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# narcotics - Saturday 6 October, 2018

Irish man pleads guilty in New York over Silk Road narcotics conspiracy

The Wicklow man was arrested in Ireland in January 2014 and extradited to the United States in July.

# narcotics - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Philippine mayor on president's 'narco list' shot dead in his office

Mariano Blanco, mayor of the town of Ronda, is the latest in a spate of local officials to be slain in recent months.

# narcotics - Sunday 10 April, 2016

The 5 most commonly used illegal drugs in Europe and how much they're worth

A new report released this week gave a breakdown of drug trends in Europe.

# narcotics - Thursday 1 January, 2015

Opinion: Codeine addiction has taken over my life – and yet I don't feel that I can stop

Are there many more codeine users in Ireland out there?

# narcotics - Sunday 1 June, 2014

Opinion: The 'War on Drugs' has failed – let's finally implement policies that make sense

Several drug-related deaths and hospitalisations this month demonstrate how our adherence to an overly-simplistic drug policy is misguided and dangerous.

# narcotics - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

Column: Legislation changes our drugs landscape – but it isn’t a complete solution

It is time to acknowledge that drug and alcohol use is a part of modern society –and a public health issue to be managed, writes Tony Duffin.

# narcotics - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

Rise in 'designer drugs' poses serious health risk: UN report

The report from the International Narcotics Control Board said Europe alone almost one new substance is appearing every week.

# narcotics - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

British grandmother gets death sentence for drugs in Indonesia

An Indonesian court has sentenced Lindsay Sandiford, 56, to death for smuggling cocaine worth $2.5 million into the resort island of Bali.

# narcotics - Wednesday 23 November, 2011

From The Daily Edge Holy drugs: woman tries to smuggle narcotics in hollow Bible Drugs

Holy drugs: woman tries to smuggle narcotics in hollow Bible

Razor knives, a cell phone, ecstasy pills and more than 28 grams of cocaine were found in two hollowed-out bibles being smuggled into a prison, police in the US say.

# narcotics - Tuesday 21 December, 2010

Traces of heroin discovered at RTÉ, claims The Sun

The Sun claims to have found traces of the drug at RTÉ – Meanwhile, Pat Carey TD has said that the media had now “come home to roost in their own case” after being “judgemental” over the death of model Katy French.