Gulf Times - drug-trafficking
Sri Lanka hiring hangmen, inspired by Philippines' war on drugs

Sri Lanka hiring hangmen, inspired by Philippines' war on drugs

Sri Lanka began advertising for hangmen this week, as the country's president pushes ahead with a hardline policy, modeled on the Philippines, to combat drug trafficking.

Canada asks China for clemency for convicted drug trafficker

Canada asks China for clemency for convicted drug trafficker

Canada urged Beijing on Tuesday to grant clemency to a Canadian sentenced to death for drug trafficking, after his sentence reignited a diplomatic dispute that began last month.

Airline cabin crew member arrested in Australian drug bust

Airline cabin crew member arrested in Australian drug bust

An employee of a Malaysian airline was among eight people arrested in Australia on charges of trafficking more than 14 kg (30 lb) of heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine, Australian authorities said on Wednesday.

Vietnam school teacher gets death sentence for drug trafficking

Vietnam school teacher gets death sentence for drug trafficking

A school teacher in northern Vietnam has received the death penalty for drug trafficking, state media reported Wednesday.

Sri Lanka to re-enforce death penalty to fight drug trafficking

Sri Lanka to re-enforce death penalty to fight drug trafficking

Sri Lanka has decided to re-enforce the death penalty as part of attempts to fight drug trafficking in the country, a senior cabinet minister said on Wednesday.

Duterte's son, son-in-law deny drug smuggling claims

Duterte's son, son-in-law deny drug smuggling claims

Duterte's son Paolo Duterte and son-in-law Manases Carpio appeared at a Senate inquiry on Thursday to answer accusations that they helped facilitate the shipment of crystal methamphetamine.