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Tennessee set to criminalise pregnant women who use illegal drugs

Tennessee is poised to become the first state in the US to criminalise pregnant women for harm caused to their foetuses or newborn babies as a result of addiction to illegal drugs.<p>The proposal, SB 1391, is expected to land on the desk of Bill Haslam, the Republican governor, early next week. He …

Illegal online drug store Sheep Marketplace shuts down after $5M Bitcoin heist

The underground world of buying and selling illegal drugs online is just as shady as you would expect. And the latest example comes with the shutdown …

'It is time to end the war on drugs', says top UK police chief

One of England's most senior police officers has called for class-A drugs to be decriminalised and for the policy of outright prohibition to be radically revised.<p>In a dramatic move that will reignite the debate over the so-called war on drugs, Mike Barton, Durham's chief constable, has suggested …

China deploys 3,000 police, speedboats and helicopters in village drug raid

Chinese authorities deployed helicopters, speedboats and paramilitary police to seize three tonnes of methamphetamine in a raid on a southern village notorious for illegal drug production.<p>Security forces surrounded and then entered the village of Boshe, where more than a fifth of the households …

How A Big Drug Company Inadvertently Got Americans Hooked On Heroin

When she was 18, Arielle would come home every day and embark on what she calls an “Easter egg hunt." She wasn’t looking for candy. Arielle was hunting behind stairwells and inside closets in her suburban Long Island home for the OxyContin bottles her cousin brought home from work at a pharmacy and …

Philippines raid reveals Mexican drug cartel presence in Asia

Shady cock-fighting farms are common enough in the Philippines, but a raid on a small operation in Lipa City south of Manila late last year revealed a much larger problem.<p>Alongside the cock-fighting spurs and breeding paraphernalia, the raid netted 84 kilograms of "shabu" -- the Filipino street …