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Screen capture of a paramilitary group which vowed to "eliminate" the Zetas, reputedly Mexico's most violent drug gang, in a video posted on the Internet on July 27, 2011 several days after 49 bodies were found on the streets of Veracruz. The video, according to its creators, shows a group …

DEA: Mexican Cartels Remain Greatest Criminal Drug Threat to U.S.

Mexican drug cartels continue to be the greatest criminal drug threat to the U.S., federal authorities stated in one of their latest reports. Federal agencies reported that drug cartels in Mexico continue to be the wholesale sources of drugs for street gangs that in turn push narcotics at the local level.

An investigator tosses marijuana plants outside an illegal grow operation in north Denver early Thursday, April 14, 2016. Investigators have raided several homes and warehouses throughout the Denver area as part of a multi-state investigation into the illegal distribution of marijuana outside Colorado. (AP Photo/Sadie Gurman)

Report: Foreign Drug Cartels Targeting Legal Marijuana States

Federal officials claim that drug cartels from Mexico, Cuba, and China are taking advantage of lackadaisical enforcement of marijuana growing laws in states with legalized recreational use. These states are becoming “hit-or-miss” in enforcing laws that still prohibit the unregulated production of marijuana.

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks on immigration at the Justice Department September 5, 2017 in Washington, DC. Sessions announced that the Trump Administration is ending the Obama era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protect those who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children, with a …

Attorney General’s Team to Review Obama-Era Hezbollah Probes

WASHINGTON – The Justice Department is forming a team of prosecutors to investigate drug trafficking and money laundering linked to the Iranian-backed Hezbollah militant movement, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday.

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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.

TOPSHOT - Inmates that are to appear in court for their trial are rounded up at the Quezon City Jail in Manila in this picture taken on July 29, 2016. There are 3,800 inmates at the jail, which was built six decades ago to house 800, and they engage in …

Feds Arrest Dozens of Texas Mexican Mafia Members

A federal grand jury returned an indictment against 37 suspected Texas Mexican Mafia (TMM) members – including “TMM General” Raul Ramos – charging them with conspiracy, narcotics, and firearm-related crimes.

Drugs are prepared to shoot intravenously by a user addicted to heroin on February 6, 2014 in St. Johnsbury Vermont. Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin recently devoted his entire State of the State speech to the scourge of heroin. Heroin and other opiates have begun to devastate many communities in the …

DEA: Drug Overdose Deaths Surpass Those From Firearms, Car Crashes

The number of deaths from drug overdose in the United States has surpassed those from firearms and motor vehicle accidents each year since 2008, according to a newly released report published by the Department of Justice’s Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

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DEA: Drugs, Cars Far Deadlier Than Guns

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is out with its most recent figures on drug, car, and gun deaths, and the numbers show that drug-related deaths far exceed car deaths, while car deaths exceed gun-related fatalities.