Tag - narcotics



Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Feb 6, 2019
Jury enters second day of deliberations in 'El Chapo' trial
Jurors in the U.S. trial of accused Mexican drug cartel boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman began their second day of deliberations in a federal court in Brooklyn on Tuesday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
May 29, 2018
Bangladesh drug trafficking sweep leaves 86 dead, 7,000 in custody, including Rohingya
Bangladesh police have killed at least 86 people and arrested about 7,000 since launching a crackdown on drug trafficking this month, officials said on Monday, raising fears from rights activists of a Philippines-style war on drugs.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jan 30, 2017
Philippine police suspend anti-drug operations, declare war on rogue cops
Philippine police are suspending their anti-narcotics operation until they have cleansed their ranks of "scalawags," the chief of the force said Monday, following the killing of a South Korean businessmen by rogue officers.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 25, 2016
Drug unit busts 22 members of alleged Nagano 'pot communities'
The alleged marijuana smokers chose sparsely populated parts of Nagano to host music events and get high, a special narcotics unit says.
Japan Times
Sep 12, 2016
Rehab trumped by crackdowns as war on drugs seen failing in Asia
The Philippines has launched a bloody "war on drugs" that has killed at least 2,400 people in just two months, while neighboring Indonesia has declared a "narcotics emergency" and resumed executing drug convicts after a long hiatus.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 3, 2016
Naha yacht bust bags 600 kg drug haul worth ¥42 billion
About 600 kg of illegal stimulant drugs with a street value of some ¥42 billion ($387 million) have been confiscated from a yacht moored at Naha port in Okinawa, investigative sources said Thursday.
Japan Times
Mar 30, 2016
Narcotics flooding into Japan
Japan is becoming a paradise for drug dealers.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 8, 2015
Ex-Toyota exec Hamp walks free; experts divided
Prosecutors have released Julie Hamp after deeming that the 55-year-old American had no ill-intent, given that she had her family send oxycodone pills to relieve knee pain, sources said.
Nov 16, 2013
Aichi politician seized with 3.3 kg of drugs at Chinese airport pleads innocence
An Aichi Prefecture politician currently detained in China for allegedly trying to smuggle over 3.3 kg of narcotics through a local airport last month has pleaded his innocence to Japanese diplomats, sources said Saturday.


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