Japan police arrest 7 Chinese in mass drug smuggling

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese authorities have arrested seven Chinese men on suspicion of smuggling what was believed to be a record amount of stimulants by ship-to-ship transfers. Tokyo pol...

Indonesia sentences Frenchman to death for drug crimes

A court in Indonesia on Monday sentenced Frenchman Felix Dorfin for drug trafficking. Prosecutors had requested 20 years' imprisonment. "After finding Felix Dorfin legally and convincingly g...

A rough journey to new music for Jenny Lewis

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Life hasn't been easy for singer Jenny Lewis since the sunnier days when she performed in support of a 2014 album while wearing a rainbow-hued pantsuit and carrying a guitar with si...

Taiwanese psychiatrist warns of dangers of 'claw machine addiction'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A psychiatrist in southern Taiwan says that many Taiwanese have begun to become addicted to the promise of "cute dolls" inside claw machines, disrupting both their pr...

Taiwanese citizen arrested in New Zealand in major meth bust

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A 39 year old Taiwanese man and his 27 year old Chinese partner in crime were arrested last week in New Zealand on charges of smuggling methamphetamine into the country. ...

Dutch drugs: 'Breaking Bad' in Tilburg

Gilze and Rijen are actually two towns, separated by train tracks, a highway, and an airport, but in the Netherlands they're often mentioned in a single breath: Gilze-Rijen, a seemingly ordinary m...

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...

Thai police arrest brothers sought on UK drug charges

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police have arrested two brothers from Britain wanted on drug trafficking charges in their homeland. Police said in a statement that Joseph Michael Mulhare and Gr...

Taiwanese Buddhist monk caught doing drugs, throwing sex parties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- News has surfaced of a Buddhist monk in western Taiwan caught breaking every monastic vow in the book, including allegedly taking drugs, filming pornographic videos, and throwi...

Greek universities provide safe haven for drug gangs

When George Michalopoulos, a freshman at the Athens University of Economics and Business (ASOE), one of Greece's top universities, went to register for classes in September, the 18-year old was sh...

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...

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...

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...

Suspect arrested in disappearance of 3 Italians in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican police and soldiers have arrested a suspect in the disappearance of three Italian men in the western state of Michoacan. The federal prosecutors' office sa...