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Ivan Duque, presidential candidate for the Democratic Center, left, and his vice presidential formula Marta Lucia Ramirez raise arms after winning the first round presidential election in Bogota, Colombia, Sunday, May 27, 2018. With almost all polling stations reporting, Duque won 39 percent trailed by leftist former leftist rebel and …

Trump at U.N.: Colombia Responded to Record Cocaine Crops by Electing Conservative

U.S. President Donald Trump, while speaking at the United Nations Monday, attributed hardline conservative Iván Duque’s recent presidential election victory over his leftist opponent in Colombia to his aggressive anti-drugs policy at a time when the country is reportedly producing more cocaine than ever.

Meth lab

Mexican Navy Seizes 10 Tons of Meth in Northern Mexico

The Mexican military made its third major methamphetamine seizure in northern Mexico in the past week when the Mexican Navy announced the seizure of 10 tons of methamphetamine in the state of Sinaloa which occurred. The drug seizure occurred on August 22 as reported according to local media outlets. in local media

Forrest Wood

Border Patrol Agents Seize $1 Million in Heroin at NM Checkpoint

Border Patrol agents in New Mexico seized more than $1 million worth of heroin at an immigration checkpoint located in southern New Mexico. Agents discovered the drugs after a K-9 agent alerted to the possible presence of an illegal substance.

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.

MS-13

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.