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Rus­sia jails for­mer US em­bassy work­er for smug­gling drugs
Marc Fo­gel is the lat­est Amer­i­can to be caught up in Rus­sia’s le­gal sys­tem as ten­sions with Moscow soar.
17 Jun 2022
Malaysia to abol­ish manda­to­ry death penal­ty
Malaysia is one of only a few coun­tries in the world to still im­pose a manda­to­ry death sen­tence for cer­tain crimes.
10 Jun 2022
Thai­land le­galis­es grow­ing cannabis and eas­es con­sump­tion rules
Thai­land be­comes the first Asian coun­try to le­galise grow­ing cannabis and con­sum­ing it in food and drinks.
9 Jun 2022
Colom­bian ex-car­tel boss Ro­driguez Ore­juela dies in US prison
Gilber­to Ro­driguez Ore­juela, the for­mer leader of Colom­bia’s Cali Car­tel, dies in prison aged 83.
2 Jun 2022
Cana­da’s BC moves to de­crim­i­nalise small amounts of il­lic­it drugs
West­ern­most province of British Co­lum­bia says move, the first of its kind in Cana­da, aims to help tack­le opi­oid cri­sis.
31 May 2022
‘Every­day life now’: Syd­ney reels from or­gan­ised crime turf war
Po­lice swoop on drug gangs in Aus­tralia’s biggest city but lawyers fear changes to law leave mi­nori­ties vul­ner­a­ble.
26 May 2022
At least 11 dead in Brazil­ian po­lice raid in favela: Au­thor­i­ties
Po­lice say ear­ly-morn­ing raid in Rio de Janeiro favela com­mu­ni­ty aimed to cap­ture lead­ers of drug-traf­fick­ing group.
24 May 2022
Philip­pine Pres­i­dent Duterte slams Putin for Ukraine killings
Ad­dress­ing Rus­sia’s pres­i­dent, Duterte said: ‘I kill crim­i­nals, I don’t kill chil­dren and the el­der­ly.’
24 May 2022
US au­thor­i­ties find ma­jor cross-bor­der ‘nar­co-tun­nel’ to Mex­i­co
Tun­nel from Ti­jua­na to San Diego had rail and ven­ti­la­tion sys­tems, elec­tric­i­ty and re­in­forced walls, au­thor­i­ties say.
17 May 2022
‘Ter­ri­fy­ing’: Days of ter­ror un­der Colom­bia’s Gulf Clan car­tel
Colom­bian armed group lay siege to com­mu­ni­ties in re­sponse to ex­tra­di­tion of its for­mer leader, Otoniel, to the US.
12 May 2022
Over­dose deaths in US hit record 107,000 last year, CDC says
With opi­oid epi­dem­ic still ris­ing, trag­ic mile­stone trans­lates into one death from drug abuse every five min­utes in US.
11 May 2022
Paraguay anti-drug pros­e­cu­tor shot dead on hon­ey­moon in Colom­bia
Marce­lo Pec­ci, 45, was fa­tal­ly shot while re­lax­ing on a beach on Colom­bia’s Car­ribean is­land of Baru, his wife says.
10 May 2022
Hon­duras ex-Pres­i­dent Her­nan­dez pleads not guilty in US court
For­mer pres­i­dent’s lawyer says Her­nan­dez, who is fac­ing drug charges, is be­ing treat­ed like a ‘pris­on­er of war’.
10 May 2022
US judge to de­cide how much phar­ma­cies owe over opi­oid cri­sis
A fed­er­al judge is tasked with de­cid­ing how much mon­ey CVS, Wal­greens and Wal­mart owe in dam­ages to two Ohio coun­ties.
10 May 2022
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