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August 2, 2021

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Exclusive: U.S. investigations into cartels paralyzed by standoff with Mexico

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. efforts to battle powerful drug cartels from inside Mexico have ground to a halt since January as strained relations between the two countries have frozen attempts to corral drug kingpins, according to current and former senior officials in both nations. Until recently, U.S. and Mexican authorities......

Singapore says makes biggest cannabis seizure in 14 years

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore’s anti-narcotics agency has made its biggest seizure of cannabis in 14 years after conducting a series of raids this week in the city-state, which has some of the world’s toughest drugs laws including capital punishment. A total of more than 35 kg (77 lb) of narcotics......

Spanish police arrest biggest cocaine gang in Madrid

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MADRID (Reuters) – A red Ferrari worth 250,000 euros ($298,800.00) and an arsenal of weapons including revolvers and a Japanese sword were seized when 12 members of the largest drugs gang in Madrid were arrested, police said on Sunday. The gang was very violent, according to Spain’s National Police, which......

Daughter of top Mexican drug lord pleads guilty to U.S. charges

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The daughter of the boss of one of Mexico’s most powerful drug gangs has pleaded guilty to carrying out financial dealings with Mexican firms identified as narcotics traffickers, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Friday. Court documents showed Jessica Johanna Oseguera Gonzalez made property transactions for......

Former president Fox expects Mexico to pass landmark cannabis bill next week

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Former Mexican President Vicente Fox said on Friday he expected Congress to pass its new law to legalize cannabis next week, a move that would effectively create one of the world’s largest weed markets. FILE PHOTO: Former Mexican President Vicente Fox looks on during a news......

Philippine police to look into government admission of drug war failures

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MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine police said on Thursday they were looking into a government review of thousands of killings in the country’s “war on drugs”, after the justice minister made an unprecedented admission to the United Nations of widespread police failures. FILE PHOTO: A member of Philippine National Police Scene......

U.S. arrests wife of Mexico cartel chief El Chapo on drug charges

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The wife of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the imprisoned former leader of Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel, was arrested on Monday over her alleged involvement in international drug trafficking, the U.S. Department of Justice said. Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31, a regular attendee at her husband’s trial two years......

Mexican central banker turns up heat on contentious law

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – A second member of Mexico’s central bank appointed by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Saturday added his voice to criticism of a new law which the authority is resisting as a threat to its reputation and autonomy. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Mexico’s Central Bank......

U.N. drug agency loosens global controls on cannabis, following WHO advice

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FILE PHOTO: Marijuana plants placed in shoes are seen next to Mexico’s Senate building at the protest cannabis garden of the Cannabico Mexican Movement in Mexico City, Mexico November 19, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso VIENNA (Reuters) – The U.N. drug agency’s member states on Wednesday narrowly voted to remove cannabis from......

In El Salvador, arrested gang members paraded for the cameras

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SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) – Hundreds of handcuffed Salvadoran gang members were displayed before assembled reporters on Saturday, a vivid show of President Nayib Bukele’s policy of confronting them and the violent crime they are accused of committing. Some 600 members of El Salvador’s Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang and its rival......

Exclusive: Mexico agreed with U.S. Attorney General Barr to arrest drug capo in deal for general – source

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MEXICO CITY/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Mexico has committed to the arrest of a high-level cartel leader under a deal with U.S. Attorney General William Barr to drop U.S. drug trafficking charges against a former Mexican defense minister, a senior Mexican source told Reuters. FILE PHOTO – Mexico’s former defense Minister General......

Exclusive: Mexico agreed with U.S. Attorney General Barr to arrest drug capo in deal for general – source

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MEXICO CITY/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Mexico has committed to the arrest of a high-level cartel leader under a deal with U.S. Attorney General William Barr to drop U.S. drug trafficking charges against a former Mexican defense minister, a senior Mexican source told Reuters. FILE PHOTO – Mexico’s former defense Minister General......

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