Justice & Law

  1. House of representatives official angry at Indonesian proposal that could ban Kratom

    PONTIANAK, INDONESIA- Deputy chairperson of the house of represenatives commission IV, Daniel Johan, furious with the governments plan plan to ban kratom leaves. "Once again the government does not play a ban without doing deep professional research and finals, it is tantamount to throwing away the nation's own assets, in the end Indonesia will only be an importer of finished products from kratom leaves," he said on Sunday (06/30/2019) . Daniel said, if he had conveyed to the minister...
  2. Indonesia Bill Pending Ban On Kratom Exports & Cultivation

    KULUAS HULU, INDONESIA - A number of Kratom leaf farmers in Kapuas Hulu District feel anxious about the issue that the purik leaves will be banned by the government. While for now, Kratom is the livelihood of the people of Kapuas Hulu, after the price of rubber sap is far from expectations. A kratom leaf farmer from Bunut Hilir Subdistrict, Syaparudin said, if he had received the information again regarding the issue the Government would ban the community from cultivating the kratom leaves...
  3. Shutdown of Germany's largest drug online store "Chemical Revolution", arrest alleged responsible.

    The General Prosecutor's Office Frankfurt am Main - Central Office for the Suppression of Cybercrime (ZIT) - and the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) have shut down Germany's largest drug online shop "Chemical Revolution" within the scope of extensive operational measures in the period from 13.02.2019 to 28.05.2019 and a total of 11 suspected platform executives were detained on no account for the strong suspicion of drug-related drug dealing. The server of the drug online shop was...
  4. Germany: 670 kilograms of heroin seized at Polish border

    670 kilograms of heroin disguised as Turkish sweets (picture-alliance/dpa/P. Zinken) German authorities have seized a record amount of smuggled heroin at the German-Polish border. The drugs were said to be worth upwards of €50 million on the street. German authorities confiscated 670 kilograms (1,477 pounds) in a truck coming from Poland into Germany, a customs investigation officer said in Berlin on Tuesday. The drugs were discovered on the night of May 31 to June 1 in Frankfurt (Oder), a...
  5. Australian man stripsearched 'without the slightest justification' gets $117k payout

    An expensive lawsuit in Australia over the illegal strip-search of a man who was sitting on a wall in Darlinghurst and texting in the early hours of the morning has been used as a cautionary tale by police. NSW District Court judge Phillip Taylor awarded Steven Attalla more than A$112,000 (about NZ$117,800), ruling officers displayed an almost "reckless indifference" to their legal requirements when they forced "a 53-year-old man to strip to a naked state, squat and expose his genitals"....
  6. 33K pounds of cocaine seized in one of biggest US drug busts

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — U.S. authorities seized 33,000 pounds, or 15,000 kilograms, of cocaine from a ship at Philadelphia’s port in what they described as one of the largest drug busts in American history. They said the haul could have been worth more than $1 billion on the street. The U.S. attorney’s office in Philadelphia announced the massive bust on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon, saying that law enforcement agents found the cocaine on a ship at the Packer Marine Terminal. Two members of...
  7. Oakland Votes Unanimously to Decriminalize Psychoactive Plants Like Peyote, Ayahuasca & Mushrooms

    Oakland City Council voted Tuesday to become the first U.S. city to decriminalize the adult use and possession of psychoactive plants like ayahuasca and peyote, and the second to make the same move for hallucinogenic mushrooms. The resolution makes the adult use and possession of all entheogenic, or psychoactive, plants and fungi the lowest priority for police. That means, along with psilocybin mushrooms, it applies to cacti like peyote, the shrub iboga that has been used to treat opioid...
  8. Cocaine worth over $1.5m found in Canberra home, police say is one of ACT's largest-ever seize

    "Cocaine worth over $1.5m found in Canberra home in what police say is one of ACT's largest-ever seizures" Key points: Shaun Claude Small, 28, is charged with trafficking a commercial quantity of prohibited drugs Police say the cocaine was destined for outer-lying suburbs in the ACT Officers have not ruled out more raids or arrests The seizure of five kilograms of cocaine from a home in Theodore is the largest seizure of the drug in Canberra's history, according to ACT police. Officers...
  9. Cannabis crop worth estimated $20m found on property near Mackay, Queensland police say

    Two men have been charged over a major drug bust in north Queensland that police said netted a cannabis crop with a street value of close to $20 million. Police on Wednesday seized more than 8,000 plants and eight kilograms of dried cannabis from a property at Calen, north of Mackay. Detective Inspector Bruce Duck said the crop was destroyed at the scene. "If you look at the size of the area we're looking at, it's probably about two basketball courts," he said. "It's certainly...
  10. UK police arrest 586 in drug gang crackdown, freeing adults and children from suspected slavery

    Dozens of suspected slaves have been rescued in a week-long crackdown on illegal drug gangs across Britain that uncovered hundreds of vulnerable children, according to UK officials. More than 500 people were arrested in raids that saw $AU579,000 in cash, $AU324,000 worth of cocaine, as well as significant quantities of crack cocaine and heroin seized in a major coordinated police action. "We know that criminal networks use high levels of violence, exploitation and abuse to ensure...
  11. France - More than 11 tons of cannabis seized by the Mulhouse Police Judiciaire

    Nearly 1.8 tons of cannabis from Morocco was seized in Colmar in 2014. DNA - Philippe MARCHEGAY Archives 11.2 tons of cannabis were seized, Friday, May 10 in the evening by the men of the Mulhouse of the DIPJ (Direction centrale de la Police judiciaire) Strasbourg. The operation took place in two stages with a first wave of arrests on the Ile-Napoléon (Mulhouse-Sausheim) where a ton of cannabis had been delivered. The second wave of arrests took place on the A36 motorway towards Paris, in...
  12. Canada's Got Cannabis (Just Not Enough Of It!)

    Just three weeks after the sales of recreational marijuana was authorized, Canada is running low on legal pot. This shortage is sending some frustrated consumers back to the black market. Angry consumers from across the country say they are returning to their illegal dealers. In Montreal, several pot smokers have said that their original dealers were taking advantage of this shortage by offering home delivery services as well as lower pricing. Retailers, consumers and the producers...
  13. 2013 - U.S. border officers may have told a Mexican to drink liquid meth. Family received $1 million

    Cruz Velazquez Acevedo began convulsing shortly after he drank the liquid methamphetamine he’d brought with him from Tijuana, Mexico. The 16-year-old had just crossed the U.S.-Mexico border to San Diego and was going through the San Ysidro Port of Entry. He was carrying two bottles of liquid that he claimed was apple juice. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers told him to drink it to prove he wasn’t lying, court records say. The teen took four sips. Then, he began sweating...
  14. Denver is voting to become the first city to decriminalize hallucinogenic mushrooms

    Decriminalizing "magic mushrooms," which contain the hallucinogenic compound psilocybin, is on the ballot in Denver. (CNN)As criminal penalties for drug use fall across the country, Denver could be setting another first. "Magic mushrooms" are now on the ballot in the city. Denver will vote Tuesday to sort out two ballot questions, including Initiated Ordinance 301, or the Denver Psilocybin Mushroom Initiative. The ordinance's text seeks to "deprioritize, to the greatest extent possible"...
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