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  • Chicago corrections officer charged in pot smuggling attempt

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - A corrections officer in Chicago's Cook County Jail was arrested on Tuesday and faces a federal criminal charge for allegedly trying to smuggle two sandwiches packed with marijuana into the jail last year, federal authorities said.
  • Officials say Mexican cartel leader arrested while shopping in Texas

    Officials say Mexican cartel leader arrested while shopping in Texas
    The top leader of Mexico's notorious Gulf cartel has been arrested while shopping in south Texas, U.S. officials announced Tuesday. Juan Francisco Saenz-Tamez, 23, of Camargo, in Tamaulipas state, was indicted by a U.S. grand jury in September 2013 on...

    Charges: Jail guard smuggled pot in sub sandwiches

    Charges: Jail guard smuggled pot in sub sandwiches
    A Cook County Jail guard has been charged as part of a scheme to use submarine sandwiches and other methods to smuggle marijuana, tobacco and other contraband into a maximum-security wing of the jail, federal authorities said Tuesday. Three inmates were...

    Feds: Chicago-area man supplied heroin to Indiana dealers

    Feds: Chicago-area man supplied heroin to Indiana dealers
    Prosecutors and investigators say they have broken up a drug-distribution ring that bought heroin and other drugs from a supplier in the Chicago area and resold it in northwest Indiana. Nine people, including three Chicago-area residents, one of them...

    Fight against Afghanistan's opium trade is failing, U.S. report says

    For the last decade, the United States has spent $7.6 billion in a massive effort to combat Afghanistan's lucrative opium trade. But after a record harvest last year, the U.S. inspector general for Afghanistan has concluded that the counter-narcotics...