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Border Patrol in Texas seizes more than $12 million of meth stashed inside shipment of strawberries

Border Patrol in Texas seizes more than $12 million of meth stashed inside shipment of strawberries

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents in Texas seized more than $12 million worth of meth over the weekend. "This was an outstanding interception our officers accomplished this weekend," Port
In El Chapo's Mexico, Fentanyl Is the New Boom Drug

In El Chapo's Mexico, Fentanyl Is the New Boom Drug

Despite the drug lord's take down, the narco-trade in Sinaloa is thriving as producers shift from heroin to deadly opioids.
Houston Officer Lied About Confidential Informant in Deadly Drug Operation, Chief Says

Houston Officer Lied About Confidential Informant in Deadly Drug Operation, Chief Says

Chief Art Acevedo of the Houston Police Department said there were “material untruths or lies” in an affidavit for a search warrant that officers executed last month. The raid ended in a shootout that
The Taliban-Linked Man Accused of Trying to Funnel Heroin into NYC

The Taliban-Linked Man Accused of Trying to Funnel Heroin into NYC

This may be a case of US policy in the Middle East coming back to bite it, experts said.
The Deadly Worst-Case Scenario for America's Xanax Obsession

The Deadly Worst-Case Scenario for America's Xanax Obsession

Cracking down on the legal supply is not a solution. In fact, it could spell disaster.
Why Europe Has Dodged America's Fentanyl Crisis

Why Europe Has Dodged America's Fentanyl Crisis

Europe's most lucrative heroin markets seem ripe for a fentanyl takeover. But why the no-show?
The more drugmakers wowed doctors with gifts and lunches, the more people died of drug overdoses, study shows

The more drugmakers wowed doctors with gifts and lunches, the more people died of drug overdoses, study shows

"Our findings suggest that direct-to-physician opioid marketing may counter current national efforts to reduce the number of opioids prescribed."
How the FBI hacked El Chapo’s encrypted phone network

How the FBI hacked El Chapo’s encrypted phone network

The Sinaloa cartel’s IT guy was also working for the bureau.
6 falsehoods Trump recycled to sell his border wall on primetime TV

6 falsehoods Trump recycled to sell his border wall on primetime TV

“This is a crisis of the heart and a crisis of the soul,” the president said in his short speech Tuesday night.
Six hard facts about a border wall that contradict Trump

Six hard facts about a border wall that contradict Trump

Donald Trump will speak tonight in his first official Oval Office address, to address US immigration issues and his demands to build a wall on…
I Was Injecting Heroin in the Bathroom While Working at One of the UK's Biggest Papers

I Was Injecting Heroin in the Bathroom While Working at One of the UK's Biggest Papers

"Everything felt better and easier on heroin. I felt OK with myself, OK with other people, and OK with life."
This Is How America Is Failing Its Young Opioid Generation

This Is How America Is Failing Its Young Opioid Generation

Jeremy was young and addicted. Over six years, he was let down over and over again by the very system that was meant to help him.
El Chapo Protégé Describes Cartel Violence During Testimony

El Chapo Protégé Describes Cartel Violence During Testimony

It's been a rough few months for the former cartel boss.
The Treatment Gap: In Rehab, ‘Two Warring Factions’: Abstinence vs. Medication

The Treatment Gap: In Rehab, ‘Two Warring Factions’: Abstinence vs. Medication

At JourneyPure at the River, in Murfreesboro, Tenn., some patients trying to get treatment for opioid addiction engage in equine therapy.
The Treatment Gap: In Rehab, ‘Two Warring Factions’: Abstinence vs. Medication

The Treatment Gap: In Rehab, ‘Two Warring Factions’: Abstinence vs. Medication

At JourneyPure at the River, in Murfreesboro, Tenn., some patients trying to get treatment for opioid addiction engage in equine therapy.
The Treatment Gap: In Rehab, ‘Two Warring Factions’: Abstinence vs. Medication

The Treatment Gap: In Rehab, ‘Two Warring Factions’: Abstinence vs. Medication

At JourneyPure at the River, in Murfreesboro, Tenn., some patients trying to get treatment for opioid addiction engage in equine therapy.
Times Insider: How We Created a New Way to Depict Addiction Visually

Times Insider: How We Created a New Way to Depict Addiction Visually

These screenshots show the calculations of velocity that drive the movement in “Withdrawal.”