Police in the UK currently do not regularly test drivers for drugs - despite thousands of accidents each year being caused by high drivers.
A mother and her two sons have been jailed over a failed plot to smuggle more than £6 million of heroin from Turkey to Liverpool.
A UK scientist who got funding to begin the world's first magic mushroom depression trial has hit out at rules that have stalled his study.
Police used a mobile phone to finally track down drug lord Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman, officials have revealed.
The phone, belonging to one of Guzman's aides, provided key information as to the whereabouts of the cartel leader and led police to a beachfront flat where Guzman was hiding.
Officials also revealed that each of Guzman's houses they came across during his decade on the run had steel reinforced doors and an escape hatch below the bathtubs with each latch leading to a series of interconnected tunnels in the city's drainage system.
The United States will seek the extradition of Mexico's drug cartel kingpin Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman, officials said.
Federal prosecutors in New York plan to seek the extradition of Mexico's most wanted man, Guzman, who was captured on Saturday in Mexico with help from U.S. agencies, had long run Mexico's infamous Sinaloa Cartel.
The United States had placed a $5 million bounty on Guzman's head. His cartel has smuggled billions of dollars worth of cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamines into the United States, and fought vicious turf wars with other Mexican gangs
The US government applauded the arrest of Mexico's most wanted man, drugs kingpin Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman.
US Attorney General Eric Holder described the arrest as "a landmark achievement, and a victory for the citizens of both Mexico and the United States."
Guzman's cartel has smuggled billions of dollars worth of cocaine, marijuana and ethamphetamines into the United States, and fought vicious turf wars with other Mexican gangs.
"The criminal activity Guzman allegedly directed contributed to the death and destruction of millions of lives across the globe through drug addiction, violence, and corruption," Holder said in a statement.
Mexican authorities showed the world's most-wanted drug lord, Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman, to the public at Mexico City airport.
"Shorty" runs Mexico's infamous Sinaloa Cartel and is believed to command groups of hitmen from the US border into Central America.
Mexico's most wanted man, drug kingpin Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman, has been captured, President Enrique Pena Nieto confirmed, announcing a major victory for the government in a long, brutal drugs war.
Pena Nieto confirmed the arrest via Twitter on Saturday and congratulated his security forces.
The capture is a huge political victory for Pena Nieto, who took office in late 2012. "Guzman is the jewel in the crown, the most wanted drug boss in recent years and in that sense this is a great success," said Jorge Chabat, an expert on drug trafficking at the CIDE research center.
Mexico's most wanted man, drug kingpin Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman, has been captured in Mexico by US and Mexican law enforcement officials, sources told Reuters, in what would mark a major coup in a grisly fight against drug gangs.
"Shorty" Guzman runs Mexico's infamous Sinaloa Cartel and is believed to command groups of hitmen from the US border into Central America.
The United States had placed a $5 million bounty on Guzman's head and authorities in Chicago last year dubbed him the city's first Public Enemy No.1 since gangster Al Capone.
"Shorty" Guzman escaped a Mexican prison in a laundry cart in 2001 to become the country's most high-profile trafficker.He was indicted in the United States on dozens of charges of racketeering and conspiracy to import cocaine, heroin, marijuana and crystal meth.
Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman has been captured in Mexico by US and Mexican law enforcement officials, a US government source confirmed to Reuters
He was arrested in Moeico's Sinaloa state.
The US State Department had offered a reward of up to $5 million (£3.2 million) for information leading to his arrest.
Ketamine has been upgraded from a Class C drug to a Class B drug, the Home Office announced.
The decision was made following recommendations from the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs on the growing evidence of long-term damage the drug inflicts on users. Crime Prevention Minister Norman Baker said:
“I am determined to clamp down on the misuse of ketamine, which leaves young people hospitalised with serious bladder and kidney damage each year.
“By accepting the ACMD’s advice to make it a Class B drug we are sending a clear message to users of the serious harms associated with this drug and to traffickers that we will not tolerate its illegal supply.”
Nick Clegg has said that Britain must be prepared to "do things differently" in order to tackle the war on drugs.
– Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg
No country can solve this problem alone.
The UN has agreed to hold a special session on drug law reform in 2016. It cannot come soon enough.
The current UN drugs conventions badly need revising. I want European countries to work together to agree a common position in favour of reform to take to that discussion in 2016.
The UK can lead the debate in Europe and Europe can lead the debate in the world.
But we must be prepared to start afresh with a new mindset and be prepared to do things differently.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has called for the reform of Britain's drugs laws, accusing the Conservative party of "refusing to engage in a proper discussion about the drugs problem."
Writing in the Observer following a visit to Colombia, Mr Clegg described how the country is suffering from the "debilitating and socially corrosive effects" of drug use in Britain and Europe.
He said the Liberal Democrats are studying alternative ways to deal with the drugs problem and that he wanted to see an end to "the tradition where politicians only talk about drugs reform when they have left office because they fear the political consequences".