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Indo-Canadian trucker faces charges in cocaine bust

In a startling turn of events, a 27-year-old Indo-Canadian truck driver from Brampton, Ontario, has found himself at the center of a major drug bust. Manpreet Singh now faces serious charges after authorities intercepted and confiscated a staggering 52 kilograms of suspected cocaine in the province of Ontario.

Cocaine trafficking surges following COVID-19-related slowdown

New York: Routed through new hubs and expanded criminal networks, cocaine trafficking has made a dramatic comeback following an initial slowdown caused by the emergence of COVID-19, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime said on Thursday in a hard-hitting new report.

Nepal: Brazilian national arrested with cocaine from Tribhuvan International Airport

Kathmandu/IBNS:  The Narcotics Control Bureau with the support of Airport Customs Office in Nepal arrested a Brazilian national with 2.1 kilograms cocaine from capital city Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport on Wednesday, media reports said.

Kenya police seize three kg cocaine in coastal city

Mombasa, Kenya, Aug 4 (Xinhua/UNI) Kenyan anti-narcotics police seized 3 kilograms of cocaine worth 11.9 million Kenyan shillings (110,000 US dollars) in the coastal city of Mombasa on Saturday evening.

Sri Lanka publicly destroys 769 kg of cocaine

Colombo, Apr 2 (Xinhua/UNI) Sri Lankan authorities publicly destroyed 769 kg of cocaine, which the police had seized in nationwide raids carried out during the past few years, local media reported on Tuesday.

Cocaine and opium production worldwide hit ‘absolute record highs’ - major threat to public health says UN study

New York, June 27 (IBNS): The scourge of opium-based drugs and cocaine are a bigger global threat to public health and law enforcement than ever before, according to the latest World Drug Report, released on Tuesday by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

UN-backed programme logs record high cocaine seizures at seaports in Latin America and the Caribbean

New York, Apr 26 (IBNS): UN-trained law enforcement units have intercepted huge shipments of illegal drugs being trafficked through seaports this year, including 2.8 tons of cocaine at Brazil’s Port Santos, the largest such seizure in the port’s history.

Spanish drug bust: At least 14 arrested, 3-kilo cocaine seized

Majorca, Sep 3 (IBNS): At least 14 people have been arrested, including 12 Britons, in a drug bust in Spain's Majorca island, reports said.