Inmates Ran Drug Ring in Indiana Prisons

Steve Neavling ticklethewire.com Two inmates in Indiana are accused of running a drug enterprise out of prison with the help of cellphones smuggled in by guards, the Associated Press reports. The pair, Oscar Perez and Justin Addler, who are housed at different prisons, sold methamphetamine and heroin to inmates, according to a federal indictment that…

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One of Largest Heroin Traffickers in the World Convicted on Drug and Narco-Terrorism Charges

By Allan Lengel ticklethewire.com An Afghan national with ties to the Taliban who authorities described as “one of the largest heroin traffickers in the world” was convicted Tuesday in fed court in D.C. on drug and narco-terrrorism charges, the Justice Department said. Haji Bagcho, who hailed from Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, was investigated by the DEA….

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Drug Smugglers Try Wigs, Secret Pockets

By Danny Fenster ticklethewire.com Suspected drug couriers from the east coast and Panama apparently used some innovation, smuggling cocaine and heroin in small pockets sewn into Lycra shorts and in their hair weaves and wigs, according to the website Government News Service. GNS reports that 12 individuals were charged in a 20-count indictment, the results…

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20 Charged in Chicago-Mexico Drug Network, Ties to Zetas Drug Cartel

By Danny Fenster ticklethewire.com The tentacles of the Mexican cartels can be found throughout the U.S. The latest: 20 defendants — five of them suspected members of a Chicago cell of the violent Zetas Mexican drug cartel — were charged in┬ámajor drug indictment in Chicago following a joint FBI-DEA investigation, Chicago’s US Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald’s…

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St. Louis DEA Fights Growing Heroin Problem

By Danny Fenster ticklethewire.com DEA agents, in conjunction with local police, arrested more than 50 people in the St. Louis area this week associated with a loose network of heroin trafficking. Officials hope to double the number of arrests in a fight against a growing problem in the region. A new form of highly-potent and…

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