Single cocaine dose affects perception of sadness, anger: Study

 A single dose of cocaine interferes with a person's ability to recognise negative emotions such as anger and sadness, says a new study.

George Michael was addicted to cocaine before joining rehab
George Michael was addicted to cocaine before joining rehab

Singer George Michael was addicted to cocaine before he checked into rehab last year, a family member has claimed.

Tour de France 2015: Italian rider Luca Paolini apologises for cocaine positive
Tour de France 2015: Italian rider Luca Paolini apologises for cocaine positive

Italian cyclist Luca Paolini has apologised after testing positive for cocaine at the Tour de France.

Prenatal cocaine exposure linked to starting sex early

Teenagers whose mothers used cocaine while pregnant are much likely to have sexual intercourse before age 15, a study says.

Blood pressure drug may stop cocaine, alcohol addiction

Giving hopes to millions of addicts around the world, a drug helpful in treating high blood pressure is now effective in ceasing cocaine and alcohol addiction in animal models, new research says.

Cocaine worth Rs two crore seized at Chennai airport

 Cocaine valued at Rs two crore in the international market, concealed in 200 Parker pens, was today seized from a passenger who arrived from Dubai at the airport here.

Nigerian national arrested for peddling cocaine in West Delhi

A 49-year-old Nigerian national, who was found living on expired visa, was arrested in West Delhi's Prashant Vihar district for allegedly peddling high quality cocaine, police said on Thursday.

Nigerian man gets 1 year in jail for possessing 9 gms cocaine

A 34-year-old Nigerian national has been sentenced to one year in jail for possessing nine grams of cocaine and living illegally in India on fake visa and passport by a Delhi court which took a lenient view towards him considering his young age.

27kg of cocaine found in French military official`s bag

Some 27 kilogrammes of cocaine have been discovered in the suitcase of a French military officer as he tried to board a plane in French Guyana, the local prosecutor`s office said.

Chris Lewis says `wrong choices` led to jail term
Chris Lewis says `wrong choices` led to jail term

Former England all-rounder Chris Lewis has said he wants to help prevent young cricketers making the "wrong choices" that caused him to be jailed for cocaine smuggling as he was released from prison on Tuesday.

The 47-year-old Lewis, who won 32 Test caps, was convicted in 2009.

Spanish police seize cocaine-stuffed pineapples

 Spanish police seized 200 kilos (440 pounds) of cocaine found inside hollowed-out pineapples that arrived by ship from Central America, the interior ministry said Sunday.

Ecuador seizes cocaine bound for China

Ecuadoran police have smashed an international drug trafficking ring that attempted to ship cocaine to China, the interior ministry said Saturday.

Drug plane from Venezuela crashes off Colombia's coast

A small plane from Venezuela with more than a ton of cocaine on board has crashed into the Caribbean while being pursued by Colombia's air force.

Now, simple 'fingerprint' test to detect cocaine use

Scientists have formulated a new simple test, which can, for the first time, detect use of cocaine with a single fingerprint.

Tom Hardy reveals painful drug-addled past
Tom Hardy reveals painful drug-addled past

Tom Hardy has opened up about his struggle with drug addiction, which was once so bad that he considers himself "f------ lucky to be alive."

How cocaine, amphetamines play havoc with brain's normal functioning

A team of researchers has illuminated how cocaine and amphetamines disrupt the normal functioning of the dopamine transporter in the brain.

Britain`s biggest hard drugs seizure `worth $750 mn

 A cocaine seizure off Britain`s coast last week yielded what is thought to be the country`s biggest-ever haul of hard drugs, potentially worth three-quarters of a billion dollars, authorities said on Thursday.

Brazil's World Cup winner Paulo Cesar sold medal to buy cocaine
Brazil's World Cup winner Paulo Cesar sold medal to buy cocaine

Former Brazil international Paulo Cesar has admitted he sold his World Cup winners medal from 1970 to buy cocaine.

French customs seize record 2.25 tonnes of cocaine in Caribbean

French customs agents have seized 2.25 tonnes of cocaine, their largest haul ever, from a sailboat in the Caribbean, the government said Saturday.