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  1. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Malaysia seizes US$7.1m ‘cocaine cocktail’ from ship

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 03:51pm by Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur Malaysian narcotics agents have foiled a Nigerian syndicate’s bid to smuggle cocaine worth US$7.1 million hidden in coconut milk cans, a top police ... port, Port Klang, he said. It had arrived on a ship from Guyana last Monday. Noor Rashid said the liquid drugs seized could produce about 76 kilograms of cocaine when processed. “Their modus ...

  2. Congressman's claim cocaine haul was for personal use doubted

    Posted Feb 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu An expert giving evidence in a drug-trafficking trial involving a Philippine congressman said there was insufficient evidence to prove that he was a heavy cocaine user. Lam ... Singson, 41, had pleaded guilty in the District Court to trafficking 14.8 grams of a powder that contained 6.67 grams of cocaine, as well as two pills of the tranquiliser diazepam. He was arrested ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - DRUGS

    Asylum seekers recruited to sell cocaine to nightclubbers, say police

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... to buy Asylum seekers sell cocaine to clubbers Asylum seekers have been recruited by drug gangs to sell cocaine in Central's upmarket nightclub district, police say. And they are even offering punters a free "line" of the drug that sells for HK$1,500 a gram to prove the quality of their product. The dealers, who investigators say are from Africa, are selling cocaine ...

  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - FILM

    Rewind film: Cocktail (1988)

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 10:11pm by Pavan Shamdasani

    ... a time when films could secure massive budgets, rising and established stars, incredible locations- and still be completely awful. Cocaine use and inflated egos are the in-retrospect ...

  5. News - World - CANADA

    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford diagnosed with tumour

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 09:27am by AP

    ... in the last 24 hours. "It became unbearable for him," he said. Ford, 45, acknowledged smoking crack cocaine while in a "drunken stupor" following months of denials. The mayor ...

  6. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    British man faces verdict over Bali cocaine ring

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 02:28pm by Agence France-Presse in Denpasar

    ... Agence France-Presse in Denpasar A British man accused of involvement in a drugs trafficking ring on the Indonesian resort island of Bali faces a verdict and sentence on cocaine possession ... international syndicate”. Ponder was arrested after receiving a package from Sandiford in a police sting operation mounted after she was caught with five kilos (11 pounds) of cocaine hidden in her ...

  7. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesian court gives death to cocaine-smuggling British grandmother

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... yesterday sentenced a 56-year-old British grandmother to death for smuggling cocaine into the resort island of Bali. Lindsay Sandiford sobbed as the verdict was delivered. The sentence stunned her ... declined to comment. Sandiford was arrested at Bali's international airport in May with 4.79kg of cocaine stashed inside her suitcase. Police said she was the ringleader of a drug importation ...

  8. News - World - DRUG SMUGGLING

    Yacht found off Tonga held HK$930m cocaine haul and a body

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Yacht held HK$930m cocaine haul, and a body A yacht that washed up on a deserted tropical island in the South Pacific with a badly decomposed body on board was carrying more than 200kg of cocaine worth up to US$120 million, police said yesterday. Australian Federal Police said international law agencies had been monitoring the 13-metre yacht JeReVe from ...

  9. News - Asia - DRUG TRAFFICKING

    Latin American drug cartels now targeting wealthy Asians, says US official

    Posted Sep 05th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Declining cocaine use in the US has forced Latin American producers to seek out new markets Cartels shift sights to rich Asians Latin American cartels are trafficking growing amounts of cocaine and methamphetamines to increasingly wealthy East Asian countries, a top US anti-narcotics official said yesterday. Falling demand in the US is driving the gangs ...

  10. News - World - DRUGS

    'Godmother of cocaine' dies in ride-by shooting, a tactic she invented

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Miami 'Poetic justice' for Gridelda Blanco, 69, who ordered killings to run Miami's cocaine trade 'Godmother' dies in ride-by shooting She lived as the "godmother of cocaine", ruthlessly ordering scores of bloody murders and violent revenge attacks as she plotted the course of Miami's infamous drug wars. So it seemed only fitting ...




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