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Venezuelan Vet Arrested For Allegedly Implanting Heroin In Puppies

AP | Posted 06.23.2015 | World

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police have arrested a Venezuelan veterinarian wanted by the U.S. for allegedly trafficking heroin by implanting it in puppies...

Amtrak Passenger Claims DEA Agent Straight Up Stole Money From His Wallet

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics

There's legal theft -- and then there's just plain old theft.

$50 Million Worth Of Heroin Seized In New York's Largest Bust Of All Time

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 05.20.2015 | Crime

The Drug Enforcement Administration announced Tuesday that it has seized 154 pounds of heroin, worth $50 million, from a secret compartment in a vehic...

Reflections on Colombia's "Narco-Paramilitary State"

Dan Kovalik | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics
Dan Kovalik

In his contribution to the recent report put together by the Historical Commission of the Colombian Armed Conflict and Its Victims (Feb. 2015), one of Colombia's bravest voices, Father Javier Giraldo, S.J., gives his take on "The Origins of The Armed Conflict, its Persistence and its Impacts."

Matt Ferner

Mock Ad For New DEA Chief Shows What It Takes To Be A 'Real' Drug Warrior

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics

A leading drug policy reform group has created a satirical ad seeking a new Drug Enforcement Administration chief that skewers the DEA in the wake of ...

Friday Talking Points -- Giggles the Pig For Mayor!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.08.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

When it comes to the 2016 field of Republican presidential candidates, the rule of thumb this time around is obviously going to be "the more, the merrier!" The number of officially-announced Republican candidates actually doubled this week.

Nick Wing

DEA Steals $16,000 In Cash From Young Black Man, Because He Must Be A Drug Dealer

HuffingtonPost.com | Nick Wing | Posted 05.08.2015 | Politics

After scraping together enough money to produce a music video in Hollywood, 22-year-old Joseph Rivers set out last month on a train trip from Michigan...

Friday Talking Points -- Run, Bernie, Run!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Bernie Sanders deserves the Most Impressive Democrat award this week, because he threw his hat in the ring. No, he is not Elizabeth Warren. But, more importantly, he is running to become president, which she is not.

Leonhart's Fall Signals Urgent Need for DEA Overhaul

Laura Carlsen | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics
Laura Carlsen

Congress must thoroughly review the tactics that place agents and contractors in cozy contact with the cartels they are supposed to be dismantling. It must also take this opportunity to consider whether the DEA is fulfilling its mandate -- and to reassess that mandate.

Matt Ferner

Lawmakers Encourage Obama To Select A Progressive New DEA Chief

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics

In a letter sent Friday, a group of lawmakers are urging President Barack Obama to select a more progressive head of the Drug Enforcement Administrati...

DEA Chief Resignation Opportunity to Appoint Reformer

Bill Piper | Posted 06.28.2015 | Politics
Bill Piper

As states legalize marijuana, reform sentencing, and treat drug use more as a health issue and less as a criminal justice issue, the DEA must change with the times. Michele Leonhart's departure is an opportunity to appoint someone who will overhaul the agency and support reform.

The Kingpin Strategy

Andrew Cockburn | Posted 06.28.2015 | Politics
Andrew Cockburn

As the war on terror nears its 14th anniversary -- a war we seem to be losing, given jihadist advances in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen -- the U.S. sticks stolidly to its strategy of "high-value targeting," our preferred euphemism for assassination.

Friday Talking Points -- Free Ponies Getting Into the Weeds

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The obvious choice for this week's Most Impressive Democrat Of The Week is none other than America's new Attorney General, Loretta Lynch. Lynch was finally confirmed by the Senate in a 56-43 vote.

Reactions to D.E.A. Chief Michele Leonhart's Resignation

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Count me among the satisfied that Leonhart will be leaving her government job soon. With her departure, President Obama now has the opportunity to name someone to the job who can clearly see the future of drug policy reform.

Most Americans Still Have Faith In The Police, Poll Finds

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.23.2015 | Politics

Despite all the stories about police violence and bad behavior in federal law enforcement, a new HuffPost/YouGov survey shows that most Americans stil...

Ryan J. Reilly

DEA Chief Michele Leonhart To Resign Amid 'Sex Party' Scandal, Policy Disagreements

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The embattled head of the Drug Enforcement Administration will resign next month, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Tuesday. D...

Informant Held Captive By DEA Gets Support From Agent Who Recruited Him: 'He's Paid His Dues'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics

Earlier this month, Carlos Toro revealed himself for the first time via The Huffington Post as a former Medellín cartel official who became an inform...

Friday Talking Points -- Chasing The Scooby Van

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Strange but true, the "Scooby van" is now part of our political lexicon. Hillary Clinton herself is apparently to blame for this one, as this was the playful name she came up with for the van she used to get from New York to Iowa this week.

Coast Guard Cutter Arrives In U.S. With 14 Tons Of Cocaine

AP | Posted 04.17.2015 | Crime

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Coast Guard cutter arrived Thursday in San Diego with more than 14 tons of cocaine, part of what authorities described as a surge...

Matt Ferner

Lawmakers Declare 'No Confidence' In DEA Chief

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

A bipartisan group of congressional lawmakers said Wednesday that they have no confidence in Drug Enforcement Administration head Michele Leonhart. Th...

Ryan J. Reilly

None Of The Agents Involved In DEA 'Sex Parties' Were Fired. Some Even Got Promoted.

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The head of the Drug Enforcement Administration defended herself on Tuesday against charges by skeptical members of Congress that the DE...

Nick Wing

A Former Medellin Cartel Official Has Been A DEA Informant For 27 Years. Now He Wants Out.

HuffingtonPost.com | Nick Wing | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics

After a career on the front lines of the drug war, Carlos Toro is making the biggest gamble of his life.

Matt Ferner

DEA Wants To Triple Government's Marijuana Production For Research

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics

The Drug Enforcement Administration on Wednesday recommended that the federal government produce almost 900 pounds of marijuana for research in 2015, ...

Human Rights Watch Sues DEA Over Bulk Collection Of Phone Records

Reuters | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics

By David Ingram (Reuters) - Opening another front in the legal challenges to U.S. government surveillance, a human rights group has sued...

DEA 'Sex Scandal' Is Not About Sex - It's About Corruption and Impunity in the War on Drugs

Daniel Robelo | Posted 06.07.2015 | Crime
Daniel Robelo

Recent revelations that DEA agents attended "sex parties" hosted by the very drug traffickers they were supposed to be fighting fell like a bombshell. Despite the shocking headlines, though, this scandal isn't really about sex -- and it's much bigger than the DEA.