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Emma Coronel: Former Beauty Queen Arrested With “El Chapo”

Joaquin Guzman, also known as “El Chapo,” was finally arrested on Saturday in Mazatlan, Mexico. The head of Sinaloa Cartel drug syndicate was captured in a condominium while he was cooking breakfast. Along with him was his wife of six years, former beauty queen Emma Coronel. The most wanted drug lord in the world, as El Chapo is called, escaped …

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Sinaloa Cartel Boss Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman Arrested

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the head honcho of the Sinaloa Cartel, was finally arrested on Saturday February 22. The Mexican cartel is famous for trafficking drugs into the United States, Europe, Asia, and even Australia. Last year, Chicago declared Guzman as Public Enemy Number One. The United States had sought Guzman’s extradition in the past, and had offered $5 million …

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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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School Drug Testing Doesn’t Work, Shows Study

Though states such as Colorado and Washington are easing up on marijuana, the war on drugs is still in full force throughout the U.S. As part of the drug war, many high schools across the country test students for drugs. New research, however, shows that such programs are not only not effective, but could have the opposite of their intended …

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Drug Cartel Leader Shot… By Clown

Reuters and The New York Post have both reported that one of Mexico’s most powerful ex-drug lords was shot by children’s clowns as he attended a party in Cabo San Lucas. A former Tijuana Cartel boss, the 63-year-old Francisco Rafael Arellano Felix sustained a bullet to the head at point-blank range during a family gathering at the Los Cabos resort …

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Justice Dept: ATF Lost 420 Million Cigarettes in Botched Stings

An audit newly released by the U.S. Department of Justice has made public a series of mistakes from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, including 2.1 million missing cigarette cartons (or 420 million cigarettes) which disappeared during a series of stings, and almost $5 million was paid to an informant… for no documented reason. The Washington Post quoted …

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Eric Holder: We Can’t Jail our Way to Safety

In the long and drawn out battle between inmate advocacy groups and the U.S. Justice Department regarding the efficacy of mandatory minimum sentences, a stalemate has been finally struck. Eric Holder, Attorney General of the United States, has come out against the decades-old policy in a speech at the San Francisco American Bar Association. The Washington Post reports that in …

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