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Crime

$200m Of Ice Found After Van Crashes Into Police Cars Outside Station

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A van carrying 270 kilograms of drugs crashed into parked cars outside a police station, leading officers to a surprise, massive haul of methamphetamine.

National

National

Hero Tourist Helps Police Catch Fleeing Man

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Gold Coast police have chased a man on trail bikes after being allegedly found carrying drugs.

National

National

Coroner Watches Pill Testing Demonstration At Splendour In The Grass

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A pill testing demo at the major Splendour In The Grass music festival has been hailed as a "great" step by its operator.

World

World

Mexican Drug Kingpin 'El Chapo' Sentenced To Life In Prison

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Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín Guzmán, better known as "El Chapo," was sentenced to life plus 30 years in prison by a federal judge on Wednesday.

News

News

'Operation Toupee': Police Nab Man With $48K Cocaine Under Wig

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A Colombian man has been arrested at Barcelona airport with half a kilo of cocaine hidden under his wig.

World

World

Airport Officials Twig To Drugs Under Wig

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A Colombian man was detained at Barcelona's international airport after half a kilo of cocaine was found hidden under his over-sized toupee, Spanish police said on Tuesday.

Jarryd Bartle

Jarryd Bartle

When Taking Meth Was A Normal Part Of Life

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Every year, more than 45,000 Australians are arrested over meth, MDMA or amphetamine-related offenses -- but this hardly used to be the case.

Crime

Crime

Flushing Drugs Down The Toilet May Create 'Meth-Gators', Police Warn

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Police are worried about aquatic creatures "hyped up on meth", warning of alligators, ducks and geese getting addicted to drugs flushed down toilets.

News

News

$144 Million Of Cocaine Found Hidden In An Excavator

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A 348-kilogram shipment of cocaine from South Africa arrived in Australia in June, hidden in parcels inside a huge excavator machine.

National

National

The Only Doctor At Lost Paradise Festival Didn't Know How To Intubate

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The one doctor on-site at the Lost Paradise music festival, where a man died, said he was "uncomfortable" at the event.

News

News

The Moment A U.S. Coast Guard Raided A Cocaine-Filled Submarine

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Incredible footage has emerged of the moment a U.S. Coast Guardsman leaps on to a cocaine-filled semi-submerged submarine in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

National

National

Festival Director Tells Coroner Deaths 'Marked Him'

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The director of Sydney electronic music festival Defqon.1 has told a coroner he did not speak to the medical contractor about the doctors who would be provided.

National

National

Festival Death Victim's Body Stiff, Jaw 'Essentially Wired Shut' Before Death

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A young man deemed in need of an immediate transfer to hospital after a drug overdose at a NSW music festival was not put in an ambulance for an hour, an inquest has heard.

Katie Horneshaw

Katie Horneshaw

We All Failed My Sister Before She Became A Killer. We Can't Let It Happen Again.

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My little sister is digging greedily into a mammoth slice of chocolate cheesecake.

News

News

Drug Death Parent Says Teens Need To Be 'Saved From Themselves'

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The mother of a young man who died of a drug overdose at a music festival says measures must be put in place to help young people "save" themselves from harm.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Bizarre Moment Man Literally Falls From The Sky And Runs Off

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All the news you need to know this Tuesday.

National

National

Spotlight On Boat Workers Under Influence Of Drugs On The Job

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The country's peak road association is launching a new water safety campaign after nearly a dozen Sydney ferry deckhands were suspended following drug tests.

National

National

Dead Teen Swallowed Pills 'To Avoid Detection', Festival Inquest Hears

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A 19-year-old girl who died after an MDMA overdose took up to three pills in close proximity to avoid detection by police, a Sydney inquest has heard.

National

National

Tragic Warning After Young Man's Accidental Caffeine Powder Overdose

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The grieving parents of a young man who died after accidentally ingesting a lethal amount of caffeine have issued a warning in the hope it might "save someone's life".

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Human Bones Found Hanging On Cafe Door

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All the news you need to know this Friday.

Updated

Updated

Police Seize A Mammoth 500 Kilograms Of Meth In Major Drug Bust

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Four men have been charged after half a tonne of an "absolutely pure form of crystal methylamphetamine" was discovered by Police.

World

World

Close To 40kgs Of Cocaine Found On Plane Carrying Brazil President's G20 Entourage

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The Brazilian President has been left red-faced after one of his airforce officers was allegedly caught with 39 kilograms of cocaine.

Crime

Crime

Everything You Need To Know About Strip Searching Laws

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A judge has just awarded a Sydney man more than $112,000 after finding he was strip searched illegally by police -- but what exactly constitutes an illegal strip search?

National

National

Australia's Ice And Cocaine Capitals Revealed

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Australians are consuming more drugs than ever before. 

Crime

Crime

'Don't Do Drugs In Bali': Woman's Warning After Indonesia Charge

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An Australian woman on trial for drug possession in Bali has issued a warning to other people who might be thinking of talking the path she allegedly did. 

News

News

The Government Backs Down On Making 'Poppers' Illegal

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It was seen as an attack on the LGBT community, with research suggesting 90,000 gay and bisexual men could be prosecuted or fined because of the proposed ban.

Crime

Crime

'Largest Meth Bust' On Australian Shores Discovered In Stereo Speakers

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Border force officials have intercepted more than $1 billion worth of ice in what authorities say is the largest ever seizure of the drug on Australian shores.

National

National

Drug-Filled Apple Thrown Over Prison Fence

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Prison officers have stepped in after a man allegedly threw an apple filled with drugs over a prison wall in the NSW Southern Highlands. 

10 News First

10 News First

First NSW Prison To Use Full Body Scanners To Detect Drugs, Weapons Smuggled In

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EXCLUSIVE: A prison north-west of Sydney has begun using full body X-rays to expose inmates who may be hiding contraband - namely up where ‘the sun don’t shine’.

Updated

Updated

Racehorse Owner Accused Of Smuggling Cocaine Refused Bail

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A high-profile race horsing figure accused of using coded text messages to smuggle millions of dollars worth of cocaine will remain behind bars after being refused bail.

Crime

Crime

Police Dismantle Alleged 'Ice Castle' Drug Syndicate

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An alleged drug and firearms supply syndicate operating in NSW has been busted by police.

Crime

Crime

55 People Charged After Drug Busts In Affluent Sydney Suburbs

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Fifty-five people have been charged after police seized a wide variety of illicit drugs and a whopping $63,000 in cash.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Weatherman Slams 'Bachelorette' Fans During Tornado Warning

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All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Man Dies Mid-Air After Ingesting 246 Cocaine Bags

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All the news you need to know this Tuesday.

10 News First

10 News First

Police Dismantle Drug Lab Inside Luxury Adelaide Airbnb Rental

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The "sophisticated" meth lab was set up inside the holiday home in just 24 hours.

National

National

Highest In The World: Half Of Aussie Drug Users Report Encounters With Police

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From sniffer dogs to roadside drug tests, more than half of Australian drug users report an interaction with police.

World

World

Preschooler Brings Handfuls Of Crack Cocaine To Class

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Close to two dozen packs of crack cocaine have been discovered in the pocket of a preschooler at a Roman Catholic Church in Philadelphia.

National

National

Harriet Wran Admits Relapse But Avoids Jail For Drugs And Stolen Goods

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Harriet Wran, the drug addict daughter of former NSW Premier Neville Wran, has been spared jail after admitting to possessing drugs and stolen goods.

News

News

The University Students Taking 'Study Drugs' To Cram For Exams

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During their final exams, hundreds of thousands of university students will resort to taking 'study drugs' to cram for finals and get an edge over their classmates.

Crime

Crime

Mum Who Killed Young Son In Crash While High On Meth Has Bail Revoked

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Stacey Panozzo cried as police told an Adelaide court she'd again been caught driving under the influence of meth.

World

World

U.S. City Becomes The First To Decriminalise 'Magic' Mushrooms

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Colorado's capital Denver -- long known for being at the forefront of the push for drug reform -- has just become the first city in the United States to decriminalise magic mushrooms.

News

News

Women Buy Box Of Lego, Find $40K Of Meth Inside

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Three Georgia women bought a box of Lego while visiting a South Carolina consignment shop, only to find that the box was actually filled with about $40,000 worth of methamphetamine.

Crime

Crime

Man Allegedly Floods Hotel With 400,000 Litres Of Water, Found Holding Mop

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A man allegedly flooded a Melbourne hotel with 400,000 litres of water by opening fire hydrants on 18 floors. 

World

World

Cocaine, Xanax And Ketamine Found In Shrimp

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UK scientists have discovered a number of man-made chemicals in river shrimps, including pharmaceuticals and pesticides -- however, cocaine was found the most frequently out of all compounds.

Crime

Crime

Elderly Couple Accidentally Sent 20 Kilograms Of Meth

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A man has been charged after an elderly couple was accidentally delivered nearly 20 kilograms of methylamphetamine to their door.

Life

Life

Whether Drug-Fuelled Or Sober, 'God Encounters' Make Us Happier

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A new study has found that mystical "God encounter experiences" can make people happier -- regardless of whether they are drug-induced or not.

News

News

Parrot Arrested For Tipping Off Dealers About Drug Raid

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A very clever and loyal parrot was detained in Northern Brazil after squawking "mum, the police!" as officers prepared to swoop on a drug den.

Crime

Crime

Cuban Revolutionary's Face Printed On Huge Sydney Cocaine Haul

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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

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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

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It's Breaking Bad turned real.

Health

Health

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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All the news you need to know this Thursday.

Crime

Crime

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

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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

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All the news you need to know this Thursday.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

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

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All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

Politics

Politics

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

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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

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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

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All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

World

World

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

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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

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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?

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I have no idea how to be a parent.

National

National

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

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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

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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

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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.