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Mexico detains wife of drug baron blamed for U.S. heroin scourge

Mexico detains wife of drug baron blamed for U.S. heroin scourgeMexico’s government said on Sunday it had arrested the wife of top drug lord Nemesio Oseguera on charges of laundering funds for his powerful cartel that is blamed for driving heroin shipments to the United States. Known as “El Mencho,” Oseguera has risen to become Mexico’s most wanted drug lord after Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was extradited to the United States last year to face trial.



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Manager Had Open Sores, Used Heroin While Making Pizza at Little Caesars: Police

Manager Had Open Sores, Used Heroin While Making Pizza at Little Caesars: PoliceA former manager of an Indiana Little Caesars and her boyfriend are accused of buying and using heroin at the restaurant.



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Women Arrested After $10M Worth of Heroin, Baby Found in SUV: Police

Women Arrested After $  10M Worth of Heroin, Baby Found in SUV: PoliceOfficers arrested two women after finding 51 pounds of heroin during a traffic stop in Mississippi Monday morning, according to a local sheriff`s office.



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Mexico arrests top Sinaloa cartel heroin trafficker

Mexico arrests top Sinaloa cartel heroin traffickerOne of the top heroin traffickers for the sons of Sinaloa drug cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was arrested Thursday, Mexican prosecutors said.



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Mexico arrests top Sinaloa cartel heroin trafficker

Mexico arrests top Sinaloa cartel heroin traffickerMEXICO CITY (AP) — One of the top heroin traffickers for the sons of Sinaloa drug cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was arrested Thursday, Mexican prosecutors said.



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India seizes ship with 1,500 kg of heroin off Gujarat coast

India seizes ship with 1,500 kg of heroin off Gujarat coastBy Sudarshan Varadhan NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India's navy seized a ship carrying about 1,500 kg of heroin worth 35 billion rupees ($ 545 million) on Sunday in what it said was its biggest ever drugs haul. The vessel, which was operating under the name MV Henry under the Panama flag, was intercepted off the Gujarat coast near the city of Porbandar, said S. Paramesh, deputy director general at the Indian Coast Guard. It was sailing from Dubai to Alang, a town in Gujarat known for shipbreaking, Paramesh said. …



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Indian coast guard makes record 1.5 tonne heroin bust

Indian coast guard makes record 1.5 tonne heroin bustIndia’s coast guard announced Sunday it had seized 1.5 tonnes of heroin worth almost $ 550 million from a merchant ship in what maritime authorities are calling their largest-ever drug bust. The ship was intercepted Saturday off the western state of Gujarat, the coast guard said in a statement. An undisclosed number of suspects were detained for questioning by coast guard officials, police and intelligence agencies.



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Librarians On Front Lines of Philadelphia’s Heroin Epidemic

Librarians On Front Lines of Philadelphia’s Heroin EpidemicAfter librarians saw a big increase in people overdosing on heroin just outside their building in McPherson Square Park, they took matters into their own hands to save lives.



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DA: Drug counselors dead from heroin, fentanyl overdose in Pennsylvania

DA: Drug counselors dead from heroin, fentanyl overdose in PennsylvaniaTwo counselors working at a facility to help recovering drug addicts were found dead from what appears to be a lethal combination of heroin and fentanyl, the Chester County district attorney's office said.



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Mexico's poppy war: Mexican army fights opium surge feeding U.S. heroin demand

Mexico's poppy war: Mexican army fights opium surge feeding U.S. heroin demandThe Mexican army says its fight against surging opium production that feeds U.S demand is increasingly complicated by the rise of smaller gangs disputing wild, ungoverned lands planted with ever-stronger poppy strains. The gangs have engulfed the state of Guerrero in a war to control poppy fields, turning inaccessible mountain valleys of endemic poverty and famous beach resorts into Mexico’s bloodiest spots. From this frontline of the fight against heroin, Col. Isaac Aaron Jesus Garcia — who runs a base in one of the state’s most unruly cities, Ciudad Altamirano, sees a direct link between a record U.S. heroin epidemic that killed nearly 13,000 people in 2015 and violence on his patch.



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