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At U.N. event, Chel Diokno calls for more international pressure on Duterte

Mar 22, 2019 - 8:15 AM

Between campaign sorties, opposition senatorial bet Chel Diokno speaks via video conference call to delegates at a United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime event in Vienna

PRESSURE ON DUTERTE. Chel Diokno addresses an international audience at an event organized by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Screenshot from

Part 2: The Philippines as target market for illicit drugs

Dec 20, 2016 - 2:00 PM

A public health approach rather than a law enforcement one should form the basis for a response to drug use and dependence

BUST. Police seize P2-B worth of drugs at Subic port. File photo by AFP

Afghan opium cultivation skyrockets as eradication collapses

Oct 23, 2016 - 8:35 PM

Afghanistan remains the world s leading producer of opium and security issues are making it difficult for authorities to destroy poppy farms

(FILES) In this photograph taken on April 19, 2016, an Afghan farmer harvests opium sap from a poppy field in the Chaparhar district of Nangarhar province.  Afghanistan saw a 10 percent jump in opium cultivation this year, a sharp rise owing to favourable weather, growing insecurity and a drop in international support for counter-narcotics operations, the UN said October 23, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / NOORULLAH SHIRZADA

Duterte hits UN for 'stupid proposition' vs drugs

Aug 17, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte: Why would the United Nations be so easy to be swayed into interfering in the affairs of this Republic?

SLAMMING UN. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte criticizes the United Nations for backing a 'stupid proposition' against illegal drugs. File photo by Simeon Celi/PPD

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Aug 04, 2016 - 11:59 AM

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UNODC raises concern over drug-related killings in PH

Aug 04, 2016 - 8:00 AM

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime says it is ready to engage with the Philippines to address illegal drugs with appropriate legal safeguards

epaselect epa05404810 Filipino funeral workers carry the remains of an alleged drug dealer who was killed in a shootout with the police, in Manila, Philippines, 03 July 2016. According to police reports, around 200 grams of methamphetamine were recovered in the area. Controversial politician Rodrigo Duterte, who was sworn in as the new president of the Philippines on 30 June, advised policemen to carry out their duty. He won voter confidence vowing to wipe out crime and drugs - two of the biggest issues in the country - but he has been harshly criticized by rights groups for advocating extra judicial killings to bring down crime rates. The number of traffickers killed in the Philippines since Duterte won the elections has increased by 200 percent, according to police data. Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

Meth seizures quadruple across much of Asia-Pacific

May 26, 2015 - 2:34 PM

Between 2008 and 2013 crystal meth seizures doubled from 7 to around 14 tons But meth tablet seizures grew eightfold from 30 million tablets in 2008 to more than 250 million in 2013

ICE. Crystal methamphetamine, also known as ICE, which was smuggled in to Australia in counterfeit products, is shown in a drug testing lab in Sydney, Australia, 08 April 2015. Photo by Nikki Short/EPA

New designer drugs multiplying, testing authorities - UN

Jun 26, 2013 - 4:32 PM

New psychoactive substances often sold under harmless names like spice bath salts or herbal incense posed a serious health risk although they were legal

'BATH SALTS' Baggies of typical "bath salts" are seen on January 24, 2011 in Washington,DC. Photo by AFP/Paul J. Richards

Booming business: Organized crime 'worth $870 billion worldwide'

Oct 16, 2012 - 8:33 AM

International organized crime is worth US 870 billion the head of the UN s office on drugs and crime UNODC said Monday October 15 urging greater coordination in fighting it