Articles Tagués ‘drug trafficking’

chineLa Chine enflamme le marché de la drogue

Le plus gros fournisseur de drogue et d’armes aux États-Unis

Version anglaise: China Fuels Drug War Against the United States

https://internationalinformant.wordpress.com/2016/01/02/china-is-fueling-a-drug-war-against-the-u-s-a/

°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°

La Chine enflamme le marché de la drogue
Un officier de police des stupéfiants, fait la garde dans un laboratoire clandestin de fabrication de la cocaïne, appartenant aux Forces armées révolutionnaires de Colombie (FARC) dans la ville de Puerto Concordia (Colombie), le 25 janvier 2011. (Guillermo Legaria/AFP/GettyImages)

Derrière le flot de drogues illicites aux États-Unis et la violence qui se répercute dans les cartels criminels en Amérique latine, le régime chinois y travaille en coulisse. Concernant les cartels de la drogue et les groupes narcoterroristes, le régime chinois est devenu leur principale source d’approvisionnement en précurseurs pour drogues de synthèse, comme la méthamphétamine. Le régime chinois est aussi la principale source d’armes des trafics de drogue.

La plupart de ces drogues causent des ravages sur le corps et les facultés mentales des consommateurs. Certaines peuvent même causer sur le long-terme des troubles d’ordre psychotique, tandis que d’autres, par overdose, peuvent entraîner la mort.

Pourtant, il existe plus de 150 entreprises chinoises faisant office de laboratoire de chimie, disponibles au public et qui leur vendent les substances alpha-PVP, aussi connu sous le nom de « flakka », a rapporté le New York Times. Cette drogue a remplacé l’usage de la cocaïne en Floride et est à l’origine de la mort d’au moins 18 personnes et de nombreuses arrestations loufoques dans cet État.

Concernant la méthamphétamine, une enquête menée par le National Institute on Drug Abuse a estimé à 1,2 million le nombre de consommateurs à travers les États-Unis. Les effets secondaires de ces drogues sont, entre autres, « une anxiété importante  » et des comportements violents. L’institut précise que « des symptômes psychotiques peuvent parfois durer des mois, voire des années ».

Ces drogues, comme beaucoup d’autres, mais aussi les substances chimiques précurseurs à la fabrication des drogues de synthèse, ont pour point commun leur provenance : elles viennent de Chine. Depuis des années les organes de régulation de la drogue en Chine n’ont montré que très peu d’intérêt à participer à endiguer leur flux.

« Le rôle de la Chine est celui d’être un facilitateur des activités du crime organisé entre le Mexique et l’Amérique latine », a écrit dans un email Robert J. Bunker, professeur adjoint de recherche à l’école militaire de l’armée américaine (U.S. Army War College).

Selon Bunker, le Parti communiste chinois (PCC) s’est saisi du marché en Amérique latine, à la fois légitime mais clandestin. « Associez cela (le marché) et leurs relations avec des régimes parias de la région, comme le Vénézuela, et leurs interactions avec le Hezbollah et les agents iraniens », ajoute Bunker, « nous arrivons à un scénario digne de la scène du bar dans la ‘Guerre des étoiles’ ».

Dans la fameuse scène du bar de ce film en date de 1977, le personnage Obi-Wan Kenobi s’exclame : « vous ne trouverez jamais un rassemblement plus pitoyable de racaille et d’infamie ».

C’est une situation, ajoute Bunker, où le régime chinois «  via son nombre considérable de fonctionnaires corrompus – dont beaucoup sont en lien avec le crime organisé – va vendre n’importe quoi, ou fournir tout type de service pour en tirer profit : les armes, les précurseurs de drogues, les contrefaçons, les jeux et le blanchiment d’argent. »

Une guerre de la drogue

Un rapport du U.S. Army Special Operations Command, en date du 13 octobre 2014, déclarait : « la récente doctrine chinoise recourt à un large spectre de luttes contre ses adversaires, dont les États-Unis font partie. »

La « guerre de la drogue » est un des éléments de ce « vaste spectre de luttes », mentionne le rapport, en notant qu’elle rejoint plus largement la stratégie militaire chinoise qui est de « déstabiliser l’adversaire ». Elle tombe sous la coupe de la « lutte culturelle », qui est une stratégie de lutte non conventionnelle, désignée pour dégrader les bases morales d’une nation rivale, et par là-même l’affaiblir.

Pour le PCC et les autres régimes communistes, utiliser la guerre de la drogue contre ses adversaires n’est pas nouveau. Dans la réédition 1999 de son ouvrage Red Cocaine, l’ancien Directeur de l’Intelligence à la CIA Joseph D. Douglass exposait l’histoire de cette stratégie.

Il y est écrit que les régimes communistes « font usage des narcotiques depuis des décennies comme des armes décisives dans la lutte qu’ils mènent contre le monde occidental ». Joseph D. Douglass donne pour exemple « qu’entre 1985 et 1990, les données recueillies et d’autres sources de témoignages traçaient les futurs réseaux de trafic de drogue, impliquant presque chacun des pays communistes. »

Cette stratégie a été de nombreuses fois dévoilée par de hauts fonctionnaires ayant quitté l’Union soviétique – dont le général démissionnaire tchèque, Jan Sejna. La même stratégie a été en usage sous le règne de Staline et même détaillée dans Le manuel d’instructions communiste de la guerre psychopolitique, qui est désormais tombé dans le domaine public.

La guerre de la drogue a été utilisée par les Britanniques durant les guerres de l’opium contre la Chine au 19e siècle. Cela a conduit la Chine à céder le contrôle de Hong Kong au pouvoir britannique en 1841. Cela aura facilité plus tard la chute de la dynastie Qing, en 1912.

Pour le fondateur du PCC, Mao Tsé-Toung, l’opium était une arme qu’il a utilisée pour prendre le contrôle de la Chine. Douglass écrit qu’en 1928 Mao a demandé à un de ses subordonnés, Tan Chen-lin, de « commencer la culture de l’opium à large échelle ». C’était à la fois un moyen de droguer les États non communistes et d’obtenir de quoi les fournir.

Après l’établissement du contrôle par le PCC, selon Douglass, « la production d’opium a été nationalisée. Les trafics de narcotiques, qui ciblaient les États non communistes, sont devenus une activité officielle du nouvel État communiste. »

Cette « activité officielle » n’a jamais pris fin – en dépit d’avoir été mise à jour par différentes investigations du Japon et des États-Unis en 1951.

Alors qu’elle était menée en catimini, aujourd’hui la guerre de la drogue est menée au grand jour.

Nourrir l’épidémie

Pour les cartels de la drogue, la Chine est la principale source de précurseurs chimiques, tels l’éphédrine et la pseudoéphédrine utilisées dans la fabrication de la méthamphétamine. Elle est aussi la principale source pour les autres drogues de synthèse, dont beaucoup peuvent être commandées directement sur internet auprès des laboratoires chinois. La plupart des drogues synthétiques sont difficiles à catégoriser – et à réguler – car les laboratoires chinois changent leur composition chimique pour esquiver les lois américaines.

La consommation et l’addiction à la méthamphétamine comme à d’autres drogues de synthèse a augmenté aux États-Unis. Les raisons sont qu’elles sont souvent vendues à bas prix, faciles à obtenir et qu’elles ont des effets similaires aux autres drogues présentes sur le marché. Il existe des reproductions synthétiques d’à peu près toutes les drogues illégales.

Tandis que le PCC avait arrêté des trafiquants sur son propre sol, les drogues pour l’exportation « étaient toujours ouvertement manufacturées ».

GettyImages-672630-768x512Une femme SDF de 37 ans en train de s’injecter de l’héroïne, sous le pont de Manhattan, le 20 novembre 2001, Brooklyn, ville de New York. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

La politique du PCC au sujet de ces substances chimiques a permis à des drogues illégales de prospérer à l’étranger. Les cartels mexicains produisent plus de 90 % de la méthamphétamine consommée aux États-Unis. La Drug Enforcement Administration ajoute que 80 % de cette production est constituée d’ingrédients en provenance de Chine.

« La Chine est devenue le premier fournisseur des trafiquants mexicains, à cause de sa réglementation laxiste sur la fabrication et l’exportation des substances chimiques  », déclare la Drug Enforcement Administration.

Les trafiquants fabriquent la méthamphétamine en utilisant jusqu’à 30 produits chimiques. La production de ces substances sont pour la plupart étroitement encadrées, que ce soit aux États-Unis ou ailleurs. Par contre en Chine, un seul de ces 30 substances fait l’objet de réglementation, d’après le média Stars and Stripes.

Le Mexique a tenté de coopérer avec le régime chinois pour endiguer le flot des précurseurs, mais il lui a répondu qu’il devait régler ses problèmes tout seul. Jorge Guajardo, l’ancien ambassadeur du Mexique en Chine, a rapporté au New York Times que « pendant toute la période de ma fonction là-bas, les Chinois n’ont jamais montré aucune volonté de coopérer pour endiguer le flot de précurseurs circulant au Mexique ».

Le brésilien Heitor De Paola, critique politique et auteur de O Eixo do Mal Latino-Americano e a Nova Ordem Mundial (L’axe du mal de l’Amérique latine et le Nouvel ordre du monde), a déclaré par email que les drogues sont consommées pour satisfaire la guerre de la drogue en Amérique latine, pas seulement pour satisfaire le PCC mais aussi les autres groupes communistes.

Du côté du gouvernement, il affirme que cette pratique est utilisée par des leaders nationaux appartenant à l’extrême-gauche du Forum de Sao Paulo, tout aussi bien que par des groupes narcoterrorristes tels que les FARC et d’autres « mouvements sociaux » d’extrême-gauche qui multiplient les organisations de type guerrilla.

La drogue est utilisée, a-t-il dit, « comme un moyen de provoquer l’accoutumance parmi la jeunesse des pays visés » dans le but de réaliser des objectifs politiques de groupes communistes. Certains de ces groupes, comme les FARC, vont aussi échanger les drogues contre des armes.

L’origine des armes à feu illégales

Le soutien du PCC aux trafiquants de drogue d’Amérique latine, cependant, ne s’en tient pas à leur fournir des précurseurs et des drogues synthétiques.

La principale source d’armes à feu illégales au Mexique est également la Chine, « sur le marché noir » rapporte Dr. R. Evan Ellis, professeur associé d’études sur la sécurité nationale au Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies.

Le problème avec l’identification de la provenance, mentionne Ellis, est que les armes chinoises sont introduits au Mexique via les États-Unis. Sa déclaration se rapporte au commandant des Forces armées du Mexique, Luis Villegas Meléndez, qui mentionne en 2008 que les armes à feux de contrebande chinoises et russes sont introduites par la frontière de Tamaulipas, séparant les États-Unis du Mexique.

GettyImages-115734703-768x475

Des marines mexicains escortent 5 trafiquants de drogue présumés, appartenant au cartel Zetas. Devant eux, des grenades, des armes à feux, de la cocaïne et des uniformes militaires destinés aux membres du cartel, le 9 juin 2011 à Mexico. (YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

« Les grenades de fabrication chinoise et autres articles militaires ont envahi le Mexique à Puebla et ailleurs », mentionne Ellis, tout en ajoutant cependant qu’on ne sait toujours pas si les cartels de la drogue achètent ces armes avec des groupes criminels chinois, ou directement auprès de fabricants chinois.

Les cartels mexicains ne sont pas les seuls destinataires illégaux de ces armes non plus, d’après un rapport du 5 novembre de la Commission de révision de la sécurité économique sino-américaine.

Le PCC fournit des armes directement et indirectement aux groupes qui sont « largement isolés pour des raisons politiques », mentionne le rapport. Concernant les destinataires de ces armes chinoises, cela va des gouvernements de Cuba et du Vénézuela jusqu’au groupe rebelle des FARC en Colombie.

La prolifération de ces armes chinoises dans la région est en quelque sorte un casse-tête. L’enquête rapporte qu’au « niveau de cette large région, on ne sait pas dans quelle mesure les producteurs d’armes de l’État chinois, tel Norinco, font le nécessaire pour s’assurer que leurs armes ne sont pas détournés vers le marché noir. »

Le PCC s’est défendu de diverses accusations, avançant que la vente des armes aux organisations narcoterrorristes était « illégale selon la loi en Chine », mais comme le stipule le rapport, ces arguments ne sont que des mots.

« À travers des tentatives du gouvernement chinois de se légitimer », ajoute le rapport, les armes de fabrication chinoise continuent d’être retrouvées parmi les groupes rebelles de Colombie et du Sud-Soudan, comme en mars dernier.

Roger J. Chin, étudiant en doctorat à l’Université Claremont Graduate, a déclaré que les organisations criminelles exploitent le contexte de mondialisation. Ce ne serait pas qu’un problème à l’échelle locale mais plutôt quelque chose au niveau mondial « avec des implications directes sur la sécurité nationale ».

Robert Bunker a analysé que ces problèmes démontrent la façon de penser les affaires en Chine. « Si les narcoterrorristes d’Amérique latine étaient soutenus comme étant le résultat de la politique chinoise », dit-il, «  leur réponse serait : ‘Alors allez-y’. »

Version anglaise : China Fuels Drug War Against the United States

http://www.epochtimes.fr/la-chine-enflamme-le-marche-de-la-drogue-aux-etats-unis-9816.html

0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

One of Britain’s ‘most wanted’ Simon Dutton arrested in Greece for alleged involvement in a cocaine crime gang
READ: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/one-of-britain-s-most-wanted-simon-dutton-arrested-in-greece-for-alleged-cocaine-crime-gang-a6790156.html
°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°
Simon Dutton, 39, was reportedly arrested in Thessaloniki on a European arrest warrant for for drug trafficking and participation in multimember criminal organisation
17:19, 28 Dec 2015 17:58, 28 Dec 2015

Wanted man - Simon Dutton
Wanted: Simon Dutton has reportedly been arrested in Greece

An alleged cocaine kingpin from Britain has been arrested in Greece, it has been reported.

Simon Dutton, 39, was reportedly arrested in Thessaloniki on a European arrest warrant for for drug trafficking and participation in a multimember criminal organisation.

Dutton, from Bolton, is said to be linked to the importation of cocaine from Spain into the UK and distributing throughout the North West.

He is wanted following a joint operation between Greater Manchester Police (GMP) and the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA).

Seventeen people have been convicted as a result of the operation so far, with terms of imprisonment totalling in excess of 170 years and with cocaine to a value in excess of £1,600,000 taken off the streets.

Case: A Greek police handout picture of what was allegedly found on the suspect
Seized: Laptops that were seized

 

Greek news website Makthes reports he used 98 different identities to escape arrest in several European countries.

His profile on the National Crime Agency’s website describes him as dangerous and considered violent.

It adds: « Dutton is wanted in relation to the importation of cocaine from Spain into the UK and its subsequent distribution in the North West of England.

« The operation to target this criminality has seen 17 people convicted and sentenced to terms of imprisonment totalling in excess of 170 years; and cocaine with a street value in excess of £1,600,000 seized.

« Dutton has blue eyes. He also has a scar on his right side of his chin, scar on left hand and scar on right leg.

« Tattoo on right arm with the word ‘Rachel’. Tattoo running along inside left forearm. »

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/british-cocaine-kingpin-behind-1600000-7082981

Posté avec WordPress pour Android

00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

Drug trafficking in Colombia
Some 4% of the world’s population has consumed cocaine in his or her life. That is almost 300 million people. Approximately half of this cocaine comes from Colombia.

Last year alone, at least 17 million people used the illicit drug, allegedly consuming between 700 and 800 tons of pure cocaine with a street value of at least $20 billion.

The demand for the drug comes primarily from the United States and Europe, but South America — particularly Brazil — has also grown into a major consumption market.

Prevalence of cocaine use per country

http://colombiareports.com/html/cocainepopularity.html

Full screen map

Almost all cocaine consumed across the globe comes from Colombia, Peru and to a lesser extent Bolivia; countries where coca — the crop used for cocaine — has been common for centuries and is consumed legally by chewing the leaves or making tea.

In Colombia, the coca used to produce cocaine is grown mostly in remote parts of the country where the state has long lacked control.

Because of the lack of state control, the necessary amount of land is available for all kinds of illegal or informal activity.

Colombian coca farmers use approximately an accumulated area of between 69,000 hectares (266.5 mi2) and 112,000 hectares (432 mi2) to produce the country’s cocaine.

The UN estimates that some 64,500 Colombian farming families, a population of more than 300,000, live off coca.

These families receive on average little less than $1,200 a month from selling coca, which sells at a little more than a dollar per kilo, depending on the region.

To produce one kilo of cocaine some 125 kilos of coca is needed, which would cost a local drug lab $137.50. Once the lab has turned the coca leaves first into coca paste, then into coca base and ultimately into real cocaine, the value will have increased to $2,269.

By the time it gets to the street in, for example the United States, that kilo of cocaine will provide $60,000 in revenue. In Australia this could be as much as $235,000.

A resilient industry

Authorities are trying to curb coca cultivation by eradicating plants and, until recently, spraying chemicals over areas where coca fields are most prevalent.

Nevertheless, Colombia last year had a potential cocaine production of 487 tons, more than half of what is consumed globally.

According to Colombia’s Defense Ministry, it destroyed more than 65,000 hectares of coca in 2014. This it likely inaccurate as it would be almost the entire area used for coca cultivation.

It is safe to expect that next year’s coca cultivation will only see an increase or decrease of several thousands of hectares.

Colombia does not have an extensive crop substitution program like Peru, meaning some farmers continue cultivating coca after their current harvest has been destroyed.

MORE: http://colombiareports.com/drug-trafficking-in-colombia/
00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

Bristol ‘Breaking Bad’ crystal meth gang jailed for nearly 80 years

Bristol Post  – ‎27 juil. 2015‎
An undercover police investigation saw eight men – including a 78-year-old kingpin – put behind bars after planning to cook up a variety of drugs, including crystal meth, ecstasy and amphetamines. « Determined, resourceful and veteran drug dealer
 °°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°
Examiner Enterprise

BPD arrests suspected drug dealer

Examiner Enterprise  – ‎24 juil. 2015‎
Bartlesville police have arrested a suspected local drug dealer on drug trafficking charges, according to Washington County District Court reports.
  °°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°
Gloucester Citizen

‘Walking chemist’ caught with LSD, cannabis, magic mushrooms and

Gloucester Citizen  – ‎24 juil. 2015‎
The 27-year-old Bristol man had Ecstasy, amphetamines, magic mushroom, LSD and cannabis bush and resin on him when he was checked by door staff at The Brunswick in the city, Gloucester Crown Court was told.
  °°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°
Wigan Today

Dealers caught with drugs on table jailed

Wigan Today  – ‎23 juil. 2015‎
Time and time again residents tell us how fed up they are of drug dealers using homes in their community as a den from which to peddle drugs and commit criminal acts, so I hope this shows residents that we will take positive and decisive action.
  °°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°

Bobbi Kristina; Gone Too Soon

Leadership Newspapers  – ‎28 juil. 2015‎
The sorry case of popular reggae singer and guitarist, Majekodunmi Fasheke, popularly known as Majek Fashek, who is currently a wreck as a result of drug addiction speaks volumes. He was seen roaming the streets of Lagos … Cannabis and Indian hemp
  °°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°
Yorkshire Evening Post

Leeds cannabis dealer had £5000 of drug in car

Yorkshire Evening Post  – ‎22 juil. 2015‎
A small amount of amphetamine was also discovered along with a carrier bag containing cannabis stalks, leaves and a pair of pruning shears.
  °°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°
Burnley Express

PHOTOS: Drugs gang jailed for 60 years

Burnley Express  – ‎27 juil. 2015‎
Brothers Mohammed Furqan Amjad and Mohammed Zishan Amjad, along with Shiraz Afzal and Anwar Ahmed, were the organisers behind the supply of the drugs and distributed them via a variety of drug dealers throughout Brierfield and the North-West.
  °°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°
Manchester Evening News

Jail for lorry drivers who trafficked drugs worth £6.5m into UK using

Manchester Evening News  – ‎24 juil. 2015‎
A gang of hauliers who turned to drug trafficking when their businesses ran into trouble have been jailed for a total of 80 years.
  °°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°

Police welcome drug dealer’s jail term

This Is Wiltshire  – ‎22 juil. 2015‎
DEVIZES police have welcomed the jailing of drug dealer Robert Stubberfield who walked into a police station to complain he had been named on social media for being wanted.
  °°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°
Coldwater Daily Reporter

Handling the impact of a meth perspective

Coldwater Daily Reporter  – ‎25 juil. 2015‎
Day by day, Rockwell dealt with the complications of having not only meth users next door, but dealers as well. From hungry children showing up to her door asking for something to eat to finding out items had been stolen from her yard to the
  °°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°

60 Per Cent of Indians in Kuwait Jailed Over Drugs Cases

NDTV  – ‎23 juil. 2015‎
« The punishment under the Kuwaiti laws for violation of drug related crimes are often very severe and may lead to life imprisonment or even execution.
  °°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°
The Guardian

Ecstasy and LSD use reaches new high among young

The Guardian  – ‎23 juil. 2015‎
The reasons for the surge in the popularity of LSD are unclear, but one expert said the rise in ecstasy use could be explained by an increase in the availability of relatively pure MDMA – that drug’s active ingredient. … The drugs most likely to be
  °°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°
Courier Mail

Police seek wider powers to tackle ice epidemic

Courier Mail  – ‎25 juil. 2015‎
“(But) dealers and those responsible for the manufacture (particularly through sophisticated drug labs) and/or importation of materials or precursor drugs should receive the full force of the law and receive no leniency.
  °°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°
Gloucester Citizen

Drug dealer busted when he called police to his Gloucester house

Gloucester Citizen  – ‎19 juil. 2015‎
A Gloucester drug dealer was caught red-handed when he contacted the police after his house was burgled. … A probation spokeswoman added: « His main problem is a £20 a day amphetamine addiction which is entrenched and he has had for 20 years.
  °°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°
Glide Magazine

Albert Bouchard of Blue Oyster Cult & Blue Coupe (INTERVIEW)

Glide Magazine  – ‎26 juil. 2015‎
I can’t even remember cause I hate these guys so much cause it’s all describing the house where you keep your money and your drugs so it’s all about the drug dealer life and that kind of glorification of that. You know, there’s always been the “I
  °°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°
Politico

Drugs on wheels

Politico  – ‎25 juil. 2015‎
In the United States, officials adopted a more capitalist model, turning a blind eye while athletes, who had seen in competition just how freakishly muscular their opponents had grown, were allowed to seek out dealers in gyms, sympathetic doctors or
  °°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°
Macclesfield Express

Macclesfield pair jailed for their part in large scale drug dealing

Macclesfield Express  – ‎21 juil. 2015‎
Two men from Macclesfield have been jailed for their part in a ‘sophisticated and large scale’ drug dealing network.
  °°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°
Manchester Evening News

‘Chief lieutenants’ of drugs gang jailed after covert police operation

Manchester Evening News  – ‎23 juil. 2015‎
Two key criminals from Greater Manchester helped a North Wales drugs baron run his business from behind bars. Paul Michael Mercer, 47, from Haughton Green Road, Denton, and Heath Noel Bowling, from Stockport, 42, were both ‘chief lieutenants’ of a …
000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
By Amanda McKenzie, Reporter
LastUpdated:Saturday,June 13, 2015, 6:34AM

Residents living near an intersection on Semoran Boulevard say it’s no secret there are drug deals going on in their part of town.

After four months of investigations, deputies have arrested 39 people Wednesday in what is being called Operation Old Cheney, according to the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).

The narcotics unit finalized the investigation between Old Cheney Highway and Semoran Boulevard after numerous calls were made by area businesses. Nearby residents complained about drug deals and suspicious behavior taking place around their work.

Officials said that the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit and DEA worked to build a case against suspects living at four residences for buying and selling drugs based on the tips they received.

“I’ve had a couple times where people have pulled into the lot and they’re not customers, » said Chad Gibson, who is a local mechanic. « They have no reason to be here. »

Gibson lives and works off of Old Cheney Highway. He said he is fed up with what he describes as an area plagued with drugs.

“[It] makes it a problem for us hard working people that are trying to make an honest living, » Gibson said.

Investigators conducted search warrants at four homes. Fifty-eight warrants were served and 39 suspects were arrested.

“We didn’t get all of the subjects that we wanted, we’ve got probably 80 percent of them, » said Mike Rosier with the OCSO narcotics unit. « We’re still looking for more, so we do have outstanding warrants that we are looking for at this time.”

DEAOfficers said they will continue to canvass the streets.

“It is just getting worse and worse, » Gibson said.

But, the state of Florida has made great progress overall in the war on drugs due to tougher laws being passed, according to the DEA.

“The pill mill situation, while it still exists, isn’t nearly as expansive as it was four to five years ago, » said Jeffrey Walsh with the DEA of Central Florida Operations.

Walsh said law enforcement is now seeing the results from years of undercover operations and investigations.

“Because of the show of force and the amount of arrests that they made, hopefully that will deter others from coming in this area, » Gibson said.

The DEA told News 13 the biggest challenge they face right now in drug trafficking is when dealers transport drugs across state lines.

source: http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2015/6/12/operation_cheney_net.html

0000000000000000000000000000000000

DEA28 weapons seized, targets charged with involuntary manslaughter and drug trafficking

JUN 10 (ST. LOUIS) – DEA St. Louis and federal, state, and local counterparts today announced 51 drug and weapons arrests aimed at the most violent heroin traffickers and criminal organizations in the St. Louis region. The 10-month effort was the first significant action of the St. Louis Heroin Initiative, a collection of various agencies working closely to coordinate and attack the heroin epidemic at multiple levels.

« Heroin has become an epidemic in the St. Louis metro area and DEA is attacking the criminals who prey on the weak and addicted with their violent drug trafficking, » said DEA St. Louis Special Agent in-Charge James P. Shroba. « When it comes to heroin traffickers in St. Louis, there is rarely if ever such a thing as a non-violent drug offender. Deadly weapons have become common with today’s heroin trafficker, as we have seen with these arrests and seizures, and the heroin-related violence in many parts of the St. Louis metro area. As with other parts of the country, the heroin epidemic must be addressed on multiple fronts. The role of DEA and our partners is to continue to attack the most violent and significant drug trafficking networks, street gangs, and individuals. With the success of this ongoing initiative, we hope to add many more partners to this critical heroin initiative to include not just law enforcement, but educators, treatment providers, health departments and other local entities. »

This 50-plus arrest operation culminated with warrants executed yesterday and today throughout the region. Seizures included 28 weapons and over 34,000 dosage units of heroin. In addition to possession and trafficking charges, targets were also charged with various weapons violations and several were charged with involuntary manslaughter as a result of heroin overdose deaths. Seized weapons included 12 gauge shotguns, 9mm glocks, and Colt .40 guns.

According to the St. Charles County Medical Examiner, 30 individuals died in heroin-related overdoses last year in the county and 172 have died since 2005. Heroin overdose deaths are regularly reported throughout the St. Louis region.

Heroin use and availability are on the rise across the country and causing more overdose deaths than at any time in the last decade.  Although fewer people presently use heroin than other illicit drugs, the heroin user population is growing at a faster rate than any other drug of abuse, almost doubling between 2007 and 2013—from 161,000 to 289,000—according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  According to the Centers for Disease Control, deaths involving heroin more than tripled between 2007 (2,402) and 2013 (8,260).

According to National Seizure System data, from 2010 through 2014, heroin seizures in the U.S. rose 81 percent, from 2,763 kilograms to 5,014 kilograms. During that same period, the average size of a heroin seizure more than doubled, from 0.86 kilograms to 1.74 kilograms. The higher demand for heroin is partly driven by an increase in controlled prescription drug (CPD) abuse over the past decade.

Many prescription drug users became addicted to opioid medications originally prescribed for a legitimate medical purpose.  A recent SAMHSA study found that four out of five recent new heroin users had previously abused prescription pain relievers.  The reasons an individual shifts from one opiate to another vary, but today’s heroin is higher in purity, less expensive, and often easier to obtain than illegal prescription drugs.  Higher purity allows heroin to be smoked or snorted, thereby avoiding the stigmas associated with injection.  Heroin users today tend to be younger, more affluent, and more ethnically and geographically diverse than ever before, creating even more challenges for law enforcement, treatment professionals, and educators.

FENTANYL

In the last two years, DEA has seen a significant resurgence in fentanyl-related seizures. According to the National Forensic Laboratory Information System (NFLIS), state and local labs reported 3,344 fentanyl submissions in 2014, up from 942 in 2013.  In addition, DEA has identified 15 other fentanyl-related compounds.

Fentanyl is a Schedule II narcotic used as an analgesic and anesthetic. It is the most potent opioid available for use in medical treatment – 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine and 30 to 50 times more potent than heroin. Fentanyl is potentially lethal, even at very low levels. Ingestion of small doses as small as 0.25 mg can be fatal. Its euphoric effects are indistinguishable from morphine or heroin.

DEA has also issued warnings to law enforcement as fentanyl can be absorbed through the skin and accidental inhalation of airborne powder can also occur. DEA is concerned about law enforcement coming in contact with fentanyl on the streets during the course of enforcement, such as a buy-walk, or buy-bust operation.

Fentanyl cases in 2014 have been significant, particularly in the northeast and in California, including one 12 kilogram seizure. The fentanyl from these seizures originated from Mexican drug trafficking organizations.

Globally, fentanyl abuse has increased the past two years in Russia, Ukraine, Sweden and Denmark. Mexican authorities have seizure fentanyl labs there, and intelligence has indicated that the precursor chemicals came from companies in Mexico, Germany, Japan, and China.

Historically, this is not the first time fentanyl has posed such a threat to public health and safety. Between 2005 and 2007, over 1,000 U.S. deaths were attributed to fentanyl – many of which occurred in Chicago, Detroit, and Philadelphia. The source of that fentanyl was traced to a single lab in Mexico. When that lab was identified and dismantled, the surge ended.

Fentanyl continues to be a significant problem in the St. Louis metro area and many heroin seizures include this dangerous and deadly drug as well.

The St. Louis Regional Heroin Initiative consists of:

DEA, U.S. Marshals, ATF, The United States Attorneys Office, St. Charles County Prosecutors Office, St. Charles County Cyber Crime Task Force, St. Charles County Sheriff’s, St. Charles County Police, St. Charles City Police, Wentzville Police, Lake St. Louis Police, St. Peters Police, St. Louis County Police, St. Louis Metropolitan Police, St. Ann Police, O’Fallon, MO Police, the Medical Examiner’s Office of St. Charles, Jefferson and Franklin Counties, and the Cottleville Police.

http://www.dea.gov/divisions/stl/2015/stl061015.shtml

000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

Tanzanian-registered tugboat MV Hamal was intercepted by British naval forces off the eastern coast of Scotland. (File photo)

PARIS (AFP) – Nine men have been charged with drug trafficking after the British coastguard seized more than two tonnes of cocaine off the east coast of Scotland, French and British officials said on Sunday.

French customs shared « specific information allowing two ships from the Royal Navy and the British coastguards to board a tug 100 kilometres (60 miles) east of Scotland carrying a very large quantity of cocaine, more than two tons » on Thursday, it said in a statement.

The drugs were found when the HMS Somerset and Border Force cutter Valiant intercepted the Hamal, a 35-metre tugboat registered in the Marshall Islands and owned by a Ukrainian company.

Britain s National Crime Agency (NCA) said nine men aged between 26 and 63 would appear before an Aberdeen court on Monday charged with drug trafficking offences.

« This is a potentially significant seizure of illegal drugs, » John McGowan, from the NCA s Border Policing Command, said in a statement.

« The exact amount of cocaine on board is yet to be determined and the search is likely to continue for some time. »

French customs identified the ship after it left the Canary Islands for northern Europe in mid-April by an unusual route that skirted Britain.

The boat s suspicious itinerary meant officials feared that cocaine from South America had been loaded in the Canary Islands, French customs said.

http://dunyanews.tv/index.php/en/Crime/275908-Over-two-tonnes-of-cocaine-seized-off-Scotland-Fr

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/royal-navy-find-cocaine-haul-5583300

http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/04/26/408091/UK-coastguard-seize-tons-cocaine

MV Hamal

DNRED (Douane française): le remorqueur « Hamal » positionné par le BAN a été arraisonné à l’Est de l’Ecosse par les « perfides ».

000000000000000000000000000000000000

 La plage d'Ostende, sur la côte belge

March 3, 2015 | 8:40 pm

Authorities in Belgium pulled in a massive catch on Saturday after they recovered a ton of cocaine that was spotted floating 15 miles off the Belgian port of Ostend in the North Sea.

A pilot boat that transports personnel to and from ships noticed duffel bags laden with 16 sealed packages containing the drug while conducting maneuvers in the area. Maritime police used a tugboat with a crane to collect the contraband bring it ashore. The investigation has since been handed over to the prosecutor in Bruges.

The loot weighed in at more than 2,100 pounds and has an estimated street value of 50 million euros ($56 million). To evade customs, smugglers have been increasingly tossing illegal goods over the sides of shipping vessels to be retrieved by accomplices trailing behind. This is the third such discovery in recent weeks — 2,650 pounds of cocaine were found in the sea in December, along with another 1,770 pounds in January.

« As the chance of getting caught in the ports increases, criminals are trying out other, sometimes novel, methods in order to avoid the classic controls, » Belgian magistrate Ken Witmas remarked to local newspaper Het Nieuwsblad. « More and more traffickers are trying it and this is a growing phenomenon with us. »

The « queen of Belgian seaside resorts, » as Ostend is affectionately known in Belgium, has become a transit point for French dealers who go there to buy drugs smuggled in from the Netherlands.

Former undercover French customs officer Marc Fiévet infiltrated several major international drug rings during his time in the field, during which he developed close knowledge of their distribution methods.

READ + https://news.vice.com/article/a-ton-of-cocaine-seen-floating-at-sea-collected-off-coast-of-belgium

00000000000000000000000000000000000000

 

Ecuador authorities seized about a ton of cocaine en route to Galapagos Islands. The country has become a transit territory for drug trafficking because of its location between Colombia and Peru, two major cocaine-producing countries.The country has become a transit territory for drug trafficking because of its location between Colombia and Peru, two major cocaine-producing countries.

 MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Ecuador army and police seized about a ton of cocaine en route to Galapagos Islands, the country’s Minister of the Interior Jose Serrano said.

Theministercommendedthe National Policeof Ecuador performance on his officialTwitter page on Saturday.Galapagos Islands are located in about 603 miles from the mainland.

Ecuador has become a transit territory for drug trafficking because of its location between two major countries-producers of cocaine, Colombia and Peru. Drugs from those countries are generally headed to north, mostly to the United States.

Since the beginning of the year the country of Ecuador has already apprehended 1.3 tons of drugs, mostly cocaine, according to Serrano. Almost 45 tons of drugs were seized in 2014 and over 56 tons in 2013.

February 2 at 2:00 AM

Wong Chi-ping sat quietly. Handcuffed and wearing a black mask, the Chinese national watched as Indonesian authorities put 1,900 pounds of what was said to be his methamphetamine on a table. Alongside eight other suspects, he was paraded in front of the media before authorities forced the alleged drug lord to burn his alleged $136 million stash in a large incinerator. That’s not the worst of it for him. If convicted he could face the death penalty.


Authorities have been on the hunt for Wong for years, according to the South China Morning Post. Wanted in seven different jurisdictions, the 40-year-old alleged drug lord was caught earlier this month transporting his alleged stash in a Jakarta, Indonesia, shopping mall. The three-year investigation targeted Wong’s accomplices, who were arrested on the same day. The high profile bust is reportedly the biggest seizure of drugs in Indonesian history.

VIDEO

http://launch.newsinc.com/share.html?trackingGroup=69016&siteSection=nationalst&videoId=28441252

http://launch.newsinc.com/?type=VideoPlayer/Single&widgetId=1&trackingGroup=69016&siteSection=nationalst&videoId=28441252

Suspects and authorities burn the stash.

“The Chinese government supports any penalty, any verdict given by the Indonesian government,” Li Bo of China’s narcotic control commission said at a news conference. If convicted for drug trafficking, the nine men could face the death penalty in Indonesia — a country with strict drug laws that resumed executions for drugs in 2013 after five years.

“We have very strict regulation,” BNN Deputy Chief Deddy Fauzi Elhakim told local news media, as Vice reported. “We have very strong punishment for everyone who tries to supply or smuggle drugs in Indonesia.”

Indonesian President Joko Widodo, who has been in office since October, has drawn criticism for not offering clemency for drug offenders, as Reuters reported.

Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, part of the so-called “Bali Nine,” were sentenced to death in 2006 for attempting to smuggle about 18 pounds of heroin into Australia. The two foreigners are still scheduled to face the firing squad despite many appeals. Hundreds of Australians called for their release on Thursday, taking to the streets and putting on a large concert in support.

According to a report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Asia is the largest market in the world for amphetamine-type stimulants. In the past five years, seizures of methamphetamine tripled.

“Every day we have 50 people die because of narcotics, of drugs,” Widodo told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour. “In one year, it’s 18,000 people who die because of narcotics. We are not going to compromise for drug dealers.”

Nick Kirkpatrick is a digital photo editor at The Washington Post. Follow him on Instagram or on Twitter.
——————-
SOURCE: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/02/02/alleged-drug-lord-forced-to-burn-136-million-of-meth/
00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
Two men accused of trafficking cocaine in Fort McMurray have been arrested by Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT).

 

Two men accused of trafficking cocaine in Fort McMurray have been arrested by Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT).

Supplied, ALERT

 

EDMONTON – Two men have been arrested and charged with trafficking following an ALERT investigation in Fort McMurray.

On August 15, the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT) in Wood Buffalo and RCMP members executed two search warrants in the Timberlea area.

Inside the homes, investigators seized nearly $40,000 worth of cocaine, nearly $30,000 in cash proceeds of crime, and evidence to support drug trafficking.

Chuol Both Chuol, a 19-year-old man from Edmonton, and Allen Bryson, a 43-year-old man from Fort McMurray were arrested.

Both men are facing charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of proceeds of crime.

The investigation began because of community concerns about drug activity in the area.

Last year ALERT seized over $1 million worth of drugs in the Wood Buffalo region, and laid more than 200 criminal charges against 58 people.

SOURCE: http://globalnews.ca/news/1510330/two-men-charged-after-cocaine-seized-in-fort-mcmurray/

°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°

More Stories

Fort McMurray man charged with soliciting sex to 13-year-old in hotel sting

http://globalnews.ca/news/1431102/fort-mcmurray-man-charged-with-soliciting-sex-to-13-year-old-in-hotel-sting/

Police arrest 10 in cocaine busts in southern Manitoba

http://globalnews.ca/news/1497306/rcmp-arrest-10-in-cocaine-busts-in-southern-manitoba/

Two men charged in Calgary drug bust

http://globalnews.ca/news/1443501/two-men-charged-in-calgary-drug-bust/

0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

 

logo fsknFederal Drug Control Service of Russia
The Federal Drug Control Service of the Russian Federation or FSKN (in Russian:Федеральная служба Российской Федерации по контролю за оборотом наркотиков, ФСКН России) is a federal law enforcement agency of executive authority responsible for drafting state policy, legal regulation, control and monitoring in combating trafficking drugs, psychotropic substances, and their precursors. The Federal Drug Control Service of the Russian Federation is specially authorized to address and solve problems relating to traffic in narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances, and their precursors; the Federal Drug Control Service is also authorized to combat the illicit drug trafficking. Commonly known as The Drugs Police (Наркополиция).

The FSKN shares concurrent jurisdiction with the Federal Security Service of Russia and MVD. The FSKN also has sole responsibility for coordinating and pursuing Russian drug investigations abroad, especially in Central Asia.

More: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Drug_Control_Service_of_Russia

000000000000000000000000000000


%d blogueurs aiment cette page :