Tag: Drug Trafficking

The US opioid epidemic is accelerating, with hospital emergency room visits for overdoses from drugs like heroin, fentanyl and prescription painkillers up 30 percent from 2016 to 2017, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Expert: Mexican Cartels ‘Effectively Using China to Launder Money’

Mexican cartels are “effectively using China to launder money,” a move that may potentially allow Beijing to establish a robust law enforcement presence in Latin America in addition to its current significant military activities in the region, an expert from U.S. Army War College warned this week.

Spanish Police

Police Arrest ‘Spanish Pablo Escobar’, 43 Associates

Spanish authorities arrested one of the top drug lords believed behind the distribution of large quantities of cocaine throughout Europe. The European cartel was allegedly led by a narco known as Sito Miñanco, who reportedly smuggled tons of drugs into the country and laundered the proceeds.

This July 31, 2017, file photo shows discarded syringes in an open-air heroin market that has thrived for decades, slated for cleanup along train tracks a few miles outside the heart of Philadelphia. Philadelphia wants to become the first U.S. city to allow supervised drug injection sites as a way …

Rubio, Menendez to DOJ: Venezuela’s State Trafficking May Fuel U.S. Drug Epidemic

The top lawmakers on a Senate panel, in a rare show of bipartisanship, urged the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to launch an investigation into “credible allegations” of drug trafficking activities linked to the regime of Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro that may be fueling the drug overdose epidemic in America.

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TRUMP: Deporting MS-13 Is Cheaper than Jailing Them

“Who the hell wants to take care of them?,” President Donald Trump told graduates of the FBI National Academy while speaking about the MS-13 transnational criminal gang. During his speech in Quantico, Virginia, the commander-in-chief said it was cheaper to deport the hyper-violent gang members than to jail them.

Hidalgo County Sheriffs

Four Charged for Dismemberment of Drug Dealer Found in South Texas Makeshift Grave

EDINBURG, Texas — Three men and a woman are facing capital murder charges for their role in the kidnapping, torture, murder, and dismemberment of a local street-level drug dealer. The various body parts that made up the victim’s body were later found in a makeshift grave on a rural tract of land in South Texas.

A billboard displays a phone number for the National Human Trafficking Hotline, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, in Las Vegas. The FBI in Las Vegas is teaming with a billboard company to raise the profile in the fight to stop human trafficking in a state where brothels are legal in rural …

23 Southwest Cholos Gang Members Charged with Sex, Drug Trafficking

HOUSTON, TX — Twenty-three members and associates of the Southwest Cholos (SWC) gang are facing trial for their part in allegedly smuggling illegal alien women and girls into the country to force them into sex trafficking. The indictment states that one of the girls was 14 when forced into prostitution.

Sgt. Randy Thumann and Lobos seize $8 million in liquid meth

Texas Deputy Seizes $8 Million in Liquid Meth During Traffic Stop

A Fayette County Sheriff’s Office deputy seized $8 million in liquid methamphetamine during a traffic stop in central Texas on Thursday. Sheriff Keith Korenek’s office seized nearly $20 million in drugs during traffic stops in the past two weeks.

Mexican Federal Police

Mexican Cops Probe U.S. Border Meth Labs after Six Tons of Precursor Intercepted

MONTERREY, Nuevo Leon — An anonymous call led to the discovery of more than 6.5 tons of a chemical used to manufacture methamphetamine hidden in the bed of a tractor-trailer. The precursors were headed to a clandestine lab in Nuevo Leon. The seizure revealed a change in drug distribution strategies.

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Texas Border Woman Caught with $2M in Liquid Meth

A woman from the border city of Laredo, Texas, was arrested in Austin after authorities found more than $2 million in liquid meth inside her vehicle. The woman was traveling with her 4-year-old daughter.

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Saudi Arabia Executes Six for Drug Trafficking, Homicide

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Six people convicted of drug trafficking and homicide were executed in Saudi Arabia on Monday, the government said, the highest number of executions in a single day this year.

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24 Accused of Drug Trafficking with Mexican Cartel Ties

Authorities believe that one of the alleged drug traffickers –Raul Enrique Lizarraga Lopez, aka “Maestro” – is a key player in the drug cartel that smuggles narcotics from Mexico into the United States.

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Arkansas Raid Lands 52 Suspected Drug Traffickers in Jail

Law enforcement authorities announced multiple federal indictments following the completion of an early morning raid. The operation resulted in dozens of arrests of suspected drug and illegal gun dealers.

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Border Patrol Agents Seize Off-road Drug Smuggling Trucks

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials working in the Tucson Sector seized two vehicles, several illegal aliens, and hundreds of thousands of dollars-worth of methamphetamine and marijuana.