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Spanish police bust ‘black magic’ sex trafficking ring
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President Trump calls for death penalty for drug dealers
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Government supplied cannabis: Uruguay's controlled high
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Drug report warning over powerful opioids
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Crackdown in crackland
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Two tons of cocaine seized from Atlantic fishing boat
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Quantities of prescription drugs found at home of Prince after his death, court documents reveal
Opioid painkillers were found in the late pop star Prince’s home after his sudden death last year, unsealed court documents have revealed.
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Former All Black lock Williams fined over cocaine possession
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Duterte clashes with the Catholic Church
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Marijuana legalisation advocates get on their high horses in anti-Trump protest
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Revenge kidnapping in Mexico as druglord's mother snatched by angry wife
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'Moonlight' illuminates the darker side of the American dream
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Drug overdoses in US a 'public health emergency'
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France opens first supervised injection facility for drug addicts
France has opened its first supervised injection facility for drug users.
Actor Jim Carrey sued over the death of former girlfriend
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Mexico marijuana fair pushes for drug to be made legal
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