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#War On Drugs

# war-on-drugs - Monday 8 August, 2022

Colombia’s first leftist president says ‘the war on drugs has failed’
# New President
# New President

Colombia’s first leftist president says ‘the war on drugs has failed’

Aug 8th 2022, 7:48 AM 24,280 Views 30 Comments

Gustavo Petro was sworn into office yesterday.

# war-on-drugs - Thursday 5 May, 2022

Drug use outside schools and dealers coming to the front door: Ireland's youth drug crisis
# War On Drugs
# War On Drugs

Drug use outside schools and dealers coming to the front door: Ireland's youth drug crisis

May 5th 2022, 12:05 AM 47,672 Views 25 Comments
  • Children as young as nine are being swept up in a life of drugs, writes Garreth MacNamee.
  • Cocaine, cannabis and heroin are suspected of being sold and used outside schools in pockets of Dublin.
  • Drug intimidation is 'rife', according to local reps.

# war-on-drugs - Sunday 11 July, 2021

Poll: Should drugs be legalised in Ireland?
# War On Drugs
# War On Drugs

Poll: Should drugs be legalised in Ireland?

Jul 11th 2021, 11:28 AM 61,091 Views 156 Comments

Youth activists are calling for the end to the prohibition of drugs.

# war-on-drugs - Saturday 5 December, 2020

US House of Representatives approves bill to decriminalise cannabis at federal level
# Weed
# Weed

US House of Representatives approves bill to decriminalise cannabis at federal level

Dec 5th 2020, 7:42 AM 16,675 Views 49 Comments

The bill, which passed 228-164, will now go to the Republican-controlled Senate.

# war-on-drugs - Monday 9 October, 2017

Cocaine worth €220 million seized from tugboat in Atlantic Ocean
# Massive Haul
# Massive Haul

Cocaine worth €220 million seized from tugboat in Atlantic Ocean

Oct 9th 2017, 7:26 AM 25,250 Views 16 Comments

A total of 3.7 tonnes of the drug was seized by Spanish police after a tip off from UK authorities.

# war-on-drugs - Thursday 21 September, 2017

Philippine president Duterte says he'll kill his own son if he is involved in drug trafficking
# War On Drugs
# War On Drugs

Philippine president Duterte says he'll kill his own son if he is involved in drug trafficking

Sep 21st 2017, 11:39 AM 14,458 Views 59 Comments

Protests have erupted in the Philippines over the controversial president’s war on drugs.

# war-on-drugs - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Philippine lawmakers vote to slash annual funding for human rights commission to just €16
# War On Drugs
# War On Drugs

Philippine lawmakers vote to slash annual funding for human rights commission to just €16

Sep 13th 2017, 1:13 PM 14,634 Views 83 Comments

“This leads us on a direct path to dictatorship,” Senator Francis Pangilinan said.

# war-on-drugs - Thursday 2 March, 2017

"Inhumane and degrading": Photos of naked prisoners being searched for drugs spark outrage
# Philippines
# Philippines

"Inhumane and degrading": Photos of naked prisoners being searched for drugs spark outrage

Mar 2nd 2017, 8:56 AM 29,102 Views 68 Comments

The photos have triggered accusations of further rights abuses in President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly war on drugs.

# war-on-drugs - Friday 28 October, 2016

Philippine mayor and nine bodyguards killed in police shoot-out
# War On Drugs
# War On Drugs

Philippine mayor and nine bodyguards killed in police shoot-out

Oct 28th 2016, 2:54 PM 17,643 Views 33 Comments

The incident occurred hours after President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to intensify his crackdown on crime.

# war-on-drugs - Monday 5 September, 2016

President of Philippines calls Obama a 'son of a whore'
# His Favourite Insult
# His Favourite Insult

President of Philippines calls Obama a 'son of a whore'

Sep 5th 2016, 2:55 PM 25,304 Views 80 Comments

Rodrigo Duterte is not impressed with the US president’s criticism of his war on drugs.

# war-on-drugs - Friday 26 August, 2016

Police in Philippines tell drug users to kill dealers and burn their homes
# War On Drugs
# War On Drugs

Police in Philippines tell drug users to kill dealers and burn their homes

Aug 26th 2016, 4:37 PM 18,635 Views 42 Comments

“You know who the drug lords are. Would you like to kill them? Go ahead.”

# war-on-drugs - Tuesday 9 August, 2016

Doping war of words continues as King beats tainted Russian swimmer to gold
# War On Drugs
From The42
# War On Drugs

Doping war of words continues as King beats tainted Russian swimmer to gold

Aug 9th 2016, 8:32 AM 14,107 Views 16 Comments

Elsewhere, Sun Yang came under attack after winning the men’s 200m freestyle.

# war-on-drugs - Sunday 15 May, 2016

“Let’s be honest, the war on drugs has failed - it hasn’t actually done anything”
# Drugs Debate
# Drugs Debate

“Let’s be honest, the war on drugs has failed - it hasn’t actually done anything”

May 15th 2016, 1:12 PM 21,945 Views 90 Comments

Councillor Gary Gannon spoke today about drugs in his area.

# war-on-drugs - Tuesday 19 April, 2016

The UN has been told to end the War on Drugs
# Failing
# Failing

The UN has been told to end the War on Drugs

Apr 19th 2016, 7:38 PM 16,883 Views 24 Comments

Delegates from the European Union, Switzerland, Brazil, Costa Rica, Uruguay among others called for abolishing capital punishment for drug criminals.

# war-on-drugs - Sunday 17 April, 2016

Poll: Do you support the 'war on drugs'?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you support the 'war on drugs'?

Apr 17th 2016, 6:48 PM 25,796 Views 92 Comments

A group of 1,000 politicians, celebrities and campaigners are calling for a shift in drug policy.

# war-on-drugs - Monday 20 April, 2015

Why Richard Boyd Barrett thinks heroin and cocaine should be decriminalised
# War On Drugs
# War On Drugs

Why Richard Boyd Barrett thinks heroin and cocaine should be decriminalised

Apr 20th 2015, 10:00 PM 14,833 Views 72 Comments

The People Before Profit TD has argued that all drugs should be decriminalised. Here’s why…

# war-on-drugs - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

Mexican drug cartel targets police in ambush attack and kills 15
# Gang Warfare
# Gang Warfare

Mexican drug cartel targets police in ambush attack and kills 15

Apr 7th 2015, 10:05 PM 17,125 Views 18 Comments

It’s part of an ongoing battle with police.

# war-on-drugs - Sunday 22 February, 2015

These maps show the world's hard drug trade in remarkable detail
# War On Drugs
# War On Drugs

These maps show the world's hard drug trade in remarkable detail

Feb 22nd 2015, 4:30 PM 31,794 Views 39 Comments

They exclude cannabis, however, which would need a global graphic all to itself…

# war-on-drugs - Monday 8 December, 2014

Revenue dog sniffs out drugs at Portlaoise mail centre
# War On Drugs
# War On Drugs

Revenue dog sniffs out drugs at Portlaoise mail centre

Dec 8th 2014, 6:32 PM 12,462 Views 25 Comments

Here’s a tip: Don’t mail your drugs!

# war-on-drugs - Friday 17 October, 2014

Did you have a smartphone stolen in Dublin recently? Gardaí just found 70 of them
# Seized
# Seized

Did you have a smartphone stolen in Dublin recently? Gardaí just found 70 of them

Oct 17th 2014, 4:00 PM 37,263 Views 0 Comments

There was also cannabis, cocaine and heroin found at the same property.

# war-on-drugs - Sunday 5 October, 2014

Mass grave in Mexico being linked to disappearance of 43 students
# Guerrero
# Guerrero

Mass grave in Mexico being linked to disappearance of 43 students

Oct 5th 2014, 8:25 AM 14,577 Views 29 Comments

At least 15 bodies have been recovered from the site so far.

# war-on-drugs - Thursday 25 September, 2014

PICTURES: Four being questioned following seizure of a tonne of cocaine
# War On Drugs
# War On Drugs

PICTURES: Four being questioned following seizure of a tonne of cocaine

Sep 25th 2014, 8:42 AM 9,985 Views 23 Comments

The seizure was made in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

# war-on-drugs - Saturday 19 July, 2014

US police saving people from overdoses with new heroin antidote
# War On Drugs
# War On Drugs

US police saving people from overdoses with new heroin antidote

Jul 19th 2014, 10:15 AM 9,547 Views 12 Comments

Police had been “literally standing by and watching someone die of a drug overdose”.

# war-on-drugs - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Fireworks, mobile phones and three types of drugs seized in Dublin
# War On Drugs
# War On Drugs

Fireworks, mobile phones and three types of drugs seized in Dublin

May 14th 2014, 9:50 AM 8,009 Views 13 Comments

Gardaí said the house they searched was unoccupied at the time and no arrests were made.

# war-on-drugs - Monday 5 May, 2014

€1.5 million worth of cannabis herb found in Dublin business park
# War On Drugs
# War On Drugs

€1.5 million worth of cannabis herb found in Dublin business park

May 5th 2014, 9:39 PM 31,451 Views 81 Comments

Six men were arrested in two drugs seizures today.

# war-on-drugs - Wednesday 1 January, 2014

Legal recreational 'pot shops' open in Colorado
# Legalisation
# Legalisation

Legal recreational 'pot shops' open in Colorado

Jan 1st 2014, 4:30 PM 16,248 Views 112 Comments

Business owners opened their doors to shoppers at 8am, with 25 pot shops in eight towns opening today.

# war-on-drugs - Saturday 21 December, 2013

Prescription drugs worth €75k seized from house in Summerhill
# Dublin
# Dublin

Prescription drugs worth €75k seized from house in Summerhill

Dec 21st 2013, 3:22 PM 14,452 Views 30 Comments

A 25-year-old man has been arrested.

# war-on-drugs - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

Cocaine worth €385,000 and parts of 8 stolen vehicles seized
# Operation Wireless
# Operation Wireless

Cocaine worth €385,000 and parts of 8 stolen vehicles seized

Nov 6th 2013, 1:58 PM 15,451 Views 19 Comments

Gardaí carried out 419 searches and arrested 89 people during a planned operation nationwide yesterday.

# war-on-drugs - Thursday 1 August, 2013

Uruguay's plan to legalise marijuana moves a step closer
# Going Potty
# Going Potty

Uruguay's plan to legalise marijuana moves a step closer

Aug 1st 2013, 10:48 AM 5,690 Views 72 Comments

President Jose Mujica says that the move is necessary as an alternative in the war on drugs.

# war-on-drugs - Monday 10 December, 2012

Britain's drug policies are not working, say MPs
# War On Drugs
# War On Drugs

Britain's drug policies are not working, say MPs

Dec 10th 2012, 2:15 PM 5,113 Views 43 Comments

A new report by MPs wants drug laws overhauled – and retailers of ‘legal highs’ to be held liable for any harm the products cause.

# war-on-drugs - Friday 27 July, 2012

Anti-doping measures are working - Rogge
# The System Works
From The42
# The System Works

Anti-doping measures are working - Rogge

Jul 27th 2012, 4:01 PM 239 Views 0 Comments

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) president says the number of bans is proof that progress is being made.

# war-on-drugs - Monday 20 February, 2012

Poll: Should Ireland introduce prescription heroin?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland introduce prescription heroin?

Feb 20th 2012, 10:06 AM 6,018 Views 85 Comments

Senator John Crown has said that heroin could be given under clean, supervised circumstances to remove addicts from the streets and reduce criminality. Do you agree?

# war-on-drugs - Thursday 12 January, 2012

Over 47,500 killed in Mexican drug wars
# Mexico
# Mexico

Over 47,500 killed in Mexican drug wars

Jan 12th 2012, 11:27 AM 1,366 Views 3 Comments

Figures released by Mexico yesterday show that thousands have been killed in drugs-related violence

# war-on-drugs - Sunday 13 November, 2011

Colombian president urges rethink on drugs war
# War On Drugs
# War On Drugs

Colombian president urges rethink on drugs war

Nov 13th 2011, 3:57 PM 664 Views 15 Comments

Juan Manuel Santos says he’s open to discussing the legalisation of marijuana as well as other substances in an effort to tackle the drugs trade in a new way.

# war-on-drugs - Thursday 7 April, 2011

Mexican police uncover mass graves with 59 bodies near US border
# Mexico
# Mexico

Mexican police uncover mass graves with 59 bodies near US border

Apr 7th 2011, 11:07 AM 505 Views 0 Comments

The discovery was made while police were searching for abducted bus passengers in a violent northern state bordering Texas.

# war-on-drugs - Thursday 4 November, 2010

Drug smuggling tunnel discovered under US-Mexico border
# Drugs
# Drugs

Drug smuggling tunnel discovered under US-Mexico border

Nov 4th 2010, 2:14 PM 1,145 Views 0 Comments

Two people are arrested after cops unearth a tunnel so sophisticated that it even includes a small railway.