More than 1,000kg of marijuana disguised as watermelons found in Texas

The customs and border patrol unit discovered that marijuana had been disguised as watermelons in a commercial shipment

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Mother and ex-partner jailed for 13 years, after feeding drugs to her four-year-old daughter

Mother Michala Pyke jailed for 13 years for killing four-year-old daughter with heroin and ketamine

Mother jailed for 13 years for feeding drugs to four-year-old daughter

The girl died in June 2013 after suffering a cardiac arrest

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Thursday, January 12, 2017

'Breathtakingly wicked woman' Sandra Weir is sentenced to life for killing pensioner Mary Logie with a rolling pin

'Breathtakingly wicked' Sandra Weir gets life for killing pensioner Mary Logie with rolling pin

Drug addict Sandra Weir sentenced to life for killing pensioner with rolling pin

A heroin addict who murdered her elderly neighbour with a rolling pin has been sentenced to life imprisonment

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Russia to use cloned dogs to help sniff out explosives

Russia to use cloned dogs in war on terror

Russia to use cloned dogs in war on terror

Anti-terror squads in Russia are to be given genetically modified dogs to crackdown on terrorism and drug smuggling

Axe-wielding man in Hull has 'mental health issues and problems with drugs'

Axe-wielding man in Hull has 'mental health issues and problems with drugs'

Axe-wielding man in Hull has 'mental health issues and problems with drugs'

A 31-year-old man wielding an axe in Hull, who was shot by police this morning, is said to have mental health issues and problems with drugs

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Former rugby star faces jail for creating a crystal meth factory, similar to Breaking Bad

Former rugby star faces jail for creating Breaking Bad-style meth lab

Former rugby star faces jail for creating Breaking Bad-style meth lab

Lorenzo Bocchini created a high-tech crystal meth drugs factory in his home, from which police recovered £300,000 of drugs, £33,000 cash and a stun gun

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Thursday, August 11, 2016

UK online drugs market is the largest in Europe because it's 'safer', says drugs policy advisor

Illegal drugs? You're better off buying them online, explains former chief constable

Illegal drugs? You're better off buying them online, says former chief constable

With an average of 20,748 transactions taking place on the 'dark web' each month, Britain is Europe's largest online market for illicit substances. Drugs policy advisor Tom Lloyd explains why operating in this way beats a dark street corner…

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Olympic bosses "passed the buck" on banning Russia's drug cheats, says Paralympic legend Tanni Grey-Thompson

Olympic bosses "passed the buck" on banning Russia's drug cheats, says Paralympic legend Tanni Grey-Thompson

Tanni Grey-Thompson: Olympic bosses "passed the buck" on banning Russia

The former wheelchair-racer won 11 gold medals across five Paralympic Games for Great Britain. She tells Paul Ross why the Olympic approach was unfair, and why it is right to take a hard line in the fight against doping…

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Thursday, August 4, 2016

'People say they didn't think it would happen to them', says pharmacist on prescription drug abuse

British abuse of prescription drugs among the worst in Europe

British abuse of prescription drugs among the worst in Europe

A new study has shown the United Kingdom to be one of the biggest culprits for misusing painkillers and other drugs intended for someone else. Pharmacist Neal Patel says a user's first stop should always be a health professional…

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Thursday, June 23, 2016

'I was shot, stabbed and poisoned within prison', says Pieter Tritton on Ecuadorian prison

'I was shot, stabbed and poisoned', says Pieter Tritton on Ecuadorian prison

Pieter Tritton on Ecuadorian jail: 'I was shot, stabbed and poisoned'

After the news drug mule Melissa Reid is returning back to Britain, the ex-prisoner talks about his experience

Monday, June 20, 2016

Monday, June 20, 2016

Drugs education 'needs to be more comprehensive,' says Drugwise expert after Salford girls who took 'Teddy' ecstasy stabilise

Drug education 'needs to be more comprehensive,' says expert after 12-year old ecstasy shock

Drug education 'needs to be more comprehensive,' says expert

Harry Shapiro called for drugs awareness to be less 'patchy' across the UK

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Thursday, June 16, 2016

'Drug laws are wrong in principle and ineffective in practice', says policy analyst

'Drug laws are wrong in principle and ineffective in practice', says policy analyst

'Drug laws are wrong in principle and ineffective', says policy analyst

Steve Rolles from drug charity Transform says drugs are a personal choice

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