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Tajikistan Eradicates Opium…And Marijuana?

March 13, police in Tajikistan burned more than 722.3 kilograms of seized drugs, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. The destroyed substances included 43 kilos of heroin and 11.2 kilos of opium.

Jamaica to Decriminalize Ganja This Year?

There has been mounting speculation in recent months that Jamaica is really about to finally decriminalize ganja (as it is ubiquitously called there, even in official circles), and now there is something approaching official confirmation.

Michoacán: Paramilitarization of Community Police?

Mexico's federal government signed an accord with Michoacán's "community police" network January 27, calling for the self-defense militias to be incorporated into the official security forces. The pact was signed by Alfredo Castillo, the governmen...

Brazil: Prison Violence Spills into Streets of Maranhão

The ongoing prison crisis in Brazil's impoverished northeastern state of Maranhão again made brief headlines this week after newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo released a gruesome video of gang warfare victims inside the violence-pl...

Afghan Opium Production Hits Record High

The latest Afghanistan Opium Survey, released November 13 by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), finds that the country produced record levels of poppy in 2013. Total production reached 5,500 tons -- up by nearly 50% over last year's figure of 3,700. Cultivation...

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