New report from a European drug agency reveals one in five people seeking treatment for opioid abuse are addicted to synthetic drugs
New report suggests drug entrepreneurs are creating cocaine 'call centres' which make it easier for drug users to order online
The 35 year old was arrested with more than 2 kilograms of drugs in September of last year.
A three-year joint operation by Spanish and Italian police has resulted in the seizure of 2.7 tonnes of hashish in the Spanish region of Andalusia.
It's estimated 40,000 people have gone missing since Mexico began its war on drugs in 2006. Families accuse the police of failing to investigate the disappearances.
New psychoactive substances (NPS) are designed to mimic the effects of illegal narcotics such as cannabis, cocaine or heroin. Despite this, they are often not illegal and can be cheaply purchased online.
The eight storey property, with vast garages for the drug lord's car collection, had become an unwelcome tourist attraction.
"You know how we were told we can't look at the media during the trial? Well, we did," the juror said.
Investigative journalist Anabel Hernández told Euronews that tonnes of drugs and money are transported by commercial airlines and private planes, which land at airports in cities in both Mexico and the United States.
Dubbed the "Alcatraz of the Rockies", the prison has concrete slabs for beds and houses some of the most violent criminals convicted in the US.
Brazilian police killed at least 13 suspected drug traffickers on Friday in a shootout in Rio de Janeiro.
Beijing and Ottawa have exchanged accusations after convicted drug smuggler Robert Lloyd Schellenberg’s 15-year jail term in China was replaced with the death penalty.
The cocaine bust is the second bigegst of the year on Saint Martin.
Italian anti-mafia prosecutor Federico Cafiero De Raho told Euronews that the sentencing of more than 100 people this week was proof that 'Ndrangheta’s cells “are able to develop everywhere”.
A popular tourist area of Mexico City has been rocked by a gunfight that left at least five people dead,
Two Dutch nationals are facing drug importation charges after British Border Force officers raided a yacht in Cornwall,
Filipino mayor Antonio Halili was killed during Tanauan City's weekly flag ceremony on Monday.
Myanmar authorities destroyed a year's worth of confiscated drugs on Tuesday, with an estimated street value of 180 million US dollars.
Authorities estimate street value of seized is between 15 and 20 million euros
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.
A Colombian man faces life inprisonment for conspiring to import and distribute heroin into the US by turning man's best friend into drug couriers.
The three film students are believed to have been mistaken for gang members
It's Colombia's country's biggest drugs bust so far this year, worth around 350 million euros.
The EU and Albania have signed a draft border agreement that would allow European border agency Frontex to deploy to the West Balkan country in case of a sudden surge of migrants into the country.
Around 4.5 tons of BMK has been seized after a joint operation involving Dutch and Belgian authorities