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Colombia begins a six-month cease-fire with its last remaining rebel group in hopes of forging peace

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia and the National Liberation Army, or ELN, formally began a six-month cease-fire Thursday as part of a process to forge a permanent peace between the government and the...

Colombia government, largest remaining rebel group agree to 6-month cease-fire

HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — Colombia’s government and its largest remaining guerrilla group agreed Friday to a six-month cease-fire at talks in Cuba, in the latest attempt to resolve a conflict dating back to...

Two foreign men busted for selling heroin at nightclubs in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City police last week arrested two African men for allegedly running a drug ring, and over 400 grams of heroin and NT$100,000 (US$3,270) in cash were seized at ...

Taiwan's crypto marijuana ring mastermind commits suicide in Canada

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An internet celebrity and the alleged mastermind behind a sophisticated marijuana smuggling and sales ring reportedly died in Canada on Christmas Day last year from an app...

Philippines seeks to cleanse police force of drug ties

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines’ interior secretary announced Wednesday he has asked all police generals and full colonels to submit their courtesy resignation to clean the ranks of ties to...

Philippines moves to 'cleanse' police force of drug links

The Philippines' interior secretary asked around 300 of the country's top police officers to submit courtesy resignations on Wednesday in a bid to "cleanse" the force of links to the...

US voters fret about democracy, polarization before election

American voters are fractured politically and culturally ahead of Election Day, and they are anxious about where their country is heading — on inflation, abortion, immigration, crime, and much more. ...

Rights group: 59 lawyers slain in 6 years in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — At least 133 lawyers have been killed in the Philippines since the 1980s in work-related attacks, nearly half of them in the last six years during former President Rodrigo D...

American English teacher busted for making amphetamines in eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An American English teacher along with three Taiwanese have been arrested for allegedly operating an amphetamine factory in eastern Taiwan. At a press conference on Tue...

Taiwan, US pledge intelligence sharing to counter drug trafficking

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan and the United States will work to improve intelligence sharing in the battle against the international drugs trade, reports said Friday (July 15). The pledge re...

Manicurist admits to being drug ringleader in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A young woman who lived a lavish lifestyle and posed as a manicurist has confessed to being the head of a drug trafficking ring in central Taiwan. In January of this ye...

British Virgin Islands premier arrested on US drug charges

MIAMI (AP) — The premier of the British Virgin Islands and the director of the Caribbean territory’s ports were arrested Thursday on drug smuggling charges in South Florida, federal authorities said. ...

Cops bust New Taipei woman for running marijuana ring

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police on Tuesday (Sept. 14) arrested a woman suspected of being the head of a marijuana-selling ring in New Taipei City. During a press conference on Tuesday, the Crim...

Thailand seizes 315 kilograms of heroin bound for Australia

BANGKOK (AP) — Customs officials in Thailand made their biggest seizure of heroin this year, about 315 kilograms (700 pounds) worth up to 944 million baht ($29 million), bringing the total confiscated...

Encrypted chat data leads to major drug raids in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — German security officials said Tuesday they made more than 750 arrests and seized large amounts of drugs after gaining access to extensive chat data of encrypted cellphones. ...