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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...
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen (l) with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte (Source: Wikimedia)

Cambodian officials have spoken out against the repressive Philippines drug war, and are advocating rehabilitation rather than criminalisation of people who use drugs...

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The continued implementation of a discriminatory South Korean drug policy is perpetuating long-standing misconceptions about Westerners’ involvement in illegal...
Drug Education: Social Skills for Harm Reduction

At the conference, Drug Education: Social Skills for Harm Reduction (Source: Facebook)

The year is off to an interesting start for the future of Thailand’s drug policy. On January 5, officials gathered for a two-day conference entitled Drug Education...
Prayer and religious activity is a part of drug treatment in most Hong Kong centres

12 of the 15 NGOs running in-patient drug rehabilitation centres require religious activity as part of “treatment” (Source: Pixabay)

The dominance of Christian-based drug rehabilitation services in Hong Kong has created significant barriers for those seeking treatment. State-run in-patient drug...
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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