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Re: Heroin
« Reply #40 on: May 18, 2017, 10:36:32 AM »
http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/17/us/ms-13-raids-los-angeles/index.html
Dozens of MS-13 gang members nabbed in 50 Los Angeles raids
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By Kyung Lah and Alberto Moya, CNN
Updated 7:35 PM ET, Wed May 17, 2017

Los Angeles (CNN)It is 4:00 a.m., and a dozen ATF agents have poured out of an armored vehicle, preparing to break open the front and back doors of an inconspicuous store just outside downtown Los Angeles.
They suspect that storefront is a hub for the notorious MS-13 street gang.
Rifle-wielding officers suited in body armor and helmets appear ready for combat. They go in, but there is no violence. With the element of surprise on their side, agents peacefully take a half dozen people into custody.

One by one, they come out in handcuffs. Some are suspected gang members; some may be victims of human trafficking, authorities say.

50 raids

The 50 pre-dawn raids, aimed at catching suspects asleep or off guard, also focused on nabbing members of MS-13's core leadership, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) said.

"Today we disrupted this gang's command and control," said Eric Harden, special agent in charge of the ATF's Los Angeles field division.
Los Angeles is the US base for MS-13, which has tens of thousands of members worldwide. Authorities count the gang among the largest criminal organizations in the US.
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Authorities carried out the largest crackdown of MS-13 members in Los Angeles history. They also found suspected human trafficking victims of the gang.

More than half of the 44 people arrested Wednesday are undocumented immigrants, acting US Attorney Sandra Brown said.
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earlier:

http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/02/13/homeland-security-gang-operation-leads-raids-across-santa-cruz-county-early-monday/
Homeland Security raids arrest MS-13 gang members across Santa Cruz County
By Michael Todd | mtodd@santacruzsentinel.com | Santa Cruz Sentinel
PUBLISHED: February 13, 2017

SANTA CRUZ >> The U.S. Department of Homeland Security led a pre-dawn operation across Santa Cruz County and Daly City on Monday, arresting 11 members of the Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, gang.

The effort, in partnership with local law enforcement, was part of a five-year investigation into the notorious street gang operating in the area, according to Santa Cruz Deputy Police Chief Dan Flippo. The suspected criminals, members of MS-13, are men between the ages of 20 and 40, he said. A 12th man had been arrested prior to Monday’s operation, Flippo said.

Authorities allege that those arrested had a history of such crimes as murder, extortion and trafficking of heroin and methamphetamine. Two firearms were also seized during the arrests. At least two of those arrested were being held on charges unrelated to gang activity, Flippo said. The detainees were transported to Santa Clara County to face federal court indictment on suspicion of trafficking methamphetamine, he said.
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“We are very certain that this gang was involved in at least two homicides and another shooting in Santa Cruz,” said Flippo.

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https://www.justice.gov/usao-ma/pr/fifty-six-ms-13-members-indicted

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 29, 2016

Fifty-Six Ms-13 Members Indicted
Defendants facing federal RICO conspiracy, drug trafficking, and weapons charges

BOSTON – Fifty-six alleged leaders, members, and associates of the criminal organization “La Mara Salvatrucha,” or “MS-13,” have been indicted on federal racketeering conspiracy charges, including charges related to murder, conspiracy to commit murder, attempted murder, and drug trafficking. Various defendants are also charged with drug trafficking, firearm violations, immigration offenses, and fraudulent document charges.

This morning, over 400 federal, state and local law enforcement officers carried out the arrests of the numerous MS-13 leaders, members, and associates in the Boston area, including in the cities of Chelsea, East Boston, Everett, Lynn, Revere and Somerville.  Fifteen of the indicted defendants were already in custody on federal, state or immigration charges.

According to court documents, in 2012, MS-13 became the first, and remains the only, street gang to be designated by the United States government as a “transnational criminal organization.”  Today, MS-13 is one of the largest criminal organizations in the United States, and is an international criminal organization with over 6,000 members in the United States, with a presence in at least forty-six states and the District of Columbia, as well as over 30,000 members internationally, mostly in El Salvador, Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala.  In Massachusetts, MS-13 is largely composed of immigrants and descendants of immigrants from El Salvador and has members operating throughout the Commonwealth, with higher concentrations in Chelsea, East Boston, Everett, Lynn, Revere, and Somerville.

Violence is a central tenet of MS-13, as evidenced by its core motto -- “mata, viola, controla,” translated as, “kill, rape, control.”
During the course of this investigation, this violence was directed against rival gangs, particularly the 18th Street gang, and anyone who was perceived to have disrespected MS-13.  The 18th Street gang, another criminal organization in Central America with members living in the United States, has been a longstanding rival of MS-13.  MS-13 members and associates often commit murders and attempted murders using machetes, knives, and chains in order to intimidate rival gang members.                 

During the course of this investigation, it is alleged that MS-13 actively recruited prospective members, known as “paros,” inside local high schools from communities with significant immigrant populations from Central America, including Chelsea High School, East Boston High School and Everett High School. Prospective members were typically 14 or 15 years old.  Under the strict rules of MS-13, as communicated to the local “cliques” by the leaders of MS-13 in El Salvador, these prospective members must engage in significant violent criminal activity on behalf of the criminal organization, usually the killing of a rival gang member, in order to become a full-fledged member of MS-13, known as a “homeboy.”  The indictment alleges that several of the defendants are responsible for the murders of at least five people since 2014, in Chelsea and East Boston, as well as the attempted murder of at least 14 people.   

The indictment further alleges that members of the MS-13 organization in Massachusetts sell cocaine, heroin, and marijuana, and commit robberies, in order to generate income to pay monthly dues to the incarcerated leadership of MS-13 in El Salvador.  This money is allegedly used to pay for weapons, cell phones, shoes, food, and other supplies for MS-13 members in and out of jail in El Salvador.
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Re: Heroin
« Reply #41 on: May 20, 2017, 11:53:51 AM »
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-05-16/14-year-veteran-undercover-cop-exposes-truth-about-drug-war-i-used-believe-i-was-doi
14-Year Veteran Undercover Cop Exposes Truth About The Drug War: "I Used To Believe I Was Doing Good"
by Tyler Durden
May 16, 2017 11:59 AM

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He also described his experience getting to know drug addicts as he worked undercover. Asked what the biggest misconception about them is, he explained:

    “When I went into policing I thought addicts had made the mistake of trying drugs and had no willpower to stop. Actually, problematic drug users – or at least all the ones I knew – were self medicating. Most of the heroin users I knew were self-medicating for childhood trauma, whether physical or sexual. As an undercover officer I spent a great deal of time getting to know these people. The more I knew someone the more I could manipulate them. They’re like puppets. And they trusted me and saw me as a peer.”

Describing one female victim of childhood sexual abuse, he explained, “To the law, she’s a criminal to the law and I as an agent of the state was there to capture people like that. But they were caught in the crossfire between the police and gangs.”

Though Woods doesn’t advocate a “free for all” on drugs, he does believe the war on them must end. “The answer is to regulate drugs and take the power away from organised crime,” he argues. “The illicit drugs market is worth £7billion a year. Our communities are ruined by organised crime intimidating populations to protect themselves so we need to regulate the drug supply like we do with alcohol.”
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Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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Re: Heroin
« Reply #42 on: May 24, 2017, 03:50:42 PM »
Why import? grow it here /// like say North Carolina ...

http://www.wbtv.com/story/35496801/arrest-made-in-discovery-of-opium-poppy-plants-in-catawba-county

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A man was arrested after deputies found nearly an acre of opium poppy in a Catawba County field Tuesday morning.

The Catawba County Sheriff's Office says the plants were discovered off Poultry Lane near Claremont. Deputies got a tip last week and were able to obtain a search warrant.

Tuesday, Cody Xiong was arrested and charged with manufacture and trafficking by possession.
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The sheriff estimates the plants could be valued at $500 million or more. He says samples were sent to a state lab to confirm the plants are in fact opium poppy, but added that little doubt remained that they were.
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"The plants are being harvested here, and sent somewhere else where the opium is being produced from the plant," Captain Reid said.
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http://www.wsoctv.com/news/local/deputies-millions-of-dollars-worth-of-poppy-plants-uncovered-in-catawba-county/525645653

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Re: Heroin
« Reply #43 on: June 28, 2017, 04:23:25 PM »
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4646428/Inside-America-s-opium-dens.html
America's first war on drugs: Rare photos show young women and suavely dressed men in zombie state that sparked panic about the opium trade
Established by Chinese migrants, opium dens in US sprung up in San Francisco's Chinatown during 1840s
In 1840 New Englanders also brought 24,000 pounds of opium into the US, catching the attention of Customs which promptly put a duty fee on the import
Drug could be bought in five-ounce tins for eight dollars and opium dens had bunks to relax on while smoking
Its popularity boomed during 1880s and 1890s, which coincided with the rise of the temperance movement
In 1909 the Smoking Opium Exclusion Act banned the importation of opiates used purely for recreational use
By Thomas Burrows for MailOnline
Published: 05:31 EDT, 28 June 2017  | Updated: 12:03 EDT, 28 June 2017



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http://www.foxbusiness.com/features/2017/03/31/dea-made-in-china-lethal-opioid-fueling-u-s-drug-epidemic.html
DEA: Made-in-China Lethal Opioid Fueling U.S. Drug Epidemic
By  Jade Scipioni    Published March 31, 2017

A homemade designer version of fentanyl, the highly addictive opioid which is similar to morphine but is 50 to 100 times more potent, has been the center of drug busts across the country this month—with law enforcement pinpointing its origin from underground labs in China. The DEA says the China-U.S. supply is further fueling the country’s drug epidemic.

“This stuff is unbelievably potent. It is so powerful that even a tiny amount can kill you,” DEA spokesman Rusty Payne tells FOX Business. “China is by far the most significant manufacturer of illicit designer synthetic drugs. There is so much manufacturing of new drugs, [it’s] amazing what is coming out of China. Hundreds of [versions], including synthetic fentanyl and fentanyl-based compounds.”
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“While heroin gets harder to buy on the street or from a dealer, fentanyl comes via FedEx,” Brad Lamm, CEO of Intervention.com, tells FOX Business.
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“A kilogram of fentanyl is so much [more] lucrative for a trafficker than a kilogram of heroin, because you can mix a very small amount of fentanyl with a lot of other things and sell it on the streets and take that kilogram a lot farther. And the profits are so much greater,” he says.

But the powder alone is deadly.

“Fentanyl is scary because if it touches your skin you can have major side effects to it, including death,” adds Payne.

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Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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Re: Heroin
« Reply #44 on: August 01, 2017, 09:45:17 AM »
https://ca.news.yahoo.com/more-third-us-adults-prescribed-opioids-2015-102126736.html
More than a third of US adults prescribed opioids in 2015
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"A very large proportion and large number of adults use these medications in a given year," said study author Dr. Wilson Compton, deputy director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse in Bethesda, Maryland.

"I was still a bit surprised that
38 percent or about 92 million people used prescription opioids in 2015."
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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Re: Heroin
« Reply #45 on: August 18, 2017, 11:07:35 AM »
http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/americas-heroin-epidemic/trump-declares-opioid-crisis-national-emergency-n791576
Aug 10 2017, 5:38 pm ET
Trump Declares Opioid Crisis National Emergency

by Ali Vitali and Corky Siemaszko

 WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump threw the weight of the White House behind the fight against the opioid crisis Thursday and declared it a national emergency.

"The opioid crisis is an emergency, and I’m saying officially, right now, it is an emergency," Trump said at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. "It’s a national emergency. We’re going to spend a lot of time, a lot of effort and a lot of money on the opioid crisis."


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"You know when I was growing up they had the LSD and they had certain generations of drugs," Trump said. "There’s never been anything like what’s happened to this country over the last four or five years. And I have to say this in all fairness, this is a worldwide problem, not just a United States problem."
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Trump's surprise announcement came two days after he vowed the U.S. would "win" the fight against the epidemic
but stopped short of acting on the recommendation of the presidential opioid commission to “declare a national emergency.”

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Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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Re: Heroin
« Reply #46 on: August 18, 2017, 08:29:55 PM »
Heroin,
The Golden Triangle was controlled, the opium trade was under the agencies rule. A guy I knew, Sgt. Paul Withers Green beret was TDY to the agency in Laos protecting opium production and CIA landing strips, he testified at the congressional hearings know as winter soldiers.
Afghanistan heroin production went up about 40% after the occupation.
Big Pharma is making a bundle, home turf as if Pharma and the insiders aren`t aware of the consequences and profits.Costs of US prescription opioid epidemic estimated at $78. 5 billion ...legally?
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160914105756.htm

Let`s not forget Oly North ran cocaine it became ( an epidemic in human lives USA) and was caught, not heroin, but an indication who truly runs the show.
The Clintons ran drugs for years, check it out , EXPOSED: Clinton's Trafficked MASSIVE CIA Shipments of Cocaine.
www.choiceandtruth.com › bill clinton drug trafficking
May 15, 2016 - Back then Bill Clinton was the governor of Arkansas which was the home ... The famous drug smuggler Barry Seal ( killed )was one of the pilots in this crew...
In short, the inside heavies are protected, any drug lord who gets too big or doesn`t play ball is taken out.
 There is an under current in that swamp Trump is taking on, it has been around for many moons.




 


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Re: Heroin
« Reply #47 on: August 19, 2017, 10:38:08 AM »
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/08/17/man-ods-sitting-in-court/
Man ODs Sitting In Court, Revived By Quick-Thinking Officers
August 17, 2017


(CBS) — Three Lake County, Illinois Sheriff’s correctional officers saved the life of a man who was slumped over in a Waukegan courtroom after he overdosed on opioids.

The 24-year-old man was in the courtroom, giving support to someone who had a case.

Sheriff Mark Curran says three correctional officers noticed the man slumped over and quickly determined he had probably overdosed.
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Re: Heroin
« Reply #48 on: September 08, 2017, 01:40:31 PM »
http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article171895237.html
More opioid prescriptions than people in some California counties
By Jim Miller jmiller@sacbee.com
September 08, 2017 12:01 AM

Trinity County is the state’s fourth-smallest, and ended last year with an estimated population of 13,628 people.
Its residents also filled prescriptions for oxycodone, hydrocodone and other opioids 18,439 times, the highest per capita rate in California.

Places like West Virginia, Ohio and rural New England have become synonymous with prescription painkiller abuse, a scourge blamed for more than 183,000 deaths from 1999 through 2015.

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Besides Trinity, other counties with more prescriptions than people include Lake, Shasta, Tuolumne and Del Norte counties. In the Sacramento region, El Dorado, Placer and Sacramento counties had prescription rates above the statewide average, with Yolo County slightly below the state average.

A county’s prescription total represents all opioids dispensed via prescriptions filled at a pharmacy and tracked by the state. Statewide, 15 percent of Californians were prescribed opioids in 2016, ranging from 7.3 percent of residents in tiny Alpine County to almost 27 percent in Lake County.
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Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article171895237.html#storylink=cpy

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Re: Heroin
« Reply #49 on: September 08, 2017, 04:44:34 PM »
 Big pharma $$$, is the legal pusher man.
 Heroin is a different deal simply because it is illegal. The same sh**T, the one difference it`s injected not pill form.
 Decades ago I took a valium, I was told it was harmless, just a method of dealing with anxiety. After a few months, I discovered without it the effects were not pleasant, I stopped cold. For a few weeks I was on edge, couldn`t sleep well, etc..That said I can only imagine what the heavy opioids big pharma is profiting from must be a nightmare.
 Heroin, no rant on this just check out the agency`s involvement, extensive information in past posts.
 
 
 

 
 

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Re: Heroin
« Reply #50 on: September 10, 2017, 01:44:54 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnxweVAvE5w
Junkie author William S. Burroughs on heroin addiction: CBC Archives | CBC

In this clip from 1977, the renowned William S. Burroughs, the author of 'Naked Lunch' and 'Junkie', talks about his addiction to heroin. He says it didn't cause any real damage to his health and he has no regret




http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nelson-rockefeller-dies-heart-attack-1979-article-1.2085034
New York Governor and United State Vice President Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller dies after a heart attack in 1979

http://www.villages-news.com/nelson-rockefeller-heart-attack-sex/
Nelson Rockefeller: Heart attack during sex

By Gabe Mirkin June 6, 20149 Comments

Nelson Rockefeller, former Vice President of the United States, a four-term governor of New York and heir to the Rockefeller family fortune, died at age 70 of a heart attack that was rumored to have occurred during extramarital sex. New York Magazine reported: “Nelson thought he was coming, but he was going”.

He was in his townhouse, not his office, with a woman who was not his wife, when he presumably suffered a heart attack. Instead of dialing 911 immediately, the woman called her friend and then her friend called 911. When reporters tried to contact her, she was unavailable. Rockefeller’s family chose not to have an autopsy done to prove the cause of his death. Instead, he was cremated 18 hours after he was pronounced dead.

http://theantimedia.org/clintons-mourning-david-rockefeller/
‘Great Humanitarian’: Clintons Mourn Rockefeller
Social Media was set ablaze Monday morning with articles announcing the death of 101-year-old David Rockefeller. While most in the comment sections were not mourning the loss of the former chief executive of Chase Manhattan bank, political figures from both sides of the aisle felt compelled to publicly express their sympathies for the deceased billionaire.
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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Re: Heroin
« Reply #51 on: September 10, 2017, 11:28:13 PM »
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/09/10/princeton-economist-nearly-half-men-dropped-workforce-opioid-painkillers/
Princeton Economist: Nearly Half of U.S. Men Who Dropped Out of Workforce on Opioid Painkillers
by Katherine Rodriguez
10 Sep 2017

The opioid crisis is growing in America, and it may be the reason many men are dropping and staying out of the workforce, according to a new study.

Nearly half of the men in the U.S. who dropped out of the workforce are on opioid painkillers, Princeton University economist Alan Krueger wrote in a Brookings Institute study released this week.

“The opioid crisis and depressed labor-force participation are now intertwined in many parts of the U.S.,” Krueger wrote in the Brookings Institute study.

Krueger found that nearly half of the men surveyed “take pain medication on a daily basis, and in nearly two-thirds of these cases they take prescription pain medication.”
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A survey from NIDA found that 91.8 million people, roughly one in three Americans, used opioid painkillers such as Vicodin and OxyContin in 2015.

President Trump declared the national opioid crisis a “state of emergency” on August 10 and vowed to “fight the deadly epidemic.”
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Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5