Traffickers find new ways to smuggle drugs into Singapore, including in fire extinguishers and fruit: CNB

“And if you want to bring certain products back to Singapore, again make sure they don’t contain controlled drugs. If you’re not sure, you can always report it to the authorities on arrival in Singapore – I think that’s a safer way to go about it.” Offenders can face up to 10 years in prison, … Read more

8 kg of cannabis under drugs worth S$304,000 seized during CNB bust

SINGAPORE: Over 8kg of cannabis was among an assortment of drugs seized by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) during an operation this week. The seized substances, including heroin, have an estimated street value of about S$304,000, CNB said on Thursday (Dec. 1). During the operation that took place on Tuesday and Wednesday, six people between … Read more

Narcan kits installed outside businesses in the north of the country

GLENS FALLS, NY (NEWS10) — Several companies in the northern part of the country will soon be equipped with Narcan emergency kits, as part of an initiative by the Adirondack Health Institute to expand public access to the lifesaving drug. The institute’s Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) has provided 125 Narcan emergency boxes outside … Read more

Operation Europol overthrows Europe’s largest drug-crime organization

According to Europol, the operation against the criminal organization was carried out with the cooperation of 6 countries; The United Arab Emirates, the United States, France, Belgium, Spain and the Netherlands. The massive operation resulted in the arrest of 49 suspects and 6 leaders who run drug smuggling and promotion networks and operations in different … Read more

Florida man arrested for growing nearly 1,000 marijuana plants in Colorado

Colorado authorities seized nearly 1,000 marijuana plants and nearly $1 million in dried weed in the arrest of a Florida man accused of running an illegal growing operation. The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office said its investigators took Lazaro Piloto-Gomez into custody last Wednesday after receiving a tip about possible illegal drug activity in a rural … Read more

Sunshine Coast school students reflect the trend toward less alcohol, more health-conscious choices

In contrast to the Gold Coast’s packed crowds and pumping DJ sets, students on the Sunshine Coast say they’re looking for a laid-back atmosphere. Most important points: Red Frogs director Andy Gourley says drinking habits among students have changed Students on the Sunshine Coast say they want to explore the region, meet new people and … Read more

Woman smuggled cocaine into Texas to pay drug debt after friend’s arrest, records show

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (ValleyCentral) — A woman who admitted to smuggling cocaine into Texas to pay off a debt has been sentenced to prison, federal documents show. Rosa Maria Perez was sentenced to 30 months in prison on Wednesday, records show. Perez entered the United States from Mexico at the Gateway International Bridge on May 11, … Read more

Three Canberrans among six people arrested by NSW police in drug bust

Six people, including three Canberrans, are facing drug charges after their alleged supply operation was intercepted by NSW police. Police said they arrested four men on Thursday at an address in Sydney’s Caringbah South, where they also seized 5,000 MDMA pills, 280 grams of cocaine and $185,000 in cash. The charges included a 23-year-old and … Read more

$22 million cannabis crop seized by police on remote property near Narrabri

Six people have been arrested after nearly $22 million worth of cannabis plants were seized near the northwestern NSW town of Narrabri. Most important points: Nearly 11,000 cannabis plants were found on the remote property during a raid on Thursday at 3 a.m. Five men and a woman were arrested and charged Several members of … Read more

‘Indefensible’ that Toronto’s request for drug decriminalization has not yet been granted, lawyer says

OTTAWA -Toronto’s request to decriminalize drug possession remains on hold nearly a year after it was made, in part because of “political cowardice” in Ottawa, a harm reduction advocate says. “People are dying because the drug supply is contaminated and toxic. Criminalizing people for simple personal possession and use of drugs will do more harm … Read more