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Cocaine killing black people almost as much as opioids kill white people – study

Black people die from cocaine overdoses almost as often as white people die from prescription opioid overdoses, according to a new study published Monday.

Spain makes one of ‘Europe’s biggest’ cocaine busts

Spanish authorities have netted nearly six tonnes of high-grade cocaine worth 210 million euros ($249 million), in one of the biggest seizures of the drug ever made in Europe, the interior ministry said Tuesday.

India arrests Nigerian, Venezuelan with N415.86m cocaine

A Nigerian is currently assisting India’s Narcotics Control Bureau with his investigation after he was nabbed with cocaine worth Rs 7.5 crore (about N415,864,530.00).

NDLEA destroys 54,244, 639kg of illicit drugs worth N10 billion in Kano

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency ( NDLEA ) yesterday in Kano destroyed over 54, 244, 639kg of assorted narcotic drugs worth over N10 billion.

Two arraigned for allegedly selling hemp in Kirikiri prisons

Bayo Abdulrahman and Shadiat Obafemi, on Monday, appeared in a Federal High Court in Lagos, for allegedly trafficking 100 grammes and 1.1kg of hemp at the Kirikiri Maximum prison, Lagos.

Traffickers excreted 119 wraps of known, unknown drugs – NDLEA

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency have arrested two suspects for alleged attempt to smuggle methamphetamine out of the country.

56-year-old mother of four bags 10 years for cocaine trafficking

A 56-year-old woman and mother of four, Modinat Owolabi, was on Tuesday convicted and sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for cocaine trafficking.

Pablo Escobar’s widow, son face money laundering probe

The widow and son of late Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar are facing scrutiny as part of an investigation into money laundering in Argentina, judicial sources said Friday.

26-year old man gets 9-year jail term for possession of hard drugs

A Federal High Court, sitting in Jos, on Thursday, sentenced a 26-year-old man, Awos Arin, to nine years imprisonment for unlawful possession of hard drugs.

NDLEA arrests 38 suspects, seizes 29.75 kg of illicit drugs

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Bayelsa Command, on Wednesday, said it arrested 38 drug suspects and seized 29.751 kilogrammes of illicit drugs in the state in September, 2017.

My brother initiated me into cultism with gin – suspect

At 28, Sani Rilwan has been a member of the Black Axe Confraternity for five years but the law caught up with him recently when a clash with a rival cult group, Eye Confraternity in Badagry, led to the death of two members of the latter group.

Ex-President’s son jailed 24 years for drug trafficking

Fabio Lobo, a son of former Honduran President, Porfirio Lobo, has been sentenced to 24 years in an American prison for conspiring to smuggle cocaine and sell it in the United States.

Brazil breaks up international cocaine ring

Brazilian police fanned out across five states and the capital early Monday to smash an international drugs trafficking ring that allegedly shipped six tons of cocaine to Europe in the last year alone.

Nigerian drug peddler arrested with 20gm cocaine in India

Task Force police arrested a Nigerian drug peddler and recovered 20 grams of cocaine from his possession at Golconda, India.

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