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  • Siblings jailed for supplying meth linked to 90 Mile Beach boat

    Two siblings have been jailed for supplying methamphetamine linked to a boat that washed up on 90 Mile Beach. Riki and Chevonne Wellington. Photo: RNZ / Anneke Smith A jury found Riki and Chevonne Wellington guilty of possessing...
  • South Africa's highest court legalises cannabis use

    Africa's highest court has legalised the use of cannabis by adults in private places. Pro-marijuana activists cheered in the public gallery and chanted "Weed are free now" when the Constitutional Court gave its landmark ruling. In a unanimous...
  1. South Africa's highest court legalises cannabis use

    Africa's highest court has legalised the use of cannabis by adults in private places. Pro-marijuana activists cheered in the public gallery and chanted "Weed are free now" when the Constitutional Court gave its landmark ruling. In a unanimous ruling, judges also legalised the growing of marijuana for private consumption. South Africa's government had opposed its legalisation, arguing the drug was "harmful" to people's health. It has not yet commented on the ruling, which is binding....
  2. Siblings jailed for supplying meth linked to 90 Mile Beach boat

    Two siblings have been jailed for supplying methamphetamine linked to a boat that washed up on 90 Mile Beach. Riki and Chevonne Wellington. Photo: RNZ / Anneke Smith A jury found Riki and Chevonne Wellington guilty of possessing methamphetamine for supply and supplying the class A drug in a High Court at Auckland last month. This morning Justice Matthew Palmer jailed Mr Wellington for 13 years and Ms Wellington for seven. They transported around 1.5 kilograms of methamphetamine each...
  3. Party till 4am as Glasgow plans licence law reform

    Nightclubs in Glasgow may be permitted to stay open until 4am under new licensing laws in an attempt to make the city feel “more European”. The city is running a pilot scheme to extend club opening hours until 4am that would bring it in line with other European countries (photo: ALAMY)The Glasgow Licensing Board (GLB) suggested venues with a gold status won through an accreditation scheme could apply for extended opening hours up to 10 times a year. Clubs could also stay open later if they...
  4. Nebraska carries out America's first execution using opioid fentanyl

    entanyl – which has central role in America’s overdose epidemic – used to kill Carey Dean Moore despite widespread objections Carey Dean Moore, who was on death row for 38 years over the killing of two cab drivers in 1979, was put to death on Tuesday. Nebraska has carried out the first execution in the US using fentanyl, the opioid painkiller that killed Prince and has a central role in America’s overdose epidemic. The state put Carey Dean Moore, a double murderer, to death on Tuesday...
  5. Nebraska set to become first US state to use fentanyl in execution

    Federal appeals court gives go ahead for execution on Tuesday on grounds it is the ‘will of the people’ The first execution in the US using the opioid drug fentanyl is expected to take place on Tuesday after a federal appeals court rejected a German pharmaceutical company’s move to block the killing. The court gave the go ahead on Monday for Nebraska to put to death Carey Dean Moore on the grounds it is the “will of the people”. Moore has been on death row for four decades for the 1979...
  6. Traumatized Teenagers Are Drugged Without Consent At Immigrant Shelters

    Fleeing an abusive stepfather in El Salvador, Gabriela headed for Oakland, California, where her grandfather had promised to take her in. When the teenager reached the U.S. border in January 2017, she was brought to a federally funded shelter in Texas. Initially, staff described her as receptive and resilient. But as she was shuttled from one Texas shelter to another, she became increasingly depressed. Without consulting her grandfather, or her mother in El Salvador, shelter staff have...
  7. States move to ban fake urine, a new challenge for drug testing amid an abuse epidemic

    As part of a routine drug test, Adam Randall handed a vial of yellow liquid to a probation officer. Although it looked like a urine sample from the 31-year-old — who was required to submit to testing after a previous conviction — authorities in Queensbury, N.Y., say it was not. They allege that Randall turned over a synthetic liquid he had sneaked into the probation office via a bottle stuffed into his pants, a substance so in demand that states are now taking steps to ban it: fake pee....
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    INCB presents plan for innovative Darknet & NPS action at G-7 expert meeting.

    Washington D.C. / Vienna, 14 June 2018 - Mr. Rossen Popov, Deputy Secretary of the Board, represented the International Narcotics Control Board at the G-7 ad-hoc expert meeting on innovative responses to the challenges posed by synthetic drugs, held in Washington D.C. on 13 June 2018. The discussion centered on the unique nature of the challenges presented by trafficking in and abuse of synthetic opioids, including fentanyl analogues, and on finding new multilateral tools to address these...
  9. Russian drug kingpin Alexandre Sitnikov arrested

    Viktor Ivanov, the head of The Federal Drug Control Service of the Russian Federation (FDCS), met diplomats from 46 countries and gave them information about drug dealers. Names and addresses of these criminals were identified during special operation “Mosaic”. The list includes 1,500 names, 1,180 are citizens of the USA. According to LEA the criminal community consisted of about 10,000 participants. Three Russian citizens were the websites’ admins, managing drugs trafficking. Opening of...
  10. Police seize more than EUR 4.5 million in cryptocurrencies in Europe’s biggest ever LSD bust

    this concerns the vendor 'scientific innovation'. The Spanish Guardia Civil and the Austrian Federal Police, supported by Europol, have dismantled a criminal network producing and distributing synthetic drugs worldwide, known as new psychoactive substances (NPS), on the Darknet. The criminal group was also involved in money laundering their share of the profits by selling cryptocurrencies, mainly Bitcoins. More than EUR 4 500 000 in Bitcoins, IOTA and lumen was seized by law enforcement...
  11. Congress Wants To Give Jeff Sessions Unprecedented New Drug War Powers

    If you think the Department of Justice has more than enough tools to wage the war on drugs, a bill passed by the House would create a fast-track scheduling system that could lead to the criminalization of kratom, nootropics, and pretty much anything that gives you a buzz and isn't already illegal. The House of Representatives voted on Friday to create a new schedule of banned drugs under the Controlled Substances Act, called "Schedule A," and to give Attorney General Jeff Sessions broad new...
  12. As Predicted, Quebec Passes Harsh Local Laws Ahead Of Canadian Legalization

    Quebec’s relationship with Canada is rooted in turmoil that spans several hundreds of years. Even though relations have significantly improved between the province and the nation, echoes of the rivalry have bubbled up during Canada’s cannabis legalization process. Quebec officials have begrudgingly gotten on board and on Tuesday (June 12) passed regulations for the province’s local industry. But as predicted, they’re some of the strictest in the country. Quebec legalization will see...
  13. New York Moves Toward Legal Marijuana With Health Dept. Endorsement

    ALBANY — New York moved a significant step closer to legalizing recreational marijuana, as a study commissioned by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo will recommend that the state allow adults to consume marijuana legally, the governor’s health commissioner said on Monday. The announcement by the commissioner, Howard Zucker, signals a broad turnaround for the administration of Mr. Cuomo, a second-term Democrat who said as recently as last year that marijuana was a “gateway drug.” “We looked at the pros,...
  14. He came to the U.S. for a beard competition. Law enforcement was waiting.

    He was in the country because of his beard. It was hard to miss, a showstopper, holy-man thick and dropping to his belly button. When Gal Vallerius stepped off a plane from France last month in Atlanta, he was on his way to the 2017 World Beard and Moustache Championships in Austin. It was his first trip to the United States. But the 38-year-old Frenchman did not make it. Federal authorities were waiting on the ground at the airport, ready to pounce on the accused dark Web drug dealer they...
  15. Feds: Flagler Beach Man Sold Drugs Online From Home

    Jacksonville, FL – A Flagler Beach man is now under federal indictment for running an illegal online drug operation from his home. 49-year-old Robert R. Jodoin faces a minimum of five years in prison and could be sentenced to life if convicted, according to information released today by the local office of the United States Department of Justice. USDOJ Middle District of Florida officials say Jodoin sold his drugs through PrimalVisions.net and received packages filled with drugs at a post...
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