New research from the Australian National University uncovered the use of the highly-addictive synthetic opiate fentanyl as a frequent product and agent used to lace other drugs.
NSW music festival operators have criticised the new strict licencing scheme, saying it stifles the music industry and that festival-goers should be free to take their own risks.
Former Australian horse trainer John Nikolic will spend at least 18 years in jail in Fiji after he was sentenced for smuggling drugs, including cocaine.
After Fiji's equivalent of a jury found John Nikolic guilty of importing cocaine and possessing a firearm, a judge will announce his final decision on whether to approve the guilty verdict this afternoon.
Yvette Nikolic walks free but her husband John is still on trial after pleading not guilty to five charges related to the importation and possession of drugs, as well as the possession of firearms without a licence.
American pensioner Peter Strand was frail, desperate and the victim of multiple romance scams when he was targeted by a global fraud network, run by a Villawood detainee, which saw him arrested trying to bring 2.5kg of cocaine into Australia.
Western Australia's ice epidemic could impact homeowners, with the State Government set to consider mandatory testing for methamphetamine contamination in rental properties.
A Queensland man is charged with drug trafficking after police allegedly find 50 kilograms of cannabis in two of his suitcases at Adelaide Airport.