The average European cost of a weighted heroin gram on the streets was €48. Photograph: Getty Images

The price of buying heroin on the streets in Ireland is one of the highest in Europe with a gram of the drug costing nearly three times more than the (...)

 Cambodian officials prepare to burn seized illegal drugs during a drug destruction event in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on Wednesday. Photograph:   EPA/Kith Serey

Synthetic opioid use is booming, the United Nations said on Wednesday in a worldwide drug report that showed deaths in the United States from overdose(...)

Members of the Mara 18 gang show their tattoos in the National Penitentiary in Tamara, near the Honduran capital, Tegucigalpa. Photograph: Elmer  Martinez/AFP/Getty Images

It’s hard to overestimate the level of violence and instability in Honduras. Years of gang violence and drug wars have earned this Central American s(...)

A file photograph of Afghanistan National Police officials seizing an opium poppy scoring tool from a farmer in a poppy field at Maranjan Village in Helmand province. Photograph:  Bay Osmoyo/AFP/Getty Images.

Warnings that Ireland faces another “wildfire spread” of heroin addiction similar to the 1980s have been raised following claims that the opium pop(...)

An Afghan army soldier walks through a poppy field  in the Maiwand district in Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Files/Reuters.

Afghan opium cultivation has hit a record high as international forces prepare to leave the country, the United Nations said today, with concern that (...)