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Sea of meth as Myanmar army smashes 3 drug labs

Mar 07, 2020 - 3:53 PM

The seizure in one of the world's biggest narcotics-producing regions hauled in 43 million meth tablets worth nearly $100 million in Myanmar

Foreign military attaches check drugs in a football ground where seized drugs, vehicles, laboratory accessories and precursor chemicals are being displayed to be witnessed by invited military attaches and journalists in Kawnghka at Shan State on March 6, 2020. - 97 million US dollar worth of drugs and related items were seized this year during a special operation held to crack down drugs trafficking, a military spokesperson said. (Photo by YE AUNG THU / AFP)

Norway to test free heroin for drug addicts

Aug 10, 2018 - 7:38 PM

The Norwegian Directorate for Health and Social Affairs is tasked with proposing an experimental project to identify patients likely to benefit from the program, to examine the implementation method, and to calculate the costs

Myanmar makes record drug bust with 30 million meth pills

Jan 18, 2018 - 5:40 PM

In addition to the meth tablets, the authorities find 502 kilograms (1,104 pounds) of heroin and 1,750 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine, or ice, bringing the total estimated value to $54 million

China disputes Trump claim it produces most U.S.-bound fentanyl

Nov 03, 2017 - 11:12 PM

A Chinese official did not 'deny or reject' the claim that some Chinese-produced fentanyl found its way into the US market, but 'according to the intelligence and information exchanged... between China and the US, the evidence is insufficient to illustrate that the majority of fentanyl or other new psychoactive substances come from China'

Duterte rebuffs proposal from European nation on drug clinics

Mar 28, 2017 - 6:22 PM

The Palace confirms a European nation offered technical assistance on a type of drug treatment the President vehemently opposes

TAKE ON DRUG CLINICS. President Rodrigo Duterte gives a speech during the 31st Biennial Convention of Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry Inc. Photo by Toto Lozano/Presidential Photo

Vietnam drug smugglers sentenced to death over heroin haul

Mar 22, 2017 - 7:01 PM

While 9 drug traffickers are sentenced to death for smuggling 500 kilograms of heroin another 9 are jailed for life as a result of the drug bust

DRUG TRAFFICKING. This picture taken on March 21, 2017 shows drug traffickers (in civilian clothing), flanked of policemen as they stand listening during a trial at a local people's court in the northern Vientamese province of Hoa Binh. Photo by AFP

U.S. communities crumbling under an evolving addiction crisis

Mar 19, 2017 - 4:17 PM

After a decade and hundreds of thousands of deaths the US opioid addiction crisis is entering a new phase – and towns cities and states are being overwhelmed

WAR ON DRUGS. In this file photo, activists and family members of loved ones who died in the opioid/heroin epidemic take part in a 'Fed Up!' rally at Capitol Hill on September 18, 2016 in Washington, DC. John Moore/Getty Images/AFP

Several arrested after major Vietnam heroin, marijuana busts

Nov 28, 2016 - 4:54 PM

Police confiscate 112 kilograms 250 pounds of heroin in the northern Phu Tho province arresting 4 people after discovering the drugs in large plastic water jugs

Afghanistan burns 5 tons of drugs, alcohol in single blaze

Oct 16, 2016 - 11:45 PM

The country s national drug use rate stands at 11 one of the highest in the world according to the United Nations

Kejanggalan vonis mati bagi Mary Jane Veloso

Oct 12, 2016 - 9:32 PM

LBH Jakarta dan MaPPI FHUI menilai sejak awal majelis hakim sudah menilai Veloso sudah bersalah dalam kasus penyelundupan heroin ke Indonesia

VIGIL. An Indonesian migrant worker activist lights candles during a vigil supporting Mary Jane Fiesta Veloso outside the presidential palace in Jakarta, on April 26, 2015. Photo by EPA

WATCH: Life imitates art: 'West Wing' star Allison Janney speaks at White House

Apr 30, 2016 - 10:15 AM

In a skit before raising awareness on heroin use Allison Janney who played White House press secretary on The West Wing takes the place of Barack Obama s spokesman

TAKING THE PODIUM. Allison Janney, in character as West Wing press secretary CJ Cregg, delivers remarks on opioid addiction at the beginning of the daily press briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 29 April 2016. Photo from EPA/SHAWN THEW

Ibu Mary Jane terharu atas kebaikan warga Indonesia

Jan 11, 2016 - 11:19 PM

Saya mengucapkan terima kasih dari Indonesia kepada mereka yang mendukung Mary Jane Jika bukan karena mereka mungkin kami tidak mungkin bisa berada di sini untuk berkunjung

Abandoned shoes at NAIA found with P10M heroin

Aug 19, 2015 - 2:24 PM

The discovery is made as airport personnel sort through unclaimed items left behind by passengers

BUSTED. Airport personnel cut through the sole of a shoe later found with heroin. Photo courtesy of the Manila International Airport Authority

'Recruiter' Sergio confirms Mary Jane Veloso's story

May 21, 2015 - 9:32 AM

UPDATED Cristina Sergio the woman tagged as the culprit behind Mary Jane Veloso s arrest for drug smuggling in Indonesia claims Veloso is totally innocent and a victim of her own character flaws

Drug groups tap persons with HIV as couriers

May 01, 2015 - 10:45 PM

Drug syndicates think that tapping an HIV positive foreign courier will result in repatriation to the country of origin rather than arrest

Mukjizat Mary Jane

Apr 30, 2015 - 9:33 PM

Bagi pengedar penulis dukung sepenuhnya untuk didor Namun bila menimbang barang bukti dan seluruh petunjuk MJ bukan pengedar

 SELAMATKAN MARY JANE. Demonstran asal Indonesia memegang lilin menyala, menginginkan Presiden Joko widodo untuk menyelamatkan Mary Jane Veloso dari hukuman mati. Foto oleh Gatta Dewabrata/Rappler.com

Jokowi akan tentukan nasib Mary Jane Veloso sore ini

Apr 27, 2015 - 6:10 PM

PK kedua Mary Jane Veloso ditolak oleh Pengadilan Negeri Sleman Saat ini satu satunya harapan adalah pengampunan dari Presiden Jokowi

Mary Jane Fiesta Veloso, warga Filipina yang divonis mati menangis di persidangan, Sleman, 3 Maret 2015. Foto oleh Bimo Satrio/EPA

PN Sleman putuskan PK kedua Mary Jane hari ini

Apr 27, 2015 - 1:16 PM

Mary Jane mengajukan peninjauan kembali PK kedua tapi Pengadilan Negeri Sleman memberikan isyarat PK itu hanya bisa diajukan sekali Mungkinkah hakim ketua menerima PK kedua Mary Jane kali ini?

Mary Jane Fiesta Veloso, warga Filipina yang divonis mati menangis di persidangan, Sleman, 3 Maret 2015. Foto oleh Bimo Satrio/EPA

Inilah alasan mengapa Mary Jane perlu diselamatkan

Apr 25, 2015 - 12:02 PM

Menurut Kontras dan Komnas Perempuan ada beberapa alasan untuk menyelamatkan Mary Jane di antaranya adalah dugaan bahwa dia korban perdagangan manusia dan dia tidak bisa membela dirinya di pengadilan karena masalah bahasa

Mary Jane Fiesta Veloso, warga Filipina yang divonis mati menangis di persidangan, Sleman, 3 Maret 2015. Foto oleh Bimo Satrio/EPA

The race to save Mary Jane Veloso from death

Apr 25, 2015 - 11:00 AM

Despite the filing of the second appeal for judicial review the execution of convicted drug courier Mary Jane Veloso may still push through

Pengacara ajukan PK kedua: Mary Jane bukan perantara narkoba

Apr 24, 2015 - 6:06 PM

Meski sudah dipindah ke ruang isolasi di Nusakambangan Mary Jane mengajukan PK kedua ke Mahkamah Agung Akankah eksekusi ditunda?

FINAL APPEAL. Mary Jane Fiesta Veloso (C) escorted by police officers during an appeal hearing in Yogyakarta on March 3, 2015. Photo by Bimo Satrio/EPA

Rappler Talk: The fate of Mary Jane Veloso

Apr 22, 2015 - 1:58 PM

Can we still SaveMaryJane from the Indonesian death row?

Balikatan 2015, Binay and Jokowi, Mayweather gameplan | The wRap

Apr 20, 2015 - 8:01 PM

The Philippines and US war games begin Binay wants to meet Jokowi to save Mary Jane Mayweather’s plans to counter Pacquiao’s left hand

Heroin overdose death rate doubles in US from 2010-12

Oct 03, 2014 - 8:08 AM

The report springs from death certificate data from 28 states where total deaths from heroin overdoses rose from 1 779 to 3 635

Heroin role in Peaches Geldof death – inquest

May 01, 2014 - 9:50 PM

UPDATED Geldof s mother TV presenter Paula Yates died of a heroin overdose in 2000

PEACHES GELDOF. The file picture dated 19 February 2014 shows British presenter Peaches Geldof arriving on the red carpet at the O2 Arena for the Brit Awards 2014 in London, Britain. According to media reports on 07 April 2014, Peaches Geldof died aged 25. Photo by Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Prize in honor of late US actor Hoffman

Feb 26, 2014 - 10:18 AM

One playwright is set to win an award yearly of 45 000 in honor of the late Oscar winning American actor Philip Seymour Hoffman

HOFFMAN, 46. In this file photo, Philip Seymour Hoffman arrives for the Los Angeles premiere of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" at the Nokia Theatre LA Live in Los Angeles, California, November 18, 2013. Robyn Beck/AFP

Stars attend private funeral for Hoffman

Feb 08, 2014 - 7:52 AM

The private funeral service lasted for an hour and a half at the Church of St Ignatius Loyola on Park Avenue in Manhattan

Quitting yosi kadiri

Feb 06, 2014 - 12:11 PM

Sometimes I wish I could run back to the habit and relive how good it used to make me feel but fortunately it really is only good when you’re hooked on it

Actor's death spotlights heroin epidemic

Feb 04, 2014 - 9:59 AM

Oscar winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman s death creates a spotlight on heroin which reportedly has younger first time users

HOFFMAN, 46. In this file photo, Philip Seymour Hoffman arrives for the Los Angeles premiere of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" at the Nokia Theatre LA Live in Los Angeles, California, November 18, 2013. Robyn Beck/AFP

Vietnam hands death penalty to 30 drug smugglers

Jan 20, 2014 - 10:10 PM

The accused belong to 4 international smuggling rings trafficking heroin from Laos to Vietnam and China since 2006

SENTENCED. Defendants, all drugs smugglers, flanked by police stand and listen to their verdicts after a two-week long trial held by a local People's Court inside a jail in the Northeastern province of Quang Ninh on January 20, 2014. Photo from Agence France-Presse

Australian police smash Asian drug ring

Mar 22, 2013 - 1:16 PM

Australian police say they had smashed a crime syndicate operating across Asia leading to 27 arrests and the seizure of drugs and assets worth millions of dollars

DRUG TRADE. Methamphetamine, known as 'shabu' in the Philippines, is one of the illegal drugs recently seized in Australia. Photo from PDEA

2 Singaporeans charged over heroin haul

Nov 02, 2012 - 4:33 PM

Two Singaporeans and an Australian are charged with trafficking some 4 5 kilos of heroin