Drug trafficking: NDLEA officers arrest 2 at Lagos airport

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Friday said its men had arrested two travellers at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos with cocaine and heroin. Mr Mitchell Ofoyeju,spokesperson of the NDLEA, said in a statement in Lagos that one of the suspected drug traffickers hid cocaine in his boxer shorts and his……

Sokoto Hospital Performs 36 Plastic Surgeries In 2 Months

AminuTambuwal, Sokoto State Governor On Plastic Surgeries By Sokoto Hospital NAN, The Noma Hospital, Sokoto, has successfully performed reconstructive surgeries on 36 patients suffering from Cancrum Oris and other related ailments, the Chief Medical Director, Dr Bello Ahmed, said in Sokoto on Wednesday. Ahmed told a team of newsmen who were on facility tour of…

NAFDAC confiscates expired drugs worth N1m in Niger

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Monday said it had seized unregistered and expired drugs worth N1 million from Niger state. Mr Anikoh Ibrahim, the State Coordinator of NAFDAC, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna that they were seized when they raided patent shops in Minna,……

China arrests 168,000 suspects for drug-related crimes in 2016

Chinese Police have arrested 168,000 suspects for drug production or trafficking and solved 140,000 drug-related criminal cases in 2016, the National Narcotics Control Commission said on Wednesday. Police seized 82.1 tonnes of drugs, including heroin, methamphetamines and ketamine in 2016, the commission said in a report, adding that the spread of drug-related crimes had been……

Research uncovers breakthrough with breast cancer drug: study

New research finds more patients suffering from breast cancer could be treated with a drug previously thought to only help those with a genetic gene deficiency. Study researcher Dr. Peter Simpson told Xinhua that when there’s a mutation or deficiency in specific genes, a person can become more susceptible to develop breast cancer. “The BRCA1……

Philippines edges closer to death penalty return for serious drug offences

Philippine lower house lawmakers overwhelmingly approved the re-imposition of capital punishment for serious drug offences on Tuesday, clearing another hurdle in President Rodrigo Duterte’s drive to use death as deterrence against crime. Voting 216 to 54 with one abstention, lawmakers passed the third and final reading the bill to bring back the death penalty, but……

New Zealand relies on migrants as ‘locals can’t pass drug tests’- PM

New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English said Monday his country has to rely on immigrant workers because many locals can’t pass workplace drug tests. English made the comments to journalists when answering questions about New Zealand’s rising immigration numbers. The country recorded a net migration gain of 71,300 in the year up to Jan. 31……

Nigerians In South Africa Under Attack

Nigerians living in South African have cried out following the re-emergence of another Xenophobic attack on Nigerians by nationals. South Africans on Saturday were reported to have attacked Nigerians and their businesses. The attack which led to looting of properties belonging to Nigerians living in Pretoria West was reported to have started at about 4:00am……

China set to tighten regulation on food, drugs

China will tighten regulation and revise standards on an extensive range of food and drugs, according to the national food and drug watchdog on Monday. “The State Council has recently issued national safety plans on food and drug safety for the 13th Five-year Plan period (2016 to 2020), calling for improved supervision and safety net,’’……

Court sends 3 convicts to jail over importation of 5.8kg of cocaine

Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday, sentenced three convicts, Okechukwu Nwachukwu, Osita Ilechukwu and Blessing Eluwa to a term of 5 years imprisonment each for cocaine trafficking. The accused were charged by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on three counts bordering on conspiracy, unlawful importation and trafficking of restricted narcotics. They had……

Police arrest French man accused of mailing drugs to Australian outback town

A French man was arrested and charged for allegedly posting illicit drugs from his home country to a remote Australian outback town, police said on Monday. The 30-year-old man posted two packages of cocaine and cannabis from France to an address in Yulara, north of Uluru, a popular tourist destination in central Australia, said local……

Philippine Catholic Church says drug war behind ‘reign of terror’ on poor

The Philippines’ Catholic Church has assailed President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs for creating a “reign of terror” among the poor in sermons read at mass across the country this weekend, three church sources said on Saturday. Rodrigo Duterte won the 2016 Philippine presidential election on May 9 promising to kill tens of thousands of……