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Vietnam arrests recipient of crystal meth package sent from US

400 grams of methamphetamine was hidden in food and other products disguised as a gift package.

Africa to get state-of-art HIV drugs for $75 a year

The agreement will make the treatment available to 92 poor countries, starting in Africa.

Drug-resistant infections are a 'global health emergency': WHO

There is a lack of new treatments being developed to combat antibiotic-resistant infections.
September 20, 2017 | 11:00 am GMT+7

Vietnam’s health ministry under scrutiny over cancer drug scam

The PM urges inspectors to take the issue 'seriously' as it has chipped away at public trust in the health care sector.
August 30, 2017 | 07:10 pm GMT+7

Philippines' Duterte says there could have been abuses in war on drugs

'These abusive police officers are destroying the credibility of the government.' 
August 22, 2017 | 11:35 am GMT+7

Australian police arrest Vietnamese nationals in cannabis farming investigation

Bank accounts holding $760,000 have been frozen after police spotted suspicious financial transactions.
June 15, 2017 | 03:13 pm GMT+7

Mekong drug network: Mr X and cartels hooking the region on pills

Impoverished Laos makes for an ideal transit route to the rest of Southeast Asia.
May 08, 2017 | 01:41 pm GMT+7

Thai man sentenced to life in prison in Vietnam for meth trafficking

He narrowly escaped death in a country that has some of the world’s toughest drug laws.
April 19, 2017 | 10:19 am GMT+7

Canada set to unveil legislation legalizing cannabis

Canada is poised to become second country to fully legalize recreational marijuana use.
April 13, 2017 | 03:03 pm GMT+7

Lao drug smugglers arrested at Vietnam border

Heroin was seized from the three Lao nationals attempting to enter Vietnam.
April 04, 2017 | 10:13 pm GMT+7

Police seize big hauls of meth, ecstasy pills in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City

Four people have been detained for investigations and may face death if found guilty.
March 29, 2017 | 10:23 am GMT+7

Police detect 113 opium poppies in Vietnamese farmer's garden

The trees have bloomed and some have grown pods, which can be used to make drugs.
March 25, 2017 | 10:42 am GMT+7

Lao drug smugglers arrested after chase in Vietnam

One kilogram of crystal meth and 16,000 pills of synthetic drugs were seized.
March 03, 2017 | 05:04 pm GMT+7

Police nab two heroin smugglers in northern Vietnam

Police took the two men and around 10 kilos of the drug near the Lao border.
February 23, 2017 | 10:53 am GMT+7

Vietnam sentences Russian man to 18 years in jail for cocaine trafficking

Cocaine was hidden in linings of jackets, sleeping bags and suitcase.
February 22, 2017 | 05:32 pm GMT+7