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US CA: Ex-Mexican Lawmaker Arrested At Us Border On Drug Charges

Cocaine (MAP) - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 07:00
Washington Post, 22 Jun 2017 - SAN DIEGO -- A former Mexican lawmaker arrested at the California border was charged Thursday with working for the Sinaloa drug cartel, whose once-powerful kingpin, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, was extradited to the United States in January. Lucero Guadalupe Sanchez, a former representative in the Sinaloa state legislature, was charged Thursday in federal court in San Diego with conspiracy to distribute 11 pounds (five kilograms) of cocaine in the United States between January 2013 and January 2017.
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US CA: Border Patrol Agent Pleads Guilty In Drug Smuggling Case

Cocaine (MAP) - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 07:00
Los Angeles Times, 22 Jun 2017 - A U.S. Border Patrol agent pleaded guilty Thursday to smuggling backpacks he believed contained drugs across the border. Appearing in a federal courtroom in San Diego, Noe Lopez pleaded guilty to attempted distribution of methamphetamine and attempted distribution of cocaine.
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Canada: Opioid Sellers Use Internetas Dark Corners To Stump RCMP

Cocaine (MAP) - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 07:00
Globe and Mail, 19 Jun 2017 - The RCMP and China's Ministry of Public Security are being stymied in joint investigations to stem the smuggling of powerful synthetic opioids into Canada because the trade is largely conducted through the so-called Dark Web. RCMP Chief Superintendent Scott Doran says most of the opioids such as fentanyl and its chemical precursors arrive in small packages through the mail from China, predominantly in the Vancouver area.
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CN ON: Gang Targeted City

Cocaine (MAP) - Sat, 06/17/2017 - 07:00
Sudbury Star, 17 Jun 2017 - 'Sudbury is a lucrative market for the gangs to expand to' The first thing Greater Sudbury Police noticed was more fentanyl showing up on local people in their arrests. "Then we noticed there were more people being arrested with Southern Ontario addresses," Insp. Dan Despatie said Friday. Something wasn't adding up. One phone call to Toronto Police and not only did it become crystal clear what was happening, but Sudbury police were suddenly up to their neck in what we now know to be Project Kronic.
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CN BC: Drug Users Need To Be Part Of Solution To Overdose Deaths

Cocaine (MAP) - Sat, 06/17/2017 - 07:00
Prince George Citizen, 17 Jun 2017 - VANCOUVER - Drug users are the solution to addressing overdose deaths and providing services to people before they die alone, says a woman who attended a meeting of health professionals in Vancouver trying to develop new strategies to deal with a growing crisis in B.C. Karen Ward, a board member of the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users, was among about 20 drug users who joined doctors, including the provincial health officer, and the chief coroner at the all-day meeting Friday.
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US CA: Oped: A 1930s California Story Shows Why The War On Drugs Is A

Cocaine (MAP) - Fri, 06/16/2017 - 07:00
Los Angeles Times, 16 Jun 2017 - In the early 1930s, the federal government cracked down on California's legal drug programs, leading to numerous arrests. Above, a California jail in 1930, occupying the third floor of Ventura City Hall. In the early 1930s, the federal government cracked down on California's legal drug programs, leading to numerous arrests. Above, a California jail in 1930, occupying the third floor of Ventura City Hall. (Los Angeles Times)
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CN AB: Weed In The Workplace

Cocaine (MAP) - Mon, 06/12/2017 - 07:00
Edmonton Sun, 12 Jun 2017 - Increasing popularity of prescription pot highlights a growing issue for employers Apprentice ironworker Johnathan Dickson says his union wouldn't send him out to construction jobs last year while he was using medical marijuana.
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US: Drug Trade Rises In Dark Corners Of The Internet

Cocaine (MAP) - Sun, 06/11/2017 - 07:00
New York Times, 11 Jun 2017 - Opioid Dealers Embrace the Dark Web to Send Deadly Drugs by Mail Anonymous online sales are surging, and people are dying. Despite dozens of arrests, new merchants - many based in Asia - quickly pop up.
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CN BC: Od Numbers Level Off, But The Crisis Remains

Cocaine (MAP) - Fri, 06/09/2017 - 07:00
Coast Reporter, 09 Jun 2017 - The Sunshine Coast's medical health officer says it would be a mistake to draw any conclusions from a slight drop in the number of overdoses being reported at Sechelt Hospital. "We have more work to do," said Dr. Paul Martiquet. "We don't want to give any false sense of reassurance to the community that we aren't exposed to what the Downtown Eastside is - because we are."
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