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Guilty Chinese trio pinned down by housemaid at Parañaque ‘shabu’ lab

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Three Chinese nationals were each sentenced to two life terms in prison and ordered to pay P10 million each in fines for turning a Parañaque City home into a “shabu” laboratory, where they tried to mask the smell of chemicals using a disinfectant spray and burning incense.

Posted: August 1st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Dutch arrested for operating drug den in Butuan City

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The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency arrested last week a Dutch national suspected of managing a drug den in Butuan City, along with seven of his “customers.”

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

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

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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 »

P24M illegal drugs intercepted at NAIA since Feb.; gov’t hasn’t nailed smugglers

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Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia). INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

In five months since February this year, the Bureau of Customs at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) has intercepted illegal drugs worth P24 million but has not been able to prosecute anybody since senders often use fictitious names and addresses.

Posted: July 15th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

UK ban on stimulant ‘khat’ plant takes effect

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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 »

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