It's not opium farming but cooking meth that the district of Ghoryan quickly earned a reputation for, with traffickers buying the drug from locals at phenomenally low prices.
In the first three months of this year, border forces in Bangladesh and Myanmar seized nearly 9 million methamphetamine pills.
Enhanced human intelligence. We've chased it for centuries. Now that it's possible, one very important question arises: at what cost?
A UN report says cultivation of coca, a key ingredient in cocaine, has increased from 96,000 hectares in 2015 to 146,000 hectares in 2016, showing a rise of over 50 percent.
The Peruvian government wants to replace coca farms with alternative forms of agriculture, but first it must retake over 50,000 hectares of land from rebels.
Putin calls on ministers to draft tighter rules for the production and sale of drinks, perfumes and other liquids with more than 25 percent alcohol content.
Homemade spirits and household products containing alcohol are popular throughout the former Soviet Union as a cheap alternative to standard liquor brands.
For the second time this year, a 370-kilo stash of cocaine has been found in a shipping container that originated from South America and was sent to France. This time it was found in a shipment of orange juice sent to a Coca-Cola factory.
US federal agents seize tonnes of cocaine and marijuana smuggled through longest clandestine tunnel stretching half mile beneath California-Mexico border
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