Tag: Fake News

Teen Celebrates Her Quinceañera at Narco Satanist Cult House

MEXICO CITY—A teen girl celebrated her 15th birthday in Mexico by posing for a photo in front of the house that belonged to a group of drug dealing, Satan-worshipping serial killers from the 80s. Dubbed the “Narcosatanist House” in Mexican media, the now-abandoned home in the border city of Matamoros was connected to more than

I Want to Eat This 850-Pound Weed Brownie

As the holidays approach and the prospect of taking a long rest becomes real, I find myself wanting to completely dissociate. The past two years have been a cruel and relentless slog. It feels both like too much has happened and like nothing at all has happened. I just want to sleep for a long

Australia Is the Drunkest Country in the World

The world’s largest annual drug survey has ranked Australia as the drunkest country on the planet, with Australians getting shitfaced almost twice as frequently as the global average. The Global Drug Survey’s 2021 report found that on average, respondents from around the world said they got drunk – that is, “having drunk so much that

Why So Much Fentanyl Is Being Seized at the Border

MEXICO CITY—Fentanyl seizures at the United States-Mexico border more than doubled in 2021 to surpass heroin for the first time ever. But experts say the COVID-19 border shutdown may explain the record numbers because it gave agents more time to inspect fewer vehicles.  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) statistics showed that 10,586 pounds of

Here’s What Really Happens at Safe Drug Injection Sites

At least two people’s lives were saved within the first few hours of New York City opening the only supervised injection sites in the U.S.  As of Tuesday afternoon, 72 people had used the two sites located in East Harlem and Washington Heights, and staff had reversed two overdoses, according to the New York Times.

El Chapo’s Wife Emma Coronel Was Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison

This is a developing story. Please refresh for updates. Sinaloa Cartel leader Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera became infamous for daring jailbreaks in Mexico only to end up serving life in prison in the United States. Now his wife, Emma Coronel Aispuro, has managed to avoid a similar fate. The 32-year-old Coronel was sentenced Tuesday

New Zealand Becomes First Country in the World To Fully Legalise Drug Checking

New Zealand has become the first country in the world to permanently legalise drug checking services, which will allow individuals to test the safety of illicit substances at festivals and other locations without the fear of legal repercussions. The new legislation replaces a previous law, introduced on a trial basis 12 months earlier, that legalised

We Spoke to the Unlucky Company With the Same Name as the Investor of Taliban’s Marijuana Center

On Wednesday night, the Twitter account for Afghanistan’s Ministry of Interior Affairs (MOI) announced that a foreign company was investing $450 million into setting up a hashish processing factory within the country. The factory – due to launch soon, according to the Twitter account – would manufacture hashish-based medicines and creams and give job opportunities to hundreds

Cops Are Needlessly Scaring People With Fentanyl-Laced Weed Stories

For years, law enforcement has been claiming that dealers are lacing weed with fentanyl, the scariest possibility as synthetic opioids flood the illicit drug supply. Then last week, a public health alert reported a "lab confirmed" case. The problem is the evidence is weak and anecdotal but can still be used to justify the ongoing war

Inside a Booming Black Market for Heroin in the Shadow of the Himalayas

Srinagar, KASHMIR – Javed has been looking over his shoulder more often than he'd like. A 100-strong anti-narcotics police task force was formed in his conflict-ridden state last year. Since then, drug peddlers like him have been busted seemingly every week. But they haven’t arrested Javed yet. Since he was a teenager, he has been