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UN Report: Heroin, Cocaine, Canabis Markets Decline or Stabilize

Posted June 23rd, 2011 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime says global markets for heroin, cocaine and cannabis declined or remained stable last year, but the production and abuse of prescription and synthetic drugs increased. In its annual World Drug Report issued Thursday, the U.N. agency says global production of heroin’s key ingredient, opium, dropped 38 percent […]

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UN: West African Drug Trafficking Is More Sophisticated

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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A top United Nations official says drug traffickers are using a more sophisticated system to smuggle drugs from West Africa to Europe. Alexander Schmidt, the West African head of the U.N. Office on Drug Crime, says the amount of cocaine seized in western Africa has gone down, suggesting that smugglers are repositioning drug routes and […]

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Mexican Governor’s Guards Murdered and Dismembered

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 11:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Mexican police on Wednesday found the dismembered bodies of two bodyguards who worked for the governor of the state of Nuevo Leon. Authorities believe a drug cartel killed Governor Rodrigo Medina’s bodyguards. A message threatening the governor was found with the bodies. Governor Medina called the killings “cowardly.” He told the media that “no message, […]

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Mexicans Blame Tainted Meat for Footballers Positive Drug Tests

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Mexican football officials are blaming contaminated meat for five of their national team players failing doping tests. The Mexican Football Federation said the players had all tested positive for the banned substance clenbuterol from tests carried out in Mexico on May 21. Clenbuterol can be used to speed up and increase muscle mass in animals. […]

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US Lists 2 Kenyans as Drug Kingpins

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 1:35 am (UTC-5)
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The United States has added two Kenyans, including a member of parliament, to its list of drug kingpins who face sanctions. Being added to the list means parliamentarian Tharun Mwau and businesswoman Naima Nyakinywa are now denied access to U.S. financial institutions and barred from transactions with U.S. businesses and individuals. A recent report by […]

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