Drug Trafficking

Members of the Paï-Tavytera community in the Amambay department, eastern Paraguay.

Members of the Paï-Tavytera community in the Amambay department, eastern Paraguay. (Source: Wikimedia)

The illegality of Paraguay’s cannabis trade is fuelling violence in the country, with indigenous communities facing some of the worst consequences. According to...
Turkish police officers were involved in a series of drug raids

A series of raids, involving 2,500 police officers, took place across the Turkish capital on Monday (Source: Wikimedia)

Numerous drug raids have taken place across Turkey this month, including a large-scale anti-trafficking operation in Ankara, as authorities warn that the drug trade is...
Tanzania's security forces

Tanzania's security forces have been urged by authorities to crackdown on drugs (Source: Wikimedia).

Tanzanian authorities claim to be intensifying their crack down on the illegal drug trade, but critics - including some in the government - say that the approach is...
Coca leaf, a mild stimulant, is commonly used among Bolivia's indigenous communities

Coca leaf, a mild stimulant, is commonly used among Bolivia's indigenous communities

The Bolivian government plans to expand the legal production of coca leaves, the raw material from which cocaine is produced, in a bid to reduce illegal cultivation of...
Meth production and problematic use are rising in Iraq

Meth production and problematic use are rising in Iraq (Source: Wikimedia)

Problematic methamphetamine use and production are on the rise in Iraq, and regional instability is preventing the state from responding effectively. Unregulated meth...
Iran executed 10 people for drug offences in the first week of 2017

In the first week of 2017, Iran executed 16 people - 10 of whom were killed for drug offences (Source: Pixabay/Pixabay).

At least ten people were reportedly executed for drug offences in Iran last week, despite authorities having publicly questioned the rationale behind executing people...

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