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11:34, 12 July 2017 Wednesday

Albanian ex-dictator's grandson jailed for smuggling cocaine

Ermal Hoxha is part of a nine-member group, which includes two Columbians, whose were served prison terms from 10 to 13 years on Tuesday, a Tirana court said.

11:38, 10 August 2016 Wednesday

1 88 mn in drugs found in Philippine mayor's home

Mayor had turned himself in after president gave more than 150 officials 24 hours to surrender or be shot on sight

20:12, 29 April 2015 Wednesday

U N chief voices 'deep regret' at Indonesian executions

Ban Ki-Moon, the UN chief has expressed deep regret over the executions.

09:58, 16 February 2015 Monday

Australian PM threatens repercussions over Indonesia executions

The case has enormous resonance as a domestic political issue in Australia, and Abbott ratcheted up the rhetoric at the weekend amid a growing campaign to boycott travel to Bali

13:49, 02 February 2015 Monday

Indonesia to execute two members of drug trafficking ring

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has sought clemency for the two members of the so-called Bali Nine, who were arrested at Bali's Denpasar airport in 2005

12:29, 18 January 2015 Sunday

Six prisoners were executed in Indonesia despite international pleas for a last minute reprieve. The four men were from Brazil, Nigeria, Malawi and the Netherlands. One woman was a Vietnamese national while the other was Indonesian.

09:38, 22 November 2014 Saturday

Turkish citizen executed in S Arabia for drug trafficking

Turkish officials attempted to prevent the execution but failed.

16:50, 13 November 2014 Thursday

Germany seizes record haul of crystal meth chemicals

Crystal meth, which has increasingly been produced in large amounts by Czech drug gangs and exported to Germany, has been a sore point in Czech-German relations over the last few years

15:59, 09 October 2014 Thursday

African ministers meet in Ethiopia to tackle drug trade

The day-long meeting, which will discuss two reports on the illicit drug trade and organized crime, is expected to come up with a strategy for combating the twin phenomena.

15:24, 12 September 2014 Friday

Thai junta targets drug users to tackle trafficking

Anti-drug campaign cracks down on consumers, dealers to lower demand amid limited cross-border cooperation against production.

09:31, 29 August 2014 Friday

Fatal heroin overdoses on the rise in New York City

The largest increase in rates of heroin overdoses was seen in the city's wealthiest neighborhoods

16:28, 17 August 2014 Sunday

Narcotics seizures in Iran's airports up 110 percent

Drug seizures in Iranian airports have increased 110 percent over a year ago, Iranian Airport police official says

16:39, 05 June 2014 Thursday

Montenegro reports record cocaine haul

The cocaine was found in a special compartment under the floor of a shipping container loaded with bananas

22:15, 13 April 2014 Sunday

Saudi Arabia says seizes drugs worth 267 million arrests 6

An investigation into the seizure of the drugs turned up a connection to an international drug smuggling ring led by a Syrian national

12:06, 08 April 2014 Tuesday

Drug boat found in California near popular beach

The so-called panga boat was found at the Leo Carrillo beach, which is popular among local surfers, and was loaded with bundles of marijuana

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