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  • US: first decline since 1999 in opioid deaths

    Fentanyl Fentanyl
    On July 19th Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed a 5.1% drop related to 2018 drug overdose deaths compared to the year before. This is the first time since 1999 US registered a fallen of deaths caused by drugs. However, overdose connected to fentanyl still rose. Fentanyl is still a bestseller in the illegal drugs market.
  • Chronicle of an evasion foretold

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    Rocco Morabito Rocco Morabito
    Prison director where Rocco Morabito was detained resigns after investigations find out that was impossible for the Italian mob and his inmates to escape without the help of prison guards. But last year the intelligence, working inside the prison, discovered that he was offering 80.000 USD to a prison officer for helping him to flee.
  • International investigation on a cocaine affaire

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    An investigation into an international smuggling ring of cocaine following the discovery in the port of Genoa of 100 kg of drug
  • 1980: heroin smuggling threat for USAF transportation system

    Europe, Africa, Middle East Europe, Africa, Middle East
    On 21 July 1980 Department of The Air Force released a study on vulnerabilities of the USAF Transportation System in relation to the Heroin Smuggling Threat. Internal investigative activities verify that during the wide spreading of the report no case of international traffic has been detected in Europe, nor in the countries bordering the United States.
  • Paris: the trial of an alleged British drug kingpin

    Robert Dawes Robert Dawes
    Robert Dawes, English drug kingpin, was arrested in Spain in November 2015. Two years after the 1.3 tons of cocaine he's alleged trafficking were discovered inside two dozen unregistered suitcases on a French flight landed in Paris from Caracas
  • "El Chapo" trial in New York

    El Chapo's lawyer, Jeffrey Lichtman, described his client just as one of the leaders of the Sinaloa cartel. He also added that most of his power came from corruption among mexican politicians and government officials. US Attorney Assistant Adam Fels warned him to pertain on facts.
  • The US meth crisis

    After opioid one US are facing another epidemic: methamphetamine abuse. Meth predominance over other drugs is due to the ease with which this drug is made, considering that production process can also be done at home. Crystal meth is estimated the most addictive substance available in the drug market, but also the most dangerous.
  • Mysterious Mena

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    Barry Seal Barry Seal
    The career of the big cocaine smuggler Adler Barriman Seal started in the late '70's with small quantities of marijuana, arriving to cooperate in the early 80's with the Medellin Cartel. After being arrested and sentenced to 10 years of prison he began to cooperate with DEA as an informant.
  • Swedish cocaine kingpin to be judged in Spain

    Spanish prosecutor will bring into court the Swedish cocaine kingpin acquitted in his own country
  • Kanabistan

    Dukagjin Dukagjin
    Albania is the first European marijuana producer. From 2015 to 2017 the amount of the marijuana seized to smugglers has skyrocketed from 860 kg in 2015 to 34,9 tons seized in 2017. In the first half of 2018, it reached 10 tons seized. In 2013 prime minister Edi Rama announced a "war on drugs" but despite plantations destruction in 2017 marijuana production has still continued to grow.