Sep 30th, 2012
Luck betrayed a 65-year-old grandmother, Hassan Fatimat Abike also known as Chika Okoye, who attempted to smuggle 1.740kg of cocaine into London concealed in herbal syrup. It was not her fist time of going to London as the drug was packed in balloons and inserted in 10 plastic containers of herbal sy...
Sep 16th, 2011
The record company behind U2 and Lady Gaga was allegedly used by a drug-trafficking ring for its cases stuffed with cocaine and $20 bills. Rap music manager James Rosemond, 46, known as ‘Jimmy Henchmen’ was indicted three months ago on drug trafficking charges. Members of his organisation allegedly u...
Aug 31st, 2011
Hundreds of mourners who gathered for a traditional Greek Orthodox funeral service near Athens were in for a surprise when they were served cocaine-coated biscuits. Relatives of the deceased had ordered the traditional biscuits or “kouramiedes” for the reception following the service from a local bak...
In Crime & Corruption
Feb 22nd, 2011
Lagos – A Nigerian ex-convict has excreted 65 wraps of cocaine and heroin he had ingested with the aim of trafficking them to Australia, the anti-drug agency said on Tuesday. “The drug convict, Dunu Chukwunyere Enoch, was nabbed on February 16 2011 and has been under observation but compl...
Dec 14th, 2010
Embassy cables reveal concerns over Latin American cartels and terror groups using west Africa as drug route into Europe. When an unidentified plane crashed into the desert in northern Mali in November 2009, it was immediately suspected of smuggling cocaine from Latin America. The west African route ...
Nov 2nd, 2010
Alcohol is more dangerous than illegal drugs like heroin and crack cocaine, a study by British researchers has found. The research, by the Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs (ISCD), examined the harm caused by substances including alcohol, tobacco, heroin, crack cocaine and cannabis. Researche...
In Crime & Corruption
Oct 25th, 2010
Ejiro Henry, a 19-year old cocaine trafficker, currently standing trial for his involvement in the illicit trade, has been arrested again for peddling hard drugs. Mr Henry, who was apprehended the second time on his way to Port Harcourt, Rivers State, at the Murtala Muhammed Airport 2, was found with...
In East Africa
Oct 19th, 2010
Social divisions, racial preconceptions and government blunders have as much a role in famines as crop failures. History is littered with catastrophic examples of government-induced disasters. A new book by the University of Hong Kong’s Frank Dikotter, Mao’s Great Famine, claims that 45 m...