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Greek police put on show major drugs haul

Greek authorities have presented the haul they seized in a major drugs raid at the weekend.

Greek authorities have presented the haul they seized in a major drugs raid at the weekend.

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De Lima arrested as Duterte cages his biggest critic

The Philippines' controversial President Rodrigo Duterte sees his nemesis, Senator Leila de Lima, arrested after judge makes drugs charges stick.

The Philippines' controversial President Rodrigo Duterte sees his nemesis, Senator Leila de Lima, arrested after judge makes drugs charges stick.

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Amnesty: Philippines drug war killings could be 'crime against humanity'

It’s a damning indictment of the war on drugs being waged in the Philippines, Amnesty International says the widespread killings of alleged offenders by police and others are a “flagrant violation of

It’s a damning indictment of the war on drugs being waged in the Philippines, Amnesty International says the widespread killings of alleged offenders by police and others are a “flagrant violation of

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Philippines President Duterte ‘threw man out of helicopter’

Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to throw corrupt officials out of a flying helicopter, while admitting that he’s done so before.

Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to throw corrupt officials out of a flying helicopter, while admitting that he’s done so before.

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Jingle Cells - Europol launches an advent calender

Every day from the 1st to the 24th of December, Europe's top crime agency is publishing the photo of a Christmas criminal on the organisation's Facebook and Twitter feeds.

Every day from the 1st to the 24th of December, Europe's top crime agency is publishing the photo of a Christmas criminal on the organisation's Facebook and Twitter feeds.

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'Cultivated' mafia boss is arrested in southern Italy

A fugitive mafia boss with an apparent liking for high-brow literature was captured in southern Italy on Thursday after six years on the run.

A fugitive mafia boss with an apparent liking for high-brow literature was captured in southern Italy on Thursday after six years on the run.

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Does killing drug dealers work?

President Duterte of the Philippines interprets the term “war on drugs” literally.

President Duterte of the Philippines interprets the term “war on drugs” literally.

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Confiscated drugs set alight in Peru

Peruvian authorities incinerated more than seven tonnes of drugs, seized by police in a number of operations over the past several months.

Peruvian authorities incinerated more than seven tonnes of drugs, seized by police in a number of operations over the past several months.

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Duterte says foreign critics can keep their aid, Philippines can "do without" America

To mark 100 days in power President Roberto Duterte of the Philippines says he does not care about US and EU threats to cut aid, and that his country does not need the Americans any more.

To mark 100 days in power President Roberto Duterte of the Philippines says he does not care about US and EU threats to cut aid, and that his country does not need the Americans any more.

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Dream "selfie cruise" ends in jail for Canadian women

To their friends and followers on social media it seemed like a dream come true, a round-the-world luxury cruise taking in sights that you normally only see in holiday…

To their friends and followers on social media it seemed like a dream come true, a round-the-world luxury cruise taking in sights that you normally only see in holiday…

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22 Mexican drug cartel members 'executed by police' - report

One of the worst allegations of abuse by Mexican security forces has been revealed in a damning report by the country’s national human rights commission.

One of the worst allegations of abuse by Mexican security forces has been revealed in a damning report by the country’s national human rights commission.

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Myanmar burns large pile of heroin and marijuana on UN anti-drugs day

Myanmar – otherwise known as Burma – has marked Sunday’s UN international day against drug trafficking and abuse by burning a vast quantity of substances in a public…

Myanmar – otherwise known as Burma – has marked Sunday’s UN international day against drug trafficking and abuse by burning a vast quantity of substances in a public…

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More drug addicts, but number of users remains stable - UN report

Around one in 20 adults have used at least one drug in 2014, according to the 2016 World Drug Report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

Around one in 20 adults have used at least one drug in 2014, according to the 2016 World Drug Report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

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Mexico agrees extradition of drug boss 'El Chapo' Guzman to United States

Mexico has agreed to extradite drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to the United States where he’s facing murder, money laundering and drug smuggling…

Mexico has agreed to extradite drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to the United States where he’s facing murder, money laundering and drug smuggling…

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'Biggest drugs seizure in history' in Colombia

The record haul, discovered at a banana plantation on Panama border, is one of the largest in the country in recent years.

The record haul, discovered at a banana plantation on Panama border, is one of the largest in the country in recent years.

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More than 1,000 kilos of cocaine confiscated in Peru

Peruvian police have put on display more than 1,356 kilos of cocaine confiscated throughout the country in the first week of May. Peru is the world’s

Peruvian police have put on display more than 1,356 kilos of cocaine confiscated throughout the country in the first week of May. Peru is the world’s

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"El Chapo" moved to prison near US border

Is the world's most-wanted drug trafficker about to be extradited to the United States to face charges?

Is the world's most-wanted drug trafficker about to be extradited to the United States to face charges?

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Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' is moved to jail near US border

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was moved from a jail in central Mexico on Saturday to a prison in Ciudad Juarez near the US border, in a move that appears

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was moved from a jail in central Mexico on Saturday to a prison in Ciudad Juarez near the US border, in a move that appears

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Peru's most wanted man is deported from Colombia

Colombia police have handed over an alleged Peruvian drug lord to the Peruvian authorities. Gerson Galvez, known as Caracol or The Snail, and who has

Colombia police have handed over an alleged Peruvian drug lord to the Peruvian authorities. Gerson Galvez, known as Caracol or The Snail, and who has

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Speeding ahead - EU plays catch-up as new drugs flood into Europe

Europe is struggling to cope with the two latest drug waves to claim victims and make fortunes for the unscrupulous; Crystal meth and legal highs

Europe is struggling to cope with the two latest drug waves to claim victims and make fortunes for the unscrupulous; Crystal meth and legal highs

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Rising Crystal meth industry winning drugs war

Petrovice is in the Czech Republic. The small town is close to the German border. Patrick, whose name we changed for security reasons is an

Petrovice is in the Czech Republic. The small town is close to the German border. Patrick, whose name we changed for security reasons is an

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Mexico pushes for softer laws on marijuana use

Mexican President, Enrique Peña Nieto has put forward proposals to legalise marijuana-based medicines. He also wants to raise the legal amount users

Mexican President, Enrique Peña Nieto has put forward proposals to legalise marijuana-based medicines. He also wants to raise the legal amount users