The Mexican Congress agreed on Wednesday to delay the approval process for a landmark bill to legalize cannabis until the year 2021, to give lawmakers more time to study it.
The Brazilian national police, with the support of the Europol, carried out massive raids in Rio de Janeiro against the members of “a highly professional criminal syndicate,” arresting 45 suspects and searching nearly 200 houses all across the city.
The Spanish police announced on Wednesday morning that it had seized a haul of 372,000 cannabis plants during a nationwide operation targeting the biggest growing number of production networks in the country.
Purdue Pharma pleaded guilty to criminal charges over the handling of its prescription painkiller OxyContin on Tuesday afternoon, capping a deal with federal prosecutors to resolve a probe into the company’s role in the US opioid crisis.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said during a Tuesday morning press conference that his government never agreed to capture a cartel leader for the United States in order to secure the return of former Defense Minister Salvador Cienfuegos from US custody.
The Mexican government will no longer allow officials accused of corruption to be tried in the United States, representing a move that could end a decades-old tradition in which most of the high-profile drug-trafficking and corruption cases of Mexico have been tried in the neighbor country.
The Royal Navy’s Plymouth-based RFA Argus has seized £120m of cocaine weighing 1,085kg from a suspected drug runner operating in the Caribbean.
Officials in the Mexican state of Guanajuato told local reporters during a Tuesday morning press conference that members of the Jalisco cartel killed journalist Israel Vazquez Rangel while he was covering a story.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday morning that his government would review the country’s cooperation over drug policy with the United States, and how its agencies operate in the country.
Chihuahua state governor Javier Corral said on Sunday during a press conference that members of one of the cartels that operate in Ciudad Juarez killed famous journalist Arturo Alba Medina in the border city, representing the sixth journalist to have been murdered this year in the country.