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Islamic State Reportedly Using Drug Trade To Fund Operations

By McCarton Ackerman

Despite drugs being expressly forbidden, the Islamic militants may have seized upon trafficking routes once used by Al-Qaeda. MORE  

Dissecting the Complicated Relationship Between Drug Operations and Terrorism

By Remi L. Roy

Roughly half of the Department of State’s 59 officially designated foreign terrorist organizations have been linked to the global drug trade. Those outfits are all vying for a piece of the most lucrative illicit pie on the planet. MORE  

Michael Bay to Produce Cocaine Trade Drama for TNT

By Shawn Dwyer

The blockbuster director will partner with producer Jerry Bruckheimer to make a 1970s-set cocaine trade drama with Masters of Sex creator Michelle Ashford. MORE  

Scientists Reveal How The Drug Trade Is Destroying The Rainforest

By John Lavitt

Narco-traffickers are rolling back decades of conservation work by cutting down rainforests and leaving ecological destruction in its wake. MORE  

Infamous Italian Mob Boss Arrested in Colombia

By McCarton Ackerman

The arrest highlights growing ties between European and Latin American drug traffickers. MORE  

Is North Korea Running a Global Drug Ring?

By McCarton Ackerman

Diplomats were reportedly ordered to sell drugs abroad to help their cash-strapped country. MORE  

Morning Roundup: November 26, 2012

By Chrisanne Grise

Mexico's president says an end to the drug trade is "impossible," drug smugglers in India and Pakistan use cement bags, and smoking may cause mental decline. MORE  

Mexican Cartels Buddy Up With Italian Mobsters

By Gabrielle Wuhl

They increasingly work together to ship cocaine to the lucrative European market. MORE  

Colombian Cocaine Enriches the West

By McCarton Ackerman

Hardly any of Colombia's billions of cocaine dollars profit residents of the South American nation. MORE  

Morning Roundup: April 12, 2012

By May Wilkerson

Obama accused of flip-flopping on medical pot, Rx drug take-back day set for April 28, and Whitney Houston's daughter "caught smoking pot" on camera. MORE  

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