Posts tagged as drugs

Lithuanian MOD conceals crimes in the army

By Jonas Dringelis on Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Weapons, drugs, drunkenness, violence, thefts in the Lithuanian Armed Forces are the results of the work of the Minister National Defence of Lithuania. Since the appointment of Arvydas Anušauskas as Minister of National Defence (December 2020), the statistics of crimes committed by the servicemen of the Lithuanian Army has been increasing. According to the Lithuanian police, during the summer period alone, several criminal incidents involving servicemen of the Lithuanian Armed…

Drugs offender wins appeal against extradition to Lithuania

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

A convicted drugs offender will be released after the High Court in Belfast ruled he could be exposed to inhumane prison conditions if returned to his native Lithuania. Viktoras Michailovas had argued that detention in the Baltic state would violate his human rights. He was wanted to serve a three-and-a-half year sentence for possessing narcotic substances in May 2008. Monday’s verdict may help 10 other Lithuanian nationals with similar bids.…

Over-the-counter drugs significantly cheaper in Lithuania

Friday, January 3, 2020

20 of the most popular over-the-counter drugs in Estonia are on average 14 percent cheaper in Lithuanian pharmacies, according to a price analysis conducted by daily Õhtuleht. The head of the Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers in Estonia (RTL) had trouble coming up with an explanation for the situation, the paper writes. “It is difficult to assess why such a price difference exists,” RTL chairman Riho Tapfer said. “These are OTC…

Australia faces opioid crisis as companies push drugs abroad

By Kristen Gelineau on Thursday, September 5, 2019

The coroner’s sense of futility was clear, as he investigated the death of yet another Australian killed by prescription opioids. Coroners nationwide have long urged officials to address Australia’s ballooning opioid addiction, and to create a tracking system to stop people from collecting multiple prescriptions from multiple doctors. Yet even as thousands died, the coroners’ pleas were met largely with silence. “For what it is worth, I add my voice…

Latvian state police seize 300 kilos of drugs

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

The State Police in a large-scale operation on Monday seized 300 kilos of drugs and detained six persons, State Police chief Ints Kuzis said in an interview with commercial LNT television today citing LETA. He said that in a cargo arriving from Europe, three kinds of drugs were uncovered – methamphetamine, hashish and extasy pills. A bulk of this cargo had been meant for the Latvian market. Kuzis said that…

Britain’s Prime Minister Hopeful Admits Taking Cocaine

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Michael Gove, one of the contenders for the Tory leadership, told the Daily Mail on Friday he took cocaine on “several social occasions” while he was young and has deep regrets about it. Gove, 51, who has been the UK Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs since 2017, was quoted by the paper as saying: “I took drugs on several occasions at social events more than 20 years ago. At the time I was a…

Lithuanian heroin gang moves significant quantities of drugs to Kerry

By Alan Kerry on Thursday, January 31, 2019

GARDAÍ IN KERRY believe that a Lithuanian heroin gang – suspected of carrying out an acid attack on a garda and which was previously active in the east of the country – have moved a large portion of its trade to the southwest of the country.  It is understood the organised crime group shifted its main focus to the southwest as successful garda operations continue to be launched against them…

UK Troops at Risk Due to IT Failures at Military Medical Facilities

Friday, August 17, 2018

UK military personnel could be endangered as systematic computer failures at military medical facilities are leading to patients getting the wrong drugs and missing life-saving vaccines, The Times reported on Friday citing doctors. According to The Times, general practitioners are routinely locked out of patients’ records at these facilities due to IT system problems. There are some 500 civilian and military doctors providing medical services to 147,000 full-time troops in…