$164m of Cocaine Found in Greek Ship Off Venice
Italian authorities have found cocaine worth $164m hidden inside ventilation ducts on a Greek ship in Venice. Helicopter footage shows a number of customs vessels surrounding the Greek-owned, Atlas bulk carrier. Officials are then shown studying plans of the Liberia flag...
Global Cocaine Production Reaches Record Levels
A recent report reveals that global cocaine production has reached an all-time high as demand surges following Covid lockdowns. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) reported a 35% increase in coca cultivation from 2020 to 2021, resulting...
Legalizing Cannabis Fails to Address Health Risks, UN Says
The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) has warned about the negative health effects and psychotic disorders caused by the increased recreational use of cannabis. The INCB cited data indicating that in all jurisdictions where cannabis has been legalized, there...
Enough Fentanyl to Kill Every Single American Seized in 2022
The amount of fentanyl seized in 2022 was enough to kill each and every individual in the country, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) of the United States Fentanyl is reportedly the most lethal substance which the United States...
North Macedonian Drug Cartel Caught on Mykonos
Members of a drug cartel from North Macedonia, including the 21-year-old daughter of a politician from the country, were arrested on the Greek island of Mykonos. According to Greek police, members of the cartel were selling drugs, such as cocaine...
Jukebox Imported from Greece was Hiding $20 Million Worth of Cocaine
A jukebox imported to Australia from Greece was found to be hiding around 45kg (99 lbs) of cocaine, which was estimated to be worth around $22 million AUD. A total of three men have been arrested in the city of...
Psychedelics and the Eleusinian Mysteries in Ancient Greece
Although most people connect psychedelic drugs to the 1960s and 1970s, they were used extensively throughout much of human history, including in Ancient Greece. Psychedelic drugs, or substances that may be either natural or manmade and alter one's perception of...
Four Britons Arrested in Greece on Cocaine Smuggling Charges
Police in Greece announced on Friday that four British nationals have been arrested on drug smuggling charges after nearly 300 kilograms (660 pounds) of cocaine was found stashed in a shipment of bananas from South America. The suspects were arrested...
Canada to Temporarily Decriminalize Drugs Such as Cocaine, Meth, Ecstasy
Residents of Canada's British Columbia caught with small amounts of drugs like cocaine, meth, and ecstasy (MDMA) won’t face criminal charges or have their drugs confiscated as part of a new three-year trial program in the province. The move comes...
Pablo Escobar “Hated” Cocaine, “Loved Greece,” Claims His Brother Roberto
Roberto Escobar Gaviria, the older brother of the infamous Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, opened up in an interview with the Greek Reporter.