U.S. Representative Trey Radel is arrested and charged with cocaine possession.
Sources: CBS News
Sources: CBS News
Authorities in Germany and Belgium seize more than 23,000 kg of cocaine, worth billions of dollars, in an international operation that resulted in one arrest. Authorities consider this to be the largest amount of cocaine ever seized in Europe. The containers came on a ship from Paraguay, via Tangier and Rotterdam, the police said.
Voters in Arizona, New Jersey, Montana and South Dakota approve legislation legalizing recreational cannabis, while voters in Mississippi approve the medical use of cannabis. Oregon becomes the first U.S. state to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of hard drugs such as cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine.
An unnamed Brazilian Air Force sergeant is arrested in Seville for smuggling 39 kilograms of cocaine inside an Embraer E190 airliner. The aircraft, now grounded, was being used as a backup plane during President Bolsonaro's official visit to Japan, connecting in the Spanish city.
Colombian, Italian, and U.S. police seize 11 tonnes of cocaine smuggled to various countries and arrest 33 people across Colombia and Italy after the discovery of seven laboratories in the Colombian jungle run by local organized criminal groups and 'Ndrangheta.
A member of the Saudi Royal Family and four other people are detained in Lebanon for attempting to smuggle about two tons of Captagon pills and some cocaine on a private jet. This is the largest drug seizure in the history of Beirut's Rafik Hariri International Airport, according to Lebanon's state-run National News Agency.
Six current and former Gold Coast Titans players are charged with supplying cocaine including Greg Bird, Dave Taylor, Beau Falloon, Jamie Dowling and Kalifa Faifai Loa with all players stood down for the coming Australian National Rugby League season.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admits that a year-old video does indeed show him smoking crack cocaine, a charge he had previously denied. Ford refused to resign from office and vowed to pursue re-election efforts.