Australian record 1.8 tons of crystal meth seized at port

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australian officials have seized the nation's largest haul of methamphetamine at the Melbourne waterfront in a shipment of almost 1.6 metric tons (1.8 tons) of the illicit ...

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...

Crystal meth becomes popular New Year gift in North Korea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While tea, cakes and condiments may be popular Lunar New Year gifts in Taiwan, many North Korean citizens are celebrating with something much heavier. Radio Free Asia (...

Sinaloa cartel marches on after El Chapo arrest, conviction

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Despite the arrest, extradition and now conviction of narco-lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, his Sinaloa cartel marches on — and the proof is in huge, multi-drug shipments detected o...

Romanians, Nigerians arrested in Cambodian drug bust

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian police say they have arrested two Romanians and three Nigerians after seizing nearly 5 kilograms (11 pounds) of methamphetamine from one of them as he prepared to...

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...

Film Review: A timely story of addiction in 'Beautiful Boy'

Relapse is part of recovery. That's what one doctor in "Beautiful Boy " tells David Sheff (Steve Carell), the distraught father of a teenage son, Nic (Timothee Chalamet), who has been dabbling in alco...

To avoid overdoses, some test their heroin before taking it

NEW YORK (AP) — The newest tool in the fight against opioid overdoses is an inexpensive test strip that can help heroin users detect a potentially deadly contaminant in their drugs. ...

Southeast Asian nations make record busts of crystal meth amid intense rate of illicit drugs trafficking

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After Thailand and Indonesia, Malaysia is the next nation to crack down in the biggest operation against crystal methamphetamine in recent years amid reports that Southeas...

Two Taiwanese nabbed in Australia with 200 kg haul of 'ice' drugs

TAIPEI (CNA) - Two Taiwanese nationals were arrested in Australia earlier this week in connection with a haul of 200 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine, which has a street value of more than US$130 ...

Indonesia sentences 8 Taiwanese drug suspects to death

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A court in Indonesia on Thursday sentenced eight Taiwanese suspects to death in a drugs case. They were arrested in Kemayoran, Central Jakarta, during a police raid las...

Police bust biggest-ever meth lab in Taiwan's history

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwanese authorities have uncovered the largest methamphetamine factory found in the country to date, with 107 kg of crystallized methamphetamine, 142 kg of half-processed meth...

Four Chinese nabbed in joint Indonesia-Taiwan crystal meth crackdown

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Indonesian authorities announced Tuesday that a vessel was found with up to 1.6 tonnes of crystal methamphetamine in a global crackdown, according to Apple Daily. Four Chine...

Mexican police find 100 lbs of fentanyl in multi-drug stash

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican federal police say they found an astonishing multi-drug shipment that included 100 pounds (45.5 kilograms) of the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl near the city of Ensenad...

Federal prison sentences for 9 in drug-trafficking operation

ATLANTA (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Atlanta say nine men have been sentenced for their roles in a Mexico-based drug trafficking operation. The U.S. attorney's office said Thursday ...