Mar 20, 2013 13:44 EDT
Pentagon budget cuts will undermine the US military's efforts to seize illegal narcotics shipments out of Latin America and will open the way to more cocaine flowing to the United States, a top US general warned Wednesday.
Mar 19, 2013 18:49 EDT
Could New York hold the record for most pot possession arrests? A new report out Tuesday said police there spent about a million hours taking offenders into custody between 2002 and 2012.
Mar 15, 2013 11:23 EDT
Indonesia put to death a Malawian drug trafficker on Friday, the government said, in the country's first execution for several years.
Mar 13, 2013 11:25 EDT
English football club Notts County are using heat lamps confiscated in police raids on illegal cannabis farms to help maintain their pitch, British media reported on Wednesday.
Mar 12, 2013 12:26 EDT
Indian Olympic bronze-medallist boxer Vijender Singh has been questioned over his alleged links to a $24-million heroin haul and has refused to give blood or hair samples, police said Tuesday.
Mar 11, 2013 11:59 EDT
France's surprise intervention in northern Mali against Islamist fighters involved in lucrative drug-running has disrupted cocaine supply to Europe but smugglers are already finding new routes, analysts said.
Mar 10, 2013 04:16 EDT
Australia on Sunday said it had offered Indonesia a formal guarantee that drug trafficker Schapelle Corby would comply with parole in a letter supporting her release from prison.
Mar 07, 2013 06:27 EST
Indian cricketer Rahul Sharma and South African Wayne Parnell are facing drugs charges after their detention at a late-night party last year following an Indian Premier League game, reports said Thursday.
Mar 05, 2013 05:28 EST
Police in Nepal denied on Tuesday they had been targeting men with long hair as part of a drive against "hooliganism" in the capital that has seen more than 1,000 people arrested in the last week.
Mar 04, 2013 13:51 EST
A feared Mexican drug lord who made an unusual addition to Forbes' list of top billionaires has been dropped from the latest ranking because his assets are hard to calculate, the magazine said.
Mar 03, 2013 14:46 EST
Brazilian security forces seized control of two crime-ridden slums near Rio de Janeiro's international airport and seaport Sunday in a new bid to drive out drug traffickers ahead of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 summer Olympics.
Mar 01, 2013 18:00 EST
Rio police on Friday prepared to occupy slums near the city's international airport and seaport as part of efforts to drive out drug traffickers ahead of the 2014 World Cup.
Mar 01, 2013 05:33 EST
Four gang members from Southeast Asian countries were executed in China Friday for the murder of 13 sailors on the Mekong river, after being paraded on live state television.
Mar 01, 2013 02:57 EST
Giving inmates drug substitution treatment, needles and condoms are key ways to help curb addiction and HIV infection in European jails, experts say, calling on authorities to change their approach to prison health care.
Mar 01, 2013 02:27 EST
Four convicted murderers sentenced to death for killing 13 sailors were shown on live television Friday being taken from a Chinese prison to their place of execution.
Feb 27, 2013 23:24 EST
A Singaporean and a man from Hong Kong have been arrested in connection with an unprecedented methamphetamine seizure in Australia that was almost double the previous record, police said Thursday.
Feb 26, 2013 15:54 EST
Two men shot their way out of a courthouse in a small town in Western Canada on Tuesday, injuring a sheriff and fleeing in his van before being recaptured, authorities said.
Feb 23, 2013 16:58 EST
President Juan Manuel Santos, frustrated over a lack of progress in peace negotiations with leftist FARC rebels, threatened Saturday to abandon bilateral talks to end their nearly 50-year old conflict.
Feb 22, 2013 21:09 EST
A Facebook wall post denouncing crime is apparently dangerous stuff in Mexico's drug-infested north, where the administrator of a popular page on the social network has received threats.
Feb 22, 2013 09:47 EST
The United Arab Emirates on Friday dismissed charges that Dubai police had tortured three young Britons arrested more than seven months ago on drugs charges, a day after a court denied them bail.