Taiwanese investigators work with Thai police, US DEA for drug bust in Chiang Mai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) cooperated with Thailand law enforcement authorities and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to bust a ring of ketami...

Taiwan, China cooperate to stop major drug shipment

At the end of last year, Taiwanese and Chinese investigators prevented a major shipment of narcotics from entering Taiwan via Southeast Asia, the Keelung District Prosecutors Office said Tuesday. T...

Meth production in Vietnam, Laos and Thailand booming: UN

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) published a report Tuesday which names the “Golden Triangle” of Myanmar, Thailand and Laos as the heart of...

FDA allows treatment of depression with club drug’s cousin

WASHINGTON (AP) — A mind-altering medication related to the club drug Special K won U.S. approval Tuesday for patients with hard-to-treat depression, the first in a series of long-overlooked sub...

Trippy ketamine-like drug approved for severe depression

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials have approved a medication related to the mind-altering drug ketamine as a new option for patients with severe depression. The Food and Drug A...

Medication related to mind-altering drug ketamine wins US approval as new option for people with severe depression

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medication related to mind-altering drug ketamine wins US approval as new option for people with severe depression.

NT$1 billion worth of illegal drugs seized by Taiwan authorities in six-month bust

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — NT$1 billion worth of illegal substances have been seized over the past six months in one of the country’s largest-ever illicit drug busts, Taiwan’s Coast Guar...

Taiwanese suspects arrested in Philippines on drugs charges

Manila, Dec. 22 (CNA) Six Taiwanese nationals were arrested in the Philippines Friday for alleged drug offenses that involved the recreational drug ketamine. The five Taiwanese men and one woman, a...

Indonesia arrests 5 foreigners in Bali for drug smuggling

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police say some of the five foreigners arrested for drug smuggling on the tourist island of Bali since the end of November face the death penalty if convicted. ...

Man shot on same street in N. Taiwan father killed last year

TAIPEI (Taiwan New) -- A man was wounded Sunday (Dec. 9) in a drive-by shooting on the same street near the location his father had been killed last year, while his friend inadvertently led police to ...

Taiwanese biomedical company develops 10-min drug test kits

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Quick drug screening kits produced by a Taiwanese company have become a reliable force on the frontline against substance abuse for Taiwan authorities. Prevention and s...

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High hopes & hype for experimental depression drug ketamine

CHICAGO (AP) — It was launched decades ago as an anesthetic for animals and people, became a potent battlefield pain reliever in Vietnam and morphed into the trippy club drug Special K. ...

Man in drug-fueled rage decapitates mother, hurls head off 12-story building in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In an apparent drug-fueled rage, a man decapitated his mother and tossed her head off the roof of their 12-story apartment in northern Taiwan's Taoyuan City last night (Oct...

Four 13-year-old girls lured into Taipei hotel orgy with promise of ketamine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taipei police recently busted a sex party in which four 13-year-old female minors had been lured into participating in after allegedly being promised free ketamine cigarettes b...