Hundreds of people were rescued but scores more are feared dead after the vessel they were on capsized near the Greek island of Crete this Friday morning.
The death penalty has proven to be ineffective overall at reducing illegal drug trafficking.
That’s according to Kasia Malinowska, Director of the Global Drug Policy program for Open Society Foundations.
Neither the failed “war on drugs” approach nor full legalization is the right way to curb drugs-related crime and uphold international laws on drug control.
Women and children around the world suffer the “poisonous” effects of corruption the most.
Corruption is an obstacle to progress and prosperity and holds back development, according to the UN.
Cultivation of opium poppies, the plant used to manufacture heroin, has dropped by 19 per cent year-on-year, according to a UN survey released on Wednesday.
The use of heroin and synthetic drugs are on the rise in Asia according to a new report released by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
Cannabis use is increasing worldwide and evidence shows that what’s available on the market is now more potent than ever before.