Seven members of a drugs gang who supplied at least a tonne of high-purity cocaine worth up to £70 million to dealers around the M25 have been jailed for a total of 111 years.
A mother and daughter have been jailed after smuggling drugs worth around £200,000 into Scotland.
Deaths caused by the drug fentanyl are on the rise, an independent advisory board has warned.
New drug detection dogs have been deployed on the railways in a bid to disrupt so-called county lines drug operations, according to British Transport Police (BTP).
Safe consumption rooms where illicit drugs are effectively decriminalised should be rolled out in Scotland to reduce the country’s drug-related death rate, an SNP MP has argued.
The Russian flag and national anthem have been banned from next year’s Tokyo Olympics and other major sports events for four years.
The number of drug poisoning cases handled by hospitals in England has risen for the third year in a row, new figures show.
Europeans are spending more than 30 billion euros (£25 billion) each year on drugs with the UK among the five countries with the greatest demand for heroin, research has suggested.
The Home Office has insisted it has “no plans” to decriminalise the possession of drugs – despite a second Westminster committee now calling for this.
Drugs worth an estimated £1.1m have been seized by officers from the Greater Glasgow Division.
The Scottish Government has been urged to officially call a public health emergency in response to the number of drugs deaths in Scotland.