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Australia smashes $500 mln Hong Kong drug ring
Australia smashes $500 mln Hong Kong drug ring

Australian police have seized half a billion dollars' worth of crystal methamphetamine and heroin after smashing a Hong Kong-linked international drugs syndicate.

Australia smashes $500 mln Hong Kong drug ring
Mobile phones help bolster Uganda's fight against HIV
Mobile phones help bolster Uganda's fight against HIV

Stella Nayiga clutches her mobile phone as she describes the messages that she received punctually every morning and evening for over a year, reminding her to take her antiretroviral (ARV) drugs regularly.

Mobile phones help bolster Uganda's fight against HIV
Mexico's Interior Minister Alejandro Poire. ©REUTERS/Tomas Bravo
Mexican minister suggests mobile app to fight crime

Mexico's interior minister suggested Wednesday that a mobile software app could help crack down on the country's crippling drug-related crime.

Mexican minister suggests mobile app to fight crime
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US regulators approve new weight loss drug

US regulators on Tuesday approved the second new anti-obesity drug in 13 years, Qsymia, for use with exercise and a good diet in people who are obese or overweight with certain medical problems.

US regulators approve new weight loss drug
New drug tunnels found under US-Mexico border
New drug tunnels found under US-Mexico border

US and Mexican authorities have unearthed a 240-yard-long drug smuggling tunnel under their joint border in the state of Arizona, the latest such find in the violence-scarred region.

New drug tunnels found under US-Mexico border
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Methadone linked to 30 percent of painkiller overdoses

The prescription drug methadone is linked to over 30 percent of painkiller overdose deaths, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention Tuesday.

Methadone linked to 30 percent of painkiller overdoses
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VIDEO: Aktau police publicly burnt drugs

Aktau police has celebrated International Day Against Drug Abuse by burning several kilograms of drugs.

VIDEO: Aktau police publicly burnt drugs
Bakytzhan Nuraliyev. Photo courtesy of megapolis.kz
Every fifth Kazakhstan citizen is an alcoholic: expert

The official numbers can be easily multiplied by 10: expert.

Every fifth Kazakhstan citizen is an alcoholic: expert
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Kazakhstan Interior Ministry called doctors to disclose information on drug addicts

There should be an agreement between law-enforcement authorities and Healthcare Ministry to make preventive work by authorities and doctors more efficient: expert.

Kazakhstan Interior Ministry called doctors to disclose information on drug addicts
CARICC to get direct access to Interpol information system
CARICC to get direct access to Interpol information system

A two-day operative meeting of the work group on interrelation between terrorism and illegal drug trafficking is being held in Almaty.

CARICC to get direct access to Interpol information system
President Nursultan Nazarbayev.  Daniyal Okassov ©
In absence of Cold War NATO’s role is obscure: President Nazarbayev

According to him, Western ideology was based on the idea of “the Western system [of values] being the most progressive, whereas the Soviet Union reportedly failing everywhere”.

In absence of Cold War NATO’s role is obscure: President Nazarbayev
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Members of criminal group apprehended in Temirtau with weapons and drugs

Over 40 kg of marijuana and weapons have been seized from six members of an organized criminal group in Temirtau.

Members of criminal group apprehended in Temirtau with weapons and drugs
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U.S. explained details of Central Asia Counternarcotics Initiative

The U.S. wants no access to secret data or security-related information of the host country under the program of countering drug trafficking in Central Asia.

U.S. explained details of Central Asia Counternarcotics Initiative
Assistant SecretaryWilliam R. Brownfield. Photo courtesy of rus.azattyq.org
U.S. eyeing secret data of Kazakhstan intelligence forces

The U.S. have prepared a new project for countering Afghan drug trafficking that will involve five Central Asia states.

U.S. eyeing secret data of Kazakhstan intelligence forces
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Kazakhstan jailed 40 international drug criminals

Central Asian Regional Information and Coordination Center on countering illegal drug-trafficking, took part in apprehension of at least 40 criminals in 2 years.

Kazakhstan jailed 40 international drug criminals
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Over 3 thousand drug addicted children registered in Kazakhstan

49,984 people are registered as drug addicts including 4,595 women and 3,071 children.

Over 3 thousand drug addicted children registered in Kazakhstan
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Afghan heroin trafficking via Kazakhstan decreased

Kazakhstan Interior Ministry commented on the situation with Afghan heroin trafficking via Kazakhstan.

Afghan heroin trafficking via Kazakhstan decreased
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$260 million allocated for drugs countering in Kazakhstan

$230 million has been set aside for border services and customs control authorities of Kazakhstan for reinforcement of drug control.

$260 million allocated for drugs countering in Kazakhstan
Astana cyclist arrested in France for speeding while drunk
Astana cyclist arrested in France for speeding while drunk

Valentin Iglinskiy speeding at over 200 km/h was arrested by Nice police. His blood test showed excess alcohol content.

Astana cyclist arrested in France for speeding while drunk
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Removal of borders in CU to increase flow of heroin to Russia through Kazakhstan

Russian Federal Drug Control Service is concerned that flow of heroin to Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus might intensify in the nearest time.

Removal of borders in CU to increase flow of heroin to Russia through Kazakhstan