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Woman Sentenced for Role in Texas Opioid ‘Pill Mill’

United States Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas announced Monday that a federal judge sentenced a Louisiana woman to six and a half years in prison for her role in a massive opioid “pill mill” ring.

Troops in Afghanistan. British and American soldiers Corporal Christopher Smith, 29, from Glasgow, 4 Scots (left) and Gunnery Sergeant Victor Lopez, 38, from Los Angeles, US Marine Core (right), mentor Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers from 3 Brigade 209 Kandak on marksmanship skills at ANA Camp Shorabak, Helmand Province, Afghanistan. …

U.S. to Deploy 300 Marines to Taliban Hotbed to Train Afghan Soldiers

An estimated 300 Marines are reportedly gearing up to deploy to the Taliban stronghold and top opium-producing province of Helmand, Afghanistan, as part of a task force expected to train members of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF).

A firearm and 154 pounds of heroin worth at least $50 million are displayed at a Drug Enforcement Administration news conference, Tuesday, May 19, 2015 in New York. The DEA called the heroin seizure its largest ever in New York state. Officials said on Tuesday that most of the drugs …

As Afghan Trade Booms, DEA Insists U.S. Heroin Is Mostly Mexican

Only an estimated one percent of the heroin seized by law enforcement in the United States originates from the Southwest Asia region that includes Afghanistan, the top producer of opium and heroin in the world, reports the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in its latest National Drug Threat Assessment.

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Migrants Increase Vienna Drug Crime By Ten Per Cent

Drug related crime has increased by ten per cent this year in the Austrian capital of Vienna largely due to an influx of Nigerian migrants. Police in Vienna have announced they will be taking measures as of 1st June to stem

Afghanistan, Chaparh?r : An Afghan farmer harvests opium sap from a poppy field in the Chaparhar district of Nangarhar province on April 19, 2016. Opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan dropped 19 percent in 2015 compared to the previous year, according to figures from the Afghan Ministry of Counter Narcotics and …

Report: Islamic State Cuts Opium, Heroin Production in Taliban Country

The Islamic State (ISIL/IS) is eradicating Afghan opium and heroin production, a major source of revenue for their rival the Taliban, arguing that it is illegal, Voice of America (VOA) has learned from farmers of the illicit crop the eastern part of the country.

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Colombian Drug Lord: Venezuela’s Former #2 Sold Cocaine to Islamic State

A former Colombian drug lord who has been freed after serving an 18-year sentence in the U.S. prison system has accused Diosdado Cabello, a senior official in Venezuela’s socialist government, of leading a drug cartel that has sold cocaine to the Islamic State and al-Qaeda.

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Israeli Man Dies Concealing 60 Bags of Cocaine in his Stomach

TEL AVIV – A 28-year-old man died on Tuesday following the discovery of dozens of bags of cocaine in his stomach.  The man, who lives in a town in Israel’s central region, arrived at the Sheba Medical Center after Israel’s emergency services

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37 People with 50 Cocks Busted in West Texas

Thirty-seven people and one juvenile were arrested for possessing illegal drugs, firearms, cash, stolen property, and 50 cockfighting roosters in west Texas. Of those arrested, some are suspected of being illegal aliens.

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Mexico Supreme Court Decision Paves Way for Marijuana Legalization

On November 4, Mexico’s Supreme Court made a landmark—and highly controversial—decision, declaring that individuals should have the right to grow and distribute marijuana for their personal use. The ruling applies only to a single cannabis club that filed the suit, but may have initiated a domino effect that will pave the way for eventual marijuana legalization.