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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.

Drugs worth half a billion euros destroyed in Germany

Drugs worth half a billion euros destroyed in Germany

Police in the German city of Hamburg have destroyed 9 tons of drugs with a street value of more than half a billion euros, a customs spokesman said on Thursday.

WHO maps dangerous misuse of antibiotics

WHO maps dangerous misuse of antibiotics

The World Health Organization warned Monday that antibiotics consumption is dangerously high in some countries while a shortage in others is spurring risky misuse ...

Spain's police seize massive cocaine haul in banana cargo

Spain's police seize massive cocaine haul in banana cargo

Spanish police said Thursday they had seized over six tonnes of cocaine hidden in a shipment of bananas and arrested 16 suspects, some of them wanted in the Netherlands.

Some 129 countries sign up to Trump's pledge at UN to fight drugs

Some 129 countries sign up to Trump's pledge at UN to fight drugs

Some 129 countries at the United Nations signed on to a US-drafted pledge to fight the global drug problem on Monday that US President Donald Trump warned presented a public health and national security threat.

India bans 328 combination drugs in setback for pharma companies

India bans 328 combination drugs in setback for pharma companies

The Indian government has banned 328 combination drugs in a blow to both domestic and foreign pharmaceutical firms, but the ban has been cheered by health activists ...

US drug overdose deaths surge amid fentanyl scourge

US drug overdose deaths surge amid fentanyl scourge

US drug overdose deaths surged to nearly 72,000 last year, as addicts increasingly turn to extremely powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl as the supply of prescription painkillers has tightened.

Health ministry recalls seven pharmaceutical products

Health ministry recalls seven pharmaceutical products

The ministry said it withdrew all the pharmaceutical products that contain the active substance.

Philippines aims to arm community leaders to help fight crime, drugs

Philippines aims to arm community leaders to help fight crime, drugs

The Philippines' interior ministry said on Wednesday it plans to acquire pistols for community leaders willing to fight crime and drugs, prompting concern it could fuel even more violence in the country ...

Bangladesh arrests female cricketer with methamphetamine

Bangladesh arrests female cricketer with methamphetamine

One of Bangladesh's top female cricketers could be jailed for life after being caught with 14,000 methamphetamine pills, police said Sunday.