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Spotlight: DEA caught paying TSA employees as informants

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz said the Drug Enforcement Agency improperly paid Transportation Security Administration workers to serve as informants as they were conducting their daily work for TSA.

GAO: TSA needs more efficient testing processes for screening technology

The Transportation Security Administration has made an effort to better test and evaluate airport screening technology, but the steps don't go far enough, according to the Government Accountability Office.

Heroin, fentanyl seizures increasing in US; feds stepping up efforts to address issue

While overall nationwide drug seizures dropped 13 percent from fiscal years 2013 to 2014, the head of the Customs and Border Protection agency recently said that heroin seizures rose by 12 percent during the same period.

Heroin, fentanyl seizures increasing in US; feds stepping up efforts to address issue

While overall nationwide drug seizures dropped 13 percent from fiscal years 2013 to 2014, the head of the Customs and Border Protection agency recently said that heroin seizures rose by 12 percent during the same period.

High-ranking US Southern Command official says drug interdiction efforts could be in peril

A U.S. joint military task force's progress in detecting, monitoring and stopping illicit drug trafficking from South America, Central America and the Caribbean could be in "jeopardy" due to defense cutbacks and limited resources.

High-ranking US Southern Command official says drug interdiction efforts could be in peril

A U.S. joint military task force's progress in detecting, monitoring and stopping illicit drug trafficking from South America, Central America and the Caribbean could be in "jeopardy" due to defense cutbacks and limited resources.

Shifting national attitudes about illicit drugs may pose challenge for UN discussion in 2016

While some nations favor the current hardline global approach in dealing with illicit drug production, trade and use, others want to liberalize elements of that framework, creating uncertainty for an international conference next year that will debate such issues.  

Shifting national attitudes about illicit drugs may pose challenge for UN discussion in 2016

While some nations favor the current hardline global approach in dealing with illicit drug production, trade and use, others want to liberalize elements of that framework, creating uncertainty for an international conference next year that will debate such issues.  

Coast Guard makes plea for more boats to combat drug trafficking off US southern coast

The service is the nation's foremost defense against cocaine, but about half of the Coast Guard's high-confidence intelligence drug trafficking cases in the Caribbean cannot be acted on because it doesn't have enough ships there.

Coast Guard makes plea for more boats to combat drug trafficking off US southern coast

The service is the nation's foremost defense against cocaine, but about half of the Coast Guard's high-confidence intelligence drug trafficking cases in the Caribbean cannot be acted on because it doesn't have enough ships there.