Health insurance to rise 3%

Health insurance to rise 3%

June 12, 2019, 9:25 a.m.
Health insurance premiums are expected to rise by 3% next year, according to the price comparison site Comparis.
Switzerland to reopen Needle Parks

Switzerland to reopen Needle Parks

June 7, 2019, 9:22 a.m.
Almost 30 years ago Switzerland was famous for its open drug use.
Heroin smuggling ring broken-up

Heroin smuggling ring broken-up

May 8, 2019, 6:03 a.m.
Police have broken up a massive heroin smuggling operation based in Albania after a year long investigation.
More illegal medicines being stopped at border

More illegal medicines being stopped at border

May 3, 2019, 5:57 a.m.
Customs officers are seizing more and more illegal pharmaceutical drugs – leading to concerns of safety.
More drivers suspended for drug use

More drivers suspended for drug use

April 3, 2019, 9:36 a.m.
More and more drivers are losing their licence for driving while under the influence of drugs. Between 2012 and last ...
Residents near Geneva nightclub claim drug dealing out of control

Residents near Geneva nightclub claim drug dealing out of control

March 6, 2019, 9:24 a.m.
Residents around the Usine night club in Geneva are demanding a higher police presence as they say drug dealing is no...
Police use weapons to halt cars

Police use weapons to halt cars

Feb. 20, 2019, 8:07 a.m.
Police have used their weapons in two separate incidents to stop cars.
Teen charged with possession after routine check

Teen charged with possession after routine check

Dec. 4, 2018, 9:26 a.m.
A routine check on a 15-year-old scooter rider turned up a surprise haul for French police on the border with Geneva.
Sankt Gallen drug bust unearths CHF 800,000 of cocaine

Sankt Gallen drug bust unearths CHF 800,000 of cocaine

Nov. 21, 2018, 9:16 a.m.
Police in Sankt Gallen are celebrating a big drug bust, where they also believe they’ve arrested a major kingpin.
Basel has highest hospital admission rate for drug and alcohol abuse

Basel has highest hospital admission rate for drug and alcohol abuse

Oct. 22, 2018, 8:23 a.m.
Those living in Basel are the most likely to be admitted to hospital for drug or alcohol abuse.
Drug bust by French police on Swiss border

Drug bust by French police on Swiss border

Oct. 19, 2018, 9:28 a.m.
French police have made a significant drug bust on the Swiss border.
A kilo of drugs found at Zurich Airport in toy truck

A kilo of drugs found at Zurich Airport in toy truck

Aug. 15, 2018, 10:11 a.m.
Customs officials at Zurich Airport have discovered a package of one kilogramme of marijuana in a children's push...
Big drugs bust in small canton

Big drugs bust in small canton

Aug. 3, 2018, 9:04 a.m.
Police and customs officers have seized 69 kilos of cocaine in a shipping container in canton Appenzell Inner Rhoden.
Teenagers hospitalized after eating "hash brownies"

Teenagers hospitalized after eating "hash brownies"

Aug. 2, 2018, 9:55 a.m.
A group of Swiss teenagers have been hospitalized after eating brownies laced with marijuana.
Fears that Swiss pharmacies are running out of some medicines

Fears that Swiss pharmacies are running out of some medicines

July 18, 2018, 9:10 a.m.
400 medications are in short supply. 
Doctors in Switzerland prescribing more opioids

Doctors in Switzerland prescribing more opioids

July 12, 2018, 7:50 a.m.
Opioid use is soaring in Switzerland.
Zurich city police makes huge drugs bust

Zurich city police makes huge drugs bust

July 6, 2018, 6:57 a.m.
Zurich city police have made a spectacular drug bust. Acting only on a tip off that some people were behaving suspici...
German couple found with guns and drugs on border

German couple found with guns and drugs on border

May 10, 2018, 6:04 a.m.
Border guards in Graubünden have seized two hand-guns and drugs from a German couple entering the country from A...
Vaud police make massive drugs bust

Vaud police make massive drugs bust

May 9, 2018, 6:48 a.m.
Vaud police have made one of the biggest drugs bust in the canton’s history. Police have seized 14 kg of cocain...
Major crystal meth lab found in Zug

Major crystal meth lab found in Zug

May 4, 2018, 6:43 a.m.
Police in canton Zug discovered a crystal meth lab making the drug on an industrial scale due to a power cut.
Proposed amendment to drugs laws to allow cannabis research

Proposed amendment to drugs laws to allow cannabis research

March 16, 2018, 6:13 a.m.
The Council of States, the smaller chamber of parliament, has passed a motion to add an article into the Narcotics Ac...
Drug dealers dies in police custody in Lausanne

Drug dealers dies in police custody in Lausanne

March 2, 2018, 5:46 a.m.
An investigation has been launched after a drug dealer died in police custody in Lausanne. The 40 year old man resist...
Fewer speeders and drink drivers - but more drug use behind wheel

Fewer speeders and drink drivers - but more drug use behind wheel

Feb. 28, 2018, 7:02 a.m.
Fewer people are speeding and drink driving – but more are taking other drugs while behind the wheel and the nu...
Swiss universities plan cocaine experiments on primates

Swiss universities plan cocaine experiments on primates

Feb. 5, 2018, 5:58 a.m.
Recent revelations that German scientists had been testing the effect of car exhaust fumes on monkeys shocked the wor...
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