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$250g in heroin seized, 5 arrested in massachusetts anti-drug raids


over $250,000 and approximately 50,000 bags of heroin were seized in a series of raids conducted this week by massachusetts state police.  (massachusetts state police) massachusetts state police seized approximately 50,000 bags of heroin worth more than $250,000 in a series of raids carried out this week in hampden county – roughly 95 miles west of boston -- that also resulted in five arrests.intelligence about a possible large shipment of drugs coming into the area led officers to pull over a vehicle early tuesday morning after authorities witnessed a narcotics transaction take place at a storage facility in chicopee, mass., police said in a statement.k-9 units helped officers locate “400 grams of raw un-cut heroin (approximately 20,000 bags) with an estimated ...






drug dealer arrested with 4kg of heroin


dubaidubai police have arrested a drug dealer and seized 4kg of heroin from his possession earlier last month, an officer said on saturday.major-general khalil ebrahim al mansouri, assistant to the dubai police chief for criminal investigation affairs, said the asian suspect was arrested in fujairah.“it was a successful operation as we coordinated with fujairah police and arrested the drug dealer. he was a major drug smuggler in the country. he used to smuggle drugs into and outside the country. we caught him red-handed and seized 4kg of heroin,” maj-gen al mansouri said.colonel eid mohammad thani hareb, director of the police’s anti-narcotic department, said the 24-year-old suspect h.k. who works as driver was arrested in a raid in fujairah and officers found a bag containing two pl...






heroin worth rs 22.50 lakh seized in mizoram since monday


by: pti | aizawl | published:october 5, 2017 2:24 pm representational purpose.top newsmizoram police officials have seized 645 grams of heroin worth over rs 22 lakh during raids in two districts since monday. about 350 grams of heroin was seized from keitum in serchipp district last night and two myanmarese nationals were arrested in this connection, the police said. the contraband was worth around rs 12.50 lakh in the local market, the police said. the police officials also seized 295 grams of heroin, worth about rs 10 lakh, from mamit district bordering tripura on monday night, the police said.two persons of new eden village were arrested in this connection.the accused persons were booked under relevant sections of the narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances act, 1985.for all ...






ncb forms panel to destroy seized heroin, ship


written by rashmi rajput | mumbai | published:november 3, 2017 12:17 am since the drug seized was heroin, it would be disposed by incinerating (burning). (representational photo)top newsthe narcotics control bureau (ncb) has formed a drug disposal committee to destroy the 1,446 kilogram of heroin seized by the indian coast guard (icg) in july this year. touted as the biggest drug haul in recent times, the heroin consignment was worth rs 3,500 crore in the international market.the committee has been constituted after a special ndps court in gujarat permitted pre-trial disposal of the seized drug and also ordered destruction of the ‘ghost ship’ allegedly used to ferry the contraband. provisions of the narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances (ndps) act, 1985 authorise the drug...






punjab police inspector arrested in drug trafficking case


by: pti | chandigarh | published:june 12, 2017 9:35 pm police seized 7 kgs of narcotics, including 4 kgs of heroin, one italy-made 9 mm pistol, live cartridges of various calibres and rs 16.50 lakh in cash.the special task force (stf) of the punjab police today arrested an inspector on the charge of drug trafficking and seized a large haul of drugs, arms and ammunition from his official quarters.the raids were carried out in the morning at inspector inderjit singh’s residence at the jalandhar police lines, from where he was arrested, and his official quarters at phagwara.while drugs were seized from phagwara, weapons were found at jalandhar, stf chief and additional director general of police, h s sidhu, said at a press conference.“we hope that with this arrest, we will be able to...






president trump's likeness found on seized heroin envelopes


brooksville, fla. –  scores of individually w ped heroin packets seized during a florida drug bust featured a certain famous likeness: that of president donald trump.the tampa bay times reports (http://bit.ly/2l5n4ww) law enforcement officers seized the drugs jan. 27 in hernando county.packets were stamped with not only trump's image and name; others bore the names or likenesses of notorious mexican drug lord joaquin "el chapo" guzman and colombian cocaine kingpin pablo escobar.authorities couldn't explain the purpose of the markings. the drug bust netted a total of about 5,550 heroin doses.police arrested 46-year-old kelvin scott johnson on suspicion of heroin trafficking and other charges. he is being held on $75,000 bail.authorities say johnson e to their attention in may 2016, after th






heroin seized in mizoram, one person arrested


by: pti | aizawl | published:november 14, 2017 2:51 pmpolice officials have seized 1.41 kilograms of heroin in mizoram and a myanmarese national has been arrested in this connection. aizawl district sp neihchungnunga said the heroin was seized from the possession of the myanmarese man in aizawl yesterday.the 56-year-old man has been booked under relevant sections of the narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances act, 1985.for all the latest india news, download indian express app






saudi seize drugs, weapons from 1,682 suspects


manama: security authorities in saudi arabia arrested 1,628 suspects in the last six months in drug-related cases.a spokesperson for the ministry of interior on tuesday said that 589 saudis were among those arrested and that the remaining 1,039 were from 41 different countries.he added that 16 police officers were injured and five suspects were killed and 14 were wounded in the confrontations and raids conducted to foil the drug smuggling attempts or to make arrests.the spokesperson said that seized drugs included 21,429,859 captagon pills, 19,612 kilos of hashish, 12.933 kilogrammes of pure heroin, and 218.948 kilogrammes of cocaine.the officers also seized 43,822,684 saudi riyals, 5,468 weapons and 14,100 bullets from the suspects, the spokesperson added in a statement carried by saudi p






saudi arabia seizes drugs, weapons from 1,682 suspects


manama: security authorities in saudi arabia arrested 1,628 suspects in the last six months in drug-related cases.a spokesperson for the ministry of interior on tuesday said that 589 saudis were among those arrested and that the remaining 1,039 were from 41 different countries.he added that 16 police officers were injured and five suspects were killed and 14 were wounded in the confrontations and raids conducted to foil the drug smuggling attempts or to make arrests.the spokesperson said that seized drugs included 21,429,859 captagon pills, 19,612 kilos of hashish, 12.933 kilogrammes of pure heroin, and 218.948 kilogrammes of cocaine.the officers also seized 43,822,684 saudi riyals, 5,468 weapons and 14,100 bullets from the suspects, the spokesperson added in a statement carried by saudi p






vietnam seizes heroin worth $2.5m in china border drug bust


hanoi, vietnam –  vietnamese police have seized 100 kilograms of heroin worth $2.5 million in one of the country's largest drug busts.two men were arrested on friday in northern province of cao bang bordering china as they were allegedly attempting to smuggle the heroin packed in their vehicle into china, the state-run thanh nien newspaper reported monday.their arrests led to the detention on friday and saturday of three other members of the ring, which smuggled heroin from laos for resale in china.photos in state media showed alleged 31-year-old ring leader tran van bang standing with a large pile of heroin bricks.vietnam has some of the world's toughest drug laws, with trafficking 100 grams of heroin punishable by death.






three men arrested following raid on 'south-west sydney drug syndicate'


three men have been arrested after police smashed a syndicate selling ice and cannabis across south-west sydney.the middle eastern organised crime squad led a raid on three homes in oyster bay, greenacre and parramatta before dawn on friday. three men were arrested in raids across sydney targeting a south-west sydney drug syndicate. photo: nsw policethree men, aged 21, 22 and 31, were arrested.during the searches, police seized guns, products to manufacture ammunition, ice, cannabis, drug paraphernalia, cash, mobile phones, fraudulent id documents, electronics and a vehicle suspected to be the proceeds of crime. guns, ammunition, drugs and cash were seized during the raids.  photo: nsw policedetective acting inspector nicole jones said $200,000 cash was taken, alleged to be the p...






5 held; stolen car, hashish and money seized


islamabad: police have arrested two drug peddlers, a bootlegger, a car thief and a shop robber in the city, a police spokesman said.he said a team seized 350 wine bottles from a car during checking at lehhtrar road and arrested one sajjad ali. another team arrested two drug peddlers, wadood and mushtaq, and seized 1.100kg of hashish.one shafique was arrested and a stolen car was seized, while one asif who robbed shops was arrested and seized rs2.7 million in stolen money from him. (app)






mizoram: heroin worth rs 8.50 lakh seized, two persons arrested


by: pti | aizawl | published:april 29, 2017 5:17 pmmizoram excise and narcotics department officials seized 236 grams of heroin, worth rs 8.50 lakh in the local market and arrested two persons in this connection, official sources said today. excise and narcotics department spokesman zohmingthanga said that 223 grams of heroin was seized from the possession of hrangkapruma (39) of champhai town last evening.in aizawl, 13 grams of heroin was seized from the possession of c rosangi (45) of mimbung village in champhai district last evening.the seized contraband was worth around rs 8.50 lakh in the local market, the spokesman said, adding that the two accused were booked under relevant sections of the narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances act, 1985.for all the latest india news, downl...






five arrested in j&k with seven kg heroin: police


by: express news service | jammu | published: january 5, 2018 7:04 pm on thursday evening, a police patrol party intercepted two people travelling in a car in akhnoor area and during search seized the drugs from them.top newsthe jammu and kashmir police have arrested five notorious narcotics smugglers and seized seven kgs of high-quality heroin valuing rs 35 crore in the international market.inspector general of police for jammu zone, dr sd singh jamwal, in jammu on friday said that the seized drug appears to have come from across the border as it had markings of pakistan and afghanistan on it. it was meant to be delivered to someone in punjab.on thursday evening, a police patrol party intercepted two people travelling in a car in akhnoor area and during search seized the drugs from ...






philippine police kill 13 drug suspects in raids


latest deaths raise toll in president rodrigo duterte’s anti-drug crackdown to 4,239confiscated drug paraphernalia is seen during a police operation conducted in manila.manila (philippines): philippine police said on thursday they killed 13 drug suspects and arrested more than 100 suspected dealers and criminals in one day of raids in a province with a record of bloody crackdowns.the suspects were killed in gun battles with police in a city and eight towns in bulacan province just north of manila, said police senior superintendent romeo caramat jr. more than 70 raids were launched in the province on wednesday, leading to the arrests of 109 people, including 92 suspected drug dealers and users, he said.the violence raises the death toll in president rodrigo duterte’s anti-drug crackdown...






tourist’s life term for possessing drugs reduced to 10 years


dubai: a tourist won his appeal and had his life sentence reduced to 10 years in jail for possessing 7.7kg of drugs that he hid under car tyres for promotional purposes.the 29-year-old iranian tourist was apprehended by anti-drug enforcement officers in a sting operation in july when he was seen hiding a drug pouch under car tyres at the dubai international city.acting upon an informant’s tipoff, an anti-narcotics police team tasked the informant with communicating with the iranian defendant and collect a quantity of heroin from him.police raided the parking area where the tourist had kept the heroin pouch and arrested him while he was walking back to his nearby residence.police obtained prosecutors’ warrant, raided the man’s flat and seized 12 sacks of drugs and mind-altering substa...






tamil nadu drug smuggling hits a high, 115kg heroin seized in 6 months


chennai: with a 1,067-km coastline, excellent air connectivity with southeast asian countries and major national and state highways that link tamil nadu with all parts of the country, the state is once again fast emerging as a major transit and shipment point for drug smuggling cartels. these gangs deal in organically-derived drugs like heroin, cocaine and cannabis, synthetic drugs like lysergic acid diethylamide (lsd, widely referred to as acid), and drug precursors such as ketamine and pseudoephedrine. statistics from enforcement agencies show that these cartels are smuggling increasingly larger quantities of contraband. these agencies seized 86kg of ephedrine in the first half of 2017, or three times the amount confiscated in 2016. they have seized 115kg of heroin across tamil nadu this






met police mocked over notting hill carnival drugs tweet with details of other u


the metropolitan police faced a backlash on tuesday after it tweeted to link a drugs crackdown in south london with this weekend’s notting hill carnival - with critics finding very little in common between the two events.in the morning, the met announced officers had seized a kilo of uncut heroin in catford, saying: “in the run up to the #nottinghillcarnival, officers have this morning seized what is believed to be a kilo of uncut heroin in #catford.” many, including grime artist stormzy, questioned why and how police were linking the raids to the iconic street festival.not only is catford 12 miles away from notting hill, but heroin is not generally considered the drug of choice for an upbeat party.in a follow-up series of tweets, the met moved to make clear the raid in catford wa...






port huron man arrested after heroin, crack, pills, pot seized in raid


drugs were seized from a port huron home tuesday.(photo: mukhina1, getty images/istockphoto)connectlinkedinemailmorea 35-year-old port huron man is facing multiple charges after the st. clair county drug task force raided his home tuesday night.a search warrant was executed at the home in the 800 block of union street about 10 p.m. tuesday. when officers entered the home, the suspect pushed a screen from a window and tossed out a large plastic bag, according to a statement from the drug task force.the bag was recovered by officers outside the home and was found to contain about $3,000 of heroin and $1,000 of crack cocaine, according to officials.inside the residence officers seized marijuana, analogue pills, scales, packaging materials and cash, according to the statement.read more: after.






civic man arrested after police seize almost $850,000 worth of drugs


police have seized more than $850,000 worth of illicit drugs destined for canberra streets during a bust on the act-end of a "major drug syndicate" on wednesday night. a 34-year-old civic man was arrested after police seized more than 600 grams of the drug ice, 10,000 mdma pills, as well as $90,000 in cash while executing  a search warrant at his city home on wednesday.traffickable quantities of suspected heroin and cocaine were also found, along with more than 200 vials of anabolic steroids.the man was known to police and will face the act magistrates court on thursday morning.detective superintendent scott moller said the raid was part of a combined effort with the australian federal police in sydney, as well as an eight-month investigation by act policing targeting drug trafficking...






philippine police kill 13 drug suspects in daylong raids


manila, philippines –  a philippine police official says law enforcers have killed 13 drug suspects and arrested more than 100 suspected dealers and criminals in 24 hours of raids in a province with a record of bloody crackdowns.police senior superintendent romeo caramat jr. says the 13 drug suspects were killed wednesday in gunbattles with police in a city and eight towns in bulacan province just north of manila. more than 70 raids were launched by the police in bulacan that day, leading to the arrests of 109 people, including 92 suspected drug dealers and users.the latest violence raises the death toll in president rodrigo duterte's anti-drug crackdown to 4,239 since it was launched in july 2016. the u.s. and european countries have expressed alarm over the drug killings.






truck driver trio caught, 6.6kg of drugs seized at border


dubai: dubai police arrested three asian men and seized 6.6kg of heroin and crystal meth from their possession while they were trying to smuggle the same into a gulf country through al ghuwaifat border, an officer said on wednesday.major-general khalil ebrahim al mansouri, assistant to the dubai police chief for criminal investigation affairs, said the gang members were arrested on may 4 this year. the three asian suspects were truck drivers and they had been coordinating with a drug dealer outside the country to smuggle the drugs abroad. the police seized 3kg of heroin and 3.6kg of crystal meth.“we received information about two asian men reaching the border checkpoint to smuggle a big quantity of drugs to a gulf country. a team of officers moved quickly and managed to reach the border ..






‘significant heroin-trafficking ring’ broken, police say


eleven people have been arrested and charged in what authorities are calling a “significant heroin-trafficking ring” in the d.c. region. the suspects face charges of racketeering, drug possession and distribution, according to the alexandria police department, which was involved in the investigation along with officials from the virginia state police’s fairfax field office.the arrests happened saturday in alexandria and in prince william, fairfax and prince george’s counties, police said, after officials investigated several heroin overdoses in alexandria. police with search warrants seized 10 firearms, more than 700 grams of heroin, cocaine and pcp, plus seven pounds of marijuana, vehicles and $18,000 in cash, officials said. “with the ruthless impact heroin has had on our commu...






‘significant heroin-trafficking ring’ broken, police say


eleven people have been arrested and charged in what authorities are calling a “significant heroin-trafficking ring” in the d.c. region. the suspects face charges of racketeering, drug possession and distribution, according to the alexandria police department, which was involved in the investigation along with officials from the virginia state police’s fairfax field office.the arrests happened saturday in alexandria and in prince william, fairfax and prince george’s counties, police said, after officials investigated several heroin overdoses in alexandria. police with search warrants seized 10 firearms, more than 700 grams of heroin, cocaine and pcp, plus seven pounds of marijuana, vehicles and $18,000 in cash, officials said. “with the ruthless impact heroin has had on our commu...






4 busted in long island for selling heroin that led to overdose


four long islanders face charges they sold heroin that led to a may 30 drug overdose. randall robinson, 31, and lilliana vasquez, 27, were caught monday in copiague with heroin in their car, officials said. vasquez’s 21-month-old child was in a car seat in the back of the 2003 mercedes benz when they were stopped, officials said. two other suspects, robert evanson, 30, and kevin forrester, 29, were arrested tuesday in copiague on drug charges. the arrests follow an investigation into the non-fatal overdose of a person by the long island heroin task force.heroin suppliers nabbed through probe of washington square park(nassau county police department) evanson and forrester also had heroin in their 2015 nissan altima when they were arrested, officials said. the four...






massachusetts boy called police to say dad had drugs in luggage


an 11-year-old boy helped massachusetts cops bust his father on a drug trafficking charge.the boy dropped a dime on his father wednesday, according to reports. lawrence police quoted the boy as saying his father had a stash of drugs in a suitcase, and that he had seen him selling drugs earlier in the day.yamil mercado, 40, faced a judge friday on charges of trafficking heroin and reckless endangerment. he was ordered held without bail.lawrence police chief james fitzpatrick called the boy “brave.”police said they seized 200 grams of heroin mixed with the powerful opiod, fentanyl, from mercado.the boy is in the care of family members. child welfare workers are investigating.investigators say the boy was with a 13-year-old cousin when he found the drugs, the north andover eagle-tribune r...






taskforce nemesis swoops on canberra outlaw bikie gangs


guns, drugs and cash were seized by police as they targeted outlaw bikie gangs in a series of raids on wednesday.members of act policing's taskforce nemesis executed 13 warrants across canberra, which resulted in three men being arrested. firearms seized during a series of raids on wednesday. photo: act policingone of those arrested was a 25-year-old man from isabella plains who police allege is the sergeant at arms of the nomads gang.he was charged with two counts of trafficking a controlled drug other than cannabis, and possessing property suspected of being the proceeds of crime. police have arrested a man believed to be a high ranking member of the nomads gang. photo: act policinga 35-year-old man from calwell, alleged by police to be the president of the comancheros gang...






tributes for worker dave gliddon, killed in blue mountains rock collapse


the man killed in a rock fall on a popular walking track in the blue mountains on wednesday has been labelled a "hero" by friends on social media. a day after the tragedy, friends paid tribute to dave gliddon, describing the 36-year-old as "a beautiful soul" who was "strong as an ox and calm as a monk".nine arrested in drug raids across south-west sydneyvideo duration01:52previous slidenext slidevideo duration00:10deadly accident in wentworth fallsdeadly accident in wentworth fallsone person has died and two others were injured when part of a cliff wall collapsed at wentworth falls in the blue mountains.nine arrested in drug raids across south-west sydneyvideo duration01:52video duration01:52nine arrested in drug raids across ...nine arrested in drug raids across south-west sydneyhe...






dea seizes nearly 100 pounds of fentanyl from san diego home; 3 arrested


san diego –  federal authorities in san diego say they have seized one of the largest loads ever in the u.s. of the potent synthetic opiate fentanyl.an indictment unsealed monday says federal drug agents seized over 97 pounds of the drug, most of it from a house in san diego.a u.s. attorney's statement says the drug is so powerful that the amount represents millions of lethal doses. drug traffickers use it to strengthen heroin or make counterfeit painkiller pills.three people, jonathan ibarra, hector fernando garcia and anna baker, were indicted for possession of the drug with intent to distribute.court papers say the defendants discussed having baker smuggle the drugs on three separate trips. in november, agents stopped baker's rented vehicle and found some of the fentanyl, then disc...






14 busted in multi-state high-quality heroin dealing ring


a multi-state drug ring peddling heroin in dice-stamped packets rolled snake eyes when officials busted 14 accused conspirators and seized more than $300,000 in smack. the takedown by the bronx district attorney, the nypd and the drug enforcement administration smashed the ring that sold both 80% pure heroin and fentanyl in the bronx, new jersey, pennsylvania, maryland and virginia. the year-long probe was dubbed “operation fire & dice,” a reference to the logo on the ring’s glassine envelopes and the high-quality heroin — known as “fire,” officials said thursday. the probe began with a street level drug buy before morphing into an international heroin investigation, officials said.nyc street hoops star cuffed in brooklyn heroin ring bust defendant ramon wa...






four arrested for drug peddling in al ain


abu dhabi police arrested the drug peddlers and seized 2.5 million banned captogon capsules in their possessionabu dhabiabu dhabi police have arrested four drug peddlers and seized 2.5 million banned captogon capsules in their possession.the police monitored activities of the four persons in al ain and then found them packing these capsules in plastic bags intending to sell it to youngsters.lieutenant taher gharib al dhaheri, director of the anti-narcotics department at abu dhabi police, said police received a tip-off of suspected illegal activities. “we tracked their movement and found them involved in drug peddling,” he said.police urged the public to cooperate with them and report any suspicious activity in their vicinity. residents are urged to call aman (8002626) if they have any ...






nypd cop accused of running drug den after caught with $25g


an nypd housing officer who helped her boyfriend run a heroin trafficking ring was caught with $25,000 in drug money, stuffed in a purse with her service weapon, federal authorities said. yessenia jimenez, 31, and her boyfriend, luis soto, 33, were busted tuesday on drug-trafficking and weapon possession charges, as part of a larger investigation into heroin trafficking from mexico into new york. the two turned their bronx apartment into a drug stash house, federal prosecutors said, and jimenez traveled to massachusetts with soto for an “important stop” with a heroin trafficker, prosecutors said. the couple popped up on the drug enforcement administration's radar in january, after finding soto's phone number on the cell phone of a narcotics trafficking suspect from q...






cannabis and $50k in cash seized after raids on two perth homes


police have seized hundreds of cannabis plants and more than $50,000 in cash after a traffic stop and subsequent raids on two perth homes.officers seized the cash after they stopped a vehicle in canning vale on tuesday afternoon. three vietnamese nationals were in the car. police took this photo of one of the drug houses. photo: wa policeinside the car police will allege they located upwards of $50,000 in cash.police have since carried out search warrants on two homes linked to the three people in the car. police have seized hundreds of plants in the raids. photo: wa policeat one of the home's in osborne park police found about 160 cannabis plants and a hydroponic cannabis set up.police are currently at a second home in rivervale where they found more than 60 plants.a fourth per...






feds seize $3 million in drugs at border


image 1of/26captioncloseimage 1 of 26customs and border protection seized packages containing 51 pounds of cocaine and 19 pounds of heroin at laredo port of entry on april 5, 2017. cbp said it seized methamphetamine in three separate stops and that the value of the confiscated narcotics was worth $3 million.scroll through the gallery to see the biggest drug busts along the u.s.-mexico border lesscustoms and border protection seized packages containing 51 pounds of cocaine and 19 pounds of heroin at laredo port of entry on april 5, 2017. cbp said it seized methamphetamine in three separate stops and ... moreimage 2 of 262 tons of marijuana, $2.7 million in meth, $1.7 million in heroin found at texas border in five days january was a busy month for u.s. customs and border protec...






5 drivers arrested for drug possession in rak


police in ras al khaimah have arrested five drivers on suspicion of possessing and promoting heroinras al khaimah: five suspected drug dealers were arrested after officers found a large quantity of banned substances in their possession.authorities started investigations after receiving information about illegal activities being carried out by five asian drivers. anti-narcotics operatives of rak police set up a trap and arrested the suspects.colonel adnan ali al zaabi, director-general of ras al khaimah police’s anti-narcotics department, said the suspects work as drivers.at the time of the arrests, he said, suspects had heroin in their possession. during questioning, the suspects confessed to their crime, the official said, adding that the case has been referred to the public prosecuti...






crime syndicate targeted by police during morning raids across south-east queens


drugs, weapons and counterfeit currency have been seized during raids across south-east queensland, which resulted in a dozen people being arrested and charged.eight search warrants were executed at residences in brisbane, logan and the gold coast on friday morning, targeting a criminal syndicate allegedly distributing methylamphetamine. weapons, drugs and cash were seized by queensland and federal police officers during the raids as part of operation marconi. photo: queensland police servicepolice said officers seized drugs, cash, weapons including hand guns and charged 12 people with 62 offences including drug trafficking and producing counterfeit currency.acting detective superintendent stephen blanchfield of the organised crime gangs group said police would continue to find a...






massachusetts prosecutors to throw out 8,000 convictions in second drug lab scan


sonja farak, left, stands during her 2013 arraignment after being charged with stealing drugs and tampering with evidence while working as a chemist in a massachusetts drug lab. prosecutors are now poised to dismiss 8,000 cases farak worked on over eight years. (don treeger/springfield union news/ap)prosecutors from across massachusetts have tallied more than 8,000 convictions they say will be dismissed because they are tainted by a scandal at the state drug lab, according to new court filings by the massachusetts attorney general.the cases involved analysis by lab chemist sonja farak, who was both testing and consuming drugs seized by the police for eight years.prosecutors indicated they will seek to preserve convictions in some of the cases farak handled, either through retesting or oth.






police arrest two men for drug possession


ras al khaimah police arrested the men on suspicion of possessing and promoting heroinras al khaimah: two drug dealers were arrested after officers found a large quantity of narcotic substances in their possession.the suspects from asian nationality.authorities started investigations after the main suspect run away from police check point and left his car behind .then police officer inspected the car and found heroin in the car in addition to different types of drug substances .police formed team to track down the suspect and arrested him .police team managed to identify the suspect and arrested him with his partner who helped him in promoting and selling the drug to people for long time.clonel adnan ali al zaabi, director-general of ras al khaimah police’s anti-narcotics department, sai..






u.s. air raids have destroyed 25 taliban drug labs. they might be aiming at the


kabul — one month after u.s. and afghan forces began bombing suspected taliban drug laboratories in helmand province, afghan officials and analysts say they are relieved that the raids are not harming civilians but doubtful that they will be able to significantly reduce the narcotics trade or the insurgents’ profits.the pentagon announced recently that u.s.-led coalition forces had destroyed 25 insurgent-run drug labs as part of a new u.s. military strategy to weaken the taliban by going after its sources of revenue. it said at least $80 million worth of narcotics had been destroyed.initially, the raids triggered alarm in helmand, a vast province that has long been at the heart of afghanistan’s drug production and trade. afghan opium is the source of much of the world’s heroin, an...






why james comey’s heroin strategy could just make the problem worse


a police officer displays bags of heroin during a 2016 news conference in hazleton, pa. (ellen f. o'connell/hazelton standard-speaker via ap)speaking in virginia this week, fbi director james b. comey pointed to a classic anti-drug strategy to fight the current heroin epidemic: “our job is to try to crack down on the supply, literally, to be very blunt, to drive up the price to make it less and less attractive for people who are addicted to pills to move to heroin,” he said alongside dea administrator chuck rosenberg.this “supply-side” approach has been in place at the federal level since the dawn of the drug war: the federal drug budget has traditionally emphasized approaches like destroying plants, intercepting drug shipments and arresting the people who sell drugs.the logic ...