Farewell party to be held for sniffer dog in Taiwan's Penghu

A police dog renowned for its ability to detect even the faintest smell of drugs is retiring at the end of June on Taiwan's outlying island of Penghu and the Penghu County Police Bureau (PCPB) is ...

AP Investigation: Many US jails fail to stop inmate suicides

The last time Tanna Jo Fillmore talked with her mother, she was in a Utah jail, angry, pleading and desperate. She'd called every day that past week, begging for help. I need my medi...

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...

Man convicted of murder at age 13 arrested on drug charge

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit-area man who was convicted of murder at age 13 has been arrested on a drug charge. The Oakland County Sheriff's Office says 33-year-old Nathaniel Abra...

Family sues over police shooting of distressed Kansas woman

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Police officers fatally shot a mentally distressed woman after ignoring SWAT team members' advice and entering a suburban Kansas City home to apprehend her "in direct violation of ...

Cardinals 1st-round draft pick suspended for drug of abuse

NEW YORK (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals first-round draft pick Griffin Roberts has been suspended 50 games after testing positive for a drug of abuse. Major League Baseball announced the...

Comedian Lange avoids jail time despite positive drug test

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A judge has spared comedian Artie Lange jail time even though he tested positive for cocaine and amphetamine. Despite the positive test Friday in Newark, the judg...

Russian chemistry teacher accused of setting up a drug lab

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Prosecutors in St. Petersburg have charged two Russian high school teachers of producing and selling drugs, a case that Russian media have compared to the "Breaking Bad" ...

One big leaguer tested positive for banned stimulant

NEW YORK (AP) — One unidentified major league player tested positive for a banned stimulant in the year ending with the World Series. Under the joint drug agreement between Major Lea...

Three Taiwanese nabbed in South Korea's biggest amphetamine bust

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - South Korean police officers busted the largest ever amphetamine smuggling case in the country, including 90 kilograms of the drugs being seized in connection with three Taiwane...

Denmark: Man charged in record drug smuggling case

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish police say a 43-year-old man has been charged with illegally smuggling 1.3 tons (1.4 short tons) of amphetamine and about 13.8 tons (15.2 short tons) of hashish into ...

Dutch ecstasy, amphetamine production among world's largest

Billions of euros worth of synthetic drugs were produced in the Netherlands last year, according to a police report published Saturday. Synthetic drugs with a street value of €18.9 billion ($22 ...

Taiwanese man arrested in Philippines for carrying firearms and illegal drugs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwanese man was arrested in the capital of the Philippines on Aug.24 for illegally possessing a large amount of ammunition and drugs. The 31 year-old suspect , ide...

3 players in rookie level of minors get drug suspensions

NEW YORK (AP) — Two pitchers and an outfielder in the rookie level of the minor leagues have been suspended because of drug violations. The commissioner's office announced the penalt...

MLB suspends 2 minor leaguers for violating drug program

NEW YORK (AP) — Pitchers Tyler Spurlin of the Milwaukee Brewers and Jorge Ferrer of the Chicago White Sox have been suspended for violating baseball's minor league drug program. Spur...