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In the world’s biggest cocaine producer, cultivation has hit an ‘all time high’ and the new president is vowing harsh measures that ...
The area being used to cultivate coca in Colombia grew 11% in 2017, according to the US government, and is driving cocaine use by Americans. "This is just not where we want cocaine production to be," a US official said.
Mexican officials are ready to stop helping the US fight terrorism and drug trafficking to get back at Trump
Mexican senators are urging their government to consider cutting cooperation with the US on security matters in the wake of the family separations controversy. It's not the first time officials have made that request in response to Trump's policies.
Cocaine was not a huge focus for US authorities in the early 1970s, but a cocaine bust in a Queens apartment in 1979 underscored how the drug was becoming a big business in the US.
US-led counterdrug efforts in Afghanistan have failed to reduce narcotics cultivation and production, but the US hasn't been the recipient of that increased production.
‘La Barbie,’ a US-born cartel leader and one-time partner of ‘El Chapo’ Guzman, sentenced to nearly 50 years in prison and a $...
Edgar Valdez Villarreal was born in the US, but moved to Mexico in the late 1990s, where he rose quickly through the cartel ranks become one of the most wanted cartel figures in the world.
At an Atlanta jail, inmates aren’t allowed to receive letters with postage stamps — and it’s a security measure the guards can’...
At Fulton County Jail in Atlanta, Georgia, guards are constantly on alert for contraband material like drugs, weapons, and phones.
"This is a very good hit. It's a good feather in the hat of Mexican justice."
"These countries are not our friends," Trump said. "We think they’re our friends ... and they’re pouring drugs into our country and they’re laughing at us."
"Since 2012, we have seen an increase, and it's likely this curve will keep going up unless something extraordinary happens," a security official said.
A bill before the Mexican congress would enshrine the military's role in domestic law enforcement, and many inside and outside the country are alarmed.