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# drugs - Yesterday’s News

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# drugs - Friday 26 August, 2016

Police in Philippines tell drug users to kill dealers and burn their homes

“You know who the drug lords are. Would you like to kill them? Go ahead.”

# drugs - Thursday 25 August, 2016

Gardaí have seized up to €2 million worth of drugs in the past week

This week, Gardaí have seized drugs, weapons and cash in five operations in Louth, Meath, and Dublin. They also said they have seized 20 weapons, including five assault rifles and a submachine gun so far this year.

Substance abuse: More than 20 doctors referred for help

The figures are in the latest Medical Council annual report.

# drugs - Wednesday 24 August, 2016

FactCheck: Are there fewer gardaí dealing with a growing drugs problem?

Sinn Féin TD Seán Crowe recently made some alarming claims on this issue. FactCheck puts them under scrutiny.

# drugs - Monday 22 August, 2016

Police in Philippines kill over 700 people in crackdown on drugs

Hundreds of killings have taken place since President Rodrigo Duterte came to power in June.

Vogue Williams will NOT be taking hallucinogenic drugs as part of RTÉ show

The presenter had said earlier this year that she would be doing so for her series On The Edge.

Counterfeit pills found at Prince's estate contained drug 50 times more powerful than heroin

Autopsy results released in June show Prince died of an accidental fentanyl overdose.

Heroin worth €200k seized as gardaí stop and search two UK reg vehicles

They were stopped on the M1 just south of the border.

# drugs - Sunday 21 August, 2016

New painkiller is as powerful as morphine - but without the dangerous side-effects

The synthetic drug, PZM21, also does not produce addiction.

# drugs - Friday 19 August, 2016

Mexican police 'gunned down 22 civilians during drug raid'

It has been called one of the bloodiest battles in Mexico’s decade-long campaign against drug gangs.

# drugs - Thursday 18 August, 2016

From The42 Barr now lives with the rare agony of 4th, the best and worst place away from the podium Rio 2016

Barr now lives with the rare agony of 4th, the best and worst place away from the podium

The niggling questions over winning athletes can add to any mixed feelings.

All in an afternoon: Almost €750,000 worth of drugs seized in Dublin and Limerick

Gardaí in Dublin and Limerick seized drugs, firearms, and ammunition yesterday as part of their crime-prevention operation.

# drugs - Wednesday 17 August, 2016

Guns, cocaine, cannabis, benzos and Xanax all seized in Limerick

Gardaí have valued the find at €126,000.

# drugs - Monday 15 August, 2016

Two Irish men charged in Australia after major drugs seizure

The Dublin men have been named as Harry McNab and Darren O’Brien.

'The gardaí don't have a handle on it like they used to': Concern at drop in drug unit officers

In Dublin alone, numbers have dropped from 147 to 114.

# drugs - Friday 12 August, 2016

6,000 drug needles found in tiny Dublin city centre park every year

A special needle disposal bin has been placed in the park to help combat the problem.

# drugs - Tuesday 9 August, 2016

High Court orders deportation of South African man, with his children remaining here

The man had previously been jailed here for the possession and sale of drugs.

# drugs - Monday 8 August, 2016

Man charged after 24 concert-goers became sick eating drug-laced sweets at Ohio festival

Authorities say all those sickened are expected to recover.

# drugs - Friday 5 August, 2016

People are risking their lives making super-strength cannabis in the UK

Butane hash oil is made using large amounts of flammable gas which can explode.

Number of gardaí in place to tackle drug dealers still falling, new figures show

There are nine garda divisions around the country with five or less guards committed to tackling drugs.

# drugs - Sunday 31 July, 2016

Man to appear in court after €442,000 worth of ecstasy and cocaine found in Dublin apartment

He is due to appear before Dublin District Court at a later date.

# drugs - Saturday 30 July, 2016

Over €440,000 worth of ecstasy and cocaine seized after men stopped in Dublin city centre

The men, both aged in their 20s, were searched on Aston Quay.

# drugs - Friday 29 July, 2016

Hospitals told to be on the lookout for patients who have taken lethal 'designer drug'

Five deaths in Ireland have been linked to fentanyl-related substances.

Cocaine worth €420k seized in gangland task force crackdown

Two men aged in their 30s have been arrested.

# drugs - Thursday 28 July, 2016

Warning about 'designer drug' after spate of overdoses in Cork and Dublin

The HSE believes a more potent drug is being sold as heroin.

Public bins for getting rid of drugs are being rolled out up North, but could they be introduced here?

Ireland is due a new National Drugs Strategy next year.

# drugs - Friday 22 July, 2016

Banned: The government is about to make some benzos and other prescription drugs illegal

The Misuse of Drugs Bill 2016 passed through the Dáil yesterday.

# drugs - Friday 15 July, 2016

The 'War On Drugs' is driving a global epidemic of HIV, TB and hepatitis

Major new study says jails hothouse infectious diseases, which are then passed on to the wider community.

# drugs - Sunday 10 July, 2016

Weed makes you less likely to feel rewards

It suggests the drug “hijacks” the rewards system.

# drugs - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

Irishman arrested in Spain after a year on the run

He had admitted supplying amphetamines but failed to appear in court for his sentencing in February last year.

# drugs - Sunday 3 July, 2016

NZ police find record €9m cocaine haul in diamante-encrusted horse head

The 35 kg shipment had been air-freighted from Mexico to Auckland where it was detected.

# drugs - Saturday 2 July, 2016

Senator: Sex addiction is causing devastation in some Irish families

Senator Frances Black said the devastation it causes to families is just as palpable as if their family member were addicted to drugs, alcohol or gambling,

Three men charged after €290k cannabis haul in Laois

The men are aged from their mid-20s to mid-50s.

# drugs - Friday 1 July, 2016

Man who attempted to smuggle drugs to pay for daughter's operation jailed

The Ecuadorian man’s two daughter and former partner have since gone missing after an earthquake.

# drugs - Sunday 26 June, 2016

'I just wanted to boast about it': Melissa Reid speaks out on drug smuggling incident

The Scottish woman was arrested along with Michaella McCollum back in 2013.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Here’s what you need to know as you start your Sunday.

Large quantity of cannabis found hidden with frozen meat in Rosslare

The drugs were in an unaccompanied container that had arrived from France.

# drugs - Thursday 23 June, 2016

Ireland should stop wasting resources on arresting people caught with small amounts of drugs

Director of Help Not Harm, Graham de Barra, suggests we need a compassionate and evidence-based approach to drugs and addiction

# drugs - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

Drugs mule Melissa Reid released from prison in Peru

The Scottish woman is on the way back to the UK.

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