Thousands of handbags hiding $30 million worth of P have been seized by Customs.
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.
Synthetic cannabis addicts should smoke cannabis as it is the ''lesser of two evils'', says Dunedin Community Alcohol and Drug Services clinician Mark Greco.
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.
A New Zealand woman faces 10 years in prison after she allegedly flew into Australia with 8.5kg of methamphetamine in her luggage.
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.
A father and son have appeared in court accused of importing cocaine and P into New Zealand.
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.
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.
While those veges in the garden will be bolting with the warm rain, so too will the cannabis crops of Northland drug growers.
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.
Explosions were heard at a residential address in Katikati, Bay of Plenty, today as armed police executed a drugs warrant.
A Vietnamese refugee caught running a million-dollar indoor cannabis operation, in which he stole $26,000 worth of electricity to heat and light the rental houses where he was growing the drug has been sentenced to seven years in prison.
Two men are dead after going to extreme measures to manufacture drugs - their bodies were found in a P-lab in an abandoned mine shaft deep in the Coromandel bush.
The identity of the millionaire businessman facing designer drug charges remains secret in a case described by one judge as the "battleground for the legal high industry".
A New Zealand man has been arrested for allegedly possessing marijuana as he was about to board a flight in the Philippines.
An Auckland gym was a link in a cocaine supply chain that smuggled the drug from Argentina to Auckland, a jury has been told.
More than half the drivers taken to hospital after causing a crash were found to have drugs in their system, a study has found.
Hawkes Bay police shut down one raffle they were certain would not have been drawn under their supervision - the first prize was a bag of cannabis.
The Southern police district was a hot spot for cannabis seized in the country this year, police statistics show.