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NDLEA arrests three suspects with 7.5 kilogrammes of cocaine in Rivers

National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has arrested three suspects with 7.5 kilogrammes of Cocaine at the Port Harcourt Port in Rivers State.
Police were called to the property on Muggelton Road on Saturday evening - SWNS

UK police: Two exposed to ‘unknown substance’ near Salisbury

British police have declared a major incident after it said two people in critical condition may have been exposed to an unknown substance near the southern English town of Salisbury.
Donad Trump-Shaped Ecstasy Pills - Indiana State Police

Drug dealers nabbed with Donald Trump-shaped ecstasy pills

The Trump brand has been slapped on steaks, ties, wine, an airline and any number of skyscrapers, but US police have discovered a new product trying to get a high from the president's image: the drug ecstasy.
Former Argentina forward Diego Maradona (C) celebrates the opening goal during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match between Nigeria and Argentina at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on June 26, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Giuseppe CACACE /

Argentines caught between love and indifference for Diego Maradona

Argentine legend Diego Maradona is a controversial idol, worshipped as a god for his World Cup-winning exploits but whose life of excess has left a tormented public back home torn between veneration and derision.
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Algerian president sacks influential police chief

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Tuesday sacked the country's police chief, Abdelghani Hamel, until now seen as a likely successor to the head of state.
Former Argentina forward Diego Maradona (C) celebrates the opening goal during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match between Nigeria and Argentina at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on June 26, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Giuseppe CACACE /

Concern over Maradona after health scare in Argentina thriller

Diego Maradona roared and gesticulated through every anguished second of Argentina’s roller coaster World Cup victory over Nigeria on Tuesday before triggering alarm with a health scare after the final whistle.

UNODC: Drug use, production on the rise worldwide

Opium and cocaine production has reached record levels, while the global number of drug users jumped by 20 million, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said on Tuesday in Vienna.

Ondo NDLEA arrests 123 persons for drug offences

No fewer than 123 persons have been arrested by the Ondo State Command of the Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency for various drug-related offenses.
The gang used replica trophies to haul the drugs

Gang members hide cocaine in replica World Cup trophies

Gang members hid cocaine inside replica World Cup trophies in an attempt to smuggle the drugs around Argentina.

Paolo Guerrero left out by Peru against Denmark

Paolo Guerrero was left out of Peru's starting line-up against Denmark in their opening World Cup match on Saturday as Jefferson Farfan was preferred as striker.

Court jails man two years for hemp trafficking

A Federal High Court in Lagos has sentenced a 28-year-old man, Yusuf Abdulkareem, to a term of two years imprisonment, for trafficking in one kg of Cannabis Sativa alias Hemp.

Sell cocaine if you can’t withstand economic hardship – Minister tells traders

A Ghanaian minister, Simon Osei Mensah, has asked petty traders in the Kumasi metropolis to venture into the sale of cocaine if they cannot withstand the economic hardship in the country.

Swiss tribunal clears banned Peru captain Guerrero for World Cup

Peru captain Paolo Guerrero has won a last-ditch appeal to play at the World Cup despite being suspended after testing positive for traces of cocaine, a Swiss federal tribunal announced Thursday.

Rival World Cup captains ask FIFA to lift Peru’s Paolo Guerrero suspension

The captains of Australia, Denmark and France have asked Fifa to lift the ban on Paolo Guerrero - the skipper of group rivals Peru - so he can play at this summer's World Cup in Russia.

Woman raped repeatedly in Chris Brown’s house

A Los Angeles woman filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against Chris Brown and a fellow rapper, alleging she was repeatedly raped and sexually assaulted at Brown’s home during a drug- and alcohol-fueled party last year.

NDLEA destroys 42 hectares of cannabis sativa in Delta

A total of 42 hectares of cannabis were destroyed in Delta State by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) between 2014 and 2018.

Expert: Substance abuse gains momentum among youths

A former State commander of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Mohammed Kaka Jibrin, said recent research has revealed that Nigerian youth have long gone into the abuse of unconventional psychoactive substances such as pawpaw leaf, paint, glue and petrol.

NDLEA destroys 14,360 tonnes of hard drugs in Adamawa

The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Monday, destroyed 14, 360 tonnes of illicit drugs in Yola, Adamawa.

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