Babies Addicted to Cocaine in England

In 2012, there were 3 babies being born each day in England that were addicted to cocaine, heroin and other types of drugs. 1,129 babies were born with “neonatal withdrawal symptoms”, according to the National Health Service. The number of babies born addicted to drugs was 11 percent higher than the number born in 2008.… Continue reading Babies Addicted to Cocaine in England

American Students who Smoke Marijuana

36 percent of high school seniors in the United States stated that they smoked marijuana in 2013. Over 12 percent of eight graders also smoked marijuana during the year. Nearly 60 percent of seniors stated that they did not view marijuana use as harmful, compared to 55 percent in 2012. According to an annual survey… Continue reading American Students who Smoke Marijuana

Gold Smuggling in India in 2013

The World Gold Council estimates that between 150 to 200 tonnes of gold was smuggled into India in 2013. Officially, there was also 900 tonnes of gold that was imported to the country during the year. ‘ Intelligence officials in India state that most of the gold originates in Dubai, with Singapore also becoming a… Continue reading Gold Smuggling in India in 2013

Illegal Drugs in India Between 2009-2012

Synthetic drugs such as cocaine and methamphetamine seizures increased by over 250 percent in India between 2009 and 2012. Security agents in India seized 12 kilograms of cocaine and 1,244 kilograms of ephedrine (used to make meth) in 2009. By 2012, the kilos of cocaine seized in India increased to 44, and ephedrine seizures rose… Continue reading Illegal Drugs in India Between 2009-2012

How Much Congressman Trey Radel Paid For His Cocaine

In November 2013, United States House of Representatives member Trey Radel  plead guilty to buying cocaine from an undercover officer. According to court documents, the Congressman paid $260 for 3.5 grams of cocaine, which is commonly known as an eight ball, or 1/8th of an ounce. The actual drug buy took place on October 28,… Continue reading How Much Congressman Trey Radel Paid For His Cocaine

Coca Used for Cocaine in Bolivia

A study released by the Government of Bolivia found that 58 percent of the coca that is cultivated in the country is used for traditional purposes. The remaining 32 percent of coca is devoted to cocaine production. In total, 25,300 hectares of coca was cultivated across Bolivia in 2012. Bolivia is ranked third behind Peru… Continue reading Coca Used for Cocaine in Bolivia

Earnings for Drug Smugglers in Guatemala

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime estimated that over 200 tons of cocaine is transported across Central America. Grown in the South, the cocaine moves north through Guatemala on its way to markets in the United States and Europe. The value of the cocaine that is passed through Guatemala is estimated to be… Continue reading Earnings for Drug Smugglers in Guatemala

Substance Abuse by Commercial Truck Drivers

In a study of global commercial truck drivers, nearly half of drivers tested postive to using alcohol when driving, and 30 percent used amphetamines to stay awake during long trips. The study conducted by the Universidada Estadual de Londrina in Brazil found that the number of users varied widely by country. In Brazil, 91 percent… Continue reading Substance Abuse by Commercial Truck Drivers

Cost to Buy Bath Salts Online

An investigation conducted by the Sydney Morning Herald found that bath salts are readily available for purchase on the Internet. A popular bath salt called “Eight Ballz” costs $20 per gram with a minimum order of $200. Eight Ballz provides the user with “more strength and energy”. However, if the customer was looking for “something… Continue reading Cost to Buy Bath Salts Online