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

Oct 6th 2018, 7:23 AM 22,395 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Sep 5th 2018, 7:39 AM 19,801 Views 28 Comments

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

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

Apr 10th 2016, 9:15 AM 33,051 Views 23 Comments

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

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

Jan 1st 2015, 1:00 PM 97,529 Views 38 Comments

Are there many more codeine users in Ireland out there?

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

Jun 1st 2014, 8:30 AM 365 Views 120 Comments

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

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

Mar 19th 2014, 7:30 PM 75 Views 80 Comments

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.

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

Mar 6th 2013, 7:30 AM 6,120 Views 13 Comments

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

British grandmother gets death sentence for drugs in Indonesia
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British grandmother gets death sentence for drugs in Indonesia

Jan 22nd 2013, 8:04 AM 18,661 Views 82 Comments

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
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Holy drugs: woman tries to smuggle narcotics in hollow Bible

Nov 23rd 2011, 7:15 AM 2,026 Views 11 Comments

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.

Traces of heroin discovered at RTÉ, claims The Sun
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Traces of heroin discovered at RTÉ, claims The Sun

Dec 21st 2010, 8:40 AM 880 Views 0 Comments

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.