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  1. News - China Insider - DRUGS

    Jackie Chan’s son Jaycee arrested in Beijing drug bust with Taiwanese actor Kai Ko

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:23pm by WU NAN

    ... Wu Nan nan.wu@scmp.com Jackie Chan's son, Jaycee Chan, and Taiwanese actor Kai Ko have both been detained by Beijing police for drug-related offences, police revealed last night. ... reported on Monday. In a  statement released on its official Weibo account on Monday evening, the Beijing public security bureau said that police officers detained a number suspects for drug use ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1576112/jackie-chans-son-jaycee-arrested-beijing-drug-bust-taiwanese
  2. News - China - DRUGS

    Actor Gao Hu latest Chinese celebrity to face drugs charges

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 07:21pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Beijing An actor has become the latest Chinese celebrity to face drug charges in a wave of detentions that an official said on Wednesday is one of China’s sternest crackdowns on illegal drug use in two decades. Gao Hu, 40, who had a small part as a soldier in Zhang Yimou’s 2011 movie The Flowers of War, was detained by police for possession and use of marijuana ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1572935/actor-gao-hu-latest-chinese-celebrity-detained-drugs
  3. News - Hong Kong - DRUGS

    Hong Kong anti-drugs body pushes drug testing, despite opposition

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:26am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Anti-drugs body pushes testing despite opposition A government plan to give police wider powers to test people suspected to be using drugs faced "strong ... the Action Committee Against Narcotics, would allow police to force people to undergo tests if there was "reasonable suspicion" that they had taken drugs. Those who failed could be referred ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1545183/hong-kong-anti-drugs-body-pushes-drug-testing-despite-opposition
  4. News - World - DRUGS

    New York hospital pharmacy chief accused of stealing 200,000 pills

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 08:25pm by AP

    ... centre over more than five years and has been charged under a state drug-kingpin law more often aimed at accused street dealers, narcotics prosecutors said. Anthony D'Alessandro pleaded not guilty on Tuesday. His lawyer, Joseph Sorrentino, said D'Alessandro was no drug lord, but rather a man who told a hospital investigator he had had a drug problem. City Special Narcotics ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1550430/new-york-hospital-pharmacy-chief-accused-stealing-200000-pills
  5. News - World - DRUGS

    Iran battens down border to stem rise in drug smuggling from Afghanistan

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 09:22pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Taibad, Iran Border officers seek modern equipment to combat increase in narcotics smuggling Iran reinforces border to stem Afghan drug trade In the face ... We need new, modern equipment to combat drugs effectively," General Ali Moayedi, Iran's anti-narcotics police chief, said during a recent tour of the border. Neighbouring ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1525348/iran-battens-down-border-stem-rise-drug-smuggling-afghanistan
  6. News - World - DRUGS

    Loophole in Spanish law makes Barcelona a marijuana haven

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:32am by AFP

    ... on associations opening premises for smoking the drug and regional authorities also want new rules enacted to control the use of cannabis. "These clubs have spread due to a lack of regulation," ... of Spain's cannabis clubs are in Barcelona, which tops the rankings on WeBeHigh, a travel advice website for users of soft drugs. There are also many clubs in the northwestern Basque region, whose ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1560548/loophole-spanish-law-makes-barcelona-marijuana-haven
  7. News - World - DRUGS

    'End the failed war on drugs', urges group including Nobel economists

    Posted May 06th 2014, 10:06am by Reuters in London

    ... Reuters in London The 'war on drugs' has failed and new approaches are required that 'redirect resources towards effective evidence-based policies underpinned by rigorous economic analysis', group says Global efforts to thwart the drugs trade have failed and the time has come for a radical rethink, according to a group including Nobel-prize winning economists, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1505636/group-including-nobel-economists-urges-end-us-led-war-drugs
  8. News - World - DRUGS

    Online drug deals made Dutch man ‘SuperTrips’ a bitcoin fortune

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 09:04pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Chicago 'SuperTrips' to plead guilty in US over cocaine and Ecstasy he trafficked via Silk Road website Online drug deals made Dutch man a bitcoin fortune Using the alias SuperTrips, a 22-year-old Dutch man dealt drugs including cocaine, Ecstasy and LSD for millions of dollars worth of the virtual currency bitcoin through a black-market website, a US ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1496908/online-drug-deals-made-dutch-man-supertrips-bitcoin-fortune
  9. News - World - DRUGS

    Drug market moving quickly online, global user survey finds

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 10:07pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London Drug market moving quickly online More drug users are finding their fix online- including so-called legal highs as well as illegal drugs such as cannabis and MDMA- because they say the quality is better, there is more choice and it is more convenient, research has found. The 2014 Global Drug Survey (GDS)- which questioned almost 80,000 drug users from 43 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1482245/drug-market-moving-quickly-online-global-user-survey-finds
  10. News - Asia - DRUGS

    Raging Asian demand for meth spurs record production, says UN report

    Posted May 20th 2014, 03:34pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Strong and growing demand for drugs in Asia is driving up global production of methamphetamine, with seizures in the region tripling in five years to record levels, a UN body said yesterday. Both the use and the production of the drug is increasing, in line with the expanding economy of the world’s most populous continent, leading to growing social ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1516153/raging-asian-demand-meth-spurs-record-production-says-un-report

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