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39 Arrested in French Heroin Bust

Posted October 16th, 2012 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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French authorities say police have arrested 39 people in a sting on an Albanian and Kosovar heroin trafficking network. A local government official in eastern France said more than 200 security officers conducted a series of early-morning raids Tuesday near the border with Germany and Switzerland. The official said the drug ring accounts for hundreds […]

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Alleged Mexican Drug ‘Queen’ Extradited to US

Posted August 10th, 2012 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
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A Mexican woman accused of being a high-ranking drug trafficker has been extradited to the United States to face drug charges. U.S. authorities took custody of Sandra Avila in the city of Toluca Thursday, and transported her to Miami, where she will appear before a federal judge on cocaine trafficking charges. Avila, known as “the […]

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US Approves First Drug to Reduce Risk of HIV Infection

Posted July 16th, 2012 at 6:55 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. officials have approved what they say is the first drug on the market that reduces the risk of HIV infection in those who are free of the virus that causes AIDS. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Monday said the drug Truvada now can be used daily in combination with safer sex practices to […]

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Another Drug Smuggling Tunnel Found on US-Mexico Border

Posted July 14th, 2012 at 12:45 am (UTC-5)
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The Mexican government says troops have discovered another drug-smuggling tunnel beneath the U.S.- Mexico border and seized more than 40 tons of marijuana. The tunnel, beneath the Tijuana (Mexico) – San Diego (California) border was the fourth such discovery in the past week. Authorities say three of the tunnels were still under construction, including a […]

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More Drug Smuggling Tunnels Unearthed on US-Mexico Border

Posted July 13th, 2012 at 8:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The Mexican government says troops have discovered another drug smuggling tunnel beneath the U.S.- Mexico border and seized more than 40 tons of marijuana. The tunnel, beneath the Tijuana (Mexico) – San Diego (California) border was the fourth such discovery in the past week along the 3,200 kilometer boundary separating the two countries. Authorities say […]

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UN: Trafficking, Use of Illegal Drugs on the Rise in Asia

Posted June 26th, 2012 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations says increased trafficking and use of amphetamine type stimulants, or ATS, as well as the illicit production and abuse of drugs is a growing problem in Asia. In its global drug report released Tuesday, the U.N.’s Office on Drugs and Crime says the trend is especially troubling in China and South East […]

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US Agents Raid Ranch, Race Track Used by Mexican Drug Gang

Posted June 12th, 2012 at 6:50 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. federal agents Tuesday raided a ranch in Oklahoma and a race track in New Mexico allegedly used by Mexico’s vicious Zeta drug cartel to launder money. U.S. officials have indicted 14 suspected cartel members. Seven were arrested in Tuesday’s raids, including a brother of Zeta chief Miguel Angel Trevino Morales. The U.S. Justice Department […]

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US Agents Break Up Drug Smuggling Ring Inside Puerto Rico Airport

Posted June 6th, 2012 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. federal drug agents swept through Puerto Rico’s main airport Wednesday and arrested more than 30 people suspected of smuggling millions of dollars of cocaine into the United States aboard commercial passenger airline flights. Three other people were arrested at the Miami and Dallas airports. Suspects include baggage handlers and employees with American Airlines, which […]

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Experts Recommend FDA Approval of AIDS Prevention Drug

Posted May 11th, 2012 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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A panel of U.S. experts has recommended federal approval of the first drug shown to prevent HIV — the virus that causes AIDS. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel held two separate votes Thursday on recommending the drug Truvada for healthy people at high risk of AIDS — one for gay and bisexual […]

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Experts Recommend FDA Approval of AIDS Prevention Drug

Posted May 10th, 2012 at 7:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A panel of experts has recommended federal approval of a drug proven to prevent HIV — the virus that causes AIDS. The panel held two separate votes Thursday on recommending the drug Truvada for people at high risk of AIDS — one for gay and bisexual men and one for heterosexual couples where one person […]

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