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Opioid abuse in Seattle is so widespread that mussels are testing positive for oxycodone
May 30th, 2018

Opioid abuse in Seattle is so widespread that mussels are testing positive for oxycodone Opioid abuse in the Pacific Northwest is so widespread that researchers have detected trace amounts of narcotics in the systems of sea creatures. While watching pollution levels in the waters of Puget Sound, scientists revealed that trace amounts of oxycodone were…

Declassified U.S. State Dept. cables reveal ties between former Colombian Pres. Alvaro Uribe and drug cartels
May 28th, 2018

Newly declassified U.S. State Department cables reveal how U.S. officials were repeatedly warned of purported ties between Alvaro Uribe, the former president of Colombia and the nation’s most powerful drug cartel. The communications, which were released Friday by the non-profit National Security Archive, detailed the links between Alvaro Uribe, who at the time was Colombia’s…

Authorities arrest Texas judicial candidate for threatening fellow Democrat with Los Zetas cartel
May 26th, 2018

Authorities arrested a candidate for Maverick County judge in Eagle Pass, Texas for threatening to send the ruthless Los Zetas Cartel after the county’s Democratic Party chairman. The Los Zetas Cartel, largely considered Mexico’s most violent cartel has been responsible for some of the worst mass atrocities in Mexico’s history and have perpetrated kidnappings, murders,…

Video captures New Mexico lawmaker pleading with police during DWI arrest
May 24th, 2018

Police video shows New Mexico lawmaker Monica Youngblood pleading with cops during DWI arrest A New Mexico lawmaker was busted on bodycam footage pleading with the officers who arrested her for DWI in the early morning hours on Sunday, maintaining to the unpersuaded cops that she “always stood up” for police in the legislature. State…

Prison reform bill passes the House of Representatives with overwhelming bipartisan support
May 23rd, 2018

Prison reform bill passes the House of Representatives with overwhelming bipartisan support WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bipartisan prison reform bill Tuesday by an overwhelming 360-59 that provides more education for federal prisoners and gives them a second chance after their release. Authored by Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-Brooklyn) and Rep. Doug…

Former Mexican official accused of smuggling 1,100 bulletproof vests over the border from Texas
May 22nd, 2018

A former Mexican border city official faces federal charges after he was busted trying to smuggle over 1,100 bulletproof vests and 1,200 phones from Texas. Alfredo Biasi, the former Social Development Secretary for Matamoros and the owner of Grupo Alpha, was apprehended and brought to the headquarters of the attorney general’s office with some of…

U.S. sanctions Venezuela’s Diosdado Cabello for drug trafficking

The U.S. Treasury implemented sanctions on one of Venezuela’s most influential men on Friday — Diosdado Cabello, along with his family and economic adviser — charging him with drug trafficking, money laundering, and illegal mining. The sanctions occur as Washington is increasing the heat on the South American nation only days before the presidential election….

New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio wants police to stop arresting pot smokers and hand out summones instead
May 21st, 2018

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he wants the NYPD to stop arresting people for smoking pot in public and instead hand out summonses. The Democratic mayor said in a statement released Sunday, that the city must plan for the eventual reality of marijuana legalization and the “public safety, health and financial consequences…

Border Patrol refuses to return $41,000 seized from innocent woman who saved to open medical clinic in Nigeria
May 15th, 2018

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials are refusing to return $41,000 seized by Border Patrol agents from a Nigerian-born woman in Texas last October as she was passing through the Houston airport on her way to open a medical clinic in her native country. Anthonia Nwaorie, a 59-year-old nurse, was never charged with a…

Federal agents raid home of California mayor, city hall, and marijuana dispensary in connection with corruption investigation
May 13th, 2018

FBI raids target residence of Adelanto Mayor Rich Kerr FBI agents conducted raids on the residence of a California mayor and his city’s town hall as a part of a large-scale probe into allegations of corruptions. Agents executed search warrants on the residence of Adelanto Mayor Rich Kerr and City Hall on Tuesday as a…