Synthetic drugs pose high risks to VN youth

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Báo Đầu Tư English 5 month(s) ago

Recreational abuse of synthetic drugs is becoming increasingly popular among Vietnamese youth who want to get “high”. However, most youngsters are not aware of the long-term risks that the drugs might pose to the young mind, ending with consequences even more serious than traditional drugs.

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HIV/AIDS patients in Vietnam on edge over limited access to life-saving medication

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 5 month(s) ago

People living with HIV/AIDS in Vietnam are struggling to afford life-saving antiretroviral (ARV) drugs as a result of dwindling foreign aid.

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Police arrest 19 crystal meth users at northern Vietnam karaoke bar

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 5 month(s) ago

Nineteen people from the northern Vietnamese city of Hai Phong have been arrested after being caught using crystal meth during a birthday party at a local karaoke bar.

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Vietnamese addicts start using drugs as young as 12: survey

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 5 month(s) ago

A survey on nearly 600 young Vietnamese drug users has found many of them starting to take heroin, marijuana, methamphetamine and ecstasy when they were just 12 or 13 years old.

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Woman uses sex to run drug ring, busted by Vietnam police

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 5 month(s) ago

Police in Ho Chi Minh City have busted on a large-scale drug trafficking ring led by a woman who offered sex to her subordinates in return for their service.

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Drug suspects killed as police rejoin Philippine crackdown

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Báo Dân Trí English 6 month(s) ago

Philippine police killed eight crime suspects in separate gunbattles and arrested 21 others in a northern province Tuesday, a day after police were allowed to rejoin the president's deadly anti-drug crackdown while also launching a drive against illegal guns.

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Pharmaceutical M&A on the horizon

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Báo Đầu Tư English 6 month(s) ago

The Vietnamese pharmaceutical market harbours immense potential, but domestic enterprises are exploiting only half of this at best. To not lose ground on their home turf, domestic players may increase their scale and capacity through merger and acquisition (M&A) in order to compete against foreign rivals.

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Vietnam police break up Laos drug smuggling ring

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 6 month(s) ago

Vietnamese police have broken up a drug ring as they attempted to smuggle some 15 kilograms of synthetic drugs into Vietnam from Laos.

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Top Philippine drug war critic arrested, but defiant

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Báo Dân Trí English 6 month(s) ago

The highest-profile critic of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal drug war was arrested on Friday on charges she said were meant to silence her, but she vowed to keep fighting the "sociopathic serial killer".

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Philippines dismisses about 100 policemen for using drugs

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Báo Dân Trí English 6 month(s) ago 2 related news

The Philippine police have sacked nearly 100 policemen since the start of the year because they were found to be drug users, a top official said on Saturday, in a clean-up of the ranks after President Rodrigo Duterte halted police anti-drug operations.

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Vietnam ministry rapped for belated ban on cancer-causing agents in herbicides

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 6 month(s) ago

Vietnam’s agriculture ministry has decided to remove two toxic compounds from the list of allowed ingredients of plant protection drugs, only after various products containing them have been used widely for ages in the country.

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£50m cocaine haul found on British beaches

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Báo Đầu Tư English 6 month(s) ago

LONDON: Cocaine with a street value of more than £50 million (59 million euros, $62 million) washed up on two beaches in England, British officials tasked with disrupting organised crime announced Friday.

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Vietnam to build five more lethal injection venues

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Báo Dân Trí English 6 month(s) ago

Five more venues to facilitate lethal injections will be built in Vietnam in the coming time according to the Ministry of Public Security.

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Man high on drugs causes street chaos with stolen cab in Saigon

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 7 month(s) ago

A man under drug’s influence was caught driving wrong way on a street in Ho Chi Minh City with a stolen taxi, before being arrested after a high-speed chase with police at dawn on Wednesday.

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Two Laotians caught smuggling 41,000 pills

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Báo Dân Trí English 7 month(s) ago

Two Laotians were arrested on Wednesday for smuggling some 41,000 pills of synthetic drugs into Vietnam, according to the border force of the central province of Quang Binh.

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