Record Berlin cocaine stash found hidden in Aldi bananas

More than 15 million euros worth of cocaine turned up Monday in boxes of bananas delivered to Aldi supermarkets in and around Berlin, police said.

Australian police defend alerting Indonesia to `Bali Nine`

Australian police Monday defended alerting Indonesia to a Bali drug-smuggling ring despite knowing offenders could face the death penalty, but said they regretted that two of them were executed.

Mexico seeks missing soldiers after chopper downed

Mexican authorities searched for three missing soldiers on Saturday after their helicopter was forced down by gunmen during an anti-drug cartel operation in Jalisco state.

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.

World failing in fight against antibiotic resistance: WHO

The world is doing far too little to combat the misuse of antibiotics which is fuelling drug resistance and allowing long-treatable diseases to become killers, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. 

Australia says executions of two nationals in Indonesia `imminent`

The Australian government on Saturday said it has been told by Indonesia that the execution of "Bali Nine" drug traffickers Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan was "imminent".

Indonesia issues execution orders for Australians, Filipino: Report

Two Australian drug traffickers and a Filipino woman were on Saturday given official notification by Indonesia that they will be executed, but with no given date, reports and a lawyer said.

Rajasthan: Man sentenced to 20 years RI for smuggling drugs

A special NDPS court has sentenced a man to 20 years of rigorous imprisonment in connection with a case of drug smuggling.

Substance abuse common among street children: Study

Tobacco and alcohol followed by cannabis and inhalants, sedatives, heroin and opium are the most common items of substance abuse among children on streets, according to a study by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights.

Families of death row inmates, fearing worst, head to Indonesia

Relatives and diplomats rushed to an Indonesian prison island on Friday ahead of the looming executions of nine foreign drug convicts who are set to be shot in defiance of international anger.

Narcotics worth over $58 mn set ablaze in Pakistan

 Pakistan on Thursday set on fire a huge cache of narcotics worth over USD 58 million seized during the military offensive in the restive northwest tribal region along the Afghan border.

350 drugs brought under price control: Govt

Government today said 350 drugs had been brought under price control, providing additional benefit of over Rs 3000 crore to customers, and rejected the charge that costs of some life-saving medicines had "sky-rocketed".

Why side effects of drugs affect women more

The reason why women in general are more sensitive than men to adverse effects of drugs could be due to the different ways the drugs affect males and females at cellular levels, says a new research.

Pakistani boat with drugs, satellite phones intercepted off Porbandar coast

In a joint operation, the Indian Navy and the Coastguard intercepted a Pakistani vessel with eight suspected smugglers off the coast of Porbandar on Monday.

Canadian diplomat`s son pleads not guilty in US murder case

The teenaged son of a Canadian diplomat pleaded not guilty to US murder charges Monday after a botched drug robbery in which his brother and another man were killed.

Pakistani boat with eight suspected smugglers detained

Indian Navy along with the officials of Coast Guard on Monday evening detained three boats between the Jakhau and Porbandar ports here, on charges of suspected smuggling. One of them is allegedly a Pakistani boat.

'Andaman Islands authorities failed to end human safaris to Jarawa tribe'

A London-based charity on Monday alleged that Andaman Islands authorities have failed to end "human safaris" to the vulnerable Jarawa tribe by their self-imposed deadline of March 2015.

South African woman held at IGIA for concealing drugs in cricket gear

A 22-year-old South African woman was held at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) here for allegedly trying to smuggle out Rs 1.18 crore worth narcotic drugs, neatly concealed inside cricket gear and shoes.

Four drug peddlers arrested from Baramulla

 Four drug peddlers were arrested today and large quantities of banned drugs recovered from their possession in north Kashmir Baramulla district, police said.

Heroin worth Rs 6.25 crore seized, five arrested

 Five persons were arrested and 1.25 kg of heroin worth Rs 6.25 crore in the international market was recovered from their possession here on Thursday, police said.