Australia offers to pay for two prisoners' keep in Indonesia

Mar 12, 2015

Australia offers to pay for two prisoners' keep in Indonesia

Australia has offered to cover Indonesia’s costs for keeping two Australian heroin traffickers in prison for life if Jakarta grants permanent stays of execution, the foreign minister said Thursday. Australia is lobbying hard to prevent the executions by firing squad of Australians Andrew Chan, ...

Indonesia nearly ready to execute nine foreign drug smugglers

Mar 4, 2015

Indonesia nearly ready to execute nine foreign drug smugglers

Indonesia on Wednesday transferred two Australians early Wednesday in preparation for the execution by firing squad of nine foreigners and an Indonesian condemned for drug smuggling, as diplomatic squabbles persist over the executions. The preparations at the execution site have been completed and four ...

Mexico captures Knights Templar drug cartel leader Gomez

Feb 28, 2015

Mexico captures Knights Templar drug cartel leader Gomez

Servando “La Tuta” Gomez, a former school teacher who became one of Mexico’s most-wanted drug lords as head of the Knights Templar cartel, was captured early Friday by federal police as he tried to sneak out of a house wearing a baseball cap and ...

Feb 25, 2015

Alaska quietly becomes third U.S. state to legalize pot

Alaska on Tuesday became the third U.S. state to legalize marijuana. But the historic day passed with little public acknowledgement in a state with a savvy marijuana culture that has seen varying degrees of legal acceptance of the drug for 40 years. Supporters said ...

Feb 21, 2015

630 kg of illegal drugs seized in 2014; stimulants top list

Japanese customs authorities last year seized 630 kilograms of illegal drugs such as stimulants, cannabis and cocaine, the Finance Ministry said Friday. The figure was down 37 percent from the previous year, but an official at the ministry’s Customs and Tariff Bureau said the ...

Feb 20, 2015

Indonesia says executions of Australians delayed

The execution of two Australian drug smugglers on death row in Indonesia has been delayed by up to one month, the vice president’s office told AFP on Friday. Husain Abdullah, the spokesman for Vice President Jusuf Kalla, said the execution of Andrew Chan and ...

Negligent drug use killed our son: parents

Feb 20, 2015

Negligent drug use killed our son: parents

The parents of a 2-year-old boy who died a year ago after being sedated with the drug propofol are accusing the hospital staff of malpractice. The boy, who underwent surgery at Tokyo Women’s Medical University Hospital in Shinjuku Ward to remove a lymphangioma, died ...