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Boy (16) held over drug death

A TEENAGE boy arrested in connection with the suspected drug death of a 15-year-old girl remains in police custody.

Rose Farley, from Liverpool, fell ill at a birthday party on Friday evening and died in hospital in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Detectives detained a 16-year-old youth on suspicion of supplying drugs. He remains in custody today, Merseyside Police said.

Miss Farley's death comes amid reports that her drinks may have been spiked, and just days after Merseyside Police warned youngsters of a deadly ecstasy-type drug circulating in the area.

The force had warned about the pink pills, known as pink ecstasy, Dr Death or Pink McDonald's -- because the pills are embossed with an M.

New cancer treatments

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1m at Pope's Mass in Milan

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Soldiers capture 'top drug boss'

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Diego Perez Henao (41) is one of Colombia's "most sinister drug traffickers and murderers," Colombia's police director General Jose Roberto Leon, said.

He is leader of the Rastrojos, or Leftovers, an offshoot of the Norte del Valle cartel involved in drug trafficking, extortion and murder.