Five men, including well-known Australian music promoter Andrew McManus, were arrested by authorities as part of an operation against a money laundering and drug smuggling syndicate, says an article on BBC News.
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A report by Jackson Stiles for The New Daily is quoting experts as saying that the government’s focus on fighting ice is ‘misguided’, as the most dangerous drug on the market today is cheap wine.
There are some quarters who say there is no such thing as an ice epidemic spreading across Australia. If there isn’t one, then something odd is going on at a Sunshine Coast rehabilitation centre, whose clients are mostly ice users.
The growing ice epidemic in Australia is indeed everyone’s business, and it’s only right that everyone gets the right information about the drug. In this regard, the small South Australian city of Port Augusta is going in the right direction, holding a successful community forum on ice last July, reports Kara Johnson for The Transcontinental.
As part of its campaign against the drug ice, the New South Wales Government has vowed to boost its drug support services, starting with a $4 million commitment to help non-government organisations provide specialist rehabilitation services for ice users in regional communities.
Step aside, drug-sniffing dogs. An article by Annalee Newitz for Gizmodo Australia says police are looking into using honeybees to detect illegal drugs.
Thanks to an intensified campaign against drugs, the crime rate in the Western Australian city of Busselton has taken a dip, says a report by ABC News.
A report by Julia Medew for The Sydney Morning Herald says that alcohol and drugs are causing employees to take 11.5 million sick days a year.