Officials hope the three-year pilot project in British Columbia will remove the stigma and shame around using drugs, recount addiction as a health issue, and consequently urge people to seek help.
An international operation seized 30 tonnes of drugs from a cartel that controlled a third of Europe’s cocaine trade, leading to 49 arrests in various European countries and the UAE.
At least 57 teenage students in the rural community of Bochil hospitalised with symptoms of mysterious poisoning, officials say.
The seizure of 4.3 tonnes of cocaine came at the end of an international investigation that resulted in arrest warrants being issued for 38 people in six countries.
Juan Orlando Hernandez is extradited to the US where he is set to face drug trafficking charges, capping a dramatic fall from grace after the conservative leader left office earlier this year.
Toll soars to 17 with 56 people hospitalised after consuming cocaine suspected of containing a poisonous substance in capital Buenos Aires, officials say, fearing casualties could rise further.
The Taliban vowed to ban drugs, but the trade appears to be booming under their rule.
Narco-traffickers defied Covid-19 and now look set to reach new heights, as the stars are aligning for a further expansion of their trade.
Drug overdoses soared due to the long cycle of pandemic-induced isolation, killing 93,331 Americans in 2020.
In addition to more widespread availability and higher purity, the pandemic has pushed the narcotics trade to become more creative in its distribution.
One of Europe’s largest drug hauls reveals the Netherlands' central role in the global drug market.
Fifty people were put under criminal investigation, with 13 arrests and 35 house arrests for the Ndrangheta mafia scam in Italy's poorest region, Calabria.
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