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Terrorism

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  

Morning Roundup: June 28, 2013

By Victoria Kim

Ritalin could "cure" cocaine addiction, synthetic drugs make "millions" for terrorists, and Dallas Cowboys' Josh Brent returns to jail after a failed drug test. MORE  

9/11 Led a Million People to Start Smoking Again

By McCarton Ackerman

Researchers attribute a 2.3% nationwide increase in smoking to stress caused by the attacks. MORE  

Afghan Women Sold as "Opium Brides"

By McCarton Ackerman

With their opium farms destroyed, debt-ridden farmers sell their daughters to drug traffickers. MORE  

Coke Users Fund Islamic Terror in the Sahara

By McCarton Ackerman

Reports claim Al-Qaeda makes millions by providing armed escorts for cocaine traffickers in West Africa.  MORE  

Morning Roundup: January 28, 2013

By The Fix staff

US accuses Afghan airline of smuggling opium, international drinking guidelines rarely agree, and was ex-Senator Scott Brown drunk-tweeting? MORE  

NYC Terror Suspects Have Drug Arrest History

By McCarton Ackerman

The couple found harboring explosives in the West Village were busted with heroin in February. MORE  

West Village Terror Suspects Are "Well-to-Do Junkies"

By May Wilkerson

Cops say a young couple arrested for possession of explosives are "admitted heroin addicts." MORE  

Iranian Drug Plot Linked to Hezbollah

By McCarton Ackerman

An Iranian man is charged with smuggling heroin into the US to fund the Lebanese militant group. MORE  

Are Mexican Cartels in Cahoots With Hezbollah?

By Chrisanne Grise

A North Carolina congresswoman says the Lebanese terror group uses drug trafficking routes to infiltrate the US. MORE  

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