Exclusive: Towie’s James Argent On His Cocaine Addiction That Nearly Killed Him | This Morning

After seven years of struggling, Arg is opening up about the true extent of his cocaine addiction for the first time. Having suffered two near-fatal overdoses in October and December last year, Arg admits he hit ‘rock bottom’. But it wasn’t his overdoses that sparked his latest bid to get clean – it was spending … Read more Exclusive: Towie’s James Argent On His Cocaine Addiction That Nearly Killed Him | This Morning

The Virus Pandemic Is Disrupting the Illegal Drug Trade

The novel-coronavirus pandemic is disrupting the illicit drug trade through increased border controls, reduced air traffic and supply shortages, though the outbreak’s economic fallout may lead to more people getting involved in the business, a United Nations-sponsored report warned. The upcoming opium harvest in Afghanistan may be hurt by virus-related labor shortages, and cocaine output … Read more The Virus Pandemic Is Disrupting the Illegal Drug Trade

Colombia steps up coca eradication operations during lockdown

Despite a full lockdown in the country, the Colombian government has intensified the manual eradication of coca plants in remote parts of the country. It is the main ingredient for cocaine and is grown in remote parts of the country by growers who depend on the crop for their livelihood. Their representatives, and an international … Read more Colombia steps up coca eradication operations during lockdown

Michael O’Leary: ‘Branson can bail himself out’ during coronavirus crisis

Speaking on the UK’s Sky News, Ryanair boss, Michael O’Leary said that Richard Branson “can bail himself out” and said Virgin Atlantic should not receive Government assistance. Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has told Sky his billionaire rival Sir Richard Branson should not be given a government bailout to save Virgin Atlantic. Mr O’Leary also said … Read more Michael O’Leary: ‘Branson can bail himself out’ during coronavirus crisis

Cocaine trafficker Cassie Sainsbury released from Colombian prison | ABC News

Convicted Australian drug trafficker Cassie Sainsbury has been released from a Colombian prison less than three years into her six-year sentence, her lawyer has confirmed. Read more here: https://ab.co/3bgaGUx For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1 Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ab.co/1svxLVE Go deeper … Read more Cocaine trafficker Cassie Sainsbury released from Colombian prison | ABC News

Give it a rest! Corona-hit US finds time to put $15mn bounty on Maduro

Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro fired back at the US, which is offering a $15 million bounty for information leading to his arrest, dismissing the narco-terrorism charge as a smear to deflect attention from its coronavirus woes. Maduro came out swinging after the US Justice Department, in an almost unprecedented move, indicted the president of the … Read more Give it a rest! Corona-hit US finds time to put $15mn bounty on Maduro

US indicts Venezuela’s Maduro on narco-terrorism charges

The United States Department of Justice has announced that it has indicted Venezuela’s socialist leader Nicolas Maduro and several key aides on charges of narco-terrorism. The department accused them on Thursday of conspiring with Colombian rebels “to flood the United States with cocaine”. “We estimate that somewhere between 200 and 250 metric tonnes of cocaine … Read more US indicts Venezuela’s Maduro on narco-terrorism charges

U.S. Indicts Venezuela’s Maduro on Drug-Trafficking Charges With $15 Million Reward

The U.S. indicted Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro for drug trafficking on Thursday, offering a $15 million reward for information leading to his arrest, as the Trump administration ramps up pressure on an adversary it has sought to push aside. The U.S. also indicted 14 key Maduro associates, including former Vice President Diosdado Cabello, offering $10 … Read more U.S. Indicts Venezuela’s Maduro on Drug-Trafficking Charges With $15 Million Reward

Costa Rica seizes 5 tons of cocaine headed for Netherlands

Costa Rican officials say they have seized more than five tons of cocaine, the largest such haul in the Central American country’s history. The Public Security Ministry said the 5,048 kilograms (11,128 pounds) of cocaine were found Saturday evening in a shipping container at the Caribbean port of Moin. The container, supposedly holding ornamental plants, … Read more Costa Rica seizes 5 tons of cocaine headed for Netherlands

Chasing Colombia’s ‘cocaine hippos’

IN THE WORLD PAPERS – February 10, 2020: We turn to Colombia, where the descendants of four hippos owned by Pablo Escobar are beginning to pose a safety and environmental hazard. But first, we look at what Chinese papers are calling a “decisive moment” in the fight against the coronavirus. We also look at revelations in French papers that Beijing has … Read more Chasing Colombia’s ‘cocaine hippos’

“The Real Goodfella” on National Geographic

“The Real Goodfella” is a documentary about the famous American snitch, Henry Hill. Hill was recruited as a child into a violent and loyal mob. He did many things that he “wasn’t proud of” including beatings, protection rackets and other criminal activities. However, the mob deliberately never dealt drugs and killed any member of the … Read more “The Real Goodfella” on National Geographic

“Smugglers” Episode 1, 5th April 2011 on ITV1

This addictive series follows border patrol and customs staff as they try to stem the tide of illegal drugs imports into the UK as well as police duty evasion. The unbelievable scale of drugs smuggling and illegal cigarette imports make for riveting viewing. See how drug smugglers engineer special vehicles, compartments and hiding places for … Read more “Smugglers” Episode 1, 5th April 2011 on ITV1