Feb 17

Salmon Tests Positive for Cocktail of 80 Drugs, Including Cocaine and Prozac:

In a major waterway in Seattle, Chinook salmon has tested positive to a cocktail of 81 different drugs including cocaine and anti-depressants.

H/t reader squodgy.

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Feb 15

12 TSA Agents Just Indicted For Smuggling $100 Million Worth Of Cocaine

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Jan 09

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Sep 01

Coca-Cola

$55 Million in Cocaine Was Just Discovered at a Coca-Cola Plant:

Hundreds of kilos of cocaine were found in a Coca-Cola plant in France last Friday, making the seizure of the drug one of the largest ever on French soil.

French officials say the cocaine was discovered in backpacks among a shipment of orange juice concentrate that originated in Costa Rica. The 370 kg of literal coke uncovered at the factory is reported to have a street value of €50 million Euros ($55m) and was referred to as a “very bad surprise” by a local prosecutor. Continue reading »

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Nov 12

Hmmh.


Maduro Nephews Arrested After Attempting To Smuggle 800 Kilos Of Cocaine Into The US:

For those unaware, Venezuela is one of the quintessential examples of what we like to call a Socialist paradise and to be sure, we’ve had our fair share at the country’s expense.

From toilet paper shortages, to images of empty shelves, to hapless President Nicolas Maduro being pelted in the head with a mango by an angry Venezuelan woman, the country never disappoints when it comes to producing absurd outcomes. Years of incompetence have led to inflation on a massive scale, with the black market bolivar exchange rate now so low that a hundred bolivar note will buy you just 14 cents. Needless to say, slumping crude prices haven’t done the country any favors either and as we outlined a few days back, the country has now resorted to selling its gold to make bond payments.  Continue reading »

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Sep 07

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Jun 22

– Let Them Snort Coke… On The Subway (ZeroHedge, June 22, 2015):

Caught on tape:  (again)

Because in a world without consequences and wristslaps for bankers, at best, this happens…

Source: The Sun

Brings a whole new meaning to the term “blow”-ing bubbles.

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Apr 14

Knight Oil Tools

CEO Planted Cocaine On Brother Then Paid Police $100K To Arrest Him (ZeroHedge, April 14, 2015):

Mark Knight, former CEO of Knight Oil Tools — where “people make the difference” — has gotten himself into some trouble.

Apparently, Mark thought his brother Bryan, who is Knight Oil Tools’ co-owner, needed to take some time off from work because according to Louisiana state police, Mark paid a Sheriff’s Deputy and a State Trooper more than $100,000 to plant cocaine, methadone, and vicodin under Bryan’s car and then arrest him on drug charges. The plot was allegedly hatched with the help of Knight employee Russell Manual whose text messages and e-mails helped authorities reconstruct the following absurd story. Continue reading »

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Oct 31

90 Pounds of Cocaine Found on Cargo Ship Owned by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s Father-in-Law (Liberty Blitzkrieg, Oct 30, 2014):

Though Foremost has played a pivotal role in McConnell’s life, bestowing the senator with most of his personal wealth and generating thousands in donations to his campaign committees, the drug bust went unnoticed in Kentucky, where every bit of McConnell-related news has generated fodder for the campaign trail. That’s because, like many international shipping companies, Chao’s firm is shrouded from public view, concealing its identity and limiting its legal liability through an array of tax shelters and foreign registrations. Registered through a limited liability company in the Marshall Islands, the Ping May flies the Liberian flag.

From the Nation article: Mitch McConnell’s Freighted Ties to a Shadowy Shipping Company

Well this is interesting. Particularly with the Senate Majority Leader (and major Republican establishment crony) fighting for his life in the Kentucky Senate race.

From the Nation: Continue reading »

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Sep 19

VATICAN CONCLAVE 2013
Holy smoke: Police found the cocaine hidden in suitcases, along with 150g of cannabis.

Diplomatic car belonging to Vatican stopped at French border carrying four kilos of cocaine worth an estimated £500,000 (Daily Mail, Sep 17, 2014):

  • Two Italian men arrested in grace and favour Jaguar used by cardinal
  • The two men were reportedly given the car to be serviced
  • They believed the diplomatic markings would stop border searches 

A diplomatic car belonging to the Vatican has been stopped at a French checkpoint carrying four kilos of cocaine with an estimated street value of £500,000.

Two Italian citizens were arrested in a grace and favour Jaguar allocated to Cardinal Jorge Melia. Continue reading »

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Jul 11

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Alarming: British youngsters have become the greatest consumers of cocaine in the developed world, according to an international study

UK is cocaine capital of the western world as number of young Britons using the drug shoots up by 50 per cent (Daily Mail, Nov 11, 2014):

  • Men are twice as likely to die from cocaine than women
  • One in seven 15 to 34-year-olds have taken cocaine
  • Almost 400,000 coke-users aged under 25

Top ten cocaine countries chart

British youngsters have become the greatest consumers of cocaine in the developed world, according to a major international study.

It found that numbers of young people using the drug in this country have shot up by 50 per cent over five years.

This means Britain has left other countries which face major cocaine problems – in particular the U.S. and Spain – far behind in the league table of those worst-affected. Continue reading »

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Apr 16

From the article:

“… were handed over to federal agents and will be destroyed.”

Destroyed???

Oh, sure! 

Flashback:

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24 Tons Of Cocaine Transported By The U.S. Air Force To Miami

The Mena Connection: Exposing The CIA, Bush, Clinton, Iran Contra, And Drug Running (Full Documentary)

Head of DEA Judge Robert Bonner: ‘CIA Are Drug Smugglers’ (Video)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro: U.S. Drug Agents Smuggling Cocaine

AND NOW: Federal Agents Allowed Drug Cartel To Smuggle Tons Of Cocaine Into US

Coca-Cola Imports Coca Leaves Which Are Used To Manufacture 333 Kg Cocaine In The United States With DEA Approval


Coast Guard in Miami Beach unloads bales of cocaine with a street value of about $350 million (Miami Herald, April 15, 2014):

Wearing protective gloves and masks, members of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Legare carried 127 bales of cocaine — with a street value of about $350 million — off the ship and into a waiting trailer Tuesday.

The 80-pound bricks, which were seized in two separate cases in Southwestern Caribbean waters, were handed over to federal agents and will be destroyed. The drugs are worth about $110 million wholesale. Street value is usually about three times the wholesale value.

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Mar 24

Vatican
Package sent to the Vatican from a South American country contained 14 condoms filled with £33,000 worth of liquid cocaine

Vatican cocaine-filled condoms parcel seized by German customs officers (Guardian March 23, 2014):

Package sent to the Vatican from a South American country contained 14 condoms filled with £33,000 worth of liquid cocaine

German customs officials have intercepted a package addressed to the Vatican containing 14 condoms filled with cocaine.

A government spokesman said a box packed with 340 grammes of the drug, valued at €40,000 (£33,470), was seized in January at the international airport in the eastern city of Leipzig.

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Nov 23

Rep. Trey Radel busted in cocaine sting (USA Today, Nov 19, 2013):

Freshman GOP lawmaker says he struggles with alcoholism and made ‘an extremely irresponsible choice.’

WASHINGTON — Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fla., was caught buying drugs as part of a federal investigation into a Washington, D.C., drug ring last month and is being charged with cocaine possession, according to a senior Drug Enforcement Administration official.

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Oct 09


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Deaths from Prescription Drugs Now Exceed Those Related to Cocaine and Heroin Combined (Liberty Blitzkrieg, Oct 8, 2013):

A report released yesterday by the non-profit organization Trust for America’s Health has revealed some startling data on prescription drug abuse in these United States. The results are pretty damning to the prescription drug industry. Specifically, it found the majority of total drug related deaths in the U.S. come from prescription drugs, and they now account for more deaths than heroin and cocaine combined.

More from Trust for America’s Health:

According to the report, prescription drug abuse has quickly become a top public health concern, as the number of drug overdose deaths – a majority of which are from prescription drugs – doubled in 29 states since 1999. The rates quadrupled in four of these states and tripled in 10 more of these states. Continue reading »

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Oct 04

Flashback:


U.S. drug agents smuggling cocaine, Venezuelan president alleges (Video) (Examiner. Oct 2, 2013):

The president of Venezuela on Wednesday cast suspicion on an American law enforcement agency saying his nation is probing the American drug enforcement officers to learn whether or not they are involved in narcotics trafficking in his country.

President Nicolas Maduro announced that his own law enforcement officials are investigating whether the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) was involved in a recent criminal case involving a multi-million dollar cocaine smuggling operation, according to Jerry Langher, a former narcotics detective and director of corporate security.

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Aug 07

Related info:

The Mena Connection: Exposing The CIA, Bush, Clinton, Iran Contra, And Drug Running (Full Documentary)

Head of DEA Judge Robert Bonner: ‘CIA Are Drug Smugglers’ (Video)

AND NOW: Federal Agents Allowed Drug Cartel To Smuggle Tons Of Cocaine Into US

Coca-Cola Imports Coca Leaves Which Are Used To Manufacture 333 Kg Cocaine In The United States With DEA Approval


Costa Rica Will Stop Sending Cocaine to Miami (Costa Rica Star, Aug 6, 2013):

According to an official press release from the Organization of Judicial Investigations (OIJ in Spanish), Costa Rica will no longer send cocaine or other controlled substances to the United States, at least for the time being. The announcement comes in the wake of news reports about nearly 24 tons of cocaine transported by the U.S. Air Force to Miami on Saturday, July 27th 2013.

The OIJ further explained that officials in Costa Rica had spoken to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) about the temporary lack of an incinerator to destroy seized powder cocaine, marijuana and other illegal drugs. Prior to the massive airlift of cocaine to Miami in late July, the OIJ had managed to destroy almost 23 tons of drugs over the years at a cement factory in Cartago, but a couple of unfortunate incidents resulted in the stockpiling of confiscated drugs, and the OIJ ended up with too much coke. Continue reading »

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Aug 06

Big Oil’s Central Asian Mafia (Veterans Today, Aug 6, 2013)

(Excerpted from Big Oil & Their Bankers: Chapter 17: Caspian Sea Oil Grab)

According to Kurt Wulff of the oil investment firm McDep Associates, the Four Horsemen, romping in their new Far East pastures, saw asset increases from 1988-1994 as follows: Exxon Mobil- 54%, Chevron Texaco- 74%, Royal Dutch/Shell- 52% and BP Amoco- 54%.  Big Oil had more than doubled its collective assets in six short years.

This quantum leap in global power had everything to do withthe takeover of the old Soviet oil patch and the subsequent impoverishment of its birthright owners.

While the Four Horsemen gorged on Russian and Central Asian oil, Wall Street investment bankers were facilitating the oil grab and ripping off the Russian Treasury.

Salomon Smith Barney’s Phibro Energy oil trading subsidiary set up shop in Moscow.  Goldman Sachs was hired by Yeltsin to lure foreign capital to Russia.  Heading the Russian Goldman Sachs team was Robert Rubin, later Clinton Secretary of Treasury & Citigroup CEO.  CS First Boston took a 20% stake in Lukoil, in partnership with BP Amoco. Continue reading »

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Jun 20

The Illuminati Depopulation Agenda (Veterans Today, June 17, 2013):

by Dean Henderson

While the global elite construct underground bunkers, eat organic and hoard seeds in Arctic vaults; the global poor are being slowly starved thanks to high commodity prices and poisoned with genetically modified (GMO) food. Austerity measures aimed largely at the poor are being imposed on all the nations of the world. Weather events grow more deadly and brushfire wars more frequent. An AK-47 can be obtained for $49 in the markets of West Africa. The depopulation campaign of the inbred Illuminati bankers is accelerating.


In 1957 President Dwight Eisenhower, who later warned of a “military-industrial complex”, commissioned a panel of scientists to study the issue of overpopulation.  The scientists put forth Alternatives I, II and III, advocating both the release of deadly viruses and perpetual warfare as means to decrease world population.

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Nov 04


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Aug 13

Bayou’s Ponzi, Vodka And Cocaine, Murder, And Frontrunning The Fed’s “Secret” Bond Market (ZeroHedge, Aug 13, 2012):

Think the attempted fake suicide by Bayou Capital’s Sam Israel which dominated the headlines for a few days in 2008 was strange? You ain’t seen nothing yet: as the following excerpt of Octopus, The Secret Market And The World’s Wildest Con by Guy Lawson via the Daily Mail explains, that was merely the anticlimatic culmination of an amazing tale of bogus London traders, ‘secret’ Bond markets, frontrunning the Fed, fake CIA and MI6 spies, ponzi schemes and staged murders. Continue reading »

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May 28


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CIA Drug Smuggling – The Real Body Bag Case.with Undercover DEA Agent Michael Levine (author of NY Times non-fiction bestseller DEEP COVER) being coopted by CIA in South East Asia. Also: DEA busts CIA smuggling ton of cocaine. Head of DEA Judge Robert Bonner Accuses CIA directly of being drug smugglers. You don’t need more proof than this.

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Aug 04

Federal Agents Allowed Tons Of Cocaine To Be Smuggled Into The U.S. In Exchange For Information (Business Insider, Aug. 4, 2011):

U.S. federal law enforcement officers allegedly granted the Sinaola cartel permission to smuggle several tons of cocaine into the U.S. in exchange for information on rival cartels.

According to the El Paso Times, the accusation is part of Vicente Zambada-Niebla’s defense against drug trafficking charges in Chicago.

The federal court in Illinois held a status hearing Wednesday, ordering the government to respond to Zambada-Niebla’s accusations by September 11.

This prosecution comes on the heels of the ATF’s “Operation Fast and Furious” case where agents allowed U.S. weapons to be smuggled into Mexico.

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Jun 09

To this day, Coca-Cola still imports coca leaves which are used to manufacture cocaine in the United States (Natural News, June 9, 2011):

(NaturalNews) Coca leaves have been chewed and consumed as tea for thousands of years in the high Andes. They are rich in many essential nutrients; they ease respiratory and digestive distress and are a natural stimulant and painkiller. Indigenous tradition and scientific studies have both confirmed that in their natural form, the leaves are completely safe and non-addictive — it takes intensive processing and toxic chemical ingredients to produce cocaine. That’s why more and more coca-containing products have started to hit the market in Andean countries in the past few years.

Yet the United States still aggressively pursues an eradication policy that encourages Andean governments to spray their forests with toxic chemicals to eliminate this medicinal crop. It is illegal to import or possess the leaves under U.S. law — unless you’re the Coca-Cola company. In an effort to preserve the traditional flavor of the best-selling drink, the company long ago convinced the U.S. government to exempt it from the law.

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Jun 23

Peru has overtaken Colombia to became the world’s leading producer of coca leaf, the plant that is used to make cocaine.


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Coca leaf is used to make cocaine Photo: PA

Just over 45 per cent of coca in the world comes from Peru, while 39.3 per cent is grown in Colombia and 15.3 per cent in Bolivia, according to a report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

“Peru has surpassed Colombia as the world’s leading coca leaf producer,” Aldo Lale, the UNODC representative in Bogota, said at a press conference.

Peru produced 119,000 metric tonnes of coca leaf in 2009, while Colombia produced 103,000 tonnes during the same period, Mr Lale said.

Colombia remains the largest source for processed cocaine, although its production has fallen dramatically from 600 tonnes in 2007 to 410 tonnes in 2009. Continue reading »

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May 25

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Authorities in the German states of Hesse and North-Rhine Westphalia have ordered retailers to stop selling Red Bull Cola after they found traces of cocaine in the fizzy drink.

The consumer ministries in the two states confirmed on Friday they had ordered retailers to pull the drink off their shelves after a food safety institute in North-Rhine Westphalia found cocaine in samples of the beverage.

“The institute examined Red Bull Cola in an elaborate chemical process and found traces of cocaine,” Bernhard Kühnle, head of the food safety department at the federal ministry for consumer protection said.

Authorities said the cocaine levels do not pose a health threat but are not permitted in foodstuffs.

The Frankfurter Neuen Presse reported that the investigation was prompted by the use of a de-cocainized extract of coca leaf in the drink. That means the drink cannot be classified as a foodstuff but as a narcotic and needs a special license, authorities said.

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Nov 07

• EU agency fears glut and reversal of deaths decline
• UK tops cocaine abuse table for fifth year in row


Afghan farmers in a poppy fi eld: Helmand province, centre of British military operations, accounts for over half of the opium crop. Photograph: Ahmad Masood/Reuters

A glut of opium on the world market, fuelled by a record Afghan harvest, threatens a new heroin crisis in Britain, the European Union’s drug agency warned yesterday. The agency’s annual report also confirms that the UK remains at the top of the European league table of 27 countries for cocaine abuse for the fifth year in a row. The UK accounts for 820,000 of the 4 million Europeans who have “recently used” cocaine.

But the agency also reports that there are “stronger signals” of the declining popularity of cannabis across Europe, especially among British school students.

Nevertheless the drug experts say that a quarter of all Europeans – 71 million people – have tried cannabis at some time in their lives.

The heroin warning from the European monitoring centre for drugs and drug abuse follows two record opium harvests in Afghanistan of 8,200 tonnes in 2007 and 7,700 tonnes this year. The harvests represent 90% of the world’s illicit opium production with Helmand province, the centre of British military operations, accounting for over half of the crop.

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Sep 11

Government officials in charge of collecting billions of dollars worth of royalties from oil and gas companies accepted gifts, steered contracts to favored clients and engaged in drug use and illicit sex with employees of the energy firms, federal investigators reported yesterday.

Investigators from the Interior Department’s inspector general’s office said more than a dozen employees, including the former director of the oil royalty program, took meals, ski trips, sports tickets and golf outings from industry representatives. The report alleges that the former director, Gregory W. Smith, also netted more than $30,000 from improper outside work.

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Sep 07


Mexican soldiers guard cocaine at the crash site

MEXICO CITY (AFP) – A private jet that crash-landed almost one year ago in eastern Mexico carrying 3.3 tons of cocaine had previously been used for CIA “rendition” flights, a newspaper report said here Thursday, citing documents from the United States and the European Parliament.

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Jun 17

MIAMI – From “Scarface” to “Miami Vice,” Florida‘s drug problem has been portrayed as the story of a single narcotic: cocaine. But for Floridians, prescription drugs are increasingly a far more lethal habit.

An analysis of autopsies in 2007 released this week by the Florida Medical Examiners Commission found that the rate of deaths caused by prescription drugs was three times the rate of deaths caused by all illicit drugs combined.

Law enforcement officials said that the shift toward prescription-drug abuse, which began here about eight years ago, showed no sign of letting up and that the state must do more to control it.

“You have health care providers involved, you have doctor shoppers, and then there are crimes like robbing drug shipments,” said Jeff Beasley, a drug intelligence inspector for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, which co-sponsored the study. “There is a multitude of ways to get these drugs, and that’s what makes things complicated.”

The report’s findings track with similar studies by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, which has found that roughly seven million Americans are abusing prescription drugs. If accurate, that would be an increase of 80 percent in six years and more than the total abusing cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, Ecstasy and inhalants.

The Florida report analyzed 168,900 deaths statewide. Cocaine, heroin and all methamphetamines caused 989 deaths, it found, while legal opioids – strong painkillers in brand-name drugs like Vicodin and OxyContin – caused 2,328.

Drugs with benzodiazepine, mainly depressants like Valium and Xanax, led to 743 deaths. Alcohol was the most commonly occurring drug, appearing in the bodies of 4,179 of the dead and judged the cause of death of 466 – fewer than cocaine (843) but more than methamphetamine (25) and marijuana (0). Continue reading »

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