Heroin

Vine, HQ Trivia cofounder dead at 34

Autopsy Confirms: Vine Co-Founder Colin Kroll Died of Drug Overdose

It has been confirmed through autopsy that Colin Kroll, the co-founder of the now-defunct video sharing platform Vine, died of an accidental drug overdose in December. Kroll reportedly has a mixture of drugs in his system including cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl.

China says US should curb its demand for opioids

Report: Experts Insist Opioid Fentanyl Could Be Used as ‘Tool of Terror’

Terrorists could potentially use fentanyl – a synthetic opioid is mainly produced in China that is the primary source behind the fatal overdose epidemic in the United States – as a “weapon of mass destruction,” Bloomberg News recently reported, citing experts and echoing other articles.

The US opioid epidemic is accelerating, with hospital emergency room visits for overdoses from drugs like heroin, fentanyl and prescription painkillers up 30 percent from 2016 to 2017, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

U.S. Life Expectancy Declines Again as Fentanyl Rampage Continues

American life expectancy declined again last year according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), adding up to the worst four-year decline since 1915-1918, when mortality rates were driven by the infamous meat grinder of World War One and a deadly flu pandemic.

Drugs found in Houston Townhouse Fire -- Photo: Harris County Sheriff's Office

Texas Firefighters Find $3M in Heroin, Possible Fentanyl in Blaze

HOUSTON, Texas — Firefighters on the northeast side of Harris County discovered what appears to be a drug lab and distribution warehouse while responding to a townhouse “blaze.” Investigators from the Harris County Sheriff’s Office report they seized nearly $3 million in heroin, methamphetamine, and what they believe to be fentanyl.

Spain's police seize massive cocaine haul in banana cargo

Spanish Police Crack Down on Heroin Dens

MADRID (AP) – Police in Barcelona say a massive crackdown on squatted apartments used for trafficking and consuming heroin and other drugs is underway in the city center. At least 700 police agents are taking part in Monday’s anti-drug trafficking

In this photo taken on February 19, 2017, Afghan General Abdul Raziq (C), police chief of Kandahar, poses for a picture during a graduation ceremony at a police training centre in Kandahar province. - An Afghan security chief and a journalist were killed and three Americans wounded on October 18 …

Taliban Kills 3, Wounds 13 in Insider Attack Targeting Top U.S. Commander

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for staging an assassination attempt on Thursday carried out by a provincial governor’s bodyguard against the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan and Afghan security officials that ended up killing three people and wounding 13 others, including two Americans.

FILE -- In this April 21, 2014 file photo, Afghan farmers harvest opium, in Helmand province, Afghanistan. For the past month, the Taliban have held control over most of Afghanistan’s Helmand province, where the majority of the world’s opium is grown -- and as insurgent attacks intensify around the provincial …

Report: U.S. Airstrikes on 200 Taliban Targets Fail to Cripple Heroin Trade

The unprecedented air campaign against the Taliban’s opium and heroin trade, seen as the group’s primary economic engine and worth hundreds of millions of dollars to the narco-jihadis, has failed to meet to expectations according to a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) report on Wednesday.

FILE - In this May 27, 2016 file photo, Taliban fighters react to a speech by their senior leader in the Shindand district of Herat province, Afghanistan. Two senior Taliban figures said that Pakistan has issued a stark warning to the militant group, apparently surprised over being excluded from the …

Feds Sentence Afghan Man to 10 Years for Smuggling Taliban Heroin into U.S.

A U.S. federal court reportedly sentenced an Afghan national to a mandatory minimum of ten years in prison this week in connection to a multi-million-dollar conspiracy to smuggle heroin used to fund the Taliban’s terrorist activities from Afghanistan into the United States.

FILE -- In this April 21, 2014 file photo, Afghan farmers harvest opium, in Helmand province, Afghanistan. For the past month, the Taliban have held control over most of Afghanistan’s Helmand province, where the majority of the world’s opium is grown -- and as insurgent attacks intensify around the provincial …

Watchdog: Afghans Turn to Heroin Production for Job Security

The historic production of opium and its heroin derivative in Afghanistan — with a record output value of up to $6.6 billion last year, or nearly a third of the country’s entire gross domestic product — appears to provide better prospects for job security than any other industry in the nation.

**FILE** A Taliban militant is seen with an AK- 47 rifle gun, right, as farmers collect resin from poppies in an opium poppy field in Naway district of Helmand province, southwest Afghanistan in a Friday, April 25, 2008 file photo. Drought and anti-drug campaigns helped slash Afghanistan's opium poppy cultivation …

Trump’s Air Campaign Prompting Taliban to Shut Down Heroin Labs

U.S. airstrikes targeting drug labs in Afghanistan reportedly drove a Taliban commander in Helmand, the most opium-producing region in the world and one of the group’s major strongholds, to move heroin factories away from urban areas into the mountains to avoid detection.