All posts tagged "drugs"

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    Korean American selling illegal painkillers in South Korea arrested

    Korean Americans selling illegally obtained painkillers in South Korea via Craigslist have been caught by Seoul police. A, a 33-year-old U.S. citizen, was arrested on charges of selling Oxycontin and Fentanyl acquired by prescription from hospitals on...

    • Posted October 22, 2015
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  • Connecticut eases penalties for most drug possession crimes

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s drug laws will go from some of the most draconian in the country to some of the most lenient this fall when most drug possession crimes are reduced from felonies to misdemeanors,...

    • Posted June 30, 2015
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  • A customs official lets a drug-sniffing dog check a package at Incheon International Airport, west of Seoul, on May 7, 2015. (Yonhap)
    Amount of mailed illicit drugs hits record in S. Korea

    SEOUL, May 7 (Yonhap) — A record amount of drugs have been mailed to South Korea during the first three months of this year due to the brisk use of social networking services by dealers, customs authorities...

    • Posted May 7, 2015
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    FDA issues warning on men’s prescription testosterone drugs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is warning about the overuse of testosterone-boosting drugs taken by millions of U.S. men, saying the popular treatments have never been proven safe or effective for treating common signs...

    • Posted March 3, 2015
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  • An investigator displays confiscated drugs at an office of the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency on Nov. 6. Police said they have arrested three people their 20s suspected of smuggling the drugs in from overseas and selling them near club districts in Seoul. (Yonhap)
    China executes fourth S. Korean drug offender since last year

    SEOUL/BEIJING (Yonhap) — China executed a South Korean national last week for smuggling and trading drugs, Seoul’s foreign ministry said Monday, following Beijing’s execution of three South Korean drug dealers five months earlier. Despite Seoul’s repeated pleas...

    • Posted January 5, 2015
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    Language instructors take up largest portion of drug smuggling increase in S. Korea

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — The number of cases of foreigners sneaking drugs into South Korea jumped 34 percent from a year ago with language instructors taking up the largest portion, customs data showed Tuesday. The Incheon Airport Customs...

    • Posted December 16, 2014
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    Singer Bumkey arrested and charged with drug distribution

    Hip-hop artist Bumkey was arrested in October on charges of distributing meth and ecstasy, the Supreme Prosecutor’s Office in Seoul said Thursday. The 30-year-old singer, whose off-stage name is Kwon Ki-beom, was charged with selling 6 grams...

    • Posted December 11, 2014
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