Laredo Sector Border Patrol Agents Seize Over 1 Ton of Marijuana
Release Date: 
January 18, 2018

LAREDO, Texas – On January 17, 2018, Border Patrol agents seized 2,284.59 pounds of marijuana after observing suspicious activity in Falcon, Texas.  Border Patrol Agents with the assistance of the Texas Department of Public Safety discovered 102 bundles of marijuana concealed in the bed and cab of two pick-up trucks and a shed located on the property of 406 Serna Street.  The marijuana had an estimated value of $1,827,672.00.  No arrests were made in this case.  The marijuana was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration and the vehicles were seized by Border Patrol.

https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/local-media-release/laredo-sector-border-patrol-agents-seize-over-1-ton-marijuana

gxer  --  normally I wouldn't post this.  Why weren't  there any arrests?

Would this happen to be the case? 

Jan. 17, 2018  --    FBI says LA sheriff's deputy provided 'security' on narcotics shipments

However - in shipments this large why don't we ever hear of the outcome?  Was this contraband tested for chemical additives that the authorities talk about with smuggled drugs? 

I'm posting this because I agree, we don't want inferior cannabis entering our supplies.

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 05 January,  2018

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Customs department seized narcotics worth over 10 million rupees near Nowshera and failed the attempted smuggle from Afghanistan to Punjab.

According to reports, customs intelligence conducted a raid on smugglers when they were transporting the drugs. A check post with contingents of law enforcement forces was setup at Amangarh Bridge.

A mysterious jeep was stopped and upon checking, it was discovered that the vehicle contained 65 kilograms of opium as well as 35 kilograms of heroin. The narcotics hidden in secret compartments of the jeep were seized by the customs department.

Names of several districts of Punjab were mentioned on the packets of drugs, implying that they were to be smuggled in those cities. Customs department estimated the net worth of these drugs in the international market to be around Rs 12.5 million.

http://dunyanews.tv/en/Crime/422211-Customs-seize-narcotics-worth-Rs-12.5million-near-Nowshera

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Surakarta customs office foils crystal meth smuggling attempt      Surakarta, Central Java | Wed, January 10, 2018 | 04:52 pm

Illegal substance: Personnel of the Surakarta Customs and Excise Office display almost 2,000 grams of crystal methamphetamine confiscated from two suspected drug traffickers during an operation at Adi Soemarmo International Airport on Jan.10. (JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi)

The Surakarta Customs and Excise Office thwarted on Tuesday an attempt to smuggle 1,942 grams of crystal methamphetamine through Adi Soemarmo International Airport in Surakarta, Central Java.

Two women — identified as S, 25, from Madura, East Java, and A, 21, from Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara — were taken into custody for allegedly possessing the drugs.

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Port Jervis Man Arrested for Possessing Over 900 Decks of Heroin

PORT JERVIS – As a result of a multi-agency law enforcement drug bust, a Port Jervis man was arrested for possessing over 900 decks of heroin.
Port Jervis Police said Fabio Alejandro, age 44, of Port Jervis, was arrested on Jan, 7, 2018 by a multi-agency law enforcement team consisting of the City of Port Jervis Police Department, the City of Middletown Police Department, the New York State Police and the FBI Safe Streets Task Force.

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1.9kg of cannabis, 1.1kg of heroin worth over $142,000 seized in CNB's first major operation of 2018

​The operation took place early on Monday morning near Evans Road in Bukit Timah where CNB officers spotted a 34-year-old Malaysian suspect. Shortly after, two suspected local drug traffickers - a 46-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman - arrived in a van.

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/19kg-of-cannabis-11kg-of-heroin-worth-over-142000-seized-in-cnbs-first-major-op-this-year

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CBP Seizes Liquid Meth Valued at Nearly $300K


Release Date: 
January 4, 2018
In five years, seizures up over 200%

DALLAS -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport seized over 65 pounds of liquid methamphetamine with an estimated value of $297,000, Jan. 2.

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Paterson man had laundry bag jam-packed with $12,000 worth of drugs, sheriff says    10/01/2018  - New Jersey

Inside the laundry bag, Jeffrey Suarez, 30-year-old, had 1 pound of marijuana in a vacuum sealed bag, 215 vials of crack cocaine, 126 baggies of cocaine, 36 small bundles of heroin, 18 grams of raw heroin, 108 grams of raw cocaine, a Smith and Wesson revolver loaded with five hollow-point bullets, 19 hollow-point bullets, and several drug paraphernalia, authorities said.

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Border Patrol Discovers Meth Strapped to Girl’s Torso  Release Date: 
January 8, 2018

NILAND, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 111 checkpoint arrested a 14-year-old girl suspected of smuggling methamphetamine Saturday afternoon.

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​January 5, 2018 | 3:50 PM

​$6.6m Worth Of Cocaine Found In Canadian Man's Luggage

​A Canadian man who attempted to smuggle a quantity of cocaine valued at J$6.6 million was arrested at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston on Wednesday.


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02-1-2018

Spanish Authorities Seize 42 Kilos of Cocaine on Ship Originating from Panama

ALGECIRAS, Spain – Authorities in Spain have seized 42 kilograms (93 pounds) of cocaine from a toilet on board a container ship that came from Panama and was docked in the southern port of Algeciras, police said Tuesday.

http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=2448428&CategoryId=23558

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13 December 2017

Another huge cocaine seizure, this time in the Port of Valencia   (Spain)

ANOTHER 520 kilos of cocaine worth €18 million have been seized bringing the total in the past 15 days to six and a half tonnes of coke and 331 kilos of heroin.

https://www.euroweeklynews.com/3.0.15/news/on-euro-weekly-news/spain-news-in-english/146748-another-huge-cocaine-seizure,-this-time-in-the-port-of-valencia

..... container supposedly carrying almonds on board a vessel travelling from Long Beach in California.

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CAIRO – 10 December 2017:

Egyptian Interior Ministry foiled an attempt by foreign smugglers to smuggle 200 kilo heroin into the country via Safaga port at the Red Sea on Sunday.

http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/1/36336/Interior-Ministry-foils-attempt-to-smuggle-heroin-in-Red-Sea 

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Eagle Pass CBP Officers Seize Meth Worth $1.2 MillionRelease Date: 
December 18, 2017

EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seize nearly 62 pounds of methamphetamine at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry.

“Our CBP officers maintain constant vigilance in protecting the United States,” said Port Director John Brandt, Eagle Pass Port of Entry. “Keeping dangerous drugs from entering our country is one of the key missions of CBP.”

On Dec. 13, CBP officers at Camino Real International Bridge inspected a 2002 Ford F-150 pickup as it arrived in the United States from Mexico. During the secondary inspection, with the assistance of non-intrusive inspection technology (x-ray), officers discovered anomalies within the vehicle. CBP officers consequently seized a total of 61.9 pounds of alleged methamphetamine worth an estimated $1,238,103.

The male driver, a 50-year-old U.S. citizen and resident of Corsicana

https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/local-media-release/eagle-pass-cbp-officers-seize-meth-worth-12-million

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​Dec 14, 2017  --   10,000 Doses Of Meth Seized In Bensalem Drug Bust: DA

Andres Ramirez Orozco, 30, of San Leandro, CA 

Joel Javier, 26, of Philadelphia 

Travis Smith, 30, of Willingboro, NJ

https://patch.com/pennsylvania/bensalem/10-000-doses-meth-seized-bensalem-drug-bust-da

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Updated: Dec 14, 2017 3:41 AM PST

Springfield Police seize over 23,000 bags of heroin in drug raid

23 year old Brian A. Santiago of Gresham Street and

46 year old Javier R. Torres of Gresham Street 

http://www.westernmassnews.com/story/37063302/springfield-police-seize-over-23000-bags-of-heroin-in-drug-raid

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DECEMBER 14, 2017 BY INP  -         ANF seizes 1,376 tons of narcotics worth Rs 1.585 bln

RAWALPINDI: The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) in 17 counternarcotics strikes carried out across the country recovered 1.376 tons of drugs valued at Rs 1.585 billion in the international market. The ANF also arrested 16 persons, including two women, involved in drug smuggling, besides impounding six vehicles.

The recovered drugs comprised of 1.366 tons of hashish, 5.2 kilogrammes of heroin, 1.5 kilogrammes of opium and 963 grammes of methamphetamine.

https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2017/12/14/anf-seizes-1376-tons-of-narcotics-worth-rs-1-585-bln/

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18/12/2017  --  Ephrata man charged after state police find 243 bags of heroin in his car

UNION TOWNSHIP, PA

A Lancaster County man faces drug charges after state police found 243 bags of heroin and other controlled substances in his car following a chase Sunday that reached speeds of more than 125 mph, troopers said.

Gavin Heim, 23, of Ephrata 

http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/ephrata-man-charged-after-state-police-find-243-bags-of-heroin-in-his-car

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Saturday, December 16th 2017

Bennington traffic stop nets 240 bags of heroin

Bennington Police say they stopped a Massachusetts-registered vehicle on School Street. During the stop, they say they found 240 bags of heroin and more than $300 in cash on the driver, Dean Carbone, 44, of Springfield, Mass

http://cbs6albany.com/news/local/bennington-traffic-stop-nets-240-bags-of-heroin

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2017-12-11

Bulgaria seizes over 25 kg of heroin at border with Turkey         http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/11/c_136818074.htm

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06/12/2017  --  I-10 traffic stops leads to Covington pair's arrest, $825K of heroin in home safe

http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/news/communities/st_tammany/article_7fa6e444-dac4-11e7-9561-0b8bdc4d24bc.html

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Dec 06, 2017  -- 
An Erie man is facing charges, after close to $100,000 worth of drugs are seized from inside his home, Tuesday night.

Officers confiscated around 400 grams of heroin with a value of about $87,000. They also seized around four pounds of marijuana with a street value of about $20,000.

Erie police arrested Jamie Pullium, 35, of Erie     http://www.erietvnews.com/story/37006397/erie-police-seize-nearly-100-grand-worth-of-illegal-drugs

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11/12/2017

HONG KONG :: 49-year-old man nabbed over HK$1.3m heroin

"About 1.5 kilograms of heroin, worth about HK$1.3 million in estimated market value, were seized by Customs at a control point yesterday and a 49-year-old man was arrested."

Read Full Article At :: http://www.thestandard.com.hk/breaking-news.php?id=100734&sid=4   link did not work for me

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Heroin, meth, guns and $230K seized in Gresham bust

Gresham Police estimate the drugs confiscated are valued at over $1 million

September 13, 2017, 3:16 pm

​PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Gresham detectives searched multiple locations in the Portland Metro area on Tuesday morning and seized 55 pounds of meth, 9 pounds of heroin, 6 guns, 2 rifles and nearly $230,000.

http://koin.com/2017/09/13/heroin-meth-guns-and-230k-seized-in-gresham-bust/

Francisco Poncho Alvarez, 42
Ulises Mayares Jr., 24
Marbello Modesto Guzman, 25
Carlos Ortega-Estrella, 33

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Sep 13, 2017

​Hamilton police arrest 2, seize 1.3 kilograms of cocaine

Jonathan Ingram. 55

Lauren Watts

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​HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP (KDKA) –   September 12, 2017

Routine Turnpike Traffic Stop Leads To Discovery Of 6,000 Stamp Bags Of Heroin

​Westmoreland County,  Pennsylvania

Joe Cabrera-Castro, 34

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Wednesday, September 13th 2017

Johnstown, PENNSYLVANIA

2 arrested after 512 bags of heroin are found inside vehicle, police say

Police said Kyree Harris, 22 and Brittany Wells, 21, were arrested for possession with intent to deliver

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September 12, 2017

Lancaster, PENNSYLVANIA

3 charged in drug bust; kilo of cocaine, 7 guns seized

Carlos "Wimo" Xavier Ramos, 26

Carlos "Fresa" A. Ramos-Lebron, 26

Jose A. Quiles-Rivera, 23

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September 12, 2017  --  MERCER COUNTY, N.J.

Prosecutor’s Office: $15,000 Worth Of Crack Cocaine, Heroin Seized From Man’s Home

Officials say they found 70 grams of crack cocaine and 55 bricks of heroin

According to the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, 35-year-old Darryl Rice was arrested

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September 12, 2017

TRENTON -- A man on probation for drug possession was arrested with 40 bricks of heroin in his home

John Concepcion, 27

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EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) –   September 9, 2017 

Millions of dollars worth of drugs were taken off the streets thanks to a major drug bust in El Paso County.

More than ten pounds of heroin and 38 pounds of methamphetamine were seized by the Metro Vice Narcotics and Intelligence Unit.

No name/s mentioned

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 8 SEPTEMBER 2017

Cocaine worth $127 million seized in Portmore    Jamaica    222 pounds of cocaine

man got away?

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September 8, 2017

 Santa Rosa, CA

Half Pound Of Heroin Found In Sonoma County Traffic Stop

Daniel Cutlip, 55, of Ukiah

Darin Mahan, 51 

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Sep 08, 2017

SALTON CITY, Calif. - El Centro Sector

Woman with heroin taped to body arrested at Highway 86 checkpoint

No name/s mentioned

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Bangor , Maine   Sep 08, 2017

MDEA seizes half pound of heroin

​30 year old Shailene Chapman of Newburgh

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Sep 7, 2017  --   CONNECTICUT

Nowich police seize more than 300 bags of heroin during arrest

Odilio Gonzalez, 31

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September 07, 2017

ANF seized 17.22 kg drugs, 700 kg prohibited chemical worth Rs 36 m

The arrested offenders also include 7 drug suppliers involved in supply of drugs among the ( to ) students of academic institutions as ANF’s special drive focusing on apprehension of elements involved in supplying drugs to educational institution

Muhammad Adil Sohail

Syed Amir Ali Shah

Taimur Arslan

Aamir Khan

Umer Hayat

Abdul Razaq,

Qasim Baqir

Muhammad Baqir

Imran Mehmood

Riasat Ali

Tasawar Raza Shah

Muhmmad Shahid 

Nazar Hussain

Allah Bachaya 

enough said

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​Sep 7, 2017  Lincoln, Delaware

Massive drug bust in Lincoln nets over 3,000 bags of heroin

Darus E. Young, 42 
Antonio J. Belfield, 33 
William Snyder, 39 
McKayla Snyder-Shirey, 19

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​Bergen County, NJ

09/08/2017

Two Busted, Pound Of Heroin, $16,000 Seized In GWB Stop   (George Washington Bridge)

Francisco Batista,  23

Cesar Mercedes-Paulino, 42

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September 7, 2017

$266K DRUG BUST IN LYNN ON KIRTLAND STREET

Antonio Felipe-Vasquez

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September 7, 2017

CBP Seizes Cocaine Worth More Than $484K at the Laredo Port of Entry

43-year-old male Mexican citizen from Guadalajara, Mexico - no name?

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Sep 06, 2017

1,000 packs of "sweet" heroin seized in West Springfield

Marc Winston

Elijah Martinez

and 'other minor'

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September 4, 2017

Authorities seize almost $1 million in cash, drugs

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities seized about $1 million cash in addition to several kilograms of heroin, cocaine and marijuana during the execution of a search warrant.

According to a release from the Western District of Michigan U.S. Attorney’s Office, authorities seized over 30 kilograms of heroin and cocaine, several pounds of marijuana, two kilogram presses and approximately $1 million in cash.

In an affidavit filed by the office, it is alleged that the drugs were trafficked into West Michigan by semitractor-trailer. Authorities said 18 people were arrested in relation to the transportation of the drugs from California to Michigan, and they were conspiring to distribute them in the areas of Grand Rapids and Benton Harbor.

Authorities are seeking the public’s assistance in locating  :  Demetrius Gaines, Retisha Pegram, Brandon Parks and Etrevion Murphy.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Grand Rapids DEA Office at  --   616.458.0616.

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Sept. 1, 2017

$1.5 Million Worth of Drugs Seized in Massive Philadelphia Bust: Attorney General


Agents working with the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General seized an estimated 30,000 to 40,000 bags of suspected heroin, in addition to 3 to 4 kilograms of unbagged narcotics.

...  Three Philadelphia police officers and an agent with the attorney general's office were exposed to the drugs and suffered physical reactions. Narcan, an antidote for the reversal of overdoses, was used on them. The four officers are recovering, officials said.

...

The suspected drug dealers are from the Dominican Republic and currently in custody, officials said. They are being arraigned on various drug related charges.

No Names?

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​1.5 kilos of suspected cocaine found in Duplin County raid

 http://www.witn.com/content/news/15-kilos-of-suspected-cocaine-found-in-Duplin-County-raid-442475913.html

Sep 01, 2017

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Canadian police seize one tonne of cocaine from Argentina

OTTAWA - Canadian police announced Monday the seizure of one tonne of pure cocaine imported from Argentina, one of the largest drug busts in this country's history

http://www.enca.com/world/canada-police-seize-one-tonne-of-cocaine-from-argentina

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Punjab: BSF seizes 10 kg heroin

http://www.newsx.com/regional/73790-punjab-bsf-seizes-10-kg-heroin

30 August 2017

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​Rohnert Park Drug Bust Nets 6.5 Pounds Of Meth, 2 Pounds Heroin

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2017/08/24/rohnert-park-drug-bust-nets-6-5-pounds-of-meth-2-pounds-heroin/

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​Seward Co. K-9 unit sniffs out nearly 25 pounds of heroin

Aug 28, 2017

http://www.1011now.com/content/news/Seward-Co-K-9-unit-sniffs-out-nearly-25-pounds-of-heroin-441795753.html

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​"52 kg of heroin, 1 kg of gold, and over 1 tonne of hookah tobacco have captured customs officials at Lesovo border crossing in the past 10 days, reported the Bulgarian Natinal Television."

​2017-08-29 11:06:00 Detail Bulgaria Lesovo BULGARIA :: Heroin Seized at Lesovo Border Crossing

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28/08/2017

Record haul of pure cocaine for OPPOPP history made with a massive haul of pure cocaine.

Investigation intercepts intercontinental drug shipments

That makes it the largest single drug seizure in OPP history.

At a news conference at OPP General Headquarters in Orillia, Commissioner Vince Hawkes, Deputy Commissioner Rick Barnum and representatives from the project's partner agencies unveiled details of the investigation and a stack of evidence seized. The wholesale value of this seizure is estimated to be worth $60 million while the eventual street value, once cut, is approximately $250 million. 

Called Project HOPE, the investigation revealed three people responsible for importing enormous quantities of cocaine from Argentina. They were identified and linked to cocaine transported on ocean-going vessels in shipping containers to the Port of Montreal for distribution in Ontario.

https://www.baytoday.ca/local-news/record-haul-of-pure-cocaine-for-opp-704537

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https://zimnews.net/3-zimbabweans-caught-r2-million-heroin-drug-sa-police-beitbridge-border/


​"The trio had hid their contraband, which weighed 10,25 kilogrammes, in one of their trucks' compartments."

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San Luis Man Arrested with Nearly 40 lbs of Hard Drugs
August 22, 2017

YUMA, Ariz. – Wellton Station Border Patrol agents seized approximately 20 pounds of methamphetamine, nearly 20 pounds of heroin and a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee from a 19-year-old San Luis, Arizona, man Saturday afternoon.

https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/local-media-release/san-luis-man-arrested-nearly-40-lbs-hard-drugs

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Monday, 21 August, 2017

Man carrying HK$14 million of heroin arrested in Hong Kong drug bust

Senior inspector hailed one of biggest seizures of heroin in recent years as bags of contraband weighing 18.7kg found hidden in car boot under cases of herbal cream and another 700g found in suspect’s shoulder bag

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Car Stop Leads Cops to 670 Bags of Heroin

Aug 18, 2017

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​​THE HAUL OF THE TIME PERIOD

26.07.2017

Around 1 ton of heroin seized in northwestern Turkey

Anti-drug squads also arrest seven suspects in Sakarya province

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03/08/2017

​$4 Million in Heroin Seized in Bronx Drug Mill Bust: Authorities

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Aug 2, 2017

Traffic stop yields $225K-worth of heroin


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Aug. 2, 2017

Authorities seize 1,400 envelopes of heroin in Paterson drug bust

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August 2, 2017

Agents on I-5 Intercept Man with Coke & Heroin in Trunk

...  Five of the bundles contained 11.57 pounds of cocaine. The other five bundles contained 12.68 pounds of heroin. The narcotics have a combined estimated street value of $327,930.


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AUG 2, 2017

2.1kg of heroin seized by CNB in drug bust; 6 arrested

...  SINGAPORE - Six suspected drug offenders were arrested by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) in an operation on Tuesday (Aug 1).

About 2.1kg of heroin, some Ice and Erimin-5, worth about $150,000, were seized.


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Over 100 pounds of cocaine seized at U.S.-Mexico border

Aug 03, 2017 

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July 31, 2017

$632K in Hard Drugs Seized by San Luis CBP Officers

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Sun, 30 Jul 2017

INDIA :: Indian Coast Guard seizes heroin off Gujarat coast

​​In one of the largest single haul of narcotics till date, the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has seized 1,500 kgs of heroin, valued at around Rs 3,500 crore, from a merchant vessel off the Gujarat coast, a defence spokesperson said today.

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CBP Officers Seize $1.3M in Drugs at Nogales Port

Release Date: 
August 1, 2017


TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Nogales seized more than 1,675 pounds of marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin during multiple weekend incidents.

Friday evening, officers at the DeConcini crossing referred a 37-year-old Mexican woman for further inspection of her Mazda SUV when she attempted to enter the United States. When a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the rear cargo area, officers discovered more than 19 pounds of heroin, valued in excess of $335,000; more than 6 pounds of meth, worth approximately $18,000; and close to 6 pounds of cocaine, valued at more than $64,000.

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Jul 31, 2017

$250,000 worth of heroin found inside diaper bag in Jackson County


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​USBP Checkpoint Yields Over $250K in Drugs
August 1, 2017

Meth, Heroin, halted on Texas Highway 57

DEL RIO, Texas –  U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 57 immigration checkpoint arrested one Mexican man for narcotics smuggling on Friday.

“Drug trafficking organizations go to great lengths in the attempt to smuggle deadly narcotics into the United States,” said Acting Chief Patrol Agent of Del Rio Sector Matthew J. Hudak. “I commend those agents whose diligence averted these dangerous drugs from reaching our communities.”

U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass South Station immigration checkpoint on Highway 57 seized 7.2 pounds of methamphetamine and 2.3 pounds of heroin, with a combined value of $250,276, hidden inside a 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser. The driver, 37, was arrested for narcotics smuggling and turned over to the custody of the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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CBP Officers Seize More Than $601K in Cocaine at the Laredo Port of Entry
August 1, 2017
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CBP Officers Arrest 5, Seize $415K in Drugs
July 24, 2017

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Nogales stopped five individuals with a combined 136 pounds of methamphetamine and heroin, worth nearly $415,000, during separate weekend incidents at the Dennis DeConcini crossing.

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Son La police arrest three drug dealers, seize 28 heroin bricks

VNA SUNDAY, JULY 23, 2017

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Jammu and Kashmir: Police seize Rs 300 crore of heroin in major cross-LoC drug bust

The Jammu and Kashmir Police today seized 66.5 kilograms of suspected heroin from a truck that originated from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
New Delhi, 

July 21, 2017

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​Jul 20th 2017

REVENUE SEIZED €650,000 worth of cocaine and heroin at Dublin Airport yesterday.

Officers, acting on intelligence, stopped a UK national who had arrived into Dublin on a flight from Malaga, Spain.

The man was found to be carrying 4.5kg of heroin and 0.25kg of cocaine.

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July 18, 2017

​US, Mexican Citizens Caught with More Than $350K in Drugs

more than 40 lbs.

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Jul 14, 2017

DPS Traffic Stop Leads to Cocaine Seizure

WESLACO – The Texas Department of Public Safety seized 59.7 pounds of cocaine on Thursday after a Texas Highway Patrol trooper stopped a vehicle in Hidalgo County

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July 11, 2017

DA: ‘Upper-level’ dealer caught with $15K in heroin


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July 11, 2017

20,000 bags of heroin seized, 3 arrested in I-391 traffic stop


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July 15, 2017

Two Kashmir based narco smugglers arrested with 15 kg heroin; Terrorism links being probed: IG Jammu    [38]


Translated  - 15 Kg = 33.07 lbs

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Jul 14, 2017

TUCSON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Nogales seized 13 pounds of cocaine Thursday afternoon worth approximately $151,000.

Officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing were searching a Toyota Hybrid, driven by a 26-year-old Tucson woman attempting to enter the country. When a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to multiple packages of cocaine in the rear quarter panels.

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​July 13, 2017

DNC caught three alleged drug peddlers and seized 750 grams of heroin worth Tk75 lakh from the captial's Gendaria area on Thursday


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Jul 14, 2017, 1:20 AM (IST)

Two held with 5.2 kg of opium  [33]

...  The police said the accused had been in the notorious profession from a long time. After buying consignment of opium from Jharkhand, they had been supplying it in Ludhiana, added officials. The police said remand of the accused would be sought from the court to bust their supply line.

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July 11, 2017

Port of Nogales CBP Officers Seize $193K in Drugs

...  TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales arrested two Mexican nationals during separate incidents Monday for attempting to smuggle a combined 37 pounds of hard drugs worth an estimated $193,000.[Officers removed $59K worth of meth and heroin from the center hump of a smuggling vehicle]
Officers removed $59K worth of meth
and heroin from the center hump of a
smuggling vehicle

Officers working with a narcotics-detection canine found more than 19 pounds of methamphetamine and over an ounce of heroin in a Chevrolet sedan, driven by a 47-year-old Mexican man attempting to enter the U.S. through the Mariposa crossing Monday morning. The drugs have a combined value of almost $59,000.

Monday afternoon, officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing referred a 26-year-old Mexican woman for a secondary search of her Ford truck. A CBP canine subsequently helped officers locate nearly 10 pounds of cocaine and over 8 pounds of meth, worth close to $134,000 combined.

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July 10, 2017

CBP Canines Help Officers Find $1.1M in Drugs

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working with narcotics-detection canines at Arizona’s Port of Nogales seized more than $1,100,000 worth of hard drugs with a combined weight of nearly 120 pounds, during four separate weekend incidents.
1.   A CBP narcotics-detection canine at the Dennis DeConcini crossing Friday morning alerted officers to the back of a Honda SUV, driven by a 40-year-old Mexican man, with more than $73,000 in methamphetamine hidden within the rear seating area and spare tire.
2.   Early the next day, officers working with a CBP narcotics-detection canine at the same crossing found almost $297,000 in cocaine within the rear quarter panels of a Ford SUV driven by a 43-year-old Nogales, Arizona man.  [Officers removed more than 26 pounds of cocaine from the underside of a smuggling vehicle]
3.   A short time later, officers working with a narcotics-detection canine at the Mariposa crossing found close to $450,000 worth of cocaine in center console and rear seating area of a Ford sedan driven by a 35-year-old Mexican woman.
4.   Sunday night, officers at the DeConcini crossing referred a 26-year-old woman, residing in Mesa, Arizona as a permanent resident alien, for a secondary search of her Chrysler PT Cruiser. A CBP canine subsequently alerted officers to more than $300,000 worth of cocaine concealed within the vehicle.

Officers arrested the four subjects for narcotics smuggling and turned them over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations. The drugs and vehicles were seized.

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July 7, 2017

CBP officers seize 72 pounds of liquid methamphetamine

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July 05, 2017

Cocaine Worth Half a Billion confiscated  Just under 5 Million US Dollars

A foreign citizen is in custody after being arrested at Keflavík International Airport in possession of 2.2 kilos of cocaine, reports RÚV. The suspect was arrested at the end of June and is one of thirteen people—twelve foreigners and one Icelander—who have either been charged or convicted of cocaine smuggling in Iceland since the beginning of the year. Nearly ten kilos of the drug have been confiscated at the airport since October 2016, estimated to be worth half a billion krónur [just under USD 5 million].


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Jul 12th, 2017

Iron County Sheriff’s deputy nets 24 pounds of cocaine in 'pipeline' bust

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July 12, 2017

Woman arrested with nine kilos of cocaine

Kingsville, Texas

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July 12, 2017

K9 Lobos discovers about $2M worth of cocaine in traffic stop

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July 11, 2017 

50 Kilos Of Cocaine Found In Boat On Miami River

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July 12, 2017

Border Patrol Seizes a Narcotic Trifecta on I-5    [37]

An inventory of the bundles revealed 28.66 pounds of heroin, 4.96 pounds of cocaine, and 24.91 pounds of methamphetamine. The total estimated street value was $560,334. ...

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July 12, 2017

$30K in heroin found at Jersey City housing complex, city says   [36]

​just found???  IMHO - this is a suspicious confiscation 

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July 13, 2017

Heroin worth of Tk7.5m seized in Gendaria, 3 held   [35]

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Jul 11, 2017

DEA agents seize 88 pounds of heroin from metro Detroit condo  [34]

...  According to a criminal complaint, Andre Lee Scott, Adolfo Verdugo Lopez and Manuel Arnulfo Barajas are charged with possession with intent to distribute.

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July 6, 2017

Sheriff’s officers seize shopping bag containing Tec-9, heroin packets, crack cocaine capsules in Paterson

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Jul 6, 2017

Police pull driver over for broken brake light, find thousands of dollars in heroin

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30 June 2017

Seven men arrested as police seize $30 MILLION of cocaine and $580,000 in cash in a massive drug bust

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July 3, 2017

Couple Caught Smuggling Cocaine​

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June 27, 2017

CBP Seizes 116lbs of Cocaine concealed in Private Vessel   [32]

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June 26,  2017

Brazil Air Force intercepts plane with 500 kilos of cocaine

The aircraft reportedly took off from a farm that belongs to Brazil's Ministry of Agriculture   [30]

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June 27, 2017

CBP Officers Discovers more than $3.2M of Cocain, Methamphetamine inside Gas Tank  [29]
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29 June 2017

Cocaine seized off Puerto Rico   [28]

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JUNE 22, 2017
Two women facing charges after traffic stop yields roughly $500k in heroin   [27]

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June 27,  2017

Agents seize nearly 100 pounds of narcotics in Temecula   [26]

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June 26th 2017

K-9 sniffs out $250K worth of heroin confiscated on I-26   [25]

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June 28 2017

Traffic Stop in Fayette County Yields Quantity of Heroin   [24]

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June 27, 2017

Nogales CBP Officers, Canine Find $201K in Cocaine, Heroin   [23]

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June 29, 2017

150 bricks of heroin seized in New Stanton, illegal immigrants arrested   [22]

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27 JUN 2017

More than 200 kilos of cocaine seized at port in first 'drop off' technique of its kind   [21]

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June 22, 2017 

Cocaine coconuts discovered at Madrid airport   [31]

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CBP Officers Seize More Than $300K in Meth at the Laredo Port of Entry  [20]  
Release Date: 
June 21, 2017

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Cocaine worth $18 million seized in the Port of Montreal  [19]   June 22,  2017

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Ecuadorian police discover 2.5MT of cocaine in banana boxes  [18]    June 20,  2017

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Cops seize R500m in cocaine  [17]

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CCSO arrest nets 1,500+ bags of heroin  [15]  June 21/22  2017

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600 pounds o meth 'candy' seized at house in TX  [13]   Tuesday, June 20th 2017

gxer  --  un-fkking believable

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Biggest drugs bust in country's history nets huge haul of cocaine worth £47million

 21 JUN 2017

Police seized two tonnes of cocaine and arrested 17 people during the biggest drug bust in Argentina’s history.  [10]

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​Chennai drug bust: 11 kgs of meth, 90 kgs of heroin and other drugs worth Rs 71 crore seized  [11]

Jun, 17 2017 

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CBP Nogales Seizes $144K Worth of Hard Drugs   [14]  

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​Navy seizes 260kg heroin off African coast  [12]

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​KAROO COPS MAKE HEROIN BUST WORTH NEARLY R500K  [16]

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Three arrested with 2 kg of opium  [7]  Jun 10, 2017

​The police claimed to have arrested three persons with 2-kg opium in two cases.

Khanna SSP Navjot Singh Mahal told the media that in the first case, the Samrala police had laid a naka near Saloudi village

​Punjab, a state bordering Pakistan, is the heart of India’s Sikh community

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June 09, 2017

ANF seizes over 22 tons of drugs

http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/09-Jun-2017/anf-seizes-over-22-tons-of-drugs

...  the seized drugs comprised 21.853 ton hashish, 310.33kg heroin, 385kg opium, 1.11kg amphetamine, 4,250 litres of acetic anhydride, 103 litres of suspected chemical and 1,775 litres of liquor.


CBP Officers at the Hidalgo Port of Entry Seize Over $201K in Cocaine  [2]

Release Date: 
June 8, 2017

HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge seized alleged cocaine valued at $201,280.

...After a physical inspection of the vehicle, the use of a non-intrusive imaging inspection (NII) and the assistance of a canine team, officers discovered 11 packages allegedly containing approximately 26.10 pounds of cocaine.

CBP OFO seized the narcotics along with the vehicle, arrested the driver, and turned her over to the custody of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents for further investigation.

gxer  --  as in below comment where will it go?


Record heroin haul bound for Turkey seized in Mediterranean drug sting  [3]

​Published   June 7, 2017

...  Video footage of the operation shared with the media showed Navy special operations units in boats approaching the Commander Tide, which carried a Congolese flag, and detaining its crew before Coast Guard officers rappel from a military helicopter with K-9 units to carry out a search onboard. ...


$200,000 of cocaine, THC infused gummy bears seized during Henry County traffic stop  [5]   JUNE 7, 2017

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Austin police: 66 pounds of cocaine worth up to $3 million seized in I-35 stop   [4]

June 6, 2017

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3 found with 94 decks of heroin arrested on drug charges, police say  [9]   June 6, 2017

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DEA seizes 90 pounds of heroin in I-95 traffic stop

...  Baltimore-area Drug Enforcement Administration task force seized more than 90 pounds of heroin Thursday after pulling over a vehicle on Interstate 95 in Howard County, court records show.

The amount of drugs could have a street value of more than $9 million, Special Agent Todd Edwards estimated.


comment  --  Anonymous said...

They will get probation. Crime pays. The justice system talks the talk, but never walks the walk.

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Major Drug Bust in Duson   [6]   JUNE 5TH, 2017

Duson Police Department and the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office confiscate more than 1.3 million dollars of cocaine

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On June 2 - June 4 in 2017 

CBP officers seized $3.9 million in drugs, including 150 pounds of methamphetamine hidden inside popcorn boxes.   [7]

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[1]  http://sbynews.blogspot.com/2017/06/dea-seizes-90-pounds-of-heroin-in-i-95.html

[2]  https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/local-media-release/cbp-officers-hidalgo-port-entry-seize-over-201k-cocaine

[3]  https://www.dailysabah.com/investigations/2017/06/07/record-heroin-haul-bound-for-turkey-seized-in-mediterranean-drug-sting

[4]  http://www.statesman.com/news/local/austin-police-pounds-cocaine-worth-million-seized-stop/pRHMW95no5juRk3gGbJ5fI/      ---    Austin police dog, Cuatro, poses with bundles of cocaine that he helped officers seize from a vehicle on May 31, 2017.

[5]  http://cbs4indy.com/2017/06/07/200000-of-cocaine-thc-infused-gummy-bears-seized-during-henry-county-traffic-stop/

[6]  https://kadn.com/major-drug-bust-in-duson/

[7]  http://www.nbcsandiego.com/multimedia/Border-Busts--67754217.html

[8]  http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/ludhiana/three-arrested-with-2-kg-of-opium/420034.html

[9]  http://www.nj.com/middlesex/index.ssf/2017/06/3_arrested_on_drug_charges_in_helmetta_police_say.html

[10]  http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/biggest-drugs-bust-countrys-history-10660607

[11]  http://www.firstpost.com/india/chennai-drug-bust-11-kgs-of-meth-90-kgs-of-heroin-and-other-drugs-worth-rs-71-crore-seized-3707313.html

[12]  http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/06/14/navy-seizes-260kg-heroin-african-coast

[13]  http://www.ktre.com/story/35659024/600-pounds-of-meth-candy-seized-at-house-in-tx

[14]  https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/local-media-release/cbp-nogales-seizes-144k-worth-hard-drugs

[15]  http://www.cecildaily.com/police_and_fire_beat/article_b0a6d1fb-fdbf-5eee-b6c3-c77e619fcb33.html

[16]  http://ewn.co.za/2017/06/14/karoo-cops-make-heroin-bust-worth-nearly-r500k

[17]  http://www.iol.co.za/capeargus/gallery-cops-seize-r500m-in-cocaine-9910702

[18]  https://www.freshfruitportal.com/news/2017/06/20/ecuadorian-police-discover-2-5mt-cocaine-banana-boxes/

[19]  http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/cocaine-worth-18-million-seized-in-the-port-of-montreal

[20]  https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/local-media-release/cbp-officers-seize-more-300k-meth-laredo-port-entry

[21]  http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/more-200-kilos-cocaine-seized-10697910

[22]  http://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/12458877-74/state-police-in-greensburg-and-westmoreland-county-detectives-wednesday-seized-150-bricks?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+tribunereview%2Fwestmoreland+%28Westmoreland+News%29

[23]  https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/local-media-release/nogales-cbp-officers-canine-find-201k-cocaine-heroin

[24]  http://www.thexradio.com/news/78-local-news/28715-traffic-stop-in-fayette-county-yields-quantity-of-heroin

[25]  http://www.wistv.com/story/35752791/250k-worth-of-heroin-busted-on-i-26

[26]  http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/public-safety/sd-me-temecula-drugs-20170627-story.html

[27]   https://thetelegraph.com/news/104389/two-women-facing-charges-after-traffic-stop-yields-roughly-500k-in-heroin

[28]  http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/98222/cocaine-seized-puerto-rico

[29]  https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/local-media-release/cbp-officers-discovers-more-32m-cocain-methamphetamine-inside-gas-tank

[30]  http://plus55.com/brazil-society/2017/06/brazil-air-force-plane-cocaine

[31]  https://www.euroweeklynews.com/3.0.15/news/on-euro-weekly-news/spain-news-in-english/144820-cocaine-coconuts-discovered-at-madrid-airport

[32]  https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/local-media-release/cbp-seizes-116lbs-cocaine-concealed-private-vessel

[33]  http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/ludhiana/two-held-with-5-2-kg-of-opium/436312.html

[34]  http://www.wxyz.com/news/dea-agents-seize-88-pooundsdea-agents-seize-88-pounds-of-heroin-from-metro-detroit-condo-of-heroin-from-metro-detroit-condo

[35]  http://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/crime/2017/07/13/three-held-tk75-lakh-heroin-seized-gendaria/

[36]  http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2017/07/30k_in_heroin_found_at_jersey_city_housing_complex.html

[37]  https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/local-media-release/border-patrol-seizes-narcotic-trifecta-i-5 

[38]  https://news.statetimes.in/drug-smuggling-module-busted-two-narco-smugglers-held-15-kg-heroin-recovered/



When can police use drug dogs?

Drug Report   18/01/2017


The drugs never stop coming in do they...

THE QUESTION IS: WHY ARE THEY STILL COMING IN?  

Next question, why aren't these fuckers tried and sentenced faster?

What is the punishment for dealing drugs in the Philippines?

1 KILOGRAM = 2.20  +  LBS.