News briefing – week beginning Monday 11 August

•California Assembly votes to reduce penalties for the sale of crack cocaine •South African cabinet minister under investigation for alleged involvement with cocaine-smuggling syndicate •Argentine Supreme Court Judge announces national rise in drug-trafficking operations •An international drug-smuggling and money-laundering ring was dismantled in the Dominican Republic •A 78-year old US doctor was found guilty of…

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News briefing – week beginning Monday 21 July

Kentucky senator proposes tougher US cocaine-sentencing laws UK government survey shows significant increase in domestic drug use over 10-year period •A Puerto Rico-based cocaine trafficking ring faced drug charges in the US • Bulgaria’s State Agency for National Security announced the dismantlement of a major heroin-trafficking group • In Los Angeles, a smuggler was sentenced…

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