Myanmar destroys seized drugs worth more than $800 million

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — More than $839 million worth of seized illegal drugs were destroyed in Myanmar on Friday to mark the annual International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, officia...

Colorado reexamines Elijah McClain's death in police custody

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado governor on Thursday ordered prosecutors to reopen the investigation into the death of Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man put into a chokehold by police who stopped him...

A look at a Colorado Black man's death in police encounter

DENVER (AP) — As protests continue across the U.S. against excessive police force against people of color, Elijah McClain’s name has become another rallying cry on social media. McCl...

UN agency warns of fentanyl production threat in SE Asia

BANGKOK (AP) — Narcotics police in Myanmar have seized a large amount of liquid fentanyl, providing the first evidence that the synthetic opioid is being produced in quantity in Southeast Asia’s infam...

Small-time drug dealers rethink strategies for the virus era

BRUSSELS (AP) — The self-employed salesman in the capital of Belgium needed to rethink the way he did business during the coronavirus pandemic. Uncertain supply chains, stricter ove...

Bill raising penalties for possessing, supplying drugs passes in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's legislature has greenlit a bill raising the penalties for possessing and supplying drugs, with those caught selling drugs to teenagers or pregnant women subje...

Corrupt Taiwanese cop behind record-breaking 1.5-ton drug load from Vietnam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After the discovery of the biggest drug cache inside a container in Taiwanese history, a police officer has confessed that he took NT$10 million (US$326,000) in bribes to ...

New Taipei police officer killed in high-speed scooter chase

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A 31-year-old New Taipei police officer perished on Wednesday (Aug. 28), after a suspect he was pursuing deliberately clipped his scooter at an intersection in Keelung. Whil...

Five suspects arrested in raid on ketamine factory in New Taipei

TAIPEI (CNA) – Police seized over 80 kilograms of drugs in a raid on a ketamine factory in New Taipei on Monday and arrested five people believed to have been running the operation, the Criminal...

Designer drugs most commonly used by younger generation in Taiwan

Taipei, July 31 (CNA) An estimated 258,000 Taiwanese have used illicit drugs at least once in their lifetime, with newly-emerging designer drugs which are more popular among the younger generation fea...

Thai police seize over a ton of crystal meth in raids

BANGKOK (AP) — Police in Thailand said they have seized more than a ton of crystal meth and over 10 million methamphetamine tablets in a series of drug raids this month, amid increased production and ...

Head of Thailand’s Narcotics Suppression Bureau visits Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The commissioner of Thailand’s Narcotics Suppression Bureau (NSB), Chinnapat Sarasin, visited Taiwan recently to thank the island for its assistance in nabbing a dru...

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 ...

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...