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  • Planeloads of Cash From Russia Have Been Shipped to Venezuela

    11/01/2019 11:55:28 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 20 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Nov 1, 2019 | Patricia Laya
    Hundreds of millions of dollars in cash has been shipped from Russia to Venezuela, providing a lifeline to the South American country as U.S. sanctions limit its access to the global financial system. A total of $315 million of U.S. dollar and euro notes were sent in six separate shipments from Moscow to Caracas from May 2018 to April 2019, according to data reviewed by Bloomberg from ImportGenius, which compiled Russian customs records it obtains through private sources. ...As a consequence of the scrutiny, the central bank is conducting more transactions in cash, sometimes offering local clients access to euro...
  • Seized cocaine shipment traced to Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro

    05/02/2020 10:42:33 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 2, 2020 | Isabel Vincent
    Four tons of cocaine worth more than $165 million seized off of the Spanish coast last week has been linked to Venezuelan strongman Nicolás Maduro, US authorities said. Spanish, Colombian and UK police working in conjunction with the US Drug Enforcement Administration intercepted a ship carrying the drugs 300 miles off the coast of Galicia, in northern Spain.
  • Feds charge Venezuelan President Maduro, other top officials with narco-terrorism

    03/26/2020 7:49:17 AM PDT · by John W · 18 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | March 26, 2020 | ANTONIO MARIA DELGADO AND JAY WEAVER
    In a stunning announcement amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Justice Department plans to announce Thursday that Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and other government officials have been charged with turning Venezuela into a narco-state by collaborating with a leftist Colombian guerrilla group that exported tons of cocaine to the United States. An indictment, to be unveiled at a “virtual” news conference in Washington, D.C., accuses Maduro and other top officials in his socialist regime of conspiring with the U.S.-designated terrorist group known as the FARC so that Venezuela could be used for narcotics shipments to finance a long-running civil war against...
  • Venezuela’s Maduro calls Trump a ‘racist cowboy’ after being indicted on drug trafficking charges

    03/27/2020 3:09:53 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 26 2020 | Associated Press
    MIAMI -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro stood defiant in the face of a $15 million bounty by the U.S. to face drug trafficking charges, calling Donald Trump a "racist cowboy" and warning that he is ready to fight by whatever means necessary should the U.S. and neighboring Colombia dare to invade. Maduro's bellicose remarks Thursday night came hours after the U.S. announced sweeping indictments against the socialist leader and several members of his inner circle for allegedly converting Venezuela into a criminal enterprise at the service of drug traffickers and terrorist groups. One indictment by prosecutors in New York accused...
  • Alleged Maduro co-conspirator in DEA custody after indictments

    03/27/2020 9:17:35 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 22 replies
    WEAR ^ | 27 March 2020 | JOSHUA GOODMAN Associated Press
    A retired Venezuelan army general indicted alongside Nicolás Maduro has surrendered in Colombia and is being taken by Drug Enforcement Administration agents to New York for arraignment, four people familiar with the situation said Friday. Cliver Alcalá has been an outspoken critic of Maduro for years. But he was charged Thursday with allegedly running with Maduro, socialist party boss Diosdado Cabello and another retired army general a narcoterrorist conspiracy that U.S. prosecutors say sent 250 metric tons of cocaine a year to the U.S. and turned the Venezuelan state into a platform for violent cartels and Colombia rebels. The Justice...
  • Driver Accused of Killing Four Kids Was Allegedly Under Influence of MDMA and Cocaine

    04/01/2020 7:00:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    MyGC ^ | April 2, 2020 | Shanee Dobeson
    The man accused of ploughing his car into a group of children in NSW, killing four of them, has been hit with an additional 14 charges including being under the influence of cocaine and MDMA. Samuel Davidson was allegedly three times the legal alcohol limit when his ute allegedly mounted a kerb and struck the youngsters who were walking along Bettington Road in Oatlands to get ice-cream on February 1. Siblings Antony, 13, Angelina, 12 and Sienna, 8, were killed at the scene, along with their 11-year-old cousin Veronique Sakr. An 11-year-old boy and two girls, aged 10 and 13,...
  • It Gets Too Quiet In Here In The Evening And Late Night.

    03/18/2020 8:53:29 PM PDT · by Veggie Todd · 66 replies
    Vanity | 3/18/2020 | Vanity
    Can we please put on a third shift to post new articles? Late at night after a few snorts, I have a lot of fascinating things to say. At that time, I'm also quite the ladies man. Just ask anyone.
  • Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski Delivers Remarks at the Project Python Press Conference

    03/11/2020 8:10:40 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 5 replies
    justice.gov ^ | 3/11/20 | DOJ
    Washington, DC ~ Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Remarks as Prepared for DeliveryGood afternoon, everyone.  Thank you for joining us.Today, we are announcing the results of Project Python, a multilateral interagency operation targeting the Jalisco New Generation Cartel, also known as CJNG.  This operation was led by the DEA, and on behalf of the Department, I want to thank Acting Administrator Dhillon for his strong leadership in the fight against transnational organized crime. And I want to express my appreciation for the courageous law enforcement professionals of the DEA – the men and women who, day in and day out, put...
  • Tulsi Gabbard Endorses Legalizing Drugs

    01/19/2020 3:44:01 PM PST · by conservative98 · 131 replies
    Forbes ^ | Jan 19, 2020, | Tom Angell
    Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) is calling for the U.S. to legalize currently illicit drugs. “If we take that step to legalize and regulate, then we're no longer treating people who are struggling with substance addiction and abuse as criminals and instead getting them the help that they need,” the 2020 presidential candidate said at a campaign stop in Merrimack, New Hampshire on Friday. She was responding to a voter who asked whether her plan to end the war on drugs centered on more harm reduction and treatment or if it involved moving to “legalize and regulate narcotics so that you're...
  • Former Gulf Cartel Leader Convicted of International Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

    01/10/2020 8:47:22 PM PST · by ransomnote · 3 replies
    justice.gov ^ | January 9, 2020 | DOJ
    Department of JusticeOffice of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThursday, January 9, 2020Jorge Costilla-Sanchez pleaded guilty to an international drug trafficking conspiracy to distribute cocaine and marijuana into the United States.Costilla-Sanchez, 48, was an active member of the “Cartel Del Golfo” (CDG or Gulf Cartel). CDG is a violent Mexican criminal organization engaged in the manufacture, distribution, and importation of ton quantities of cocaine and marijuana into the United States. In the late 1990s, the Gulf Cartel recruited an elite group of former Mexican military personnel to join their ranks as security and enforcers who became known as Los Zetas. The...
  • FHP troopers find $1.2 million of cocaine in Florida woman’s car

    01/09/2020 2:44:03 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | January 8, 2020 | Joe Mario Pedersen
    Florida Highway Patrol troopers only meant to write a simple citation, but it quickly turned into a felony arrest after they found $1.2 million worth of cocaine. Troopers pulled over 27-year-old Elizabeth Espinoza on Tuesday afternoon after observing illegal window tint on her vehicle on Interstate 75 southbound. Troopers noticed she was acting exceedingly nervous, which stood out because of the innocuous nature of the stop.
  • Hunter Biden’s Chinese Firm Invested in African ‘Blood Mine’

    01/02/2020 7:23:20 PM PST · by AnthonySoprano · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/2/2020 | Haris Alic
    The Chosen one, Hunter Biden’s Chinese Money connected to African “Blood mines.” A private equity firm bankrolled by the Chinese government that is tied to Hunter Biden, invested in an alleged African “blood mine.”
  • title:Now terror subs prowl Caribbean

    09/05/2008 2:25:41 AM PDT · by Man50D · 30 replies · 241+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | September 04, 2008
    The waters in the Caribbean and around Latin America for a long time have provided a path for illicit drugs to flow into the United States, but the U.S. Navy has increased its patrols in the region now looking for something else – Hezbollah terrorists, according to a report from Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin. The Navy, in trolling for mini-submarines sometimes used to transport drugs, has discovered that some of them apparently are being operated by Hezbollah. The mini-subs are small semi-submersibles, made of fiberglass and capable of carrying up to four people plus a payload. They are popular with...
  • CNN’s ‘Reliable Sources’ with Brian Stelter hits rock bottom in key demo

    12/30/2019 9:31:39 PM PST · by Conserv · 45 replies
    CNN’s beleaguered media show “Reliable Sources” with Brian Stelter hit an embarrassing new low on Dec. 22, when it averaged only 85,000 viewers among a key age group. Stelter regularly touts the significance of the news demographic of adults age 25-54 but the dismal performance marked his lowest viewership of 2019 in the category. The dismal performance from Stelter came as Fox News’ “Media Buzz,” a direct timeslot competitor, thumped CNN’s “Reliable Sources” across the board in 2019. Stelter’s “Reliable Sources” averaged only 748,000 total viewers for the year prior to its 2019 finale on Dec. 29, while “Media Buzz”...
  • Buttigieg: No Jail Time for Possession of Any Drug — Including Meth, Cocaine

    12/26/2019 2:15:16 PM PST · by rktman · 189 replies
    brietbart.com ^ | 12/26/2019 | pam key
    On Monday, during an interview with the Des Moines Register, 2020 presidential hopeful mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg said drug possession should not result in jail time. Buttigieg said, “Incarceration should not even be a response to drug possession. What I have seen is while there continues to be all kinds of harms associated with drug possession and use, it is also the case that we have created in an effort to deal with a public health problem, we have created an even bigger problem — a justice problem, and it’s own form of a health problem when...
  • Ex-Central Texas cop involved in deadly no-knock raid sentenced

    12/02/2019 2:05:12 PM PST · by bgill · 31 replies
    kwtx ^ | Dec. 2, 2019 | Brandon Hamilton
    James Scott Reed, 40, died early in the morning on Feb. 27 in an exchange of gunfire with police after Killeen officers executed a no-knock search and arrest warrant at around 6 a.m. at a duplex at 215 West Hallmark Ave. SWAT officers were met by gunfire as they entered the residence, police said. During the raid, Custance, who was indicted in June, fired into the rear of the residence and then later attempted to conceal or reload the rifle magazine in order to hide the fact he fired the rounds, investigators determined. The shots didn’t hit anyone, but firing...
  • Activation of opioid receptor uncovered

    11/27/2019 12:53:47 PM PST · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    Medicalxpress.com ^ | November 27, 2019 | Provided by University of Bonn
    Together with colleagues from Shanghai, Brussels, Canada and the USA, researchers from the University of Bonn have uncovered the binding mechanism of an important pain receptor. The results facilitate the development of new active substances. The opioids used today to treat severe pain can be addictive and sometimes have life-threatening side effects. The results of this new research are published in the renowned journal Science Advances. Opioids are among the most effective painkillers available today. They include, for instance, morphine or oxycodone, which has been prescribed very carelessly in the USA, with serious consequences: Hundreds of thousands of patients have...
  • Hunter Biden suspected of smoking crack in DC strip club’s VIP room

    11/26/2019 6:10:11 PM PST · by McGruff · 130 replies
    Page Six ^ | November 26, 2019 | Joe Marino, Elizabeth Rosner and Bruce Golding
    Hunter Biden was suspected of smoking crack inside a strip club where he dropped “thousands of dollars” during multiple visits — at the same time he held a seat on the board of a controversial Ukrainian natural-gas company, The Post has learned. The incident, which took place at Archibald’s Gentlemen’s Club in Washington, DC, late last year, represents the most recent alleged drug use by Biden, 49, who has acknowledged six stints in rehab for alcoholism and addiction that included a crack binge in 2016. Workers at Archibald’s, located about three blocks north of the White House, said Biden was...
  • Texas lawmaker dropped a sealed envelope at the airport. It was filled with four bags of cocaine

    11/15/2019 3:23:47 PM PST · by ransomnote · 24 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 11/15/10 | Teo Armus
    Full Title: Texas lawmaker dropped a sealed envelope at the airport. It was filled with four bags of cocaine, police say. A stray envelope may end the political career of Texas state Rep. Poncho Nevárez. As the Democratic lawmaker, 47, was leaving an airport in Austin earlier this year, he dropped an envelope bearing his official letterhead, police said, citing surveillance video. Inside, investigators now say they found a revelation that would lead to an apology, a decision not to seek reelection — as of Thursday afternoon — and a warrant for his arrest: The sealed envelope, they said in...
  • Texas Dem Threatens To Kill Republican Rep On Legislative Floor After He Called ICE On Illegals

    05/30/2017 1:32:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    SHTFPlan ^ | 05/30/2017 | Mac Slavo
    (Pictured: Texas State Representatives Panco Nevarez (Left) and Matt Rinaldi (Right) Came To Blows On The House Floor Over Illegal Immigration)We’ve repeatedly warned that the division festering among the Left and Right could soon lead to violence across America and the real possibility of a civil war. Earlier this year we reported that Anti-Fascist groups were beginning to arm themselves for physical violence after taking a beat down in Berkeley.And while attacks have thus far been limited to protesters clashing on college campuses and speaking venues for Republicans, things have now taken a drastic turn.Hours ago, as supporters of...