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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Officer, suspect shot in Philadelphia

Bicycle officer was shot Thursday night by a drug suspect who told him "I don't want to have to do this," before firing at him - Full Story

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Wash. cop who fatally shot man previously saved him from fire

Wash. cop who fatally shot man previously saved him from fire

Documents shed new light on Antonio Zambrano-Montes' run-ins with police and his erratic, sometimes dangerous behavior - Full Story

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DEA chief to retire from agency

DEA chief to retire from agency

Has faced mounting pressure from Congress, where some questioned her competence in the wake of a scathing government watchdog report - Full Story

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Low-level Chicago drug offenders to get treatment, not jail

Low-level Chicago drug offenders to get treatment, not jail

Cook County will no longer prosecute most misdemeanor marijuana possession cases and will steer many nonviolent felony drug cases to treatment - Full Story

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Justices: Traffic stop cannot be extended to bring in K-9

Supreme Court said police may not extend a traffic stop to seek evidence of crimes unrelated to the offense that prompted initial stop - Full Story

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Fla. man high on 'flakka' fights cop, has sex with tree

Fla. man high on 'flakka' fights cop, has sex with tree

The man ran naked through a neighborhood, ripped TASER probes from his skin, and punched a cop during his arrest - Full Story

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Denver police issue dozens of citations at pot events

"We'd prefer not to be buzzkills this 4/20 weekend. Consume responsibly, and designate a sober driver now" - Full Story

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Colo. law enforcement switches message to safe pot use

The revised campaign starts this weekend, when tens of thousands are expected at public rallies and concerts in observation of 4/20 - Full Story

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Officials investigate after Md. man dies in custody

Witnesses said the officers acted professionally in taking down the man Thursday night as he cursed at police - Full Story

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Drug strategy agency mixing health, safety proposed in NYC

An advisory council would include police, health officials, social services providers and former drug users - Full Story



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