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1,000 held in Shanghai for using narcotics


June 3rd, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, June 3 (IANS) This Chinese business hub is facing a significant surge in narcotics cases. Over 1,000 people have been arrested this year for using drugs - an increase ... Read more...

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15 tonnes of synthetic drugs burnt in Mexico


February 20th, 2012 - 8:11 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 20 (IANS/EFE) More than 15 tonnes of methamphetamines valued at 58 million pesos (around $4.5 million) have been burnt by the military in Mexico, officials said.The drugs ... Read more...

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15 tonnes of methamphetamine seized in Mexico


February 10th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 10 (IANS/EFE) Around 15 tonnes of synthetic drug methamphetamine have been seized from a ranch in Mexico, the army said.The seizure took place in Tlajomulco city of ... Read more...

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250 tonnes of drug-making chemicals seized in Mexico


December 25th, 2011 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Dec 25 (IANS/EFE) At least 252 tonnes of synthetic drug-making chemicals have been seized at a Mexican port in one of biggest seizures of such substances in the ... Read more...

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Navy discharging 28 sailors for drug usage


November 22nd, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Nov 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Just a month after the US Navy announced the dismissal of 64 sailors for drug use, another 28 sailors are set to be discharged for similar offences. ... Read more...

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840 tonnes of drug-making chemicals seized in Mexico


July 23rd, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, July 23 (IANS/EFE) Around 840 tonnes of drug-making chemicals have been seized in Mexico, in one of the largest seizures in the country's history, the Defence Secretariat said.Troops ... Read more...

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30 tonnes of drug-making chemicals found in Mexico


July 10th, 2011 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, July 10 (IANS/EFE) Around 30 tonnes of drug-making chemicals - on a vessel from China - have been seized at a Pacific port in Mexico, officials said.The chemicals ... Read more...

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Israeli, Russian mafia export drugs from Goa: NCP


July 6th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 6 (IANS) Israeli and Russian drug mafiosi based in Goa manufacture and export synthetic drugs like Ecstacy to the US, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) said Wednesday.Speaking to ... Read more...

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Abuse of synthetic drugs on rise: UN report


June 24th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) While the global market for cocaine, cannabis and heroin has declined or remained stable, the production and abuse of new synthetic drugs has increased, the ... Read more...

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Drug-related crimes rising in China


June 22nd, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 22 (IANS) China is witnessing drug-related crimes turning commonplace on the mainland with a rising number of addicts resorting to robbery and other violent crimes for obtaining drugs, ... Read more...

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60 tonnes of drug-making chemicals seized in Mexico


June 5th, 2011 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, June 5 (IANS/EFE) Over 60 tonnes of drug-making chemicals that arrived in recent weeks from China have been seized in Mexico, officials said.In two operations, customs agents, investigative ... Read more...

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Youth Congress members on fast against drug abuse


May 1st, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Ludhiana, May 1 (IANS) Punjab Youth Congress (PYC) activists Sunday started a hunger strike here against drug abuse, particularly among youth.State Youth Congress president and MP Ravneet Singh Bittu led ... Read more...

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38 tonnes of drug-making chemicals seized in Mexico


April 9th, 2011 - 8:58 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, April 9 (IANS/EFE) Around 38 tonnes of a chemical substance used to make synthetic drugs has been seized by the Mexican navy, officials said.The chemicals arrived in the ... Read more...

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Men can do well with ginseng, saffron


March 28th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 28 (IANS) Men can add ginseng and saffron to their diet to improve their sex life. They can indulge in wine and chocolate, too, but should know that ... Read more...

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Wanna ’spice’ up your sex life? Add these natural enhancers in diet


March 28th, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 28 (ANI): Are you looking to spice up your sex life? Then, include these natural enhancers to your diet.Add ginseng and saffron to your diet since both are proven ... Read more...

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Police chief murdered in Mexican town


March 11th, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 11 (IANS/EFE) The chief of police in the western Mexican town of Santiago Tangamandapio was found murdered Thursday, authorities said.The body of Jorge Nunez Espinoza was discovered ... Read more...

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Ban on party drug miaow miaow ‘may have done harm rather than good’


February 13th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 13 (ANI): Nearly a year after its ban in the UK, a new survey has revealed that clubbers are still taking designer party drug miaow miaow.It found that the ban ... Read more...

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New York Senator Charles Schumer To Ban “Bath Salts”


January 31st, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Jan 31, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Senator Charles Schumer of New York has revealed that he wants the federal government to ban the consumption of the two dangerous drugs that are available ... Read more...

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Apart from teeth, sharks have another tool to kill their prey - Deadly bacteria


July 27th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 27 (ANI): Sharks' finely serrated teeth and their ability to smell blood is fearsome enough, and now scientists have claimed that one can even get harmed by touching the skin ... Read more...

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Massive drug haul in Saudi Arabia


July 19th, 2010 - 5:02 am ICT by IANS
Riyadh, July 19 (IANS) Saudi authorities have launched a crackdown on narcotics and have seized massive amounts of synthetic drugs and alcohol in the first six months of 2010. Customs officials have seized ... Read more...

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Drugs worth $22.5 mn seized in Hong Kong


July 17th, 2010 - 4:08 am ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, July 17 (IANS) Customs officials in Hong Kong have busted a narcotics racket and seized synthetic drugs worth $22.5 million in the international market. This was one of the biggest drug ... Read more...

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Chemicals used in synthetic drugs seized in Mexico


June 17th, 2010 - 7:43 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, June 17 (IANS/EFE) About 16,000 liters of chemicals used in making synthetic drugs have been seized in the port of Veracruz in Mexico, officials said. The cargo arrived at the Gulf ... Read more...

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80 tonnes of drug-making chemicals seized in Mexico


May 21st, 2010 - 5:37 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 21 (IANS/EFE) A huge consignment - 80 tonnes - of chemicals used for manufacturing synthetic drugs have been seized in Mexico's Manzanillo port, the Mexican navy has said. The seized ... Read more...

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Drug consumption highest among Colombian students


May 11th, 2010 - 11:02 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, May 11 (IANS) Colombian university students make the largest community among drug consumers in the Andean region of South America, a new study has found. With regard to marijuana, 26.7 percent of ... Read more...

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300 kg synthetic drugs seized in Mexico


May 6th, 2010 - 8:55 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 6 (IANS/EFE) More than 300 kg of synthetic drugs valued at $7.8 million have been seized by Mexican army troops in Tijuana city, near the border with San Diego, ... Read more...

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Drug addiction, a curse for youth in border areas of Punjab


May 4th, 2010 - 7:44 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinTarn Taran (ANI), May 4: The problem of drug addiction is steadily assuming alarming proportions in Punjab's border areas which include many villages adjoining Pakistan.Several youth, who were expected ... Read more...

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Mexican police arrest drug kingpin


April 13th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, April 13 (IANS/EFE) The kingpin of the La Familia Michoacana drug organisation has been arrested in central Mexico, the Public Safety Secretariat has said. Jose Manuel Cuevas Arias was arrested along ... Read more...

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Mexico seizes 80 tonnes of drug-making chemicals


April 10th, 2010 - 11:02 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, April 10 (IANS/EFE) Police in Mexico have seized 80 tonnes of chemicals used to manufacture synthetic drugs from a boat coming from Shanghai. About 400 barrels of ethyl phenyl acetate arrived ... Read more...

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Over 200 kg charas missing from Goa police warehouse


April 5th, 2010 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 5 (IANS) More than 200 kg of charas (hashish), worth Rs.2 crore, is missing from a highly-protected warehouse at the Goa police headquarters, sources said. Crime Branch officials stumbled upon ... Read more...

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Scary Spice: Synthetic Marijuana Ban Spreads


March 25th, 2010 - 10:30 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Mar 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Kansas was the first state to ban the use of K2, also known as "Spice", a synthetic marijuana that has teenagers everywhere risking their lives for a ... Read more...

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Kansas bans K-2 and other synthetic cannabinoids and chemicals


March 11th, 2010 - 2:17 am ICT by BNO News
TOPEKA, KANSAS (BNO NEWS) – On Wednesday, Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson signed into law the legislation HB 2411, a ban on K-2 and certain chemicals that are used to create synthetic drugs, ... Read more...

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160,000 illegal drug tablets seized in Guatemala


February 23rd, 2010 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Feb 23 (IANS/EFE) Guatemalan drug enforcement agents seized some 160,000 pseudoephedrine tablets in a warehouse at the capital's La Aurora International Airport, but no arrests were made, the police said. ... Read more...

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A cup of Brazilian mint tea ‘can reduce pain as effectively as leading drugs’


November 25th, 2009 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): A herb called Hyptis crenata - otherwise known as Brazilian mint, can reduce pain as effectively as leading drugs, a new study suggests.It has been used as ... Read more...

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Mexican woman spends three years as sex slave


November 10th, 2009 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Nov 10 (EFE) Four men with alleged ties to a powerful crime organisation are in custody in connection with the kidnapping of a young woman who was held for three ... Read more...

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Schoolgirls in Malaysia selling sex for free supply of drugs


September 6th, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, September 6 (ANI): Several schoolgirls in Malaysia are reportedly so addicted to drugs that they have sex with the pushers for a free supply.A sizeable number of secondary school ... Read more...

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