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#War On Drugs

From TheJournal.ie Cocaine worth €220 million seized from tugboat in Atlantic Ocean Massive Haul

Cocaine worth €220 million seized from tugboat in Atlantic Ocean

A total of 3.7 tonnes of the drug was seized by Spanish police after a tip off from UK authorities.

From TheJournal.ie Philippine president Duterte says he'll kill his own son if he is involved in drug trafficking War On Drugs

Philippine president Duterte says he'll kill his own son if he is involved in drug trafficking

Protests have erupted in the Philippines over the controversial president’s war on drugs.

From TheJournal.ie Philippine lawmakers vote to slash annual funding for human rights commission to just €16 War On Drugs

Philippine lawmakers vote to slash annual funding for human rights commission to just €16

“This leads us on a direct path to dictatorship,” Senator Francis Pangilinan said.

From TheJournal.ie "Inhumane and degrading": Photos of naked prisoners being searched for drugs spark outrage Philippines

"Inhumane and degrading": Photos of naked prisoners being searched for drugs spark outrage

The photos have triggered accusations of further rights abuses in President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly war on drugs.

From TheJournal.ie Philippine mayor and nine bodyguards killed in police shoot-out War On Drugs

Philippine mayor and nine bodyguards killed in police shoot-out

The incident occurred hours after President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to intensify his crackdown on crime.

From TheJournal.ie President of Philippines calls Obama a 'son of a whore' His Favourite Insult

President of Philippines calls Obama a 'son of a whore'

Rodrigo Duterte is not impressed with the US president’s criticism of his war on drugs.

From TheJournal.ie Police in Philippines tell drug users to kill dealers and burn their homes War On Drugs

Police in Philippines tell drug users to kill dealers and burn their homes

“You know who the drug lords are. Would you like to kill them? Go ahead.”

From The42 Doping war of words continues as King beats tainted Russian swimmer to gold War On Drugs

Doping war of words continues as King beats tainted Russian swimmer to gold

Elsewhere, Sun Yang came under attack after winning the men’s 200m freestyle.

From TheJournal.ie “Let’s be honest, the war on drugs has failed - it hasn’t actually done anything” Drugs Debate

“Let’s be honest, the war on drugs has failed - it hasn’t actually done anything”

Councillor Gary Gannon spoke today about drugs in his area.

From TheJournal.ie The UN has been told to end the War on Drugs Failing

The UN has been told to end the War on Drugs

Delegates from the European Union, Switzerland, Brazil, Costa Rica, Uruguay among others called for abolishing capital punishment for drug criminals.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you support the 'war on drugs'? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support the 'war on drugs'?

A group of 1,000 politicians, celebrities and campaigners are calling for a shift in drug policy.

From TheJournal.ie Why Richard Boyd Barrett thinks heroin and cocaine should be decriminalised War On Drugs This post contains videos

Why Richard Boyd Barrett thinks heroin and cocaine should be decriminalised

The People Before Profit TD has argued that all drugs should be decriminalised. Here’s why…

From TheJournal.ie Mexican drug cartel targets police in ambush attack and kills 15 Gang Warfare

Mexican drug cartel targets police in ambush attack and kills 15

It’s part of an ongoing battle with police.

From TheJournal.ie These maps show the world's hard drug trade in remarkable detail War On Drugs

These maps show the world's hard drug trade in remarkable detail

They exclude cannabis, however, which would need a global graphic all to itself…

From TheJournal.ie Revenue dog sniffs out drugs at Portlaoise mail centre War On Drugs

Revenue dog sniffs out drugs at Portlaoise mail centre

Here’s a tip: Don’t mail your drugs!

From TheJournal.ie Did you have a smartphone stolen in Dublin recently? Gardaí just found 70 of them Seized

Did you have a smartphone stolen in Dublin recently? Gardaí just found 70 of them

There was also cannabis, cocaine and heroin found at the same property.

From TheJournal.ie Mass grave in Mexico being linked to disappearance of 43 students Guerrero

Mass grave in Mexico being linked to disappearance of 43 students

At least 15 bodies have been recovered from the site so far.

From TheJournal.ie PICTURES: Four being questioned following seizure of a tonne of cocaine War On Drugs

PICTURES: Four being questioned following seizure of a tonne of cocaine

The seizure was made in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

From TheJournal.ie US police saving people from overdoses with new heroin antidote War On Drugs

US police saving people from overdoses with new heroin antidote

Police had been “literally standing by and watching someone die of a drug overdose”.

From TheJournal.ie Fireworks, mobile phones and three types of drugs seized in Dublin War On Drugs

Fireworks, mobile phones and three types of drugs seized in Dublin

Gardaí said the house they searched was unoccupied at the time and no arrests were made.

From TheJournal.ie €1.5 million worth of cannabis herb found in Dublin business park War On Drugs

€1.5 million worth of cannabis herb found in Dublin business park

Six men were arrested in two drugs seizures today.

From TheJournal.ie Legal recreational 'pot shops' open in Colorado Legalisation

Legal recreational 'pot shops' open in Colorado

Business owners opened their doors to shoppers at 8am, with 25 pot shops in eight towns opening today.

From TheJournal.ie Prescription drugs worth €75k seized from house in Summerhill Dublin

Prescription drugs worth €75k seized from house in Summerhill

A 25-year-old man has been arrested.

From TheJournal.ie Cocaine worth €385,000 and parts of 8 stolen vehicles seized Operation Wireless

Cocaine worth €385,000 and parts of 8 stolen vehicles seized

Gardaí carried out 419 searches and arrested 89 people during a planned operation nationwide yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Uruguay's plan to legalise marijuana moves a step closer Going Potty

Uruguay's plan to legalise marijuana moves a step closer

President Jose Mujica says that the move is necessary as an alternative in the war on drugs.

From TheJournal.ie Britain's drug policies are not working, say MPs War On Drugs

Britain's drug policies are not working, say MPs

A new report by MPs wants drug laws overhauled – and retailers of ‘legal highs’ to be held liable for any harm the products cause.

From The42 Anti-doping measures are working - Rogge The System Works

Anti-doping measures are working - Rogge

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) president says the number of bans is proof that progress is being made.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Ireland introduce prescription heroin? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland introduce prescription heroin?

Senator John Crown has said that heroin could be given under clean, supervised circumstances to remove addicts from the streets and reduce criminality. Do you agree?

From TheJournal.ie Over 47,500 killed in Mexican drug wars Mexico

Over 47,500 killed in Mexican drug wars

Figures released by Mexico yesterday show that thousands have been killed in drugs-related violence

From TheJournal.ie Colombian president urges rethink on drugs war War On Drugs

Colombian president urges rethink on drugs war

Juan Manuel Santos says he’s open to discussing the legalisation of marijuana as well as other substances in an effort to tackle the drugs trade in a new way.

From TheJournal.ie Mexican police uncover mass graves with 59 bodies near US border Mexico

Mexican police uncover mass graves with 59 bodies near US border

The discovery was made while police were searching for abducted bus passengers in a violent northern state bordering Texas.

From TheJournal.ie Drug smuggling tunnel discovered under US-Mexico border Drugs

Drug smuggling tunnel discovered under US-Mexico border

Two people are arrested after cops unearth a tunnel so sophisticated that it even includes a small railway.