Drugs

'World should watch NZ's drug experiment'

'World should watch NZ's drug experiment'

It's been nearly a century since the United States began its experiment in prohibiting recreational drugs besides alcohol, caffeine and tobacco - and virtually no one sees the trillion dollar policy as a success.

Cannabis advised as treatment option

Cannabis advised as treatment option

Synthetic cannabis addicts should smoke cannabis as it is the ''lesser of two evils'', says Dunedin Community Alcohol and Drug Services clinician Mark Greco.

Kiwi charged over big Aussie drug haul

Kiwi charged over big Aussie drug haul

A New Zealand woman faces 10 years in prison after she allegedly flew into Australia with 8.5kg of methamphetamine in her luggage.

Wanaka man pleads guilty in cocaine case

Wanaka man pleads guilty in cocaine case

A Wanaka painter involved in a $1 million cocaine distribution ring dubbed "a Guy Ritchie plot line without the bloody ending" has been told that jail is an inevitable outcome.

Briton jailed over 3kg cocaine bust

Briton jailed over 3kg cocaine bust

A Briton who admitted arranging for 3kg of cocaine with a street value of almost $1 million to be delivered to his old schoolmates in Auckland has been sentenced to six and a-half years in prison.

Father, son in court on drugs charges

A father and son have appeared in court accused of importing cocaine and P into New Zealand.

Major drugs bust in Mount Maunganui

A father and son are due in court after police discovered 350 grams of cocaine and methamphetamine hidden in a Mount Maunganui apartment block storage unit plus a sizeable sum of cash.

British woman on Bali death row over drugs

British woman on Bali death row over drugs

An Indonesian court has sentenced a middle-aged British woman to death for smuggling cocaine worth more than $US2.5 million into the resort island of Bali.

Weather boosts Northland cannabis crop

While those veges in the garden will be bolting with the warm rain, so too will the cannabis crops of Northland drug growers.

$60,000 drug parcel intercepted

More than $60,000 worth of MDMA has been seized and a 25-year-old Wellington woman charged after Customs intercepted a package with 330 grams of the drug.

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