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  • One month to go until recreational weed becomes legal in Illinois. Here’s what you need to know.

    11/30/2019 6:29:27 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 110 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | November 29, 2019 | Robert McCoppin
    When the most popular medical marijuana dispensary in Chicago begins selling recreational pot on New Year’s Day, it will operate like a busy restaurant. Dispensary 33 plans to take names from those in line and page customers by phone when they can get in. The North Side cannabis shop will take that unusual step due to the huge crowds expected when weed sales become legal under state law at 6 a.m. Jan. 1, 2020. The celebration will be similar to the unofficial pot holiday of April 20, or 4/20, when a Dispensary 33 street fest and special deals this year...
  • El Chapo's cartel launches military-style assault on Mexican forces

    10/19/2019 10:12:58 AM PDT · by Mat_Helm · 71 replies
    National Post ^ | October 18, 2019
    The Mexican city of Culiacán descended into terror on Thursday, when soldiers and police launched a raid to capture one of the heirs to the throne of jailed Mexican kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. As state forces advanced into the city, the Sinaloa Cartel hit back with an array of military-style weapons — and won. Mexican officials briefly detained Ovidio Guzman, one of Guzman’s sons who has emerged as a leading figure in the cartel after his father was arrested in 2016. But in response the cartel freed dozens of prisoners from a local jail, set numerous vehicles alight and...
  • Mexican president says El Chapo’s son released to avoid ‘war’ with drug cartel

    10/18/2019 9:49:37 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 49 replies
    washington post ^ | 10/18/2019 | By
    Mexican authorities briefly detained the son of jailed drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán — and then released the younger Guzmán back to one of the world’s most powerful drug cartels after gunmen took to the streets. The events Thursday were a remarkable display of the state’s inability to take on organized crime. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador explained Friday that El Chapo’s son, Ovidio Guzmán, was released “to protect the lives of the people” after the cartel deployed across Culiacan, the capital of Sinaloa state, and neighboring towns, taking over key highways. Residents took videos of the chaos in...
  • Honduras president, others targets of DEA investigation [Cocaine Smuggling, $$$ Laundering]

    05/31/2019 5:12:28 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 21 replies
    AP ^ | May 30, 2019 | Claudia Torrens & Christopher Sherman
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. federal court documents show Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández and some of his closest advisers were among the targets of a Drug Enforcement Administration investigation.</p> <p>A document filed by prosecutors on Tuesday in the Southern District of New York mentions Hernández as part of a group of individuals investigated by the DEA since about 2013 for participating “in large-scale drug-trafficking and money laundering activities relating to the importation of cocaine into the United States”.</p>
  • For my followers: my recent tweets are less for you than they are fir my pursuers.(mcafee naming)

    06/09/2019 12:24:16 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 53 replies
    twitter ^ | 6/9/2019 | mcafee
    For my followers: my recent tweets are less for you than they are fir my pursuers. They are shots across the bow .. https://twitter.com/officialmcafee/status/1137799476507217921
  • U.S. Government and Top Mexican Drug Cartel Exposed as Partners

    02/18/2019 11:46:55 AM PST · by detective · 31 replies
    The New American ^ | 14 January 2014 | Alex Newman
    For over a decade, under multiple administrations, the U.S. government had a secret agreement with the ruthless Mexican Sinaloa drug cartel that allowed it to operate with impunity, an in-depth investigation by a leading Mexican newspaper confirmed this week. In exchange for information and assistance in quashing competing criminal syndicates, the Bush and Obama administrations let the Sinaloa cartel import tons of drugs into the United States while wiping out Sinaloa competitors and ensuring that its leaders would not be prosecuted for their long list of major crimes. Other revelations also point strongly to massive but clandestine U.S. government involvement...
  • U.S. Government and Top Mexican Drug Cartel Exposed as Partners

    02/17/2019 11:41:44 PM PST · by AzNASCARfan · 116 replies
    New American ^ | Tuesday, 14 January 2014 | Alex Newman
    For over a decade, under multiple administrations, the U.S. government had a secret agreement with the ruthless Mexican Sinaloa drug cartel that allowed it to operate with impunity, an in-depth investigation by a leading Mexican newspaper confirmed this week. In exchange for information and assistance in quashing competing criminal syndicates, the Bush and Obama administrations let the Sinaloa cartel import tons of drugs into the United States while wiping out Sinaloa competitors and ensuring that its leaders would not be prosecuted for their long list of major crimes. Other revelations also point strongly to massive but clandestine U.S. government involvement...
  • DOJ Fighting to Keep F&F Info Out if El Chapo Trial

    12/13/2018 5:42:59 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 21 replies
    My title. Go to the 3 minute mark.
  • How El Chapo Ended Up In A Brooklyn Courtroom

    11/19/2018 7:07:15 AM PST · by OddLane · 8 replies
    NYT ^ | 11/19/18 | Michael Barbaro
    Nearly two years after being extradited from Mexico, Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the drug lord known as El Chapo, is finally facing trial in a United States court. Here’s why it took so long to get to this moment.
  • Authorities say they've busted large Mexico-to-US drug ring

    08/09/2018 10:26:02 AM PDT · by bitt · 17 replies
    columbiamissourian.com ^ | 8/8/2018 | MICHAEL BALSAMO
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly two dozen people were arrested Wednesday and charged with using small aircraft to smuggle heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine over the U.S. border at the behest of one of Mexico's most notorious drug cartels, authorities said. The arrests of 22 suspects come on the heels of a nearly three-year investigation into three drug trafficking organizations that authorities say were working on behalf of the Sinaloa cartel. The groups, which received the drugs from the cartel in northern Mexico, would then stash them in soup cans, inside hidden compartments in cars and used small aircraft — though...
  • 13-year-old girl beheaded after seeing grandmother killed in Alabama cemetery

    07/13/2018 10:37:28 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 58 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | July 13, 2018 | Crystal Bonvillian
    OWENS CROSS ROADS, Ala. - An Alabama 13-year-old found dead in a wooded area last month was beheaded after she saw two men stab her grandmother to death, an investigator testified Thursday. The grisly details of Mariah Lopez’s slaying came out during the preliminary hearing of Yoni Martinez Aguilar, AL.com reported. Aguilar, 26, and Israel Gonzalez Palomino, 34, are each charged with two counts of capital murder in the deaths of Lopez and her 49-year-old grandmother and legal guardian, Oralia Mendoza. Palomino is also charged with possession of methamphetamine. Members of the middle schooler’s family wept as Investigator Stacy Rutherford...
  • RUSSIA HAS WON IN SYRIA, WILL IT CHALLENGE U.S. IN LEBANON NEXT?

    05/06/2018 1:42:16 PM PDT · by mac_truck · 66 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 5/6/2018 | Tom O'Connor
    Lebanon held on Sunday its first parliamentary elections in nine years, as citizens expressed cautious optimism that the country's rigid, oft-deadlocked sectarian political system could be swayed. Behind the scenes, however, one of the world's leading powers has quietly eyed the small state as a potential ground to project its power in the Middle East and into the Mediterranean. But it won't be easy. With Syrian rebels and jihadis at bay, and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government set to further extend its comeback, Russia has pursued a cautious overture across the border into Lebanon—a $1 billion dollar arms deal, including...
  • Smashing the Sinaloa cartel: Major coup for DEA as agents seize $6MILLION cash[tr]

    03/09/2018 12:16:09 PM PST · by bgill · 49 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 9, 2018 | DailyMail
    Federal prosecutors have indicted 75 people including 40 in San Diego in a massive drugs and money operation which has been called the biggest money laundering investigation ever in the Californian city. The defendants allegedly laundered drug proceeds from the Sinaloa cartel for years, U.S. Attorney Adam Braverman said at a news conference in downtown San Diego. He said the network was responsible for laundering tens of millions of dollars in drug profits over the past three years. 'We have siphoned the cash and life out of a San Diego-based international money laundering organization with ties to the Sinaloa cartel,'...
  • US slaps highest-level 'do not travel' warning on five Mexican states...

    01/10/2018 8:20:35 PM PST · by caww · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan. 10, 2018 | Fox News
    All five states -- Tamaulipas on the U.S. border and Sinaloa, Colima, Michoacan and Guerrero on the Pacific coast -- are hotspots of drug cartel activity, either hosting trafficking routes or extensive drug-crop cultivation. The new warning system designates the states as a "level 4" risk, the highest level of potential danger. Mexico as a whole has a level 2 rating, meaning Americans should "exercise increased caution" because of concerns about crime. But an additional 11 Mexican states got a level 3 warning Wednesday, which urges people to "reconsider travel" there. Mexico has 31 states in all. Those states where...
  • (Vanity) Updated Mexico Travel Advisory from U.S. Gov

    01/10/2018 7:45:44 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 25 replies
    Travel Advisory January 10, 2018 Mexico – Level 2: Exercise increased caution C Exercise increased caution in Mexico due to crime. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Violent crime, such as homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery, is widespread. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in many areas of Mexico as U.S. government employees are prohibited from travel to these areas. U.S. government employees are prohibited from intercity travel after dark in many areas of Mexico. U.S. government employees are also not permitted to drive from the U.S.-Mexico border to...
  • 19 killed in clashes near city of Mazatlan, Mexico

    07/01/2017 4:46:36 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 12 replies
    http://www.latimes.com ^ | 01 July 2017 | Ap
    Mexican authorities said Saturday that at least 19 people died in clashes involving armed men and security forces in the gang-plagued northwestern state of Sinaloa, where homicides have spiked dramatically following the capture and extradition of convicted drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman
  • Who is 'El Chapo' Guzman, Public Enemy Number One?

    02/15/2013 1:49:00 PM PST · by AuntB · 16 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | Feb. 15, 2013 | Michael Tarm
    A drug kingpin in Mexico who has never set foot in Chicago has been named the city's new Public Enemy No. 1 — the same notorious label assigned to Al Capone at the height of the Prohibition-era gang wars. The Chicago Crime Commission announced the move Thursday, saying it considers Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman even more menacing than Capone because he's the leader of the Sinaloa cartel, which supplies most of the narcotics sold in the city. "Of the two, Guzman is by far the greater threat. ... And he has more power and financial capability than Capone ever dreamed...
  • Eric Holder Accused of Cover-up in Scathing New House Oversight Committee Report

    06/07/2017 8:45:02 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 35 replies
    Politistick ^ | 06/07/2017 | The Politistick Team
    The House Oversight Committee released a scathing report Wednesday that accuses former Attorney General Eric Holder and his Department of Justice of covering up Operation Fast and Furious and misleading Congress’ investigation into the botched gun-running operation. The nearly 300-page report states that the Justice Department under Holder actively tried to hide the facts from the loved ones of slain Border Patrol Brian Terry – seeing his family as more of a “nuisance” than one deserving straight answers — and at times being openly hostile to them. {..snip..}
  • Mexico captures Sinaloa cartel leader Damaso Lopez

    05/02/2017 8:40:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 2, 2017 | mark stevenson
    One of the Sinaloa cartel leaders who launched a struggle for control of the gang following the re-arrest of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was captured Tuesday ... Damaso Lopez, known by the nickname "El Licenciado" — a title for college graduates. Lopez was long considered Guzman's right-hand man and helped him escape from a Mexican prison in 2001. Lopez, 51, is believed to have been locked in a dispute with Guzman's sons for control of the cartel's territories. The head of Mexico's federal detectives' agency, Omar Garcia Harfuch, said Lopez was "one of the main instigators of violence in Sinaloa...
  • Massive drug bust in Dayton connected to Mexican drug cartel Sinaloa

    04/13/2017 11:46:31 PM PDT · by RC one · 36 replies
    WDTN @News ^ | 4/13/17 | Jordan Bowen
    DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – 20 kilos of deadly fentanyl are off our streets after a major drug bust, but authorities say more is coming, and they can’t keep up. The Montgomery Sheriff’s Office is already predicting that overdose deaths in 2017 will be double the amount reported last year.We’re gonna crush records,” Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer said. “This year, at this pace unfortunately.” Setting the pace, is a Mexican drug cartel known as Sinaloa. They’re the source of the more than 20 kilos of fentanyl recovered in Wednesday’s massive drug bust.