Colorado Cops Bust Alleged Fentanyl Ring with Ties to Mexican Cartel

The Jefferson County, Colorado, Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) West Metro Drug Task Force arrested ten alleged drug ring members suspected of distributing fentanyl-laced counterfeit oxycodone pills, methamphetamine, heroin, and other drugs in and around the Denver metro area. Investigators say the group purchased the narcotics directly from a Mexican drug cartel. As of Thursday, the street value of the narcotics seized by investigators totaled more than $5 million.

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Report: Kabul Heroin User Encampment Growing Under Taliban

The number of people using heroin under Kabul’s notorious Pul-e-Sukhta bridge — long synonymous with hard drug use — has increased since the Taliban seized control of Afghanistan in August 2021, people living near the bridge told Deutsche Welle (DW) on Thursday.

This picture taken on October 16, 2021 shows drug addicts running as Taliban members try to detain them during a raid to transfer them to the Avicenna Medical Hospital for Drug Treatment in Kabul. - With shaved heads, oversized tunics and the frightened gaze of hunted animals, the drug addicts …

India Seizes $2.7 Billion of Afghan Heroin Imported via Iran

India’s Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized nearly three tons of heroin originating from Afghanistan worth an estimated $2.72 billion on September 15 at Mundra Port in western India’s Gujarat state, Gujarat Special Public Prosecutor Kalpesh Goswami confirmed to Indian media on Tuesday.

**FILE** A Taliban militant is seen with an AK- 47 rifle gun, right, as farmers collect resin from poppies in an opium poppy field in Naway district of Helmand province, southwest Afghanistan in a Friday, April 25, 2008 file photo. Drought and anti-drug campaigns helped slash Afghanistan's opium poppy cultivation …