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Latest news: Drugs

AIHW drug survey reveals vaping tripled in past 4 years

Less than 10 per cent of people in Australia smoke daily, while the use of e-cigarettes tripled between 2019 and 2022–2023

Three new party drugs sniffed out at Canberra pill testing site

Three new recreational drugs that have never been reported in Australia before have been identified by chemists at Australia’s only fixed-site drug checking service, CanTEST, located in Canberra.

Drugs and cash seized in Amaroo warrant

ACT Policing has seized drugs, cash, and other items during warrant activity in Amaroo and Casey as part of an ongoing drug trafficking investigation. On Thursday, 9 November, members from ACT Policing’s Territory...

Cocaine, cash and Holden car seized in Braddon

Illicit drugs suspected to be cocaine, cash, and a Holden Commodore have been seized by ACT Policing under the ACT's new drug laws following an incident in Braddon overnight.  

ACT drug decriminalisation begins tomorrow

From tomorrow, the personal possession of small amounts of drugs – including heroin and ice – will be decriminalised in the ACT.

Senators shut down push to overturn ACT drug laws

An attempt by the shadow attorney-general to overrule ACT drug decriminalisation laws has been rejected in the Senate.

Information sought after cocaine located in vehicle in Lyneham

ACT Policing is calling for information from the public regarding a repossessed vehicle which was found to have $280,000 worth of cocaine concealed inside it.   On Friday, 5 May this year, a grey...

To the editor: Drug decriminalisation, Qantas and more

Letters to the editor this week about Drug decriminalisation, Qantas, Voice and more.

Canberra men arrested after $61m worth of cocaine seized in Queensland

An ACT man will spend at least the next month in custody after being accused of smuggling cocaine worth more than $61 million via yacht to Queensland.

Kambah man charged with heroin related manslaughter

ACT Policing has charged a 40-year-old Kambah man with manslaughter after police allege he injected his partner with heroin, causing her to overdose in August of 2021.

ACT drug testing service found to improve safety

The final report on Australia’s first fixed-site health and drug checking service, CanTEST, was published today.