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Report: Amtrak dangerously overlooking drug and alcohol use by employees

A new report blasts Amtrak, the nation's largest passenger rail carrier, for dangerously overlooking drug and alcohol use by its employees.

TSA screeners busted for drug trafficking

Two current and two former TSA employees have been arrested in an alleged drug and bribery scheme by screeners who allowed large shipments of narcotics to pass through security at Los Angeles Internat

Netherlands: This is it, no more dope for foreigners!

Foreign visitors will be banned from cannabis-selling coffee shops in southern Netherlands from January 1 to combat anti-social behaviour among tourists.

Tourism and drug trafficking booming in Bali

Bali has become a haven for international drug gangs lured by ever-growing throngs of tourists, island officials have warned.

UN welcomes pact to improve access of patented AIDS drugs in...

The United Nations agency mandated to spearhead the global response to HIV/AIDS today welcomed the new license agreement between the Medicines Patent Pool and the pharmaceutical company Gilead Science

UN concerned over high level of violence in Mexico

The United Nations human rights chief has voiced concern over escalating violence in some parts of Mexico, saying organized crime and brutality could undermine the State and threaten the people''s bas

Dutch government: No more dope for tourists

The government of the Netherlands on Friday said it would start banning visitors from buying cannabis from "coffee shops".

UN: Cocaine use continues to surge in Europe

Cocaine use continues to surge in Europe, the top United Nations anti-drugs official warned today, outlining what he called “the dramatic evolution of the international market” for the drug in the

UN official: Global drug control strategy needs rethinking

A top United Nations official today called on countries to rethink the global strategy on drug control in light of the diverse and complex challenges that drugs pose for public health, security and de

Cruise passenger arrested for dealing drugs out of his cabin

A cruise passenger's trip came to an abrupt end when authorities allegedly found narcotics and about $51,000 in cash in his cabin.

Drug tourists drive up crime rate in Dutch border town

MAASTRICHT, Netherlands - Officials in the Dutch border town of Maastricht say they are hopeful the European Court of Justice will allow them to ban the sale of marijuana to foreigners.

Tourist arrested, held in custody for 5 days after Australian officials...

MELBOURNE, Australia — A Filipino tourist was cleared of wrongdoing Thursday after spending five days in custody after Australian officials mistook packets of tea for amphetamines.

Golden Triangle warlords swap guns, drugs for tourism

The jungle-swathed ridges of Southeast Asia’s Golden Triangle divide two worlds.

Mexico border city groups call for UN peacekeepers

MEXICO CITY – Business groups in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez said Wednesday they are calling for United Nations peacekeepers to quell the drug-related violence that has given their city

Dutch ministers: Cannabis-selling coffee shops should not be tourist attractions

The Dutch government wants to maintain its tolerant policy towards cannabis and keep so-called coffee shops open, but they should no longer be tourist attractions, Dutch ministers wrote in a letter th

2 Korean tourists face drug raps

MANILA, Philippines — Prosecutors have charged two South Korea tourists before the Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) for allegedly illegally possessing banned drugs.

SAA crew arrested in London, grilled on arrival in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG — Twelve crew members of a South African Airways (SAA) plane arrested with a drugs haul at London's Heathrow airport are being questioned by security officials after returning home, the

R.O.A.R.: Return to Baja California

I live in northern Baja California, Mexico, that is ironically living a death by media.

Baja California still safe for tourists, travel club exec says

Surfers, fishermen, hunters, golfers or anyone else monitoring the high level of drug-related violence in northern Baja California must be wondering what I'm wondering: When will cartel members, who a

Netherlands: Drug tourism could go up in smoke

Municipal officials in the Netherlands are taking another crack at stopping drug tourists flooding into their country to take advantage of the country's soft drugs policy.

Goa targets drink, drugs as new tourist season starts

Panaji, India — The Indian resort state of Goa is getting tough on drink, drugs and loud music as the new tourist season starts, to restore its tarnished reputation after the shock murder of a Briti

Hit men kill 13 in Mexico tourist town

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico - Suspected drug hit men opened fire on a family gathering at a tourist town in northern Mexico killing 13 people including a baby.

Tijuana – once a tourist paradise is now a battlefield hell

TIJUANA, Mexico - Massive gunbattles broke out between suspected drug traffickers who fired at each other while speeding down heavily populated streets of this violent border city early Saturday, killing 13 people and wounding nine.

Tourist’s clothes contained cocaine

A German man has been charged with trying to smuggle cocaine into Australia impregnated in clothes in his luggage.Customs officers stopped the 29-year-old for a bag search when he arrived at Brisbane International Airport following a flight from Auckland on Monday.The officers suspected clothes in the man's luggage may have been impregnated with drugs.