Colombian authorities uncovered the suspects mostly from Mexico during an operation which lasted two months, and resulted in the seizure of four tonnes of cocaine worth $134 million.
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.
If sentenced, Dairo Antonio Usuga David will face mandatory minimum term of 20 years and up to life in prison.
Report says all the heroin reported in East and Southeast Asia and Australia originates in Myanmar, and the country remains the second-largest opium and heroin producer in the world after Afghanistan.
Increases in January 2023 are expected to come as American pharmaceutical firms prepare for Biden Administration's Inflation Reduction Act.
A brief firefight near the northern side of the Myanmar border, the route often used by drug smugglers, left 15 suspected drug dealers dead.
More than 1,800 kg of methylamphetamine was found, including another drug seizure last week with the same consignment details.
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.
The proposed settlement is the largest unveiled in courts to hold the industry accountable for the opioids crisis, which has caused more than 500,000 deaths in the US during the past two decades.
A large meth industry has rapidly emerged that could eventually rival the country’s massive opium trade, adding yet another dimension to Afghanistan’s spiralling drug crisis.
Researchers led by a team from the University of Oxford said daily doses of the steroid could prevent one-in-eight ventilated patient deaths and save one out of every 25 patients requiring oxygen alone.
The trials, partially funded by the UK, are the first human tests of a technology that researchers say could transform vaccine development by enabling rapid responses to emerging diseases such as the infection caused by the SARS-CoV-2.
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