In the UK, which accounts for one-third of all overdose deaths in Europe, 46% (1,164) of the fatalities from drug use recorded in England and Wales in 2017 involved heroin and morphine.
Rocco Morabito escaped from a prison in Uruguay where he was waiting to be extradited back to Italy.
New report suggests drug entrepreneurs are creating cocaine 'call centres' which make it easier for drug users to order online
The cocaine is believed to come from a boat carrying more than a tonne of the drug that capsized last month.
It's the largest registered find of narcotics in Italy in 25 years with Italy, Spain, Colombia and United Kingdom authorities working together.
The cocaine bust is the second bigegst of the year on Saint Martin.
A video shows Spanish officials found more than six tons of cocaine hidden among bunches of bananas at an industrial estate in Malaga and arrested 16 people in connection to a suspected drugs ring.
Operation Lionfish led to the arrest of 1,300 suspects and the seizure of more than 35 tonnes of cocaine, five tonnes of heroin, 15 tonnes of cannabis and 430,000 Captagon tablets
Colombia's 2017 cocaine production is estimated to have a value of $2.7 billion (€2.3 billion).
The pineapples originated from Costa Rica, and Spanish police intercepted the drugs at a food market in Madrid.
Two Dutch nationals are facing drug importation charges after British Border Force officers raided a yacht in Cornwall,
Last year alone, 51 new psychoactive substances have been detected
Drug traffickers along Spain’s southern coast are acting with near impunity and luring unemployed youngsters to join their ranks.
New Zealand and Australia are among some of the most expensive countries to buy cocaine in, a new survey published on Wednesday has revealed, while South American users pay the least.