SYDNEY — Australian law enforcement agencies discovered 1.26 billion Australian dollars ($900 million) worth of methylamphetamine hidden in imported boxes of silicon bra inserts and art supplies in the country’s largest haul of the illicit drug in its liquid form, officials said Monday. Read more
A major drugs trade network run by national-religious and haredi men and centered in the radical ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Mea Shearim in Jerusalem and Ramat Beit Shemesh has been revealed and broken by an undercover police officer in the Jerusalem Police Force. Read more
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A married couple ran one of the biggest illegal prescription pill rings in New York state history out of a pair of Chopin pharmacies they owned in Brooklyn and Queens, flooding the streets with more than 500,000 oxycodone pills over five years since 2010, authorities said Thursday. Read more
A Saudi prince and four others were detained on Monday in Lebanon in the largest drug bust in the history of the Beirut airport, a security source said. Read more
A notorious Lefferts Avenue drug den was raided by the NYPD on Thursday night and a large stash of drugs was found. Five people were taken into custody while a sixth managed to escape and police mounted a massive search. Read more
The U.S. Coast Guard said Monday cocaine seizures off Latin America’s Pacific coast have soared in 2015 to their highest levels in five years. Read more
The Drug Enforcement Administration and other authorities are raiding pharmacies, pain clinics and other facilities in four states as part of an aggressive crackdown on prescription pain drug abuse, federal law enforcement sources told NBC News. Read more
Heroin is killing more people than people in New York City, highlighting a comeback for the opiate in recent years that has many in the US worried. Read more
The deputy police chief of Fresno, California, was arrested Thursday on charges of possession and intent to distribute heroin and other drugs, federal and local law enforcement officials said. Read more
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