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London has a substantial problem with crack cocaine, researchers said on Monday, publishing a study which claimed one in every 100 Londoners aged between 15 and 44 could be using the drug.
QUITO, Ecuador (Reuters) - A U.S. Coast Guard vessel intercepted an Ecuadorean-flagged boat carrying three tonnes of cocaine worth about $95 million in an operation coordinated with Ecuador, the South American country's police said on Wednesday.
QUITO, Ecuador (Reuters) - Ecuadorean police and the U.S. Coast Guard have intercepted a boat carrying approximately $175 million worth of U.S.-bound Colombian cocaine in the Pacific Ocean in Ecuador's biggest drug bust in a decade, police said on Monday.
BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Colombian congressmen are not only using cocaine but buying it in the Congress building, a senior Colombian senator said on Wednesday. "I know names of people who distribute cocaine here in Congress," Sen. Edgar Artunduaga told local RCN television.
The levels of cocaine residue in flowing water in Italy suggest that many more people take the drug than official national estimates previously suggested. A study published today in the open access journal Environmental Health reports on a new tool used to measure the levels of a cocaine by-product excreted in urine, and present in rivers and in flowing sewage water.
ROME (Reuters) - The mighty Po river is not only Italy's longest. It also may be the highest, at least judging by the amount of cocaine coursing through its waters.
Doctors might someday use cocaine to diagnose Parkinson's disease in a rather unconventional way: via drops to the eye.