If you are arrested for suspected drug abuse, there is now a legally binding order from one of Lebanon’s highest judges recognizing your right to ask for referral to treatment instead of criminal prosecution. Monday, a day before the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, General Prosecutor Judge Samir Hammoud, who heads the Court of Cassation,
Drug traffickers linked to Hezbollah were arrested trying to bring narcotics into the UAE in an attempt to fund the militant group's activities, a senior security official has said.
US musician Tom Petty died last year from an accidental drug overdose, his family has revealed. The Free Fallin' singer, 66, suffered a fatal cardiac arrest in October just days after completing a 40th anniversary tour.