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The Drug Interdiction / Narcotics topic covers all aspects of drug enforcement, from highway or border interdiction to undercover infiltration into gangs or drug cartels. Drug smugglers are constantly evolving their concealment techniques and are growing in their boldness, so law enforcement must work even harder to stay one step ahead. From marijuana and crack cocaine to prescription pills and heroin, this topic covers it all.
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May 23, 2015
43 dead after gun battle between drug gangs, Mexican federal authorities

43 dead after gun battle between drug gangs, Mexican federal authorities

All the dead were suspected criminals except for one federal police officer, who was killed trying to help a wounded colleague - Full Story
May 22, 2015

Car's OnStar feature helps Ala. deputies find drugs

DeKalb County Sheriff's Office says it received a call from OnStar that the service had the location of a stolen vehicle - Full Story
May 20, 2015

DEA wrapping up 4-state prescription drug crackdown

Suspects in the DEA's "Operation Pilluted" include doctors and pharmacists - Full Story
May 18, 2015

Mass. top court rules in tainted drug evidence case

Thousands of defendants convicted of drug crimes after a chemist in a state lab tampered with evidence can't be charged with more serious crimes or given harsher sentences if granted a new trial - Full Story
May 14, 2015
6 Philly narcotics cops acquitted in racketeering case

6 Philly narcotics cops acquitted in racketeering case

Federal jury has cleared six former officers in a corruption case that prompted scores of convictions to be overturned - Full Story
May 14, 2015

Police: Fla. teen on flakka claimed she was Satan

Ran towards police nude and covered in blood; she is suspected to have taken the hallucinatory street drug - Full Story
May 09, 2015

Feds: Grandmother hid pill mill ring behind suburban facade

Federal prosecutors say the 51-year-old Florida native was running the largest illicit drug operation in the history of east Tennessee: a string of pill mills that raked in $17.5 million in four years - Full Story
May 08, 2015

Spike strips end Wash. pursuit for cops, not suspect

"Although the Mason County deputy advised Mason County radio dispatch that the spike strips had been deployed, the (deputy and the trooper) were unaware of this action" - Full Story
May 08, 2015
Pa. detective dies of suspected 'cardiac event' during drug investigation

Pa. detective dies of suspected 'cardiac event' during drug investigation

Veteran investigator died Tuesday, having become ill while taking part in a federal drug investigation - Full Story
May 07, 2015

Police investigate how cocaine pack ended up in granola bar

Cynthia Rodriguez says she was eating the bar when a small, green bag emblazoned with dollar signs fell out - Full Story



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