Tag: drugs

China jails former Japanese politician for smuggling drugs in shoes

A court in southern China sentenced a former politician from Japan to life imprisonment on Friday for attempting to smuggle drugs out of the country hidden in the soles of platform shoes. 76-year-old Takuma Sakuragi was caught at an airport in 2013 with 3.29 kilogrammes...

Breaking Bad: UK ex-headmaster jailed in Singapore drug case

A British former headmaster of an international school in China has been jailed for 10 months in Singapore after admitting possession and consumption of methamphetamine, officials said Tuesday. Damien Michael Charnock used to be the head of Dulwich College Shanghai, a branch of the exclusive...

Thais, Frenchman could face firing squad in Bali drug cases

Two Thai women and a Frenchman could face the death penalty after they were caught smuggling drugs into Bali, the Indonesian holiday island's customs agency said Monday. The Thai nationals -- identified as Kasarin Khamkhao and Sanicha Maneetes -- arrived last week on a flight...

At least 500 people are thought to have died of heart valve problems in France after taking the drug Mediator

by Anne-Sophie LASSERRE France's medicines watchdog joins pharmaceutical firm Servier in the dock Monday on fraud and negligence charges linked to the deaths of hundreds of people who were prescribed a diabetes pill for weight loss despite safety concerns. At least 500 people are thought to...

Colombian cocaine crops reduce but still world’s largest: UN

Illegal coca plantations in Colombia reduced slightly in 2018 but the country remains the world's biggest producer of the primary ingredient in cocaine production, the United Nations said on Friday. The area of land used for cultivating coca leaf dropped from 171,000 hectares in 2017...

“Singapore is preparing for an execution binge” says M’sian rights group

Singapore — A Malaysian human rights group warned of a potential "execution binge" following the multiple rejected petitions for pardon in the previous month. Lawyers for Liberty, a law reform and rights group, claimed that up to 10 prisoners in Singapore had their clemency petitions...

Addicts within Malaysian police force create a tough fight against drugs

In a shocking admission, the Malaysian police chief said there are too many addicts in the police force and that this does not help fight drug proliferation in Malaysia. Reuters yesterday quoted the police chief Inspector-General Abdul Hamid Bador adding that there is an increase...

CNB declared that taking drugs while overseas will be treated the same as taking drugs in Singapore

While Thailand and now Malaysia are taking strides toward legalising the use of medical marijuana, Singapore's Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) of Singapore is cracking down even harder on drug use. As if its stance was not clear before, the CNB has been conducting more random...

Drug trafficker in Yishun nabbed along with 137 others during CNB Operation

During an island-wide 11-day Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) operation, 138 suspected drug offenders were arrested. Among them was a 24-year old Singaporean male staying in Yishun Avenue 6. According to a statement released by the CNB, just from the man’s place of residence alone, they retrieved...

Why women need not be victims

TODAY newspaper opinion piece titled ‘Women’s right to refuse’ is a classic example of contemporary feminist thought. The writer, Ms Kokila Annamalai, claims that “Men should not have to prove their masculinity by committing violence against women, while women should have the right to...