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Facebook has two billion users, second only to heroin. Lamar Odom opened an organic pot business in L.A. ... CIA Director Mike Pompeo appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Friday for his Secretary of State confirmation hearings. He had a tough time convincing Democrats he would ...
Dr Alfred McCoy first came to prominence in 1972 with his groundbreaking book The Politics of Heroin in Southeast Asia, which was ensured popularity after the CIA tried to ban it. Following a sojourn in Australia as a visiting academic, he wrote Drug Traffic: Narcotics and Organised Crime in Australia.

"At least, if ever my airplane explodes, or if some roadside bomb explodes, maybe you can ask the CIA," he added. ... He has also threatened to have his own son killed if allegations of his links to the illegal drug trade proved to be true and, despite widespread concerns abroad, Duterte's hardline methods ...
LUDHIANA: The crime investigating agency (CIA) of the Government Railway Police arrested another drug peddler with 500g opium at platform ... officer of CIA Staff, said acting on a tip-off, special checks were carried out on late evening hours during which police arrested the accused with the opium.
Remember the $350,000 NSF spent asking if japanese quail are more sexually promiscuous on cocaine? — Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) March 22, 2018 ...
LUDHIANA: Days after arresting a women drug peddler with 1 kg opium, crime invesigating agency of the government railway police have arrested ... The investigation officer of CIA staff Palwinder Singh said that on a tip-off, special checks were carried out on Monday evening at different city platforms.

But the problem seems to be far from the number of drug rehabilitation centers in the country, which provides 93% of the world's opium. .... One of the hidden objectives of the war in Afghanistan was specifically to restore the CIA sponsored drug trade and exert direct control over the routes of the U$ 600 ...
QUETTA, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 03rd Mar, 2018 ):Loralai Police on Saturday arrested two drug peddlers and recovered 110 grams of heroin and 80 grams chars from their possession. On special directives of SP Noor Muhammad Bareach, CIA Police held different operations against drug ...
By the time Andrey Kovalchuk stepped off a Cessna in Buenos Aires in late 2017, authorities had already found and replaced the $60m in cocaine he ... But he claimed they contained coffee, alcohol and gifts, and that the drugs were planted there later by the CIA, in an attempt to embarrass the Russian ...
A Russian man accused of trying to smuggle about 900 pounds of cocaine from Argentina to Russia said the CIA was behind the massive drug-trafficking operation and that he has been set up. The suspect, Andrei Kovalchuk, is the man authorities accuse of being the mastermind behind the appearance of ...
The Reagan administration and the CIA also collaborated with Nicaraguan cocaine traffickers to support the Contras led to the “crack” epidemic of the 1980's. Crack became a nightmare within the U.S especially for the African-American community. The “crack epidemic”began in Los Angeles, California.
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Steve Coll, dean of the Columbia School of Journalism, about his new book, Directorate S: The C.I.A and ... The title is "Directorate S: The C.I.A. And America's Secret Wars In Afghanistan And Pakistan, 2001-2016." When I ... They can self-finance through the drug trade.
Confirmed by Zbigniew Brzezinski, Soviet forces were fighting the Al Qaeda mercenaries who had been recruited by the CIA. Amply documented, the recruitment, training and indoctrination of the Mujahideen was financed by the drug trade which was supported covertly by the CIA. The terrorists were ...
The flipside of messianic fantasy is of course paranoid delusion, which Bowie also displayed in spades. He imagined one of his advisers was a CIA agent; a backing singer was apparently a vampire. During one interview, Bowie suddenly leapt up and pulled down the blind: “I've got to do this,” he jabbered.
“CIA assets again controlled this heroin trade. As the Mujahideen guerrillas seized territory inside Afghanistan, they ordered peasants to plant opium as a revolutionary tax. Across the border in Pakistan, Afghan leaders and local syndicates under the protection of Pakistan Intelligence operated hundreds of ...
A man the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) claims was behind an alleged attempt to smuggle nearly 400 kilograms of cocaine from Argentina to Moscow is claiming he is the victim of a set-up by U.S. intelligence and Argentinian police, Russian media report. The claim made by Andrei Kovalchuk's ...
Then, immediately after the introductions, Durazo leveled an accusation: The American guests were CIA agents posing as cops. Through a .... There were exceptions, however: Court records show he led a 1,500-pound cocaine seizure by the Mohave County Sheriff's Office in Arizona. And he put a major ...

By this stage, Bowie had practically stopped eating and was subsisting on a diet of milk, cocaine and four packets of Gitanes a day. He was leading a vampyric existence of blinds-drawn seclusion in his Hollywood mansion, spliced with all-night sessions in the studio. There were times when he'd start ...
“CIA assets again controlled this heroin trade. As the Mujahideen guerrillas seized territory inside Afghanistan, they ordered peasants to plant opium as a revolutionary tax. Across the border in Pakistan, Afghan leaders and local syndicates under the protection of Pakistan Intelligence operated hundreds of ...
The CIA staff arrested two drug peddlers and recovered six gm of heroin from their possession here on Wednesday. The accused have been ... Sources said following a secret information, the CIA staff laid a naka near Singhpura intersection, Zirakpur, on Wednesday night. The two accused, who were ...
It's one of the truly legendary vehicles of drug trafficking – the submarine which billionaire drug warlord Pablo Escobar used to ship tonnes of high-grade cocaine into Puerto Rico. Now two former CIA agents believe they might have found it. In a Discovery documentary, two ex-CIA spooks who are trying to ...
Columnist Mnar Muhawesh, in his Op-Ed 'US War in Afghanistan is Fueling Global Heroin Epidemic & Enabling The Drug Trade', observes that “The ... Columnist Abby Martin discloses that the US government has had a long history of facilitating the global drug trade: In the 1950s, it allowed opium to be ...
A 2015 court ruling ordered the CIA to release more documents that could shed light on the suspected cooperation between the American government, Colombian security forces, and Los Pepes. Los Pepes quickly mounted a campaign that rivalled that of Escobar's in sheer violence. In early 1993, there ...
The Harrison Act of 1914 outlawed the use of opium and cocaine for non-medical purposes, but the illicit drugs continued to circulate. In 1925, a black market for opium opened up in New York's Chinatown. At this time, there were about 200,000 heroin addicts in the United States. The distribution of opiates ...
In 2007 an aircraft known as Gulfstream II crashed in a jungle in Yucatan, Mexico. The plane had four tons of cocaine onboard. The Gulfstream II, tail number N987SA, was allegedly transporting CIA rendition prisons from Europe to Guantanamo Bay. On September 24th, the plane crash-landed when, it is ...
Johnny “Mike” Spann was a CIA special operations officer who was the ..... a $43 million grant in support of an opium growing ban in May 2001.
Authorities incinerate a load of cocaine seized to two Colombian ... He had also been a U.S. ally and owned a CIA-linked airline that had ...
... classic The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade. ... into the mountains of northern Laos where the opium poppy was grown, .... controlling drug traffic worth 4% of world trade—lots of people and lots of ...
Nicholson said that Afghanistan supplies an estimated 85% of the world's opium and about 4% of the heroin in the US according to estimates made by US law enforcement agencies. The ability for the US military to target Taliban facilities, regardless of whether they pose a direct risk to US or allied forces, ...
Mexican cartels have shifted heavily into heroin production, responding to ... "We keep sending chiva [heroin], perico [cocaine], cristal [methamphetamine]. ... Data on Mexico's opium production varies, so it is hard to say how it has ... CIA Director Mike Pompeo and then-Homeland Security Secretary John ...
He is the author of Kill the Messenger: How the CIA's Crack Cocaine Controversy Destroyed Journalist Gary Webb (Nation Books 2006), which ...
But the introduction of the CIA character allows Liman's film to depict CIA man ... (See the online essay “Air Cocaine” by Jeffrey St. Clair and ...
The CIA staff have arrested two Tarn Taran residents for allegedly possessing 250 gm of heroin here yesterday. The police also seized Rs ...
But Posada was also a CIA informant, paid to report on his fellow ... in trafficking cocaine from Colombia to Venezuela and on to Miami, as well ...
In October, as that new mini-escalation was ramping up, the CIA leaked to the ... a significant amount of the opium globally that turns into heroin and... .... to fundamentally alter or impact the Afghan drug trade in a meaningful way. ..... spy ring, Rose McGowan's cocaine conspiracy claims seem reasonable.
The idea that cocaine addled barely literate peasants or people like ... and the role of the CIA in facilitating the global drug trade for the last 70 years. ... cutting deals with criminals in China and Europe- allowing heroin to enter ...
The question of opium eradication has gotten surprisingly “little ..... book The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade, which ...
This chronic frame of mind was illustrated again last weekend following a raid on a crack-cocaine “factory” in Yuen Long where police seized ...
His new book, “Hotel Scarface,” is a raucous history of the cocaine ... hellbent on taking out Fidel Castro, and the C.I.A. trained them to do it.
Tying the Agency and the U.S. involvement in Southeast Asia directly to the growing heroin crisis at that time - a problem half a million addicts ...
KABUL – A former British soldier who visited the war-torn Afghanistan during his service has claimed that the foreign troops intended to restore law and order in the war-torn country were actually protecting the harvest of Opium. Anthony C Heaford, who stayed in the Camp Shorabak (formerly Camp ...
In October, as that new mini-escalation was ramping up, the CIA leaked to ... a significant amount of the opium globally that turns into heroin and... .... to fundamentally alter or impact the Afghan drug trade in a meaningful way.
American Made, starring Cruise as a real-life pilot who smuggled cocaine for an infamous Columbia cartel in the 1980s before turning CIA ...
Yes, There's a Lot of Cocaine, But the Real Drug in American Made Is Tom ... But what the CIA didn't know is that after Seal delivered the ...
After this trial, people thought Seal was a CIA operative. As Hahn ... Seal admitted his crimes — by then he'd taken over 100 plane-loads of cocaine across the border. He was ... No one knew the drug trade like he did. He flew ...
... I instantly wondered if the CIA had offered Trump a cut of their heroin trade and if ... Wherever our CIA and military go, drug trafficking has exploded — from ... Anyone concerned with the opium epidemic in America should be ... "Dark Alliance: The CIA, the Contras, and the Crack Cocaine Explosion," Rep.
A Chinese Lesbian Warlord Used CIA Funding to Traffic Opium in Myanmar .... from taxes she collected on the drug trade, as well as from gambling and ... the trafficking operation and became an international heroin kingpin.
According to Valentine, the CIA is “the organized crime branch of the U.S. .... By the 1960's, the CIA was running the drug trade throughout Southeast ... the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and .... might; never forget, America is not an opium or cocaine producing nation, ...
It is not often that the CIA makes a request of its close friend and ally ... a North Korean ship, the Pong Su, delivered a shipment of heroin to ...
Long Tieng was the CIA's largest airbase in Laos during what became ... Wittingly or not, it also was a hub for moving the opium that Hmong ...


 

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