Europeans are spending at least €30 billion (US$33 billion) on drugs a year, according to anEU Drug Markets report.
Three men in the United Kingdom (UK) who ran a business selling potentially lethal drugs on the dark web were sentenced Jan. 18 to a total of more than four decades in prison, according to the National Crime Agency.
Two New York mafia figures pleaded guilty to trafficking the addictive opioid Oxycodone and forcing a Brooklyn doctor to forge prescriptions, the New York Daily News reported on Friday.
Lithuanian authorities said Wednesday they had seized one of the biggest drug shipments in the country‘s history.
Philippine authorities took steps to prevent eight suspected drug traffickers from leaving the country – among them a former campaign supporter of President Rodrigo Duterte whom investigators now call "the drug lord of Cebu."
The largest criminal marketplace on the dark web for the illicit trade of drugs, firearms, computer hacking tools and more was shut down Thursday, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced.
Two Polish nationals were charged on Saturday for allegedly importing more than one tonne of crystal MDMA from Europe and could face life in prison, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) said.
British authorities intercepted a fishing trawler off the southwest coast of England on Thursday, finding more than a tonne of cocaine and arresting three men, the country’s National Crime Agency (NCA) said.
After a long and controversial campaign, Rodrigo Duterte, 71, was sworn in as president of the Philippines on Thursday. He received 38 percent of the vote.
Spanish police have dismantled a drug ring and arrested 20 people suspected of using helicopters to fly in hashish from Morocco, a Saturday news release by the Spanish Civil Guard said.
The US has given failing grades to Bolivia, Burma and Venezuela in the war on illegal drugs over the past year, saying they have “demonstrably” failed to meet their obligations under international agreements.
Sixty-nine homes and offices across Europe were raided and nine suspects were arrested in connection with online forums that were used for illegal operations, according to a news release from German police on Monday.
Australian law enforcement seized an estimated 720 liters of liquid methamphetamine worth an estimated AU$ 1.26 billion (US$ 900 million), according to a news release on the Australian Minister for Justice website.
Ten marijuana farmers who shot at police attempting to regain control over an outlaw region of Albania in 2014 were jailed by a Tirana court Monday, according to Reuters.
Czech and Polish police have arrested a total of 19 suspects accused of producing methamphetamine for sale in western Europe, according to the AP.
State police today arrested a government official who they say has obstructed the investigation against Naser Kelmendi – an alleged drug kingpin who is being tried in Kosovo for planning a murder and leading an organized crime group that moved a variety of drugs through a network linking Afghanistan, Turkey and the European Union.
Turkish authorities have captured a vessel carrying more than 13 tons of marijuana that was reportedly meant to be distributed to European countries, according to the state-run Anadolu Agency (AA) news portal.
Diosdado Cabello. Pic: GlobovisionSeveral top Venezuelan officials, including the National Assembly President, are being investigated by the United States over their alleged role in the country’s growing drugs trade, according to reports.
Members of an organized criminal group that made at least £10 million (US$ 14.7million) from selling fake Viagra have been jailed.
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