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Catherine Zeta Jones Will Play Fearsome Female Drug Kingpin In ‘The Godmother’

An upcoming film about a real-life female drug kingpin will be starring Catherine Zeta-Jones in the title role of The Godmother. In it, she will be playing the role of Griselda Blanco, a fearsome figure in the Colombian drug cartel who was active during the Miami drug wars of the 1970s and 1980s. Zeta-Jones previously played a drug-related role in …

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Tijuana Drug Cartel Leader Arrested in Mexico

Since June 12, World Cup fever has swept the entire world, with millions upon millions of people tuning in to watch every match. The fervor has been especially apparent in North America this year as both Mexico and the United States have experienced their own successes. Unfortunately for Fernando Sánchez Arellano, Mexico’s World Cup success proved to be his personal …

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‘Milk Man’ Cop Protecting Cocaine Smugglers Released On Bail

In his 22 years working for the Miami-Dade Police Department, Lt. Ralph Mata was responsible for supervising the airport canine unit, breaking up gangs, and investigating crime within the police department. He, however, is also now known as “Milk Man,” who helped cocaine dealers from New Jersey transport hundreds of thousands of dollars in different locations. According to the FBI, …

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I-80 Drug Stops Lead To Community Debates

Thousands of dollars have been confiscated from vehicles traveling on U.S. Interstate 80 where authorities have believed that these travelers could potentially be drug traffickers. Recently, one vehicle contained $50,000 while another vehicle was pulled over with a reported $13,800. This practice has caused debates within the local community of Winnemucca where concerns focus on potentially intimidating visitors from entering …

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Border Tunnels: A Sophisticated Way To Smuggle Drugs

Drug cartels have resorted to underground tunnels to avoid detection since security has become more stringent along the border. Since 1990, about 170 tunnels have been discovered, the majority of them have been along California and Arizona’s border with Mexico. As a result, the U.S. border patrol will soon unveil an underground wireless robot equipped with camera to search underground …

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Drug Bust: 100 Arrested in Connecticut Crackdown

There are many places in the U.S. associated with the illegal drug trade, but the state of Connecticut isn’t usually mentioned as one of those places. However, U.S. officials demonstrated this week the the U.S. war on drugs extends to the Northeast as well. Reuters is reporting that around 100 people were arrested today in connection with heroin and cocaine …

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Your Smartphone Can Now Be Used To Track You Without A Warrant

Warrants are an important part of the legal process in this country. If the police want to search your house, they must obtain a warrant from a judge. New technology like social media and smartphones are not as strictly defined by the Fourth Amendment. Unfortunately, it leads to problems. Ars Technica is reporting that the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals …

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Delta Airlines Employees Busted for Drug Trafficking

Sometimes it’s hard to imagine that drug runners are intelligent individuals. Now, that statement is a gross generalization on my part, as I’m sure there are some guys and gals out there who are Ivy League-style traffickers, utilizing all sorts of crafty tactics to ensure their product hits the streets. However, when would-criminals leave their drugs at the airport, it’s …

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Online LSD Dealers Arrested

Eight suspected drugs dealers have been arrested around the world, for operated a site called ‘The Farmer’s Market,’ which allowed clients to buy illegal drugs via the internet. The site, ran by Marc Willems of the Netherlands, sold LSD, ecstasy, marijuana and other drugs to roughly 3,000 customers in 34 countries, and was only accessible via the Tor Project anonymizing …

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