Border agents in New Zealand had their suspicions over the huge diamante-encrusted statue - and they found 35 bricks of cocaine inside it.Read the full story ›
The two men filled their boat with so much of the class A drug that it was left listing noticeably to one side.Read the full story ›
Dogs at Manchester airport failing to spot illegal drug stashes but were able to locate holidaymakers' snacks, a new report says.Read the full story ›
Oxford University educated Howard Marks was sentenced to 25 years in one of America's toughest prisons for smuggling cannabis in 1988.Read the full story ›
Four Chinese nationals have been arrested over the drugs, the largest quantity Australian authorities have uncovered in two years.Read the full story ›
Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's dream to make a movie about his life led to his capture, officials have said.Read the full story ›
A submarine-like boat has been captured hauling three tons of cocaine in the Pacific Ocean.Read the full story ›
A Dutch man who used fake ambulances to smuggle "truly colossal" amounts of heroin and cocaine into the UK has been jailed for 24 years.Read the full story ›
Anti-narcotics agents in Bolivia have recovered some $1 million (£620,000) that they say was thrown from a low-flying plane in the east of the country.
Bolivian authorities say they believe it was intended to be picked up by gang members to set up a cocaine production centre or false commercial enterprise.
The US bank notes came in a number of different denominations and were wrapped with a seal from a Paraguayan bank.
Three people were detained and guns and vehicles were also seized as a result of the money being intercepted.
Bolivia is one of the top three cocaine producers in the world, according to the UN.
Human rights organisation Reprieve has previously said it believes there is evidence to show that Sandiford was threatened and coerced into acting as a courier.
Indonesia has an estimated 114 prisoners on death row. Most of the more than 40 foreigners among them have been convicted of drug crimes, according to a March 2012 report by Australia's Lowy Institute for International Policy.
Five foreigners have been executed since 1998, all for drug crimes, according to the institute. There have been no executions in the country since 2008, when 10 people were put to death.