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Robredo, U.N. office tackle 'best practices' on health-based approach vs drugs

Nov 11, 2019 - 6:40 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo's chief of staff Philip Dy says community-based drug rehabilitation programs would best help 'slight or occasional' drug users who surrender to authorities

DRUG WAR WITH NO DEATHS. Vice President Leni Robredo meets with members of the Community Based Rehab Alliance just after meeting with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime on November 11, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Shabu in Southeast Asia at record high – U.N.

Mar 11, 2019 - 1:46 PM

'Seizures of methamphetamine in 2018 were once again a record, yet street prices of the drug decreased in many parts of the region,' says the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Home 'most dangerous place' for women – United Nations study

Nov 26, 2018 - 8:38 AM

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime calculates that of a total 87,000 female homicide cases worldwide in 2017, some 50,000 – or 58% – were committed by the victims' intimate partners or family members

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

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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

Rights groups ask UN to condemn drug-related killings in PH

Aug 02, 2016 - 7:18 PM

Some 300 NGOs say the approach of the Duterte administration clearly deviates from important global norms for the implementation of drug control policies

epaselect epa05425408 A picture made available on 15 July 2016 shows members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) conducting investigation following a police operation against illegal drugs in Manila, Philippines, 03 July 2016. Close to 60,000 drug dependents nationwide have surrendered since the Duterte administration began its intensified campaign against illegal drugs, Presidential Communications Office (PCO) Secretary Martin Andanar said. According to local news reports, at least 43 alleged drug traffickers have been neutralized and 300kg of shabu, a highly addictive and harmful methamphetamine whose use is widespread in the Philippines, has been confiscated. EPA/STR

Transnational crime booming across Southeast Asia – UN

Feb 25, 2016 - 2:26 PM

The problem is so acute that the UN estimates illegal trade across East Asia and the Pacific is now worth more than 100 billion

Thai police seize nearly 1-M meth pills

Aug 18, 2013 - 2:28 PM

3 men and a woman all from Chiang Mai province were arrested on suspicion of drug smuggling

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