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Fighting addiction at a Thai monastery

A cocaine addiction had pushed Cengiz, a 38-year-old Turkish German, to the brink of suicide, until he found salvation half a world away at a ...

Drug user looks for new high on Hanoi power pilon

It took police more than two hours to bring him down safely.

Man dices with death on power cable walk in Ho Chi Minh City

Reports suggest the man was high while he was standing precariously on the high-voltage lines.
April 17, 2017 | 06:43 pm GMT+7

Police arrest meth smugglers carring 4,000 pills in northern Vietnam

The two were caught red-handed trying to sell the pills to a dealer at a local motel.
April 02, 2017 | 05:41 pm GMT+7

Shots fired as Vietnam police take down heroin trafficker

'It was just like an action movie.'
March 19, 2017 | 03:53 pm GMT+7

Top Philippine drug war critic arrested at Senate - AFP

'I am innocent,' said arrested senator.
February 24, 2017 | 08:03 am GMT+7

Hanoi trees have bark peeled off by locals desperate for cancer cure

Vandals often acted during the night, attacking old trees that many believe may have medicinal properties.
February 07, 2017 | 11:38 am GMT+7

Biggest ever meth smuggling ring busted in northern Vietnam

Nearly 45 kilograms (99 lbs) of methamphetamine and 10 kilograms of heroin were seized during the raid.
January 26, 2017 | 12:44 pm GMT+7

Australian nationals busted for leading drug ring between Cambodia, Vietnam

Another gang member was arrested with 3 kilos of drugs in late November.
December 05, 2016 | 10:59 am GMT+7

2 men arrested for smuggling marijuana in central Vietnam

They are caught with more than 30kg of marijuana and meth.
October 19, 2016 | 10:48 am GMT+7

As bodies pile up in Philippines, many fear to talk about Duterte's war

Last week the number of people killed since July 1 reached 2,400.
September 05, 2016 | 09:14 am GMT+7

Facebook post helps Vietnamese police track down monkey murderer

Online posts and a young man's desire to show off have brought the killer to justice.
August 02, 2016 | 01:39 pm GMT+7

The dark side of Duterte's deadly but popular drugs war

When the image of Jennelyn Olaires weeping as she cradled the body of her slain husband went viral in the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte called it melodramatic.
July 31, 2016 | 10:57 am GMT+7

Ho Chi Minh City seizes tons of banned narcotic leaves

The leafy stimulant is popular in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia.
July 14, 2016 | 03:22 pm GMT+7

Ex-Stanford swimmer in sex assault spoke of drugs before college-court

The former Stanford University swimmer, whose sentence for sexual assault has been widely condemned as too lenient, spoke of drug and alcohol use before entering college, ...
June 11, 2016 | 08:13 am GMT+7