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Ministry thwarts bid to smuggle drugs into Qatar

Ministry thwarts bid to smuggle drugs into Qatar

The Ministry of Interior announced Monday that the Drug Enforcement Department has succeeded in thwarting an attempt to smuggle huge amounts of drugs into Qatar.

Trump unveils plan to import cheaper foreign drugs

Trump unveils plan to import cheaper foreign drugs

Donald Trump's administration unveiled a plan Wednesday to allow for importation of lower-price prescriptions from Canada and other countries, a cost-saving goal championed by both the US president ...

Australian gran wins Malaysia drugs death sentence appeal

Australian gran wins Malaysia drugs death sentence appeal

An Australian grandmother won her final appeal against a death sentence for trafficking in Malaysia on Tuesday and walked free, after claiming she fell for an online love scam and was tricked into transporting drugs.

Australia seizes 766 kg of drugs in major bust as four Brits arrested

Australia seizes 766 kg of drugs in major bust as four Brits arrested

Australian police seized 766 kilograms of MDMA powder and six people, including four British men, were arrested in New Zealand, Queensland and New South Wales (NSW) ...

French drug smuggler sentenced to death in Indonesia

French drug smuggler sentenced to death in Indonesia

Indonesia on Monday sentenced a French drug smuggler to death by firing squad, in a shock verdict after prosecutors had asked for a long prison term.

WCM-Q Grand Rounds focuses on new anticoagulation drugs

WCM-Q Grand Rounds focuses on new anticoagulation drugs

Recent advances in anticoagulation therapies were explained in the latest instalment of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar’s (WCM-Q) series of Grand Rounds lectures.

Drones to deliver vaccines, blood and drugs across Ghana

Drones to deliver vaccines, blood and drugs across Ghana

Hundreds of drones will begin delivering life-saving vaccines, blood and medicines to patients in Ghana this week in the largest scheme of its kind, the global vaccine alliance GAVI said on Wednesday.

Lebanon seizes 800,000 stimulant pills in major drug bust

Lebanon seizes 800,000 stimulant pills in major drug bust

Lebanon's police said Saturday it has seized more than 800,000 pills of the amphetamine-type stimulant captagon worth around $12 million in a bust coordinated with other regional authorities.

Myanmar seizes largest crystal meth haul this year

Myanmar seizes largest crystal meth haul this year

Myanmar authorities seized more than 1,700 kilogrammes (3,750 pounds) of crystal meth worth nearly $29 million in a multi-state operation this week, the biggest haul of 2019 in a country ...

Drug 'godfathers' surrender to Bangladesh police

Drug 'godfathers' surrender to Bangladesh police

Some 102 Bangladeshi meth dealers have surrendered to authorities at a pre-scheduled ceremony in a coastal town, officials said Saturday, as a Philippines-style anti-narcotics crackdown sows fear among kingpins.

Bangladesh makes record drugs seizure amid crackdown

Bangladesh makes record drugs seizure amid crackdown

Bangladesh seized a record 53 million methamphetamine pills in 2018 -- up 33 percent in a year -- amid a deadly nationwide crackdown on the trade, officials said Sunday.

Suriname police make record drug bust

Suriname police make record drug bust

Suriname police have made the biggest drug seizure in the tiny South American country's history, authorities said on Wednesday after more than 2,000 kilograms of cocaine were reportedly found.