Tag Archive for drugs

Israeli firm begins advanced trials for non-opioide alternative in U.S.

Headquartered in Herzliya, the Israeli pharmaceutical received the go-ahead from the FDA to commence advanced trials in the U.S. on its long-lasting pain-killer, confidant it will replace the commonly used and highly addictive opiate-based medicines.



JERUSALEM – Israeli pharmaceuticals company PainReform has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin late-stage clinical studies for a pain relief drug that is a departure from opiate-based narcotics, it said on Tuesday.

Many patients today dealing with pain after surgery are prescribed opioids, which can be highly addictive and are at the heart of a costly health crisis in the United States. Continue Reading »

REPORT: Hezbollah chief, Nasrallah worth $250 million – from illegal drugs

Al-Ittihad, an Arabic language newspaper published in the UAE, reported that Sheik Hassan Nasrallah has amassed a net personal worth of around $250 million from Hezbollah, his terrorist organization’s illegal drug operations in the U.S. and Europe.

By Daniel Siryoti and Israel Hayom Staff


Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah has amassed a net personal worth of around $250 million due to his organization’s illegal drug smuggling operations, Al-Ittihad, an Arabic language newspaper published in the United Arab Emirates, reported on Monday.

According to the report, which relies on senior Lebanese government sources, the scope of Nasrallah’s fortune was discovered within the framework of a U.S. Continue Reading »

Border Police kill drug smuggler, capture contraband near Israel-Egypt border

In a firefight near Israel’s southern border with Border Police forces, one smuggler is killed as large smuggling operation was foiled with dozens of kilograms of drugs and vehicle seized.
• No injuries were reported among Israeli security personnel.

By Gadi Golan


Border Police thwarted a drug smuggling operation near the Israel-Egypt border overnight. One smuggler was killed during a firefight that erupted during the operation. No injuries were reported among the Israeli troops.

According to available details, the Israeli troops, following a lead provided by the Negev and Border Intelligence Unit on an impending drug smuggling operation, deployed in the northern part of the border. Continue Reading »

Hamas getting tough on smugglers as drugs flood Gaza


The quantity of drugs seized in January is equal to the whole of 2016 as marijuana, hashish and prescription painkillers are smuggled into Gaza in record amounts.
• Aid to Gaza’s attorney general, “The law states that a punishment up to the death penalty can be applied.”

By Reuters & Israel Hayom Staff


Marijuana and prescription painkillers are flooding into the Gaza Strip as never before, prompting officials from the ruling Islamist group Hamas to seek tougher punishments for smuggling drugs into the coastal enclave.

Drugs (illustration) – Thinkstock

The quantity of drugs seized in Gaza in January was as much as for the whole of 2016, officials said. Continue Reading »

Israeli authorities assist in 300 kg of cocaine bust in Sao Paulo


The Brazilian press reports a local man & Israeli, suspected of being part of a drug smuggling network, were arrested in São Paulo with the aid of Israeli authorities.

By Itamar Eichner & Tomer Ganor


Brazil’s GloboNews reported on Friday that the country’s federal police has arrested two men—one Brazilian and one Israeli—in São Paulo. The two reportedly had 300 kilograms of cocaine in their possession at the time of their arrest, and are suspected of belonging to a drug smuggling network.

The alleged drugs confiscated in Sao Paulo. – Ynet screenshot of GloboNews report

According to GloboNews, the arrest was performed in cooperation with the local Israeli consulate.

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WATCH: Gaza professor blames US & Israel for excessive pornography & drug use in Arab world


view videoA University of Palestine professor in Gaza claims the U.S. is covertly spreading drugs across the Arab world, and that former President Bush used Iraqi invasion to distribute pornography.

By David Rosenberg


A Gaza professor has been using his program on Palestinian Authority (PA) television to claim that the United States and Israel have conspired to flood the Arab world with drugs and pornography, according to a report by Palestinian Media Watch.

Dr. Imad Hamato, a professor at the University of Palestine in Gaza and host of a PA television program, told viewers that the US and Israel were intentionally corrupting Arab societies with sexually explicit materials and drawing young Arabs into drug addiction. Continue Reading »

DEA bust Hezbollah network using drug money to acquire Syrian weapons


One of those arrested & taken into custody by the DEA is a Lebanese money launderer for Hezbollah’s financial arm, and the US Treasury added two Lebanese men to its sanctions blacklist, saying they also laundered money for the Shiite terrorist organization.

By i24news


The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced on Monday that members of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah had been arrested on charges they used millions of dollars from the sale of cocaine in the United States and Europe to purchase weapons in Syria.

Hezbollah fighters during a rally – Photo: TWITTER

Hezbollah has sent thousands of fighters to support the Syrian army’s ground offensives in the country’s center, north, and northwest, recently bolstered by Russian air strikes. Continue Reading »

Egyptian soldiers shot dead 2 Israeli smugglers on its border with Israel

Two drug smugglers hit in shoot-out with Egyptian soldiers operating on Israeli and Egyptian sides of the border.
• After IDF fired warning shots, the 2 smugglers were evacuated but later succumbed to their wounds.

By Yoav Zitun


Two Israeli smugglers were killed on Tuesday morning during an exchange of fire between Egyptian soldiers and a smuggling cell with operatives on both the Israeli and Egyptian sides of the border.

Egyptian army watch tower monitors movement on its border between Israel & Egypt. – Photo: Reuters

IDF forces shot warning shots into the air and later evacuated the smugglers, who had been in critically wounded during the incident and later succumbed to their wounds. Continue Reading »

Israeli-Arab Drug Ring Arrested for Aiding Hezbollah

Israel Police & the Shabak reveled how Arab drug dealers from northern Israel built ties with Hezbollah terrorists, who exploited the Israelis to smuggle their drugs & weapons.

By Yaakov Levi


Israel Police and the Shabak (Israel Security Service) announced Thursday that it had arrested several Arab-Israelis who are accused of aiding and abetting Hezbollah terrorists. The investigation into the detainees went on for several months, and they were arrested on July 27, the announcement said.

Hezbollah parade in Lebanon (file) – Photo: Reuters

The investigation was originally designed to uncover the massive drug pushing that the suspects were involved in. Continue Reading »

Israel declines requests of being world’s medical ‘pot dealer’


Although Israel has the climate & know-how to be the major exporter of medical marijuana, it doesn’t want to.


The Czech Health Ministry would like to import medical marijuana from Israel, but the government has not arranged for local growers to export the drug.

Medicinal marijuana

Growing facility for the Tikun Olam company near the northern city of Safed. – Photo: Reuters

Visiting here last month, Czech Health Minister Svatopluk Nemecek dropped by a medical marijuana operation on moshav Ein Irron. The logistic center there is operated by Bazelet — the marijuana division of the Barak Group, a medical supplier that serves five of the eight authorized growers of medical marijuana in Israel.

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In Stiff competition: Teva will sell Generic Viagra-impotence drug from 2017

The sales of Teva’s Generic Viagra could provide the company with succor from the specter of generic competition to its Copaxone.

By Reuters and  


Teva Pharmaceutical Industries may sell a generic form of Viagra starting in late 2017, Pfizer said on Tuesday. The announcement marks the end of protracted patent litigation between the two drugmakers.


Teva’s plant in Jerusalem. – Photo: Bloomberg

Pfizer’s U.S. patent on Viagra only lapses in 2020, including a six-month extension granted for having tested the medicine in young patients. But now, following its agreement with Pfizer, the Israeli drugmaker may launch its copycat version of the impotence drug years before other generic drugmakers.

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US Treasury Shuts Down Hezbollah Money Laundering

Lebanese exchange houses accused of money laundering from used car dealerships and illicit drug trade going to terror group are frozen.



NEW YORK – The US Treasury Department on Tuesday listed two Lebanese exchange houses as institutions of “primary money laundering concern” for their work with Hezbollah, invoking Section 311 of the USA PATRIOT Act to effectively shut them out of the American economy.

HEZBOLLAH SUPPORTERS march through the streets of Beirut last year.

HEZBOLLAH SUPPORTERS march through the streets of Beirut last year. Photo: Khalil Hassan/Reuters

In a declassified statement of their case, the US claims that the Rmeiti Exchange and Halawi Exchange have consistently complied in a scheme that comingles money from used car dealerships in the US and drugs from South America into significant funding for the Lebanese terrorist organization.

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Hezbollah’s Cocaine Business Buys Weapons

With decreasing Iranian funding, the Shiite terror group partners up with the Mexican drug cartels.

From the millions of dollars in drug revenues, they support their weapon acquisition habit.

By Eldad Beck


MEXICO – Chiapas is one of Mexico’s most exotic federal districts. But the magical forests, appealing Indian communities, colorful towns and intriguing archeological sites – that serve as main tourist attractions – hide a political hell.

Hezbollah Chief Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah – Photo: AFP

The Islamic terror groups are eager to make money, so they can fund their nefarious aspirations.

In the mid-1990s, a leftist resistance group which calls itself The Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) made Chiapas its home. Continue Reading »

IDF intercepts $2.5M Egyptian drug smuggling attempt

IDF troops discover 700 kilograms of hashish on Egyptian border, making this the biggest drug smuggling bust in 2012

By Ilana Curiel


IDF troops on Saturday uncovered some 700 kilograms of hashish near the IsraelEgypt border, making what was deemed to be the biggest drug smuggling bust this year.

The drugs, worth over $2.5 million, were divided into 28 packages and placed inside two off-road vehicles, which were deserted in the Ezuz region. The authorities were looking into the possibility that the vehicles were waiting to be picked up by smugglers on the receiving end of the deal. Continue Reading »

Now Hezbollah is funding its world-wide terror with fake medicine

After Lebanese authorities performed drug busts on Captagon labs, they arrested top terror leader. Shiite group began manufacturing & distributing  its counterfeit medical drugs in Middle East.

By Roi Kais


A new study reveals that Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah has discovered a new and original way of funding its terror activity – counterfeit medicine.

Dr. Boaz Ganor Photo: Gadi Dagon

Dr. Boaz Ganor
Photo: Gadi Dagon

According to the study, over the past year Hezbollah terrorists have increased the manufacturing of fake Captagon, a drug used for treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Although banned in most countries in the 1980s, illegally produced and smuggled Captagon – sometimes containing amphetamine instead of fenethylline – is a common drug of abuse in the Middle East. Continue Reading »