drug trafficking

Some Areas With High Drug Overdose Death Rates Don’t Have Much Drug Trafficking

A new study finds some of the nation’s areas with high rates of drug overdose deaths do not have a corresponding high rate of drug trafficking. This suggests drugs are passing through counties with high rates of drug trafficking without affecting the death rates of people in those regions, the…

DEA Program to Track License Plates, Designed to Combat Drug Cartels, Has Other Uses

A Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) program to track license plates, designed to combat drug trafficking, is being used for other purposes, The Wall Street Journal reports. The database is also being employed to search for vehicles associated with other crimes, including kidnappings and murders, according to the newspaper. The license-plate…

FedEx, Indicted on Drug Trafficking Charges, Pleads Not Guilty

FedEx, which was indicted earlier this month on drug trafficking charges, pleaded not guilty on Tuesday. The company is accused of conspiring to deliver prescription drugs for illegal online pharmacies. Bloomberg reports the company, the world’s largest cargo airline, was indicted on 15 counts of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and misbranded…

New York Senator Requests $100 Million in Federal Funding to Curb Heroin Trade

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer of New York is asking the federal government to allocate $100 million to curb the heroin trade in his state. Seizures of heroin in New York this year have already surpassed those of any previous year since 1991. Schumer wants the money to be given to…