Tag: world drugs

Kids as Young as 6 Are Using Meth in Mexico’s Spiraling Addiction Crisis

CIUDAD GUZMAN, Mexico—After days long drug binges, the worst was the “hallucinations,” said 16-year-old Edgar, who had been hospitalized for his methamphetamine addiction. Edgar started using meth when he was just 12 years old. A dose today in Mexico costs just a couple of dollars. “The first time, they were goblins. Then I started to

The US Just Put $5 Million Bounties on 4 of El Chapo’s Sons

MEXICO CITY—The U.S. government just offered a $5 million reward to anyone with information that could lead to the capture of each of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera’s sons.  Commonly known as Los Chapitos, the men are infamous for their brash and ostentatious behavior and displays on social media. One of them—Ovidio Guzmán López—was captured

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

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

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