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British, Irish women held in Peru `were forced to smuggle`

LONDON (Aug 14, 2013): Two young women from Britain and Ireland who were caught in Peru with cocaine worth millions of dollars claim that gangsters in Ibiza forced them at gunpoint to become drug mules, in comments published on Wednesday. Melissa Reid, 19, and Michaella McCollum Connolly, 20, told...

14/08/2013 | THE SUN

Drug trafficker escapes from police custody

KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 13, 2013): A 25-year-old Nigerian escaped from the Jinjang police lock-up on Monday with the possible help of a police corporal, 11 days after being arrested for trafficking in drugs worth almost RM9 million. Federal narcotics crime investigations department (NCID) director Commis...

13/08/2013 | THE SUN

US plans lower sentences for drug users

SAN FRANCISCO (Aug 13, 2013): The United States announced plans Monday to reduce its use of mandatory sentences for drug offenses in order to tackle a cycle of poverty and incarceration in overcrowded prisons. Attorney General Eric Holder called minimum jail terms `counterproductive` while noting t...

13/08/2013 | THE SUN

Police nab four from drug syndicate

KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 7, 2013): Police nabbed four suspected of being active in a drug trafficking and car theft syndicate in Klang Valley for the past one year. Brickfields deputy police chief Supt Aida Abdul Hamid said two women, 31 and 36, were picked up about 1 pm yesterday in front of a Jalan Kuc...

07/08/2013 | THE SUN

Nigerian student jailed 12 years for drug possession

SHAH ALAM (Aug 2, 2013): A Nigerian student was sentenced to 12 years` jail and 10 strokes of the cane by the High Court here today for possession of 90.99gm of drugs in Subang Jaya two years ago. Judge Datuk Abdul Alim Abdullah handed down the sentence on Uchenna Onuzulike, 37, who pleaded guilty...

02/08/2013 | THE SUN

Pope warns Latin America against legalising drugs

RIO DE JANEIRO (July 25, 2013): Pope Francis has warned Latin America against legalizing drugs, arguing in sharply-worded and highly political remarks that liberal policies under consideration in his home region will not reduce the problem. The Argentine-born pontiff delved into the hot topic on W...

25/07/2013 | THE SUN

Guinean man sent to the gallows for drug trafficking

SHAH ALAM (July 19, 2013): A Guinean trader was sentenced to death by hanging by the High Court here today after he was found guilty of trafficking in 972.8gm of Methamphetamine drug two years ago. Judge Noor Azian Shaari handed down the sentence after finding that the prosecution had succeeded in...

19/07/2013 | THE SUN

Fighting drug gangs in the notorious Golden Triangle

GOLDEN TRIANGLE, Thailand (July 19, 2013): A Thai police gunboat prowls the waters of the Mekong River searching for the drug gangs that haunt this territory deep in the Golden Triangle, an age-old smuggling route - with a new scourge. At one time this frontier region, where the remote edges of Tha...

19/07/2013 | THE SUN

Used car salesman acquitted of drug charges, escapes gallows

ALOR SETAR (July 9, 2013): A used car salesman escaped the gallows after the High Court here today acquitted and discharged him from three counts of drug trafficking two years ago. Judicial Commissioner Datuk Mohd Zaki Abdul Wahab made the decision after finding that the prosecution had failed to...

09/07/2013 | THE SUN

Ketum leaves may be classified as dangerous drug: Zahid

PUTRAJAYA (July 7, 2013): Ketum leaves and its sub-species may be classified under the Dangerous Drugs Act if they are proven to cause hardcore addiction, Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said today. He said the ministry was studying a Health Ministry report on the leaf effects from...

07/07/2013 | THE SUN

Ahmad Zahid visits ex-drug addicts

KUALA LUMPUR (July 4, 2013): A group of former drug addicts were all ears when Home MInister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi visited a cure and care centre for them in the Chow Kit area. They were astounded when the minister walked into the centre unannounced at noon and proceeded to talk to them. A...

04/07/2013 | THE SUN

KDN seeks allocations to overcome drug problems

KUALA LUMPUR (June 21, 2013): The Home Ministry (KDN) is seeking for supplementary allocations to fight the drug menace in the country in the 2014 Budget. Its Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the drug problem needed to be eradicated so that the future of children would be secured and...

21/06/2013 | THE SUN

International drug syndicate busted, 80.1kg heroin seized

KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 30, 2013): Police busted an international drug syndicate and seized 80.1kg heroin worth RM3.2 million with the arrest of eight Nigerians and three Mongolians on Jan 26. All eight Nigerians were men while the three Mongolians comprised a man and two women. Bukit Aman Narcotics Cri...

30/01/2013 | THE SUN

Keep harsh penalties for drug offences

I AM from South Africa and have over the last four months visited Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos. In Malaysia I have travelled to Langkawi, Penang, Malacca and Kuala Lumpur. Often the success of a visit to a city or country is determined by the attitude, conduct and friendliness of its citiz...

10/09/2012 | THE SUN