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Maritime Boat Patrols Seize Drugs at Sea, Let Traffickers Go

By Brent McCluskey

The international Combined Maritime Forces lacks the legal authority to arrest drug smugglers. MORE  

Venezuelan Officials Tied To Colombian Drug Traffickers

By Shawn Dwyer

A former top intelligence officer was among those indicted for helping Colombian traffickers run drugs into the United States. MORE  

Colombian Drug Lord Dubbed 'The Rat' Trapped In Spain

By John Lavitt

Hernan Alonso Villa, known as The Mouse, inherited Pablo Escobar's now-defunct Medellin cartel. MORE  

Isolated Amazon Tribe Being Pushed Out By Drug Traffickers

By McCarton Ackerman

Once completely isolated, Brazil's Jaminawa tribe faces threats of disease and displacement thanks to drug trafficking. MORE  

Morning Roundup: June 16, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Richard Dreyfuss' wife arrested for DUI, drug traffickers hiding crystal meth as tequila, and drunk airline passenger punches flight attendant. MORE  

New Report Shows 250,000 Deported For Drugs Since 2008

By McCarton Ackerman

Eleven percent of all U.S. deportations are drug related, with many being for simple possession of drugs including marijuana. Only one percent were drug traffickers. MORE  

Human Rights Groups Protest Sentencing 30 Drug Traffickers To Death in Vietnam

By McCarton Ackerman

The United Nations has been asked to strip Vietnam's anti-drug funding, but so far the international body has yet to publicly respond. 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  

DEA Officials Accused Of Secret Meetings With Mexican Drug Cartels

By McCarton Ackerman

The Drug Enforcement Agency failed to notify Mexican officials of the meetings despite stipulations in the bilateral agreements between Mexico and the U.S. MORE  

Morning Roundup: June 6, 2013

By Bryan Le

Dutch coffeeshops defy ban and sell pot to tourists, England opens first highway rest stop pub, and olympic skier Lindsey Vonn is drug tested on the red carpet. MORE  

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