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U.S. judge will not dismiss accused Mexican drug lord El Chapo's indictment

U.S. judge will not dismiss accused Mexican drug lord El Chapo's indictmentBy Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Friday rejected an effort by Joaquin Guzman, the accused Mexican drug lord known as “El Chapo,” to dismiss a massive international narcotics conspiracy indictment on the ground he was extradited improperly to Brooklyn. While not challenging the merits of the case, Guzman’s lawyers claimed that the indictment violated the extradition treaty between the United States and Mexico because Mexican authorities initially agreed to extradite their client only to southern California or western Texas.



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Duterte's son denies Philippine drug smuggling claims

Duterte's son denies Philippine drug smuggling claimsPhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s son and son-in-law denied allegations Thursday that they belonged to a drug trafficking gang, with the explosive claims raising questions about the government’s bloody anti-narcotics crackdown. Since then, police have killed around 3,800 suspects in anti-narcotics operations, while thousands of other people have been murdered in unexplained circumstances. The allegations emerged last month when a customs broker told the Senate panel that he had heard the names of Duterte’s son and son-in-law mentioned while seeking to expedite the shipment.



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16-Year-Old Arrested For Allegedly Murdering 14-Year-Old With Hammer During Drug Deal

16-Year-Old Arrested For Allegedly Murdering 14-Year-Old With Hammer During Drug DealHer body was later found in a landfill.



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Florida Executes Convicted Double-Murderer Mark Asay Using a New Drug

Florida Executes Convicted Double-Murderer Mark Asay Using a New DrugAsay received a three-drug injection that began with the anesthetic, etomidate



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Florida executes man with drug not previously used in lethal injections

Florida executes man with drug not previously used in lethal injectionsA 53-year-old man convicted of killing two men in 1987 was executed by Florida on Thursday evening with a lethal injection that included a drug never before used in a U.S. execution, state officials said. The execution was carried out at 6:22 p.m. (2222 GMT) at the Florida State Prison in Bradford County, about 50 miles (80 km) southwest of Jacksonville, where the two murders took place. Mark James Asay was the first white man to be put to death in Florida for killing a black man since the state reinstated the death penalty in 1979.



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Florida executes man with drug not previously used in lethal injections

Florida executes man with drug not previously used in lethal injectionsFlorida on Thursday executed a 53-year-old man convicted of two 1987 murders, administering a lethal injection that included a drug never before used in a U.S. execution, state officials said. The execution was carried out at 6:22 p.m. (2222 GMT) at the Florida State Prison in Bradford County, about 50 miles (80 km) southwest of Jacksonville, where the two murders took place. Mark James Asay was the first white man to be put to death in Florida for killing a black man since the state reinstated the death penalty in 1979.



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Father, Son Arrested for Dark Web Drug Trafficking

Father, Son Arrested for Dark Web Drug Trafficking“He got his son, Philip Luciano, involved,” states a federal court complaint. “Philip was the one who knew how to use the dark web: Philip set up their account on the dark web and handled the transactions.”



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The Latest: Florida executes convicted killer using new drug

The Latest: Florida executes convicted killer using new drugSTARKE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Execution-Florida (all times local):



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Florida executes convicted double-murderer using new drug

Florida executes convicted double-murderer using new drugFlorida on Thursday put a man to death with an anesthetic never used before in a U.S. lethal injection, carrying out its first execution in more than 18 months on an inmate convicted of two racially motivated …



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As anger simmers over killings, Philippine police do house-to-house drug tests

As anger simmers over killings, Philippine police do house-to-house drug testsBy Dondi Tawatao and Manuel Mogato MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine police were knocking on doors in one of Manila’s poorest neighborhoods on Wednesday to encourage people to take on-the-spot drug tests, a campaign condemned by rights groups as harassment that could endanger lives. Carrying drug testing kits, police officers accompanied by community officials were seen by Reuters going to houses asking residents if they were willing to submit urine samples. Payatas, one of the most populated sub-districts, or barangays, in the capital’s Quezon City neighborhood, has been identified as a crime-prone area with a serious drug problem.



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