Thai police show off seizures of meth, heroin, marijuana

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police say they have made three large seizures of illegal drugs, including 10 million methamphetamine pills and 37 kilograms heroin hidden under sacks of chicken manure. ...

AP Explains: Modern media magnify impact of assassinations

Ever since the stabbing of Julius Cesar in ancient Rome, assassination has been a fixture of political life around the world. But when political murder is captured on television — or now by citizen jo...

Police nab cocaine at sea, taking 3-month total to 11 tons

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Police in Portugal say they have seized 840 kilograms (1,850 pounds) of cocaine from a yacht in the Atlantic, bringing seizures of the drug at sea over the past three months to...

US, China probe of fentanyl ring stops international dealer

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — United States and Chinese officials say a joint investigation into a fentanyl ring has dismantled an international supplier. News outlets report U.S. Department of...

The Latest: Man fatally shot in NH was wanted in Maine

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal shootout and police chase (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Maine State Police say a man who died in a car chase and shootou...

Officials: Man fleeing police fatally shot in New Hampshire

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Officials say a man who had previously fled from state police in Maine led New Hampshire officers on a car chase and died in a shootout. New Hampshire Attorney...

Mexico says major drug lab busted with 50 tons of synthetics

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities say they have busted a major narcotics lab in the northern state of Sinaloa with about 50 tons of synthetic drugs. A navy statement says the ra...

Woman, 81, busted with $870K of heroin at US-Mexico border

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Authorities seized 92 pounds (42 kilograms) of heroin valued at more than $870,000 from an 81-year-old woman attempting to smuggle the drugs across the U.S.-Mexico border. ...

Colombia is latest nation to recognize Palestinian statehood

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's foreign minister says his country has become the latest to recognize Palestinian statehood. Carlos Holmes said Wednesday that the outgoing governme...

Largest marijuana field in 20 years busted in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- What Nantou police described as the largest marijuana field in 20 years was raided by authorities in central Nantou County. Police yesterday raided a marijuana fie...

Extraordinary drug dog worries Colombian cartel

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — This is the story of a drug dog with a bounty on its head. Sombra, a six-year-old German shepherd, has helped Colombia's police detect more than 2,000 kilos o...

Lebanon's cannabis heartland, Bekaa, hopes for legalization

YAMMOUNE, Lebanon (AP) — In the fields of this quiet village surrounded by mountains, men and women work clearing dirt and dry leaves from around cannabis plants, a major source of livelihoods in this...

Sri Lanka leader vows to end moratorium on death penalty

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president says the government will still end its 42-year moratorium on capital punishment despite requests by the European Union and other diplomatic missions not...

Recently banned drug found in Taoyuan airport's speedy delivery zone

Taipei, July 22 (CNA) Aviation police last week found a banned substance hidden in a batch of imported cargo at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, 10 days after the drug was added to the list of pr...

5 charged in California murder of Mexican Mafia wife

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Five gang members, including one man killed over the weekend in state prison, were charged in the Southern California murder of the wife of a member of the Mexican Mafia,...