PNG fisherman uncovers 60 kilograms of suspected illicit drugs buried on remote beach

PNG fisherman uncovers 60 kilograms of suspected illicit drugs buried on remote beach

By Bethanie Harriman in Port Moresby Posted May 11, 2018 17:09:09 Photo: Fisherman found 11 bags containing what they believed were hard drugs. (Supplied) Related Story: Ice is Australia’s illicit drug of choice and its use is increasing, according to wastewater analysis Related Story: Fears ice infiltrating remote Top End …

Mark ‘Bomber’ Thompson drugs charges shock former Essendon and Geelong players

Mark ‘Bomber’ Thompson drugs charges shock former Essendon and Geelong players

Updated May 02, 2018 13:34:10 Related Story: Ex-AFL coach ‘Bomber’ Thompson charged with drug trafficking The AFL world has reacted with shock to former AFL champion and premiership-winning coach Mark ‘Bomber’ Thompson being charged with drug trafficking and possession. The 54-year-old was arrested and charged on Tuesday almost five months …

Groovin the Moo pill tests find lethal stimulant, paint and toothpaste in drugs

Groovin the Moo pill tests find lethal stimulant, paint and toothpaste in drugs

Updated April 30, 2018 10:41:03 The pill-testing trial at Groovin the Moo in Canberra has found some odd and even lethal ingredients in what many festival-goers believed to be party drugs. A total of 85 substances were tested at the music festival over the weekend by Safety and Testing and …

NSW paramedics ‘fearful’ as drugs and alcohol fuel increasing violence

NSW paramedics ‘fearful’ as drugs and alcohol fuel increasing violence

Posted April 29, 2018 15:07:49 Photo: Paramedic Jason Kirkaldy says violence is on the rise (ABC News: Jean Kennedy ) New South Wales paramedics have been verbally and physically assaulted “at least” 60 times this year, with long-term paramedics revealing the threat of violence is now just part of the …

NSW paramedics ‘fearful’ as drugs and alcohol fuel increasing violence towards them

NSW paramedics ‘fearful’ as drugs and alcohol fuel increasing violence towards them

Posted April 29, 2018 15:09:03 Photo: Paramedic Jason Kirkaldy says violence is on the rise (ABC News: Jean Kennedy ) New South Wales paramedics have been verbally and physically assaulted “at least 60 times this year”, with long-term paramedics admitting the threat of violence is now just part of the …

Underwear and socks gifts banned for NSW inmates in drugs crackdown

Underwear and socks gifts banned for NSW inmates in drugs crackdown

By Housnia Shams Posted April 28, 2018 11:29:15 Photo: Prisoners in NSW are now banned from receiving socks and underwear as gifts. (Flickr: Jody Richards) Inmates in jails across New South Wales will be banned from receiving underwear and socks in the mail, as part of a crackdown on drug …

SA police officer jailed for trafficking drugs after claiming it was ‘a victimless crime’

SA police officer jailed for trafficking drugs after claiming it was ‘a victimless crime’

Posted April 26, 2018 17:21:43 A former South Australian police officer has been jailed for at least 18 months for drug trafficking while she was a member of the force. The court heard 28-year-old Hayley May Greenwood told the author of a home detention report being prepared for the court …

Papua New Guinea’s critical HIV drugs shortage sparks warning that people may die

Papua New Guinea’s critical HIV drugs shortage sparks warning that people may die

Posted April 22, 2018 08:20:36 Photo: PNG accounts for about 95 per cent of all HIV cases in the Pacific region. (Reuters: David Gray, file photo) Papua New Guineans living with HIV may die if critical anti-retroviral drugs used to treat the virus are not restocked soon, a member of …

Australia ‘should be grateful’ for Indonesia’s hard line on drugs, narcotics chief says

Australia ‘should be grateful’ for Indonesia’s hard line on drugs, narcotics chief says

Updated April 19, 2018 05:26:42 Photo: Inspector General Heru said Australia relied on Indonesia for information relating to drug smuggling. (ABC News: Adam Harvey) Related Story: Indonesian police seize one tonne of crystal methamphetamine Related Story: 12 years after Corby conviction, drugs still rife on the streets of Bali Indonesia’s …

Internet order for drugs worth up to $500k costs Tasmanian man six years in jail

Internet order for drugs worth up to $500k costs Tasmanian man six years in jail

By Tamara Glumac Posted April 12, 2018 21:02:58 A Tasmanian man who used the internet to order commercial quantities of ecstasy and amphetamines to be sent from overseas in a package described as “car parts” has been sentenced to six years in jail. Cain Jeremiah Dunning pleaded guilty to three …