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CA orders BI to deport British cannabis seed trader straight to UK


The Court of Appeals has ordered the Bureau of Immigration to proceed with the deportation of a British cannabis seed trader facing charges for money laundering and narcotics trafficking in Maine, United States.

Posted: July 20th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

UK ban on stimulant ‘khat’ plant takes effect

In this file picture taken on June 20, 2014, a man holds bundled of the stimulant plant khat (qat), in Harlesden, north west London.  Britain on June 24, 2014 became the latest nation to formally outlaw the herbal stimulant khat, the bushy leaf chewed by many Somalis, Yemenis, Kenyans and Ethiopians. Under a new law, khat is now a "class C drug", making possession punishable by up to two years in jail and supply and production punishable by up to 14 years.  AFP

Authorities at Ninoy Aquino International Airport advised United Kingdom-bound travelers, on Tuesday, about the British government’s banning of the possession of khat plant, a leafy shrub whose leaves contain an addictive stimulant.

Posted: June 24th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Mexican envoy raises questions on reports Sinaloa drug cartel in PH

Ambassador Julio Camarena Villaseñor. Photo from http://www.pcoo.gov.ph

The Mexican Ambassador to the Philippines questioned reports that an infamous Mexican drug cartel was already operating in the country since no Mexican has ever been detained by authorities.

Posted: January 29th, 2014 in Americas,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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Fears of a narco state

Panfilo Lacson and Terry Gould. Photo taken from  Gould's book

The recent Christmas Day police raid on a drug storage facility in a ranch in Lipa, Batangas –rented from paroled convicted killer Antonio Leviste – yielded P420 ($10 million) worth of methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu) and the discovery of a new player in the Philippine drug scene.

Posted: January 5th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

Fil-Am sues US gov’t for wrongful detention


Filipino-American Sharon Arlanza Yost, a US citizen, is suing the US government after she was threatened with deportation and wrongfully detained for seven months by immigration authorities.

Posted: November 13th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »