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Dirty cop admits to taking bribes, ferrying cocaine for informant

“A dirty NYPD cop admitted Tuesday to taking bribes and ferrying cocaine for an informant posing as a drug dealer in exchange for six years in prison” reports nypost.com. On May 23, Diaz arrested an undercover investigator posing as a drug dealer and failed to log $1,000 in cash he recovered from the man, according to prosecutors.Then the crooked cop struck up a rapport with the informant and offered to throw his pending case in exchange for $20,000, court papers charge.The father of two entered into another illicit business venture…

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Ex-MLBer Loaiza faces minimum 10 years in cocaine case

“The 46-year-old made around $43.7 million in his major league career” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. In his plea, Loaiza acknowledged having some 44 pounds of cocaine when he was arrested in February in Imperial Beach, near the border of Tijuana, Mexico, where he was born.Esteban Loaiza, a two-time All-Star in his 14-year major league career, faces a minimum of 10 years in prison and a maximum of a life sentence after his guilty plea to cocaine possession with intent to distribute charges in San Diego on Friday.In his…

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Marijuana, meth, cocaine seized during apartment raid, cops say

“Detectives seized a total of eight pounds worth of marijuana, methamphetamine and cocaine in the apartment of Patrick Desire, 39, according to Coconut Creek police” writes Wayne K for sun-sentinel.com. The containers held 2,500 grams of marijuana, 1,120 grams of methamphetamine and nearly 150 grams of power and crack cocaine, said Scotty Leamon, a spokesman for the Coconut Creek Police Department. Source: sun-sentinel.com Share This:

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Here in Colombia, the hypocrisy of western cocaine users is laid bare

“On Tuesday, Cressida Dick, the Metropolitan police commissioner, followed up, calling liberal cocaine users hypocrites” writes Iman Amrani for theguardian.com. Despite the stereotypes about Colombia, cocaine was nowhere near as prevalent as people may think.As I read the comments by the London mayor Sadiq Khan on middle-class cocaine users fuelling violence in the capital last week, I was boarding a flight to Medellín, in Colombia. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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The German shepherd Sombra has helped authorities find more than 10 tons of cocaine.

“The sniffer dog Sombra, which means Shadow in English, has a $70,000 price on her head, BBC News reported” writes unknown author for huffingtonpost.com. A drug-sniffing dog that helped law-enforcement authorities in Colombia find more than 10 tons of cocaine is being reassigned because of a crime organization’s death threats.The gang that reportedly issued the death contract is known as the Urabeños. Source: huffingtonpost.com Share This:

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A pilot on board the plane that crashed killing Instagram stars and models had cocaine in his system

“AP A pilot on board the plane that crashed in Scottsdale, Arizona in April killing six people including Instagram stars and models had cocaine in his system” writes Alison Millington for businessinsider.com. The plane was headed for Las Vegas, but crashed at the TPC Scottsdale golf course shortly after takeoff.s a jet comes in for a landing at Scottsdale Airport, authorities park on a golf course near the site of a plane crash that killed several people Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in Scottsdale, Ariz.However, it is not clear if he…

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Cocaine production in Colombia jumped 19 percent in 2017

“Production of cocaine exploded in Colombia in 2017, due in part to rising demand in the United States, according to the White House” writes Ap Photo William for washingtonexaminer.com. The White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy released a report Monday that said production of pure cocaine rose 19 percent from 772 metric tons in 2016 to 921 tons in 2017.Total production of pure cocaine in Colombia has increased by nearly three times since 2013, when 320 metric tons were produced, the report said. “Even though Colombian eradication efforts…

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Argentine police busted the ‘Narcos de la Copa’: smugglers hiding cocaine in fake World Cup trophies

“The security minister of Buenos Aires province said Friday that police have broken up an organization that trafficked marijuana and cocaine in fake World Cup trophies” reports businessinsider.com. Officials said 20 kilos of marijuana, 10 kilos of cocaine, 1,800 doses of crack-cocaine known as “paco,” and 400,000 Argentine pesos ($14,819) were seized. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Argentina: cocaine seized in World Cup trophy replicas

“The security minister of Buenos Aires province said Friday that police have broken up an organization that trafficked marijuana and cocaine in fake World Cup trophies” writes The Associated Press for seattletimes.com. Officials said 20 kilos of marijuana, 10 kilos of cocaine, 1,800 doses of crack-cocaine known as “paco,” and 400,000 Argentine pesos ($14,819) were seized. Source: seattletimes.com Share This:

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