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Crime

Crime

Cuban Revolutionary's Face Printed On Huge Sydney Cocaine Haul

1 min read

Authorities have uncovered a huge quantity of cocaine which was set to hit Sydney's streets.

Crime

Crime

'On Demand' Drug Dealers Selling Ice Like Food Delivery Service, Police Allege

1 min read

Police have compared a Melbourne drug ring to food delivery services, offering 'ice' on demand to traffickers across Victoria.

Life

Life

A Fast Food Joint Is Dropping CBD-Infused Burgers On 4/20 Day

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US-based fast food joint Carl's Jr. is adding burgers infused with Cannabidiol or 'CBD' to its menu on April 20.

World

World

Professor Allegedly Solicited His Students To Produce MDMA In Class

1 min read

It's Breaking Bad turned real.

Health

Health

Cannabis Users May Need Up To Double The Amount Of Anaesthesia In Surgery

2 min read

People who regularly use cannabis may need more than twice the usual dose of anaesthesia for surgery, a U.S. study suggests.

Health

Health

Aussies Are Highly Likely To Combine Sex With Drugs And Alcohol

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Australians are no strangers to combining sex with drugs and alcohol, according to a new study.

Crime

Crime

Large-Scale Meth Lab Discovered In Sydney Penthouse, Assault Rifle Seized

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Five men have been arrested after police allegedly discovered a large-scale 'ice' lab in Sydney's inner west.

Crime

Crime

Harriet Wran Pleads Guilty To Ice Possession, Three Years After Prison Release

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Harriet Wran has had a privileged up bringing but that hasn’t stopped her life once again spiralling out of control.

National

National

What Happens To Past Convictions When Cannabis Is Legalised?

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When Canada became the latest country to legalise cannabis last year, it was widely hailed a turning point, away from the so-called 'war on drugs'.

Jarryd Bartle

Jarryd Bartle

Why Sending Criminals To Jail Isn't The Best Way To Keep Us Safe

6 min read

Violence has been part of all human societies since time immortal and this is unlikely to dramatically change any time soon.

Sydney

Sydney

Harriet Wran Allegedly Found With Drugs And Stolen Goods

1 min read

Harriet Wran, the daughter of a former NSW premier, is in serious trouble with police after an incident at a petrol station.

Crime

Crime

Harriet Wran Arrested Over Drug Possession

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The daughter of former NSW Labor Premier Neville Wran has been arrested for drug possession.

Jarryd Bartle

Jarryd Bartle

Are There Health Benefits In Tripping Out Of Your Mind?

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For decades, psychedelics such as LSD, magic mushrooms, mescaline and DMT have been depicted as gateway drugs to madness, but recent research seems to indicate they may actually help keep us sane.

Crime

Crime

Man Drove Down Wrong Side Of Road In A Bid To Avoid The Tolls

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This was allegedly all about trying to save money, but it landed him in custody.

Crime

Crime

V8 Supercar And $140,000 Cash Seized In Drug Raids

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Seven people will face court on Tuesday following a 'large scale' investigation into a drug supply ring.

Views

Views

Why Police Are Vital To The Success Of Pill Testing

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I am not only disappointed but also quietly infuriated by Premier Berejiklian's announcement of a pilot of an increased law and order response as her answer to the festival drug problem.

Matt Noffs

Matt Noffs

After A Deadly Summer Of Music Festivals, There's Only One Thing To Do

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The summer of 2018-19 has been one of our most lethal.

National

National

Rural And Remote Australians Are Drinking Daily And At Risky Levels

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People living in areas outside of major cities are more likely to drink alcohol daily and at risky levels.

Crime

Crime

Man Allegedly Digs Bunker Under House To Grow Marijuana

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A man has been arrested after a bunker, dug by hand and allegedly used for growing hydroponic marijuana, was found on a Cairns property.

Crime

Crime

'Sickening' Drug Search And Privacy Screens At Sydney's Central Station

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Police have defended a drug dog operation with "privacy screens" at a busy Sydney train station in the middle of the day, as a politician slammed it as "sickening".

Crime

Crime

Should Drug Dealers Be Charged With Murder?

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When someone dies from taking an illicit drug, there's often a rush to name someone responsible and find a way to prevent it from happening again.

Health

Health

Ketamine Has Been Approved To Treat Depression

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A form of ketamine has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a treatment for depression.

National

National

Australia Has A Cocaine And Meth Problem, U.N. Says, As Drug Deaths Spike

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The alarm has been sounded on Australia's drug problem, with deaths at their highest level since the 1990s plus startling levels of cocaine and methamphetamine use, according to a major United Nations report.

National

National

Australia's Biggest SoberMusic Festival Wants You To Cop A 'Natural High'

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Following a spate of drug-related deaths at NSW music festivals and a subsequent firestorm of debate about government policy, one event is trying to redefine the party scene from the inside out.

Life

Life

Online Store's 'Cocaine' Bathsalts Sell Out In Minutes

1 min read

Nothing says 'relax' like a kilo of your finest coke, right?

News

News

Brekky Wrap: Mother Of Three Explains Why She Co-Sleeps With All Of Her Kids

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Thursday.

Crime

Crime

'It’s Coloured Pills That Kill': Accused Drug Dealer Wants Pill Testing

2 min read

A man accused of dealing drugs at music festivals has sensationally blamed the government for lethal pills.

Crime

Crime

Two Women Charged With Supplying Drugs At Secret Garden Music Festival

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Ten people are due to face court on drug charges following a police operation at day one of the Secret Garden music festival in south-west Sydney.

World

World

El Chapo's Sons Charged With Drug Trafficking

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Two sons of convicted Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman have been charged with drug trafficking, according to an indictment released Thursday by the Department of Justice.

Crime

Crime

Refugee Who Starred In TV Ad Charged Over $36M Ice Plot

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An Iranian national who appeared in an insurance ad encouraging migrants to become small business owners has been charged over an alleged plot to bring $36 million of the drug ice into Sydney. 

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Man Violently Attacks His Attorney After Getting 47-Year Jail Sentence

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Thursday.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

A Father Has Been Arrested For Slapping His Stepdaughter's Bully

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

Politics

Politics

'Potential To Save Lives': ACT Approves Pill Testing Trial At Music Festival

2 min read

A pill testing trial has been approved at Canberra's Groovin The Moo music festival, with the ACT government saying it had a "responsibility" to explore the measure.

Crime

Crime

Drug Dogs Are Sniffing Out The Wrong Crims: Study

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More evidence has shown drug dog programs fail in what they set out to achieve, with suppliers slipping through the nets that pick up low-level drug users and marijuana smokers.

Crime

Crime

El Chapo To Join Notorious Terrorists, Prisoners At 'Alcatraz Of The Rockies'

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Notorious drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is expected to join a roster of infamous inmates when he begins serving his sentence.

National

National

Teenage Girls Rushed To Hospital After Suspected Overdose At School

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Four teenage girls have been rushed to hospital from a school in the Gold Coast after reportedly overdosing on an "unknown substance" on Friday.

National

National

The Hidden Meth Scourge Infesting Suburban Aussie Homes

2 min read

Our health and home could be affected by the nation's growing meth problem, and we may not even know it.

World

World

Sri Lanka Is On The Hunt For 'Moral' Hangmen

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If you're a man aged 18 to 45 with "strong moral character" and "mental strength" the Sri Lankan prison system might have a job for you.

World

World

The Craziest Details From The "El Chapo" Trial

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Shooting bazookas with his family. Burying a rival alive. A naked escape through a sewer system. These were just a few days in the life of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Police Hunt Mother Trying To Find Son A Date

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

World

World

Notorious Drug Lord "El Chapo" Convicted In U.S. Trial

7 min read

After nearly three months of testimony and six days of deliberation about a vast drug-smuggling conspiracy steeped in violence, a jury has convicted infamous Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.

National

National

Music Festival Cancelled After Organisers 'Blindsided' By $200,000 NSW Cop Bill

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A boutique Central Coast music festival has been forced to cancel one week out from the event, citing an unexpected $200,000 bill imposed on it by the New South Wales government.

World

World

Vet Who Smuggled Heroin Inside Puppies Sentenced To Six Years In Prison

2 min read

A veterinarian who conspired to smuggle heroin into the United States using puppies as drug mules has been sentenced to six years in federal prison.

Updated

Updated

Drug Bust: Police Warn Mexican Cartels Targeting Australia

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The Australian Federal Police have warned Australians one of the largest Mexican drug cartels is targeting the nation.

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

As Festival Deaths Climb, How Do I Talk To My Teenagers About Drugs?

6 min read

I have no idea how to be a parent.

National

National

Selling MDMA In Shops Could Be A Smart Move, Drug Experts Say

3 min read

Young people are dying after taking party drugs -- so could the solution be to sell them in pharmacies instead?

Crime

Crime

Festival Drug Crackdown: Seventeen Year Old Busted With 600 Pills

2 min read

An underaged drug dealer has been caught trying to smuggle large amounts of MDMA into a Sydney music festival. 

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Popstar Apologises For Nazi Swastika T-Shirt

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Monday.

Crime

Crime

On-The-Spot Fines For Drug Possession Are Now In Effect

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On-the-spot fines for drug possession instead of court notices set to revolutionise the system.

National

National

'I Can't Imagine What You Go Through': Emotional Scenes As Pill Testing Petition Delivered

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A petition with 100,000 signatures calling for pill testing to be introduced was delivered to NSW parliament house on Friday morning, as authorities prepared for a long weekend of music festivals.

National

National

Meet The Machine That Gives The DNA Of A Pill Right Down To The Type Of Paint

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In a crowded room in Sydney, pill testing advocates unveiled the machine used to analyse drugs, and explained patiently how their process would work to stop overdoses and save lives.

National

National

Premier Says Free Water And 'Chill-Out Zones', Not Pill Testing, Will Keep Festivals Safe

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Pill testing is not the answer, and instead festivals should give out more free water to help drug-affected people, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian claimed.

Crime

Crime

MDMA Found Concealed In Champagne Bottles Being Imported From Europe

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Australian Border Force (ABF) officials have found 96 litres of MDMA concealed in bottles imported from Europe.

World

World

Possible Link Seen Between Opioids And Horrific Birth Defect

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Health officials are looking into a possible link between prescription opioids and a horrific birth defect.

Crime

Crime

Man Charged With Drug Supply May Be Linked To Alex Ross-King

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Police are investigating whether a Central Coast man charged with drug supply may be linked to Alex Ross-King, the 19-year-old who died after attending FOMO music festival on the weekend.

Crime

Crime

How They Nabbed An International Crime Syndicate Operating In Aussie Skies

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Eight members of an alleged Vietnamese international crime syndicate based in Melbourne responsible for smuggling $20 million worth of illicit drugs into Australia have been arrested.

National

National

Grieving Family Request Meeting With Premier To Discuss Pill Testing

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The grieving family of Alex Ross-King has requested a meeting with Gladys Berejklian to discuss pill testing and other harm reduction measures.

Crime

Crime

Coroner's Inquest To Investigate Music Festival Drug Deaths

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The NSW coroner will hold an inquest into a spate of drug-related deaths at music festivals this summer, as calls grow for the government to approve a pill testing trial.

Matt Noffs & Shelley Smith

Matt Noffs & Shelley Smith

You're Not Protecting Young Lives If You Look The Other Way On Pill Testing

4 min read

We have now lost five young people in less than five months.

National

National

'More Dangerous Drugs Than Ever': Why Are So Many Young Australians Dying?

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Decades of failure in public policy and a drug market "more dangerous than ever" have contributed to a "perfect storm" of festival summer deaths, experts say.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Woman Charges Boyfriend $70 If He Gets Home Late

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All the news you need to know this Monday.

Exclusive

Exclusive

Devastated Family Of Teen Who Died After FOMO Festival Begs Premier For Pill Testing

5 min read

"Premier, please. Can we have this pill testing done?"

National

National

Festival Drug Smuggler Ashamed Of Her 'Extremely Immature Decision'

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An 18-year-old woman who put 394 MDMA capsules inside her body and smuggled them into a music festival has narrowly avoided jail.

Crime

Crime

More Than $12 Million Worth Of 'Liquid Ecstasy' Seized

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Police have seized what may be Australia's largest ever haul of a liquid dance-party drug referred to as "coma in a bottle".

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Teacher Caught Allegedly 'Masturbating' Under Desk During Lesson

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Thursday.

National

National

Beyond The Valley Festival Death: Snake Venom Found In Reveller's Blood

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The family of a university student who died after attending the Beyond The Valley music festival have discredited claims he died from a drug overdose. 

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Uber Driver Admits To Murdering Six Strangers Between Jobs Because He 'Wanted To'

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Tuesday.

Jarryd Bartle

Jarryd Bartle

We Can Lecture Kids About Bad Decisions, But Only If We Keep Them Alive

4 min read

Why do young people take drugs, despite the risk to their health?

Views

Views

Former Police Commissioner: We Need Pill Testing Not More Arrests

3 min read

The latest in a series of tragic festival deaths, this time in Victoria, is yet another nail in the coffin of the failed “Just Say No” strategy on drug use.

National

National

Here Are Just Some Of The Experts Who Back Pill Testing

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While still stubbornly opposing pill testing at festivals, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian appears to have extended the invitation to experts to prove her wrong.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Woman Rejects New Year's Eve Kiss On Live TV

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

National

National

'This Doesn't Need To Be The Summer Of Festival Deaths': Pleas For Drug Reform

4 min read

A family is mourning the death of their 22-year-old son from a suspected drug overdose at a music festival, as debate returns to pill testing.

National

National

Warning Issued Over 'Extremely Dangerous Orange Pill'

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A festival held across Victoria, Tasmania, NSW and WA has alerted party-goers to a mysterious drug currently in circulation around the country.

News

News

Lost Paradise Festival Death: How The Drugs Are Getting In

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Roast chickens and secret compartments in Vegemite jars, these are some of the shocking lengths party-goers are taking to sneak drugs into Lost Paradise.

National

National

One Man Dead After Taking 'Unknown Substance' At Music Festival

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A man has died and two others have been rushed to hospital after taking an unknown substance at a music festival near Gosford.

News

News

Australian Navy Seizes Almost A Tonne Of Heroin In Arabian Sea

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Over 900 kilograms of heroin, with a street value of $279 million, was seized by Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat in recent days.

World

World

Drug Smugglers Arrested After High-Speed Water Chase

1 min read

Through salty waves and nautical winds, three alleged drug smugglers sped away from the law.

Exclusive

Exclusive

Two Drivers Test Positive To Every Drug In Testing List: Police

2 min read

Police have revealed that since cocaine testing for drivers was introduced in July in NSW, they have busted two drivers found to have every drug on the test list in their system.

National

National

Father Of Dead Schoolie Calls For 'Nangs' To Be Regulated

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Nitrous oxide should be regulated, warned the father of a Sydney teenager who fell to his death from a Gold Coast balcony after reportedly using the substance.

David Caldicott

David Caldicott

Opposing Pill Testing Is The ‘Climate Change Denial’ Of Drugs Policy

5 min read

Another death at a NSW Festival, and again, talk turns to pill testing.

Matt Noffs & Shelley Smith

Matt Noffs & Shelley Smith

There's Only One Rational Response To The Death At Knockout Games Of Destiny

3 min read

Less than three months after two young people died at Defqon.1 festival, we’ve seen another terrible event.

Updated

Updated

Police Name 19-Year-Old Who Died At Sydney Dance Party

3 min read

A teenager is dead and three others were placed into induced comas following suspected drug overdoses at the 'Knockout Games of Destiny" Dance Party.

Crime

Crime

Snort, Pop Or Smoke: Your Suburb Decides Your Poison

3 min read

While the use and spread of illicit drug activity in Sydney is wide, the most dangerous drugs have definitive local hotbeds of dealing and usage.

Katie Horneshaw

Katie Horneshaw

I Would Welcome An Ice Injecting Room Next To My Son's School

6 min read

A week before his trouncing at the Victorian state election, Mathew Guy made a promise.

National

National

'Nangs': The Cheap, Accessible And Legal Drug Concerning Health Professionals

2 min read

They're the cheap, quick and easy-to-buy bulbs of gas you use to pump whipped cream -- and health experts are issuing another warning to the teens misusing them.

World

World

Warning After 'Perfect' Couple Found Dead In Bed Together

2 min read

Michelle Avila's parents have warned that their daughter's death is proof that "what looks perfect, is not perfect".

Matt Noffs & Shelley Smith

Matt Noffs & Shelley Smith

Why The Libs Were Wrong On Safe Injecting Rooms

3 min read

The ghost of Nancy Reagan reared her head last week during the ill-fated final days of the Victorian Liberal party’s election campaign.

National

National

The ACT Is Just One Vote Away From Legalising Marijuana

2 min read

Possessing up to 50 grams of cannabis or four marijuana plants for personal use could soon be legal in the Australian Capital Territory.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Amanda Bynes Breaks Silence On Troubled Past

4 min read

Amanda Bynes is finally speaking out in PAPER's annual "Break the Internet" issue.

TV

TV

Kim K Was High On Ecstasy During First Wedding And Sex Tape

1 min read

The reality star is dropping some major bombshells in the latest ep of 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians.'

World

World

Poor Teens In Indonesia Are Getting High Off Menstrual Pads

2 min read

A disturbing trend for years with homeless young people is now under a global spotlight.

World

World

'It's A Big Pothole': Why Canada Is Running Out Of Weed

3 min read

One month on from making it legal, Canada's recreational marijuana supply is dwindling.

World

World

How El Chapo Became One Of The World's Most Notorious Drug Lords

5 min read

The highly-anticipated trial of the man credited with 'revolutionising' the drug-trafficking trade began in the U.S. on Tuesday.

World

World

Australian Bikie Sentenced To Death In Thailand

1 min read

Luke Cook and his Thai wife Kanyarat Wechapitak attempted to smuggle half a tonne of methamphetamine to Australia.

News

News

Painkillers Killing More Aussies Than Heroin, Damning Figures Reveal

4 min read

Deaths from opioid abuse have increased by 62 percent over a decade -- and it's Australian women who are its biggest users.

Crime

Crime

80 Percent Of Defqon Festival Searches Found No Drugs

3 min read

Nearly 200 police worked at the Defqon music festival in September, an arrangement the Greens have called a "harmful waste of resources".

News

News

Tough New Laws For Drug Dealers Responsible For Music Festival Deaths

3 min read

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said a new offence of drug supply causing death will be created, following "expert" panel recommendations.

News

News

Former AFL Player Shane Mumford Filmed 'Snorting' White Powder

1 min read

Video showing the former AFL player snorting what appears to be a white powder has been circulated online.

National

National

Mother's Heartache Over 'Trusting' Daughter's GBH Death

1 min read

Katrina Gavan spent her 34th birthday watching her only child have her life support switched off.

Politics

Politics

Why The Gay Community Is Upset About The Government Banning Leather Cleaner

3 min read

A plan to restrict a sex aid to the same drug category as heroin and ecstasy has been slammed as "ridiculous".