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Ultra-potent synthetic heroin is spreading across America

The autopsy suite at the coroner’s office in Cincinnati has all the necessary equipment for disassembling a corpse, from an array of scalpels and blades to a pair of pruning shears. Determining a
Killers on a Shoestring: Inside the Gangs of El Salvador

Killers on a Shoestring: Inside the Gangs of El Salvador

The scene after gang members in Olocuilta, El Salvador, killed six people on a bus in 2014 because the owner refused to pay extortion.
The Enemy Within: Bribes Bore a Hole in the U.S. Border

The Enemy Within: Bribes Bore a Hole in the U.S. Border

United States Border Patrol agents watched over detained immigrants near the border with Mexico in Roma, Tex., in August.
The Enemy Within: Bribes Bore a Hole in the U.S. Border

The Enemy Within: Bribes Bore a Hole in the U.S. Border

United States Border Patrol agents watched over detained immigrants near the border with Mexico in Roma, Tex., in August.

Drug lord ‘El Chapo’ extradited to the United States

"...a plane carrying him departed for New York"
U.S. Prosecutors Outline Case Against Mexican Drug Lord El Chapo

U.S. Prosecutors Outline Case Against Mexican Drug Lord El Chapo

Joaquín Guzmán Loera arrived at MacArthur Airport on Long Island on Thursday night.
El Chapo’s Extradition Draws Tinge of Regret in Chicago

El Chapo’s Extradition Draws Tinge of Regret in Chicago

A photograph from the Interior Ministry of Mexico showing Joaquín Guzmán Loera on Jan. 19 in an undisclosed location as he is being extradited to the United States.
Prosecutors want to know why billionaire drug lord El Chapo needs a public defender

Prosecutors want to know why billionaire drug lord El Chapo needs a public defender

Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is widely regarded as one of the world’s richest drug lords, but he’s currently enjoying a privilege generally reserved for America’s poorest criminal
Op-Ed Contributor: President Duterte Is Repeating My Mistakes

Op-Ed Contributor: President Duterte Is Repeating My Mistakes

In Quezon City, Philippines, inmates sleep on a basketball court at Quezon City Jail, one of the country’s most congested jails on Oct. 19, 2016.
More Than 250 Human Skulls Are Found in Mass Grave in Mexico

More Than 250 Human Skulls Are Found in Mass Grave in Mexico

Federal police officers were sent to Veracruz to increase security in the city this month.
U.S. Appetite for Mexico’s Drugs Fuels Illegal Immigration

U.S. Appetite for Mexico’s Drugs Fuels Illegal Immigration

Customs and border patrol officers monitoring the San Ysidro port of entry in California in February. Some $300 million in cash has been seized at ports along the southern border heading into Mexico
Fugitive Mexican Ex-Governor, Wanted in U.S., Is Captured in Italy

Fugitive Mexican Ex-Governor, Wanted in U.S., Is Captured in Italy

Tomás Yarrington Ruvalcaba in Mexico City in 2005.
DHS Secretary John Kelly: ‘Marijuana Is Not a Factor in the Drug War’

DHS Secretary John Kelly: ‘Marijuana Is Not a Factor in the Drug War’

Kelly said on NBC News that the three biggest problems were methamphetamine, heroin, and cocaine.
Patrolling the Border on Four Legs

Patrolling the Border on Four Legs

Garrett Gremes, left, and Kelby Forbes, agents with the United States Border Patrol’s Rio Grande Valley Sector Horse Unit, searching for illegal border crossers this month in La Grulla, Tex.
Fact Check: The Trump Administration’s Argument for a Border Wall

Fact Check: The Trump Administration’s Argument for a Border Wall

Border Patrol agents carrying bales of marijuana they found along the highway near the United States border with Mexico near Ryan, Tex., in March.
In Mexico, ‘It’s Easy to Kill a Journalist’

In Mexico, ‘It’s Easy to Kill a Journalist’

Relatives at the coffin of Pedro Tamayo Rosas, a crime reporter in Tierra Blanca, Mexico, who was gunned down on his front stoop last summer.

Mexico is the world’s deadliest country after Syria, study says

Cartel violence has turned Mexico into the second deadliest country in the world. Now, only Syria, embroiled in a baffling six-year-long civil war, surpasses Mexico in conflict-related deaths. In
Manuel Noriega, Dictator Ousted by U.S. in Panama, Dies at 83

Manuel Noriega, Dictator Ousted by U.S. in Panama, Dies at 83

Manuel Antonio Noriega in 1989, the year the United States invaded Panama to depose him.
Opioid Dealers Embrace the Dark Web to Send Deadly Drugs by Mail

Opioid Dealers Embrace the Dark Web to Send Deadly Drugs by Mail

The dark web is providing cover for sales of synthetic opioids, associated with a rising tide of overdoses in the United States and beyond. The Postal Service is a key part of the delivery system.
Opioid Dealers Embrace the Dark Web to Send Deadly Drugs by Mail

Opioid Dealers Embrace the Dark Web to Send Deadly Drugs by Mail

The dark web is providing cover for sales of synthetic opioids, associated with a rising tide of overdoses in the United States and beyond. The Postal Service is a key part of the delivery system.
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