Drug Trafficker in Juarez Cartel’s U.S. Territory Pleads Guilty

A Roswell, New Mexico man pleaded guilty in a federal court Wednesday to conspiracy and drug trafficking charges. The charges were part of a conspiracy that landed 41 people in jail for their roles in trafficking drugs in an area reported to be under the control of the Juarez drug cartel.

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DEA: Mexican Cartels Increasing Heroin Availability In U.S., Overdose Deaths Surge

Mexican transnational criminal organizations (TCOs) have significantly increased opium production and shifted their operations to expand heroin trafficking in recent years. The TCOs launched a concerted effort to make the illicit drug readily available to Americans as the number of heroin overdose deaths in the U.S. surge, reports the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).

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Top-Ranking DEA Official Signals Support For Donald Trump’s Proposed Border Wall

Jack Riley, the No. 2 at the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), signaled support for Donald Trump’s proposal to build a wall along the Southern border in a recent interview centered on hunting down Mexican drug cartel boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. “I’m all for anything that would make a difference in stopping criminals and the flow of drugs. I’m a cop. Whatever the policymakers decide, I’ll work with,” said Riley, signaling support for Trump’s immigration proposal.

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US Authorities Knew ‘El Chapo’ was Planning Escape

Since 2014, U.S. federal agents learned of various plots by Mexico’s most famous drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman and his people to bust out of prison. The U.S. government shared that information with Mexico yet the capo still managed to escape.

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Feds Bust Heroin Ring in Chicago

On Wednesday, federal and local law enforcement officials crushed a huge heroin operation in Chicago, arresting or naming 42 defendants in the roundup. The apparent ringleader of the operation, James Triplett, 33, also known as “Trell,” had the entire city block of 3700 W. Grenshaw under the sway of his dealings, supplying heroin wholesale. He even had “shift workers” working 24/7.

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DEA Chief Will Step Down Amid Charges of Incompetence

On Tuesday, a senior Obama Administration official told Reuters that Michele Leonhart, the head of the Drug Enforcement Administration since 2007, will soon resign her post. Last week, Leonhart revealed to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform that DEA agents dallying with prostitutes in Colombia may have revealed sensitve information.

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Pirro: DEA Head Lacks ‘Moral Compass’ and ‘Backbone’

On Saturday, the Fox News Channel’s “Justice with Judge Jeanine” host Judge Jeanine Pirro slammed DEA Chief Michele Leonhart over the scandal involving DEA agents participating in sex parties with drug cartels. “Why someone this incompetent would be running the

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