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#Narcotics

From TheJournal.ie Irish man pleads guilty in New York over Silk Road narcotics conspiracy Gary Davis

Irish man pleads guilty in New York over Silk Road narcotics conspiracy

The Wicklow man was arrested in Ireland in January 2014 and extradited to the United States in July.

From TheJournal.ie Philippine mayor on president's 'narco list' shot dead in his office Mariano Blanco

Philippine mayor on president's 'narco list' shot dead in his office

Mariano Blanco, mayor of the town of Ronda, is the latest in a spate of local officials to be slain in recent months.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 most commonly used illegal drugs in Europe and how much they're worth Big Money

The 5 most commonly used illegal drugs in Europe and how much they're worth

A new report released this week gave a breakdown of drug trends in Europe.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Codeine addiction has taken over my life – and yet I don't feel that I can stop Substance Abuse

Opinion: Codeine addiction has taken over my life – and yet I don't feel that I can stop

Are there many more codeine users in Ireland out there?

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The 'War on Drugs' has failed – let's finally implement policies that make sense Drug Use

Opinion: The 'War on Drugs' has failed – let's finally implement policies that make sense

Several drug-related deaths and hospitalisations this month demonstrate how our adherence to an overly-simplistic drug policy is misguided and dangerous.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Legislation changes our drugs landscape – but it isn’t a complete solution Drugs

Column: Legislation changes our drugs landscape – but it isn’t a complete solution

It is time to acknowledge that drug and alcohol use is a part of modern society –and a public health issue to be managed, writes Tony Duffin.

From TheJournal.ie Rise in 'designer drugs' poses serious health risk: UN report Drugs

Rise in 'designer drugs' poses serious health risk: UN report

The report from the International Narcotics Control Board said Europe alone almost one new substance is appearing every week.

From TheJournal.ie British grandmother gets death sentence for drugs in Indonesia Death Sentence

British grandmother gets death sentence for drugs in Indonesia

An Indonesian court has sentenced Lindsay Sandiford, 56, to death for smuggling cocaine worth $2.5 million into the resort island of Bali.

Holy drugs: woman tries to smuggle narcotics in hollow Bible

Razor knives, a cell phone, ecstasy pills and more than 28 grams of cocaine were found in two hollowed-out bibles being smuggled into a prison, police in the US say.

From TheJournal.ie Traces of heroin discovered at RTÉ, claims The Sun Drugs

Traces of heroin discovered at RTÉ, claims The Sun

The Sun claims to have found traces of the drug at RTÉ – Meanwhile, Pat Carey TD has said that the media had now “come home to roost in their own case” after being “judgemental” over the death of model Katy French.