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Turkish Authorities Detain 11 People Involved in Abduction of Iranian Dissident

Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MIT) detained 11 individuals for participating in a notorious Turkish drug cartel that was responsible for the abduction of an...

Mexican Congress Delays Vote on Cannabis Bill to 2021

The Mexican Congress agreed on Wednesday to delay the approval process for a landmark bill to legalize cannabis until the year 2021, to give...

Brazilian Authorities Execute Largest Cocaine Seizure in Rio

The Brazilian national police, with the support of the Europol, carried out massive raids in Rio de Janeiro against the members of “a highly...

Spanish Authorities Seize 372,000 of Marijuana Plants

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...

Purdue Pharma Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charges

Purdue Pharma pleaded guilty to criminal charges over the handling of its prescription painkiller OxyContin on Tuesday afternoon, capping a deal with federal prosecutors...

Mexican President Denies Deal to Capture Cartel Leader in Return for Former Defense Minister

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said during a Tuesday morning press conference that his government never agreed to capture a cartel leader for...

Mexican Government Won’t Allow Officials Accused of Corruption to be Tried in the US

The Mexican government will no longer allow officials accused of corruption to be tried in the United States, representing a move that could end...

Royal Navy Seizes £120m of Drugs During Caribbean Drug Bust

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. The Royal...

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