Aug 19, 2014

N. Korean stimulant smuggling networks extend to Japan, South Korea

Networks for smuggling North Korean-made stimulants, chiefly via border areas of northeastern China, are reaching Japan and South Korea, studies by Chinese scholars have found. China’s public security authorities have stepped up crackdowns on narcotics crime groups that closely link North Koreans, Chinese, including ...

FedEx indicted on new criminal charges in online pharmacy case

Aug 16, 2014

FedEx indicted on new criminal charges in online pharmacy case

FedEx Corp. faces a new charge of conspiring to launder money in a U.S. criminal case over the company’s drug deliveries for rogue online pharmacies despite warnings from law enforcement. The latest indictment, filed in court on Friday, said FedEx accepted payment from several ...

Liberia gets Ebola drug, ponders who should get it

Aug 14, 2014

Liberia gets Ebola drug, ponders who should get it

Liberia faced an excruciating choice Thursday: deciding which handful of Ebola patients will receive an experimental drug that could prove either life-saving or life-threatening. ZMapp, the untested Ebola drug, arrived in the West African country late Wednesday. Assistant Health Minister Tolbert Nyenswah said three ...

Aug 13, 2014

'Prince of Pot' back in Canada from U.S. prison

Canada’s self-proclaimed “Prince of Pot,” Marc Emery, returned home Tuesday, vowing “political revenge” after spending more than four years in a U.S. prison for selling marijuana seeds by mail across the border. The ardent advocate of legalizing marijuana was met by his wife, Jodie, ...

Liberia awaits Ebola drug samples

Aug 12, 2014

Liberia awaits Ebola drug samples

U.S. authorities have approved a request from Liberia’s government for sample doses of the experimental ZMapp drug to treat Liberian doctors infected with Ebola, the Liberian presidency said. A statement on the Liberian presidency’s website said the drug would be delivered to the West ...

Aug 7, 2014

127 kg of cocaine seized from Spanish naval ship

Spanish police say they have seized 127 kilograms of cocaine from a Spanish navy training ship, which allegedly carried the drug from Colombia and dropped off some in New York. A Civil Guard statement Wednesday said three sailors were arrested on July 12 when ...

U.S. aid workers given experimental Ebola drug

Aug 5, 2014

U.S. aid workers given experimental Ebola drug

Two American aid workers infected with Ebola are getting an experimental drug so novel it has never been tested for safety in humans and was only identified as a potential treatment earlier this year, thanks to a research program by the U.S. government and ...