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  1. Cocaine worth over $1.5m found in Canberra home, police say is one of ACT's largest-ever seize

    "Cocaine worth over $1.5m found in Canberra home in what police say is one of ACT's largest-ever seizures" Key points: Shaun Claude Small, 28, is charged with trafficking a commercial quantity of prohibited drugs Police say the cocaine was destined for outer-lying suburbs in the ACT Officers have not ruled out more raids or arrests The seizure of five kilograms of cocaine from a home in Theodore is the largest seizure of the drug in Canberra's history, according to ACT police. Officers...
  2. Cannabis crop worth estimated $20m found on property near Mackay, Queensland police say

    Two men have been charged over a major drug bust in north Queensland that police said netted a cannabis crop with a street value of close to $20 million. Police on Wednesday seized more than 8,000 plants and eight kilograms of dried cannabis from a property at Calen, north of Mackay. Detective Inspector Bruce Duck said the crop was destroyed at the scene. "If you look at the size of the area we're looking at, it's probably about two basketball courts," he said. "It's certainly...
  3. UK police arrest 586 in drug gang crackdown, freeing adults and children from suspected slavery

    Dozens of suspected slaves have been rescued in a week-long crackdown on illegal drug gangs across Britain that uncovered hundreds of vulnerable children, according to UK officials. More than 500 people were arrested in raids that saw $AU579,000 in cash, $AU324,000 worth of cocaine, as well as significant quantities of crack cocaine and heroin seized in a major coordinated police action. "We know that criminal networks use high levels of violence, exploitation and abuse to ensure...
  4. France - More than 11 tons of cannabis seized by the Mulhouse Police Judiciaire

    Nearly 1.8 tons of cannabis from Morocco was seized in Colmar in 2014. DNA - Philippe MARCHEGAY Archives 11.2 tons of cannabis were seized, Friday, May 10 in the evening by the men of the Mulhouse of the DIPJ (Direction centrale de la Police judiciaire) Strasbourg. The operation took place in two stages with a first wave of arrests on the Ile-Napoléon (Mulhouse-Sausheim) where a ton of cannabis had been delivered. The second wave of arrests took place on the A36 motorway towards Paris, in...
  5. Canada's Got Cannabis (Just Not Enough Of It!)

    Just three weeks after the sales of recreational marijuana was authorized, Canada is running low on legal pot. This shortage is sending some frustrated consumers back to the black market. Angry consumers from across the country say they are returning to their illegal dealers. In Montreal, several pot smokers have said that their original dealers were taking advantage of this shortage by offering home delivery services as well as lower pricing. Retailers, consumers and the producers...
  6. 2013 - U.S. border officers told a Mexican to drink liquid meth. Family received $1 million

    Cruz Velazquez Acevedo began convulsing shortly after he drank the liquid methamphetamine he’d brought with him from Tijuana, Mexico. The 16-year-old had just crossed the U.S.-Mexico border to San Diego and was going through the San Ysidro Port of Entry. He was carrying two bottles of liquid that he claimed was apple juice. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers told him to drink it to prove he wasn’t lying, court records say. The teen took four sips. Then, he began sweating...
  7. Denver is voting to become the first city to decriminalize hallucinogenic mushrooms

    Decriminalizing "magic mushrooms," which contain the hallucinogenic compound psilocybin, is on the ballot in Denver. (CNN)As criminal penalties for drug use fall across the country, Denver could be setting another first. "Magic mushrooms" are now on the ballot in the city. Denver will vote Tuesday to sort out two ballot questions, including Initiated Ordinance 301, or the Denver Psilocybin Mushroom Initiative. The ordinance's text seeks to "deprioritize, to the greatest extent possible"...
  8. Germany - 3 arrests in Darknet 'Wall Street Market' probe

    Police in Germany have arrested three men suspected of operating the world's second-biggest Darknet marketplace. Stolen data, forged documents and drugs were all reportedly sold on the Wall Street Market, now shutdown. German police on Friday said that three men were being held in custody as part of an international investigation into the illegal online operation Wall Street Market, which has been shut down. State prosecutors believe the platform was the second-largest illegal marketplace...
  9. Florida: Over 50 arrested in drug bust; enough Fentanyl 'to kill everyone in Brevard County' seized

    SHARPES — Dozens of people were arrested and more are being sought as part of an investigation into crystal meth and fentanyl trafficking operations taking place along the Space Coast, the Brevard County Sheriff's Office announced Wednesday. Most of the suspects in the case were charged with racketeering, drug trafficking or both in a case that spans the entire county and multiple local cities. In total, agents seized over $100,000 in cash, $81,000 worth of methamphetamine, $100,000 worth...
  10. FDA Enforces On Phenibut & DMHA Supplements To Apply For NDI

    On April 16, 2019, the FDA issued 11 warning letters to companies whose dietary supplement products are in violation of the law. The FDA issued 8 warning letters to companies whose products are marketed as dietary supplements and labeled to contain DMHA. DMHA has been found in numerous dietary supplement products, often marketed for sports performance and weight loss. The FDA has determined that DMHA is either a “new dietary ingredient” for which the FDA has not received the required New...
  11. Silk Road 2 Founder Finally Sentenced 5 Years After His Arrest

    The founder of the notorious Silk Road 2 marketplace has been sentenced to prison this week for operating the illegal website for over a year. Thomas White was known as DPR2 when he ran the underground marketplace Silk Road 2 back in 2014. SR2 was not affiliated with the original Silk Road (SR) but popped up on the invisible web roughly 30 days after SR was seized in October 2013. Similarly to the original, SR2 sold narcotics, fake ID cards, counterfeit merchandise, credit cards, and...
  12. Silk Road 2 + Dread Pirate Roberts 2 + 1 Liverpudlian = over 5 years in prison

    (ThomasWhite, picture National Crime Agency) Privacy activist CthulhuSec outed as head of illegal bazaar For years, it was assumed he had escaped the Feds. But on Friday at Liverpool Crown Court, 24-year-old university dropout Thomas White pleaded guilty to drug trafficking, money laundering and possessing child abuse images and was sentenced to 5 years and 4 months in prison. White was in fact Dread Pirate Roberts 2, a pseudonym under which he set up dark-web commerce site Silk Road 2....
  13. Flight attendant jailed for smuggling heroin into Melbourne concealed under his uniform

    Former cabin crew member Fariq Aqbal Omar carried the heroin onboard a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Melbourne in May 2018 for a former colleague and another man who promised to pay him $500. The 34-year-old Malaysian man was captured on CCTV walking through Melbourne Airport with his trouser pockets and vest bulging with 10 wrapped blocks of pure heroin, the Victorian County Court heard. Omar took the drugs from his suitcase and tried to conceal them in his pockets before being apprehended....
  14. Drug Trafficking Bust in Mount Vernon NY: 11 Arrested, 1 Still At Large

    11 men in Westchester County are under arrest after police say they were behind a major drug trafficking ring in the area. Authorities in Mount Vernon say the men were behind an illegal organization known as the "Daniels Controlled Substances Organization", which peddled fentanyl and heroin in packaging that was stamped with a red smiley face throughout the town and in the Bronx. While 10 of the suspects were arrested, one was already serving time in county jail and another still at...
  15. Australian Federal Police Seize Record Amount of Ice in Sydney

    Australian authorities have launched an investigation after intercepting more than $430 million worth of the drug ice inside a shipment of refrigerators. The container, shipped from Singapore, was declared to contain electric ovens. However, when examined by police at Sydney's Container Examination Facility on March 30, officers found 11 commercial refrigerators inside. X-rays suggested there were inconsistencies with the make-up of the fridges, prompting officers to investigate further....
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