Items tagged with drug trade

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Money laundering: How Moroccan cannabis becomes Emirati gold [22.09.2020] Years of investigations have revealed the intricate money laundering network that turns Moroccan hash into gold in Dubai. Revelations into the dealin ...
Over 1,100 children trafficked into UK drug trade, data shows [30.07.2020] More than 1,100 children have been trafficked into the UK’s drug trade, new Home Office figures reveal. The data obtained by the drug reform charity ...
La légalisation du cannabis, un levier de développement ? [23.07.2020] Et si le nouveau modèle de développement intégrait la légalisation du cannabis ? Ce jeudi 23 juillet, la CSMD a organisé un atelier de travail avec d ...
Amount of cocaine intercepted by Dutch customs doubled in first half of 2020 [16.07.2020] Customs officers seized twice as much cocaine in the first six months of 2020 than in the same period last year. More than 25,000 kilograms of the dr ...
Coca leaf: Myths and Reality [16.06.2020] Many myths surround coca. Every day press accounts around the world use the word coca in their headlines, when they refer in fact to cocaine. TNI's D ...
The coronavirus has gutted the price of coca. It could reshape the cocaine trade [09.06.2020] As a farmer eking out a living in Peru’s central jungle, Rubén Leiva grew one cash crop that seemed immune from global cycles of booms and busts. But ...
The controversial new deployment of US troops in Colombia [02.06.2020] The decision to send US troops into Colombia to help against drug trafficking is a troubling one, whether as part of the two countries’ security stra ...
Big source of illicit cannabis, Albania mulls legalising medical use [25.05.2020] On May 9, Albania’s Socialist Party Prime Minister, Edi Rama, announced that his government had been quietly working for the past year on a bill that ...
PPE and contactless delivery [21.05.2020] While the COVID-19 lockdown might have brought most parts of the economy to a halt, it seems to have had little affect on drug dealers. They have eve ...
What lockdown? World’s cocaine traffickers sniff at movement restrictions [20.05.2020] The world’s cocaine industry — which produces close to 2,000 metric tons a year and makes tens of billions of dollars — has adapted better than many ...
Is Southeast Asia's drug trade too big to control? [19.05.2020] Police in Myanmar this week announced the largest synthetic drug seizure on record in Southeast Asia. Between February and April, security forces sei ...
It’s time to admit it: Drug dealers should be considered essential workers [19.05.2020] Over the past few weeks, we’ve heard stories about how the pandemic has disrupted the global narcotics trade. In Mexico, it’s messing up business for ...
'Instead of doctors, they send police to kill us': locked-down Rio faces deadly raids [18.05.2020] Police operations and body bags are nothing new to Rio, where state police killed a record 1,810 people last year, nearly five a day. But with the ci ...
‘License to Kill’: Inside Rio’s record year of police killings [18.05.2020] Officially, the police in Brazil are allowed to use lethal force only to confront an imminent threat. But an analysis of four dozen police killings i ...
Dutch and Mexican gangs are teaming up to sell high-end meth to Asia [14.05.2020] A new and rapidly evolving Dutch meth trade shows evidence of collusion between Mexican and Dutch organized crime groups to produce and traffic high ...
Albania, once haven of illicit cannabis, set to legalise crop for medical use [12.05.2020] Albania plans to legalise the cultivation of cannabis for medical purposes, six years after beginning a crackdown on an illegal trade that turned it, ...
Albanian gov't working to legalize cultivation of medical cannabis [10.05.2020] The Albanian government is close to concluding a draft law which allows for the cultivation of medical cannabis in the country. According to Rama, th ...
Peruvian coca farmers to Paris pushers, coronavirus upends global narcotics trade [22.04.2020] The coronavirus outbreak has upended industries across the globe. The international narcotics trade has not been spared. From the cartel badlands alo ...
Coronavirus triggers UK shortage of illicit drugs [12.04.2020] Drug treatment experts have raised concerns a drop in the supply of illicit drugs to the UK triggered by the lockdown is leading to an increase in th ...
Estonia won its war on fentanyl, then things got worse [26.03.2020] For nearly two decades Estonia battled a fentanyl epidemic so severe its overdose death rate was almost six times the European average. Once fentanyl ...
A shortage of illicit drugs is imminent due to the coronavirus lockdown [24.03.2020] We’ve already witnessed the havoc of coronavirus as panic-buying compromises supply and distribution of food and some medicines. The illicit drug mar ...
Honduras goes from transit nation to cocaine producer [19.03.2020] Over the last decade, Honduras has seen a proliferation of laboratories capable of transforming coca leaf into cocaine hydrochloride. This means that ...
Rio violence: Police killings reach record high in 2019 [23.01.2020] The number of police killings in Rio de Janeiro reached a record high last year, officials say, amid controversial hardline measures to tackle violen ...
MPs, health experts and lawyers call for new approach to drugs [20.01.2020] MPs, television celebrities, lawyers, leading lights from the dance scene and health experts are among the 79 people who signed a manifesto calling f ...
Belgium’s most powerful politician has a drugs problem [11.01.2020] Drug gangs increasingly choose Antwerp over the port of Rotterdam since checks there have become tougher. Almost one-third of all cocaine intercepted ...
‘War on drugs’ is driving deforestation [21.11.2019] Drug trafficking and the corresponding ‘war on drugs’ are driving deforestation in Central America, two new reports published by Fundación Neotropica ...
'It was like ordering pizza': Cocaine taxis on the rise in Berlin [21.10.2019] Police are investigating a growing number of "cocaine taxis" – cars that deliver the drug to any location – in the German capital. According to local ...
Cannabis: le Maroc peut-il surfer sur la vague verte? [24.09.2019] Le pétrole vert du Maroc fait saliver les nouvelles industries émergentes qui promettent des produits miracles à base de cannabis. Malgré les perspec ...
Not Malana cream; Nepalese charas sells in Himachal [23.09.2019] The increase in cases of charas seizure in Himachal, especially in Kullu, despite police and state government running several programmes to destroy t ...
A new approach to criminalisation could end Cape Town’s drug wars [27.08.2019] It’s not known exactly how many gangs there are in South Africa’s Western Cape province, but gang membership has been estimated at more than 100 000. ...
‘They came to kill.’ Almost 5 die daily at hands of Rio police [26.05.2019] Shooting from helicopters, armored personnel carriers or at close range, police officers in Rio de Janeiro have gunned down 558 people during the fir ...
‘They have free rein’: Rio residents fear police violence under far-right rule [17.05.2019] During campaigning last year, Rio’s new, far-right governor, Wilson Witzel, promised a “slaughter” of gun-toting drug gangsters using helicopters and ...
Making the desert bloom: Cheap solar panels boost the Afghan poppy crop [16.05.2019] Solar panels are transforming the landscape of southern Afghanistan. Only 12% of the country is suitable for growing permanent crops, mostly in the v ...
Berlin park's 'drug dealing zones' spark outrage [09.05.2019] The manager of Berlin’s notorious Görlitzer Park has come under fire after creating zones for drug dealers to conduct their business. Amid harsh poli ...
War on drugs has helped cocaine traffickers conquer swathes of Central America, study suggests [01.04.2019] A new study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal, which simulated the complex dynamics between drug traffickers ...
Rodrigo Duterte photographed with suspected Chinese ‘drug lords’, says former narcotics official [25.03.2019] Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who has faced widespread criticism over his deadly drug crackdown, has been photographed with two Chinese men s ...
From the Philippines to Indonesia and Afghanistan, Asia’s brutal drug policies have failed [20.02.2019] The so-called “war on drugs” has persisted without an honest assessment by governments of its effectiveness, nor its impacts, despite UN reports show ...
Why Europe has dodged America's fentanyl crisis [07.02.2019] A perfect storm of conditions over the last decade led to the current fentanyl epidemic in the US. It began with rising social deprivation and excess ...
New gangs 'Uberise' Europe's cocaine supply and bring more violence [14.12.2018] A surge in the supply of pure cocaine to Europe has led to a rise in drug-related murders as new criminal gangs muscle into a market previously domin ...
The Chitta economy: How the business of drugs works in Punjab [01.09.2018] In the last few years, while the business and economy in the state kept sliding, the drugs trade flourished. With addicts turning peddlers and severa ...
Incoming Mexican president to seek negotiated peace in drug war [06.07.2018] Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s transition team unveiled a plan to shake up the fight against crime, including reduced jail tim ...
In bloody drug war, Mexico's new leader may try negotiating [02.07.2018] For the past 12 years, Mexico has fought violent drug gangs by deploying thousands of police, soldiers and intelligence officers to crack down on car ...
Illicit drug trade worth 2.7bn euros a year in France [30.05.2018] The trade in illegal drugs contributes an estimated 0.1 percent of France's GDP, earning 2.7 billion euros, according to the national statistical ins ...
Duterte hits drug war critics [24.07.2017] President Rodrigo Duterte blasted his critics who allegedly turn a blind eye on crimes in the country while supporting "Western experts" who have con ...
Joko Widodo: Police should shoot suspected drug dealers [23.07.2017] President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has instructed police to shoot suspected drug dealers to combat what he considers a narcotics emergency facing Indones ...
Albania grapples with cannabis, a hurdle to EU accession [21.06.2017] As Albania gears up for elections, one huge challenge facing the Balkan country has been low on the campaign agendas: the scourge of its cannabis fie ...
The No. 1 reason why Trump’s wall won’t fix the drug problem [25.04.2017] Experts on the drug trade say a border wall, even one as big and beautiful as Trump promised, would be near-impotent in stemming the supply of illega ...
Most marijuana grown in the Netherlands is exported, new research shows [16.12.2014] Between 78% and 91% of marijuana grown in the Netherlands is exported, according to new justice ministry research. This makes it pointless to regulat ...

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