AJ Impact

US prosecutors open criminal probe of opioid makers, distributors

Federal investigators in Brooklyn already sent subpoenas to four pharmaceutical firms and two drug distributors.

US prosecutors open criminal probe of opioid makers, distributors

Death penalty

Malaysia court overturns death penalty for Australian grandmother

In unanimous decision, Federal Court rules drug trafficking conviction of Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto unsafe.

Malaysia court overturns death penalty for Australian grandmother

Human Rights

'Are you afraid?': Philippines' Robredo defiant over drugs war

Vice president says she remains determined to stop drug killings after Duterte sacked her from key post after 19 days.

'Are you afraid?': Philippines' Robredo defiant over drugs war

Europe

Submarine packed with cocaine captured in Spain

Two of the crew were captured, but one managed to swim away and escape.

Submarine carrying $110m of cocaine captured in Spanish waters

United Nations

Mekong countries and the UN join forces to fight drug scourge

Ministers on Friday agreed to regularly share intelligence and carry out more coordinated anti-trafficking operations.

Mekong countries and the UN join forces to fight drug scourge

Asia

Hundreds killed in Bangladesh drug crackdown: Amnesty

Amnesty International says Bangladesh authorities allegedly responsible for extrajudicial killings.

Thailand

Thailand seizes 176kg of crystal meth in Japan-bound treadmills

Drugs stashed in exercise equipment led authorities to a warehouse with more ready-to-be smuggled narcotics.

Thailand seizes 176kg of crystal meth in Japan-bound treadmills

Europe

Cocaine treasure hunters warned off French beaches

The tide is high, and so are the locals.

Cocaine treasure hunters warned off French beaches

Niger

On the road with Niger's anti-drug trafficking squad

As Niger struggles to contain illicit trade, agents cite violent episodes and say they have become 'prey' in the battle.

On the road with Niger's anti-drug trafficking squad

Opinion

How can Mexico break the cycle of violence?

The Mexican state is not strong enough to wage a war on the cartels or strike peace with them; so what is the solution?

Nicola Morfini

by Nicola Morfini

Nicola Morfini

Latin America

Colombia seeks murderers of indigenous leaders

It is believed a dissident faction of the now-demobilised FARC is responsible for the deaths of 10 people.

Bangladesh

Rohingya man arrested in Bangladesh after $5m drug haul

Special police staged raid on a beach in Cox's Bazar following tip that trawler carrying drugs would land there.

Rohingya man arrested in Bangladesh after $5m drug haul

Asia Pacific

Mindanao mayor on Duterte's 'drug list' killed in Cebu

Navarro was the 13th mayor killed in the Philippines by either police or unknown assailants since June 2016.

Mindanao mayor on Duterte's 'drug list' killed in Cebu

AJ Impact

Opioid settlement: The real cost of Teva's proposed drug giveaway

Israeli drugmaker's plan to give away opioid addiction treatments could be far cheaper than alternatives, review shows.

Opioid settlement: The real cost of Teva's proposed drug giveaway

United States

US opioid epidemic by numbers

From the number of deaths linked to overdoses to the number of lawsuits, a look at the scale of the US opioid crisis.

US opioid epidemic by numbers