Drug Interdiction / Narcotics

Drug Interdiction / Narcotics

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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Agents use extreme tactics to nab pot-squatters

By Gary Chittim KING 5 NewsMOSES LAKE, Wash. — Washington state's public lands are being invaded... - Full Story


RI man finds cocaine in used police cruiser

The Associated PressBURRILLVILLE, RI — A Burrillville town councilor got more than he bargained... - Full Story


Australian police claim 'world's largest seizure of ecstasy'

The Associated Press A customs agent unpacks tins disguised as canned tomato holding ecstasy tablets... - Full Story


Homegrown marijuana cases surge in Japan

By Jay Alabaster The Associated Press TOKYO — Police investigations of marijuana use have surged... - Full Story


Interdiction Seizures: Dope vs. Cash Andrew Hawkes - Highway Drug Interdiction

Interdiction Seizures: Dope vs. Cash

When teaching interdiction I am often asked the question: “Which side of the highway do I work, th... - Full Story


Mexico's drug cartel moves to U.S.

Atlanta a hub for East Coast; violence is following, but to a lesser extentRelated articles: Mexican... - Full Story


Spanish police seize $84 million in heroin

The Associated PressMADRID, Spain — Spanish police say they have seized 700 pounds (315 kilograms)... - Full Story


SWAT team kills 2 dogs in raid on Md. mayor's home

BERWYN HEIGHTS, Md. — A SWAT team raided the home of a Washington, D.C.-area mayor, killing his... - Full Story


Calif. police uncover hidden pot farm

Related articles: Ind. police find pot farm in Girl Scout camp Calif. man killed, 2 flee in pot farm... - Full Story


Are small pot busts taking cops away from Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

Are small pot busts taking cops away from "important" work?

The debate on federal decriminalization of marijuana use has been a heated one for more than 30 years, and as HR 5843 moves through the legislative sausage-maker, voices from both opposing camps will again rise up - Full Story

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Drug Interdiction / Narcotics Columnists

Highway Drug Interdiction Highway Drug Interdiction
with Andrew Hawkes
Cops vs. Drugs: Tactics and Issues for All Officers Cops vs. Drugs: Tactics and Issues for All Officers
with Det. Steve Walton (Ret.)