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7 Suspected Drug Traffickers Killed in Mexico

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 5:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Mexico say seven suspected drug traffickers have been killed in a gunfight with army troops in the western state of Michoacan. News reports say the gunbattle erupted early Tuesday in the town of Tacambaro, as troops patrolled the area and encountered the traffickers. Tacambaro is south of the state capital, Morelia. Michoacan is […]

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Mexico Arrests Suspected Drug Cartel Hitman

Posted August 11th, 2011 at 7:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Mexican authorities say they have arrested a suspected gang leader who they say has admitted to murdering — and ordering the murders — of 600 people. Prosecutor Alfredo Castillo told reporters police had arrested Oscar Garcia Montoya Thursday in the capital, Mexico City. He identified the suspect as the head of the violent drug gang […]

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Britain Seizes Record Cocaine Haul

Posted August 3rd, 2011 at 7:20 am (UTC-5)
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British officials said Wednesday they have seized more than one ton of cocaine in a record-setting drug bust on a yacht. Officials said the drugs are worth almost $500 million and were found in June. French authorities alerted British officials to the suspect yacht when it was sailing in the Caribbean in May. The yacht […]

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Alleged Drug Hit Man Leader Arrested in Mexico

Posted July 31st, 2011 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Mexican authorities say they have arrested the suspected leader of a gang of drug cartel hitmen in northern Mexico. Federal officials said Sunday Jose Antonio Acosta Hernandez has admitted to ordering 1,500 killings during a terror campaign as a gang leader along the U.S. border. Acosta is the suspected chieftan of La Linea gang, whose […]

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Alleged Drug Hit Man Leader Arrested in Mexico

Posted July 31st, 2011 at 12:25 am (UTC-5)
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Mexican authorities say the alleged leader of a gang of drug hit men has been arrested in Ciudad Juarez. The suspect, Jose Antonio Acosta Hernandez, was captured in the state capital, Chihuahua, on Friday. Hernandez, also known as “El Diego,” had been sought by U.S. authorities for last year’s killings of a U.S. consulate employee, […]

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8 Afghan Drug Smugglers Killed on Tajik Border

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 7:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Tajik officials say border guards have killed eight Afghan drug smugglers trying to sneak into the country. The officials say troops patrolling the southern border spotted a group of 12 people crossing a river dividing the two countries. They say gunfire broke out and eight drug carriers were killed, while the remaining four managed to […]

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US Drug Arrests Link Trafficking to Terrorism

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 4:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has unveiled several indictments it says demonstrate a “growing nexus” between drug trafficking and terrorism. The DEA and a U.S. attorney in New York City Tuesday announced the arrests of four people charged with involvement in deals to sell illegal drugs in order to buy weapons for Hezbollah and for […]

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UN Counter-Narcotics Chief Visits Iran for Trafficking Talks

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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With Iran facing serious problems of drug addiction and narcotics trafficking, the head of the U.N.’s counter-narcotics agency is having talks with top officials in Tehran. United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime chief Yury Fedotov is on a three-day trip that includes visits to border regions near Afghanistan and Pakistan and a drug rehabilitation […]

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US Firm to Allow Copying of AIDS Drugs

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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One of the world’s biggest producers of AIDS drugs says it will make some of them available for cheaper generic manufacturing, potentially boosting their use in poor countries, particularly in Africa. U.S. drug maker Gilead Sciences said Tuesday it has reached an agreement with the United Nations’ Medicines Patent Pool to allow other manufacturers to […]

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Texas Warns Americans to Avoid Mexican Border Town

Posted July 3rd, 2011 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Texas authorities are warning Americans to stay away from the Mexican border town of Nuevo Laredo over the Fourth of July holiday weekend because of a possible surge in drug gang violence. The Texas Department of Public Safety says it has credible information that the Zeta drug cartel is planning to target U.S. visitors for […]

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