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  • Major Drug Bust at U.S./Mexico Border: $7 Million Worth of Cocaine, Meth & Heroin Seized

    12/13/2018 6:29:11 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 10 replies
    MRCTV ^ | 12/13/2018 | Nick Kangadis
    Seven million dollars might not seem like a lot when you consider that the illegal drug business generates hundreds of billions of dollars of revenue for organized crime all over the world. But, at least there’s $7 million worth of hard drugs off the streets. A major drug bust occurred earlier this week at the U.S./Mexico border in Texas. Border officials said that an estimated $6,998,000 worth of methamphetamine, cocaine and what is believed to be heroin were discovered. Border agents at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility were alerted to a commercial shipment of stone blocks on Monday. Officers...
  • Inside the capture of a drug kingpin’s cocaine submarine

    12/07/2018 6:16:44 AM PST · by heterosupremacist · 18 replies
    https://nypost.com ^ | 12/06/2018 | Emily Saul
    Jurors in drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s trial Thursday watched footage of the first-ever US Coast Guard interception of a cocaine-packed submarine. Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Todd Bagetis, who took part in the September 2008 seizure, said his crew had been patrolling international waters when they came across the semi-submersible, some 350 miles east of Guatemala. Using night-vision goggles, his team boarded the submarine — where an irate crew immediately tried to sink the boat and toss off the lawmen. “They put the vessel in [reverse] and tried to throw my crew off. My crew were hanging onto the...
  • Psychic Capital: Tech and Silicon Valley Turn to Mystics for Advice

    07/19/2015 1:36:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Wednesday, Jul 15 2015 | Jeremy Lybarger
    The names of the tech workers in this story have been changed.Ten thousand miles from Silicon Valley, in a room near the Black Sea, Yegor Karpenchekov dreams of money. At night, while the rest of Odessa sleeps and cocaine smugglers drift in and out of the port under cover of darkness, Yegor logs onto FaceTime and talks to a 70-year-old woman in San Francisco. Her name is Sally Faubion, and five months ago she recruited Yegor from the freelancer marketplace UpWork to code her apps. She believes "divine intervention" brought them together; for Yegor, it was likely $20 per hour...
  • DEA: Sinaloa Cartel Still Holds Power; Maintains International Expansion

    11/21/2018 9:58:24 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 8 replies
    Borderlandbeat.com ^ | November 3, 2018 | Yaquil
    Despite the capture of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, the criminal group continues to export "wholesale" quantities of methamphetamine, marijuana, cocaine, heroin and fentanyl through crossing points located along the Mexican-California border: AZ, NM, and W. Texas.... the Sinaloa cartel "maintains an international expansionary footprint" in comparison with other groups, says the Drug Control Administration (DEA) in its annual report on drug trafficking which was published this Friday. SINALOA- continues to export "wholesale" amounts of methamphetamine, marijuana, cocaine, heroin and fentanyl through crossing points located along the Mexican border .... These drugs are distributed in cities such as Chicago, Phoenix, Los...
  • 13... Sinaloa Cartel Arrested, Nearly $11M Worth of Drugs Seized: Ventura County Sheriff’s Office...

    10/09/2018 4:59:10 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    ktla ^ | October 9, 2018 | Cindy Von Quednow and Kimberly Cheng,
    he investigation began last September, when members of a task force began looking into a Los Angeles County resident who was suspected of dealing bulk amount of drugs to people in Ventura County. Omar Rangel, 29, was eventually identified as the leader of an L.A.-based drug trafficking organization suspected of moving "substantial quantities of narcotics" for the Sinaloa cartel and distributing it in the two counties. Detectives ended up seizing 161 pounds of methamphetamine, 121 pounds of cocaine, 13 pounds of heroin, nearly 7 pounds of fentanyl, 600 fentanyl pills, 12 firearms and more than $353,000 in drug sales proceeds,...
  • Police praise “sniffer cat" for making cocaine haul

    09/25/2018 2:17:04 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    www.express.co.uk ^ | PUBLISHED: 18:57, Mon, Sep 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 19:07, Mon, Sep 17, 2018 | By Stuart Winter
    A CURIOUS cat sparked a major drugs investigation today after dragging home a consignment of suspected cocaine. The cat was found curled up in bed next to a bag containing at least 20 “wraps” of Class A drugs (Image: TWITTER ASPOLICE ASHLEY) ========================================================================= The mischievous moggie was found curled up in bed next to a bag containing at least 20 “wraps” of Class A drugs. Forensic experts are still analysing the substance but do not believe it is the deadly party drug mephedrone, otherwise known as MKAT or “Meow Meow”. Avon and Somerset Police are keeping the identity of the...
  • TV Guide on Tom Arnold: ‘Bob Woodward and I’ ‘Are Basically the Same Guy’

    09/18/2018 5:55:07 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 17 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 18, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    Tom Arnold's The Hunt for the Trump Tapes premieres on Tuesday but unfortunately there seems to be nefarious forces out there trying to hinder his quixotic quest. According to Arnold, one of those trying to stop his hunt is the former producer of The Apprentice, Mark Burnett, whom Arnold is accusing of choking him at a pre-Emmys party in Los Angeles on Sunday night. In another interview, TV Guide summerized the comedian: "Bob Woodward and I" "are basically the same guy."  A barely coherent red-faced Arnold describes the confrontation to a flock of reporters who might be wondering if the former...
  • Ft. Pierce woman claims wind blew cocaine into her purse

    09/11/2018 6:55:03 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 44 replies
    Authorities say a Florida woman is blaming a windy day for the cocaine that police found in her purse. WPLG reported Kennecia Posey was one of two passengers in a car stopped by Fort Pierce police in late March. Police say an officer smelled marijuana and that, after searching the car, cocaine and marijuana in separate bags were found inside a purse Posey had on her lap. Authorities say they questioned Posey about the drugs. According to the police report, Posey responded: “It’s a windy day. It must have flown through the window and into my purse.”
  • Drug-fueled billionaire playboy Diego Novella, who strangled his lover then mutilated her corpse...

    09/07/2018 11:50:45 AM PDT · by familyop · 10 replies
    The Sun by way of Fox News ^ | September 7, 2018 | The Sun by way of Fox News
    A billionaire Guatemalan playboy was sentenced to 20 years in a hell-hole jail yesterday for the horrific murder and desecration of an American woman...Novella – born into one of Guatemala’s richest families – killed his long-term lover Alban, 39, in a crime so ferocious it shocked detectives...cocktail of cannabis, cannabis oil and over-the-counter drug sceletium...
  • Beto O’Rourke: Clean-Cut Man with a Dirty Family File Pt. 1

    Texas Representative Beto O’Rourke, who is seeking to unseat Incumbent Senator Ted Cruz, has been linked to a family that has had skirmishes with law enforcement, as well as the federal government over the past few decades, as well as covering potential ties to aiding drug cartels in El Paso since the 1980s, evidence shows. O’Rourke, who is playing up a “family man” and “good boy” picture, is quickly trying to scrub or censor any mention of his family’s wrongdoings, as well as his ethical violations from public view on social media. The criminal-like behavior and history dates back to...
  • Schwarzenegger: Trump looked like a 'little wet noodle' during Putin press conference

    07/17/2018 7:29:11 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 55 replies
    The HIll ^ | 07/16/18 07:32 | MORGAN GSTALTER
    “You stood there like a little wet noodle, like a little fan boy,” Schwarzenegger said in a Twitter video directed at Trump. “I was asking myself when you are going to ask him for an autograph or a selfie or something like that.” Schwarzenegger in the 45-second video accuses Trump of attacking the intelligence community and the Justice Department by refusing to denounce Russian interference in the 2016 election. “You’re the president of the United States. You shouldn’t do that,” Schwarzenegger said. “What’s the matter with you?” Schwarzenegger, who was born in Austria, then questioned what happened to the “strong...
  • arzenegger roasted Trump with a perfect Terminator analogy

    07/02/2018 8:36:36 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 30 replies
    indy100 ^ | July 1, 2018 | Greg Evans
    In a Facebook video posted on Thursday by the media company ATTN, the former Governor of California, who is a big supporter of environmental issues says that Trump's policies will be "a threat to future generations." Not only does he reference the Terminator but also make as a very apt analogy using Netflix and Blockbusters. Speaking to a Trump bobblehead, the 70-year-old Austrian says: "So, President Trump, I know you really want to be an action hero, right? So take it from the Terminator, you're only supposed to go back in time to protect future generations. But your administration attempts...
  • Florida woman reported to jury duty with cocaine: sheriff

    06/30/2018 9:45:12 AM PDT · by DFG · 19 replies
    NY Post via Fox News ^ | 06/30/2018 | NY Post
    A Florida woman who was summoned for jury duty was busted after allegedly bringing drugs with her while she fulfilled her civic duty, authorities said. Kristine Victoria Mittler, 39, went to the West Pasco Judicial Center to report for jury duty Monday but was arrested after drugs were found on her person, the Bradenton Herald reported.
  • TOM ARNOLD IMPLODES AFTER MICHAEL COHEN DENIES ALLIANCE

    06/23/2018 8:39:36 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    Downtrend.com ^ | DONN MARTEN | JUNE 23, 2018
    The left was just about to start lovin’ them some Michael Cohen… In a week marked by a decided turn for the worse for the already clinically insane political left, the intrepid Tom Arnold thrilled the lynch mob by claiming that he was joining forces with President Trump’s now former attorney to blow the lid off of the entire Apprentice-Russia-Stormy Daniels conspiracy and do what thousands of others have been unable to do by destroying the POTUS.Cohen has become a despised figure on the left who all cheered when special counsel Robert Mueller executed a Gestapo-style raid on his office...
  • Clinton White House was den of coke, mistresses: ex-Secret Service officer

    06/26/2016 6:28:48 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 25, 2016 | Daniel Halper
    Gary J. Byrne has devoted his life, and risked it, to serve his country - as a member of the US Air Force, a uniformed White House Secret Service officer, and a federal air marshal. And he believes it is his patriotic duty to do anything he can to prevent Hillary Clinton from becoming president of the United States. As someone who guarded the Oval Office during the Clinton presidency, Byrne, in an exclusive interview with The Post, tells how he witnessed "the Clinton machine leaving a wake of destruction in just about everything they do." He says he has...
  • Iraq War vet saves Wyoming trooper from man who was attacking him on highway

    06/04/2018 4:55:00 PM PDT · by familyop · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 4, 2018 | Robert Gearty
    ...Dustin Roberts, 36, of McKinleyville, Calif., tried to disarm the trooper after being stopped for a speeding violation. Troopers found 74 pounds of marijuana and some cocaine in his vehicle, officials said.
  • Baby overdoses on cocaine and fentanyl, parents charged: Sheriff

    05/28/2018 1:12:46 PM PDT · by BBell · 40 replies
    http://cbs12.com/ ^ | 5/28/18 | Gary Detman
    BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. (CBS12) — A man and woman from central Florida are facing charges after their 8-month-old baby overdosed on drugs, the Brevard County Sheriff's Office said. Authorities arrested 29-year-old David Williams Chappele Jr. and 27-year-old Jessica Marie Strickland of Cocoa on charges of aggravated manslaughter of a child. The investigation began in September when deputies responded to a call about an unresponsive baby at a home in Cocoa. The baby died later at the hospital. The medical examiner, according to the sheriff's office, said the baby died from an overdose of cocaine and fentanyl.
  • Record drug bust finds enough fentanyl to kill 26M people

    05/25/2018 6:21:26 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 98 replies
    ABC News/AP ^ | Friday, May 25, 2018 | AP
    <p>The Nebraska State Patrol says the nearly 120 pounds of suspected cocaine and fentanyl that troopers seized last month turned out to be all fentanyl, a deadly opioid that federal officials blame for thousands of deaths nationwide.</p> <p>The patrol says the stash was a record fentanyl seizure in Nebraska and estimates the drugs may have been worth up to $20 million on the street. The Drug Enforcement Administration says just 2 milligrams of fentanyl can be lethal. The fentanyl seized was enough to kill 26 million people, according to DEA estimates.</p>
  • How a weakened ESPN became consumed by politics

    05/24/2018 11:43:50 AM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 14 replies
    WSJ via MSN ^ | 5/24/2018 | Shalini Ramachandran
    Link only due to MSN site however the entire WSJ article is there, no paywall.
  • The Kerry-Kennedy-Haiti Connection

    03/28/2004 8:00:33 PM PST · by GrandMoM · 33 replies · 591+ views
    AIM Report ^ | 3/26/04 | Cliff Kincaid
    The Kerry-Kennedy-Haiti Connection By Cliff Kincaid March 26, 2004 It wasn't a big story when John Kerry said that he would have risked U.S. lives to maintain Marxist Jean-Bertrand Aristide in power in Haiti. And except for columnist Robert Novak, there hasn't been any discussion of why Kerry chose such a controversial course of action. Novak noted evidence of "Aristide's gold-plated U.S. connections." He explained, "He is close to Kerry's influential friends, the Kennedy family of Massachusetts, and is the unconditional favorite of the Congressional Black Caucus." Novak noted that Aristide spent millions on U.S. lobbyists and lawyers, and that,...