Aug 28, 2015

Briton pleads guilty in New York over smuggling North Korean drugs

A British man pleaded guilty in New York on Thursday to conspiring to import 100 kilograms of dangerously pure North Korean methamphetamines into the United States, American prosecutors said. Scott Stammers, 46, was one of five defendants arrested by authorities in Thailand in September ...

Aug 25, 2015

Health ministry aims to expand Japan's pharmaceutical industry

The health ministry has compiled an outline of its comprehensive strategy for the country’s pharmaceutical industry, underlining the need for discussions on an expansion of the industry through mergers and acquisitions. In the outline released Monday, the ministry also said that it will consider ...

Aug 11, 2015

91-year-old Sydney man charged with importing cocaine

A 91-year-old retired surgeon has been charged with importing cocaine hidden in soap into Australia, prompting police to warn travelers to beware of being tricked into becoming drug mules. Victor Twartz, of Sydney, was released on bail when he appeared in Sydney’s Downing Center ...

Aug 5, 2015

French Connection ring-linked defendant wants new drug case dropped

A Connecticut man linked by federal authorities to The French Connection heroin ring that spawned an Oscar-winning film of the same name is fighting to have a new drug case against him dismissed, even though he’s pleaded guilty. Alfred Catino, 74, of Danbury, Connecticut, ...

British peer quits House of Lords over cocaine and sex sting

Jul 28, 2015

British peer quits House of Lords over cocaine and sex sting

A member of the upper chamber of Britain’s Parliament resigned Tuesday, apologizing for causing “pain and embarrassment” after he was filmed allegedly snorting cocaine during sessions with sex workers. John Sewel — whose title is Lord Sewel — caved in to pressure, telling parliamentary ...

Bobbi Kristina Brown, Whitney Houston's daughter, dies at 22

Jul 27, 2015

Bobbi Kristina Brown, Whitney Houston's daughter, dies at 22

Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only daughter of pop legend Whitney Houston and singer Bobby Brown, has died at age 22, U.S. media reported Sunday. “She is finally at peace in the arms of God,” the Houston family said in statement cited by Entertainment Tonight ...