The major drug investigation centres on the warehouse in woodland near Chimay southern Belgium
BY RAF CASERT / ASSOCIATED PRESS
BRUSSELS (AP) — A three-nation investigation led to one of the biggest seizures of synthetic drugs in Europe, a haul of products to create Ecstasy pills with a street value of 1.3 billion euros ($1.75 billion), the Belgian prosecutor’s office said Friday.
After 30 raids in Belgium, the Netherlands and Poland, 11 people were under arrest charged with possession, production and trading in drugs as part of a criminal gang, it said.
“It is the biggest such [...]
By Richard Fausset / LA Times
MEXICO CITY — Mexican drug cartels are striving to become “key players in the European drugs market,” Europol officials said Friday.
Their statement, issued from Europol headquarters in the Hague, said that Mexican criminals have become “global market coordinators” in trafficking cocaine and synthetic drugs to Europe. Police officials also alleged that Mexicans were moving firearms from southeast Europe and trading them with cocaine dealers in the Americas. They also specifically cited the Zetas cartel–perhaps the most ruthless of the Mexican gangs—for reportedly trafficking human beings “for sexual exploitation” from northeast Europe [...]
By Abbie Alford / Fox23
Designer drug overdoses are increasing and more young people are winding up in the hospital.
In 2011, two Oklahoma teens died at a party in Konawa in Pontotoc County, Oklahoma.
They ingested the synthetic drug 2-Bromo Dragonfly known to mimic ecstasy.
FOX23 News videojournalist Michael Barber was able to buy three grams of Morpheus Remastered from the Independence Smoke Shop near East Pine and N. Lewis in Tulsa. The product is only used as a prop for the story.
FOX23 News is told that the store is on Indian land [...]