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Mexican Cartel Sinaloa’s Leader Guzman Arrested Mexican Cartel Sinaloa’s Leader Guzman Arrested

According to a senior law enforcement official, a man alleged to be the world’s most powerful drug lord is now in custody. The Associated Press is reporting that Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, head of Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel, was captured overnight …

School Drug Testing Doesn’t Work, Shows Study 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. …

Obamacare Heroin: Someone’s Idea Of A Joke? Obamacare Heroin: Someone’s Idea Of A Joke?
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If you’re in the drug-trafficking business, usually there comes a time when you decide it’s not enough to call what you’re selling by its common name. In this case, heroin. The usual suspects (“Big H”, “smack”, etc.) aren’t working for …

Canadian Travel Scam Turns Australian Couples into Drug Mules Canadian Travel Scam Turns Australian Couples into Drug Mules

The Australian reports that a Perth couple were conned into being drug mules by a bogus Canadian travel agency. It all looked legit, at least on the surface. A 72-year-old man and his 64-year-old wife entered a sweepstakes for a …

Drug Cartel Leader Shot… By Clown 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 …

Justice Dept: ATF Lost 420 Million Cigarettes in Botched Stings Justice Dept: ATF Lost 420 Million Cigarettes in Botched Stings
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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 …

Colorado Marijuana Law: Feds Won’t Block It! Colorado Marijuana Law: Feds Won’t Block It!
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A Colorado CBS local affiliate reported that the Obama administration has announced that it will not sue states like Washington and Colorado for violating federal law, although it “reserves the right” to sue them later if it wants. The Denver …

165 Rescued: Kidnapper Caught Near U.S. Border 165 Rescued: Kidnapper Caught Near U.S. Border

Mexican authorities this week rescued 165 kidnapped people near the U.S.-Mexican border. According to a Reuters report, the kidnapped people were mostly Central American migrants, and included women and children. Groups of them were reportedly attempting to cross the border …

U.S.-Canada Border Shooting Suspect Arrested U.S.-Canada Border Shooting Suspect Arrested

The U.S. border with Canada is generally more peaceful than the U.S. border with Mexico, but an incident this week shows that the northern border is also used for drug smuggling. A drug bust that took place this week in …

Drug Bust: 100 Arrested in Connecticut Crackdown Drug Bust: 100 Arrested in Connecticut Crackdown
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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 …

Senate Pushes Web Pharmacy Regulations
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There’s most likely a balance between no regulation and too much regulation, and the current Democratic Congress is walking that line. No one would doubt the potential harm caused by "rogue" Web-dealers, but Sen. Patrick Leahy’s (D-Vt.) tightening grip on Internet service providers should at least cause one to step back a bit to look at it.