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Re: Heroin
« Reply #80 on: January 31, 2019, 11:54:00 pm »
https://www.breitbart.com/border/2019/01/31/mexican-president-amlo-no-more-war-on-drugs/
Mexican President AMLO: ?No More War? on Drugs
31 Jan 2019

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) sent shockwaves after publicly claiming an end to his country?s drug war. The politician said his administration will focus on reducing violent crimes instead of capturing regularly violent drug lords.

?There is no more war, officially there is no war because what we want is peace,? AMLO said during a press conference in Mexico City. The politician said his government would focus on decreasing violent crimes rather than fighting a war on drugs like his predecessors. Since AMLO took office in December, Mexican authorities have not captured any major cartel figures despite the escalating drug violence.
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Re: Heroin
« Reply #81 on: February 11, 2019, 09:55:26 am »
Not heroin but meth cocaine and heroin  ...  bound for Australia ...

https://www.foxnews.com/us/homeland-security-intercepts-nearly-2-tons-of-meth-bound-for-australia
Homeland Security intercepts nearly 2 tons of meth bound for Australia; 6 arrested
02-09-2019
By Samuel Chamberlain

A joint operation between American and Australian law enforcement led to the seizure of close to two tons of methamphetamine in California that was bound for the land down under, authorities announced late Thursday.

As part of their investigation, the Australian Federal Police and police in the southern state of Victoria arrested six people, including an American couple living in the Melbourne suburb of Woodstock. Police said they had found "[h]undreds of thousands of dollars of proceeds of crime" while executing a search warrant of the couple's property. They were not identified except as a 52-year-old man and a 46-year-old woman.

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... the drug shipment intercepted last month was concealed in 850 electrical capacitors stored inside two large containers purported to contain audio equipment. The shipment also included 25 kilograms (55 pounds) of cocaine and five kilograms (11 pounds) of heroin. In all, the entire shipment was worth an estimated $1.3 billion.
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Hill said that the quantity of drugs that were intercepted proved that Australia is being targeted by Mexican drug cartels.
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Re: Heroin
« Reply #82 on: March 20, 2019, 08:59:45 pm »
https://worldtruth.tv/the-oxycontin-cartel-billionaire-family-16th-richest-in-the-u-s/


https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/sackler-family-accused-in-new-suit-of-causing-opioid-crisis/ar-BBV0gXW?li=BBnbfcN
Sackler Family Accused in New Suit of Causing Opioid Crisis
Jef Feeley
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(Bloomberg) -- The billionaire family that owns opioid-maker Purdue Pharma LP has been accused by local governments in a new lawsuit of causing the nationwide public-health crisis involving pain-killing medicines that has left hundreds of thousands of Americans dead from overdoses.

More than 500 U.S. cities and counties accused Purdue and eight members of Richard Sackler?s family of racketeering, claiming the company engaged in misleading and illegal marketing of OxyContin. It?s one of a handful of lawsuits to name the Sacklers as individual defendants in the sweeping opioid litigation.

The family has been thrust into the spotlight recently when details of its involvement in Purdue?s OxyContin marketing efforts were made public in a lawsuit filed by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey. In the wake of a wave of negative headlines, Britain?s National Portrait Galley said this week it declined a $1.3 million donation from the Sacklers? charitable arm.

?This nation is facing an unprecedented opioid addiction epidemic that was initiated and perpetuated by the Sackler defendants for their own financial gain,? lawyers for local governments said in a complaint filed Monday in Manhattan federal court.
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According to a 2017 investigation conducted by then Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill, more than 50,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2015, with a third of those deaths caused by prescription opioids including OxyContin and Insys Therapeutics Inc.?s Subsys.

Other cities and counties, including New York City and Suffolk County, New York, have named the family as individual defendants in their cases.
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? Education Images/UIG via Getty Images    (Bloomberg) -- The billionaire family that owns opioid-maker Purdue Pharma LP has been accused by local governments in a new lawsuit of causing the nationwide public-health crisis involving pain-killing medicines that has left hundreds of thousands of Americans dead from overdoses.

More than 500 U.S. cities and counties accused Purdue and eight members of Richard Sackler?s family of racketeering, claiming the company engaged in misleading and illegal marketing of OxyContin. It?s one of a handful of lawsuits to name the Sacklers as individual defendants in the sweeping opioid litigation.

The family has been thrust into the spotlight recently when details of its involvement in Purdue?s OxyContin marketing efforts were made public in a lawsuit filed by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey. In the wake of a wave of negative headlines, Britain?s National Portrait Galley said this week it declined a $1.3 million donation from the Sacklers? charitable arm.

?This nation is facing an unprecedented opioid addiction epidemic that was initiated and perpetuated by the Sackler defendants for their own financial gain,? lawyers for local governments said in a complaint filed Monday in Manhattan federal court.

How the U.S. Opioid Crisis Spiraled Out of Control (Video)

?This complaint is part of a continuing effort by contingency-fee counsel to single out Purdue, blame it for the entire opioid crisis in the United States, and try the case in the court of public opinion rather than the justice system,?? Robert Josephson, a Purdue spokesman, said in an emailed statement.

?These baseless allegations place blame where it does not belong for a complex public health crisis, and we deny them,?? the Mortimer and Raymond Sackler families said in an emailed statement. They also noted OxyContin sales ?represented a tiny portion of the opioid market.??

According to a 2017 investigation conducted by then Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill, more than 50,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2015, with a third of those deaths caused by prescription opioids including OxyContin and Insys Therapeutics Inc.?s Subsys.

Other cities and counties, including New York City and Suffolk County, New York, have named the family as individual defendants in their cases.

The suit -- filed by some of the same lawyers who are leading the litigation against opioid makers and distributors consolidated in federal court in Cleveland -- targets the family for making billions of dollars off OxyContin by pushing it on doctors for more than a decade. Those cases are seeking to recoup billions spent to address the fallout from the opioid crisis, which claims the lives of 100 Americans daily.

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More than 30 states also have sued Purdue and other drugmakers, such as Johnson & Johnson and Endo International Plc, along with distributors such as McKesson Corp., seeking to hold them accountable for tax dollars consumed by the opioid epidemic
. Purdue and J&J face the first of those cases to come to trial in Oklahoma in May.

Family members such as Richard Sackler, Purdue?s former chief executive, created a ?public nuisance? through the company?s relentless OxyContin marketing for unapproved uses, according to the New York suit.

Family members directed Purdue employees to dupe doctors into believing the painkillers weren?t addictive and could be used to create an ?enhanced lifestyle,? according to the suit. The Sacklers ?knew about the dangers of prescription opioids and pushed to increase sales despite the devastating consequences of the public health crisis,? attorneys for the local governments said.
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Other family members named in the lawsuit are: Beverly Sackler, David Sackler, Ilene Sackler Lefcourt, Jonathan Sackler, Kathe Sackler, Mortimer Sackler and Theresa Sackler. Some of the family members are former Purdue board members. There are no family members on the current board.

The family members ?sought to conceal? their involvement with the OxyContin marketing program and ?are responsible for addiction, overdose, and death that damaged millions of lives,? the cities and counties allege. They say the family ?should be held accountable now.?

The case is Baldwin County, AL v. Richard Sackler, 19-cv-2421, U.S.

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2016 America's Richest Families NET WORTH $13B


The family behind popular painkiller drug OxyContin. Three doctors -- brothers Arthur (d. 1987), Mortimer (d. 2010) and Raymond Sackler (pictured above with his wife, Beverly) -- founded Purdue Pharma in 1952 after taking over a small, struggling New York drug manufacturer.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Sackler
Raymond Sackler (February 16, 1920 ? July 17, 2017)[2][3] was an American physician, billionaire entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Raymond Sackler was, together with his brother Mortimer Sackler, owner of Purdue Pharma, the developer of Oxycontin.[4][5][6]
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Born in Brooklyn, New York to a Jewish family, in 1920, Sackler was educated at Erasmus High School, and attended New York University where he received a bachelor's degree in 1938. Due to Jewish quotas imposed by the major U.S. medical schools during that era, he pursued medical education starting at Anderson College of Medicine in Glasgow, Scotland
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Sackler was certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (P) in 1957, and was a Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.[11] Sackler, with his two brothers, Arthur and Mortimer, co-founded the Creedmoor Institute for Psychobiological Studies in New York City, where they engaged in research in the psycho-biology of schizophrenia and manic depressive psychosis. They received two awards from the Medical Society of the State of New York: the First Award for Scientific Research; and one year later, Honorable Mention for Scientific Research.

With lessons learned in research, Sackler and his brother Mortimer transitioned into the development of numerous pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and research companies, Sackler being closely associated with the now global reach of Purdue Pharma in the United States and Canada and Mundipharma, Ltd. in Europe, Asia, and Africa.

Purdue Pharma, which is 100% privately owned and operated by the families of Raymond and Mortimer Sackler (families worth $13 billion[12]) is well known for successful research and development, and particularly for marketing[5][4] the opiate drug Oxycontin and related compounds.
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