“Teen Mom 2” star Jenelle Evans is back in rehab, according to RadarOnline.
The gossip website reported Evans is seeking treatment for an addiction to heroin, according to a source.
“Everyone has been worried about Jenelle doing heroin, even though she was denying that for a long time,” the source said.
Evans has had a tumultuous few months, the source added, noting she recently separated from her husband, Courtland Rogers. The MTV star also reportedly recently got pregnant again but suffered a miscarriage.
The 21-year-old is now reportedly tying to get help. Her first stint in rehab– [...]
by KEEGAN HAMILTON / The Atlantic
The rumor started Thursday afternoon when the newspaper Prensa Libre reported that several narcos were killed during shootout in Guatemala’s remote Petén region. Interior Minister Mauricio Lopez said one of the corpses was “physically very similar” to Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán, top boss of Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel. Other outlets, including the unfiltered drug war diary Blog del Narco, spread the word on Twitter, piquing the interest of the international press, and sending Mexican and Guatemalan officials scrambling to confirm the powerful drug lord’s purported demise.
The rumor was soon thoroughly debunked. [...]
Nearly 200 kg of Afghan heroine has been seized during a raid in Moscow region. The drug was hidden amid radishes and dyed green to be less noticeable.
Viktor Ivanov, the head of the Federal drug control service (FDCS) said “187 kg of high concentrated heroin was seized. This product was produced in Afghanistan and taken to Russia for distribution and sales”
The bust prevented the distribution of drugs with an estimated street value of between 180 to 200 million dollars, Ivanov added.
The drugs made it all the way from Afghanistan through Central Asian countries in [...]
By Tracy Wilkinson / LA Times
MEXICO CITY — Guatemalan authorities said Friday they had not yet recovered the bodies from a gun battle between Mexican drug traffickers in a remote part of the country where one of the world’s most-wanted fugitive kingpins is known to operate.
Reports of the shootout on Thursday led to wide speculation that the dead might include Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman, billionaire chieftain of the powerful Sinaloa cartel and the much-wanted mastermind of Mexico’s largest and oldest drug-trafficking organization.
Helicopters were searching the area from the air in hopes of finding bodies and [...]
GUATEMALA CITY — (AP) Guatemalan authorities are mobilizing security forces to scour a remote, rural area where residents reported a gunbattle between drug gangs and said one of the dead resembled Mexico’s most-wanted drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.
But officials stressed late Thursday that they had not yet found any bodies or even confirmed a shootout happened.
Interior Minister Mauricio Lopez Bonilla told The Associated Press that police and soldiers would begin searching on foot and in the air at first light Friday, looking for the scene of the reported gunfight in Peten province near the [...]
As the heroin trade suffers in Afghanistan, poppy farmers are marrying off their daughters, sometimes to unsavory and far-away men, to pay their debts.
She was a 12-year-old girl, with fiery green eyes and defiance on her face. Her father had promised her hand to a stranger from Helmand province who didn’t speak her language, was more than 30 years her senior, and already had eight children. Her father had borrowed the man’s money for his poppy venture. And now it was up to her to repay that debt.
Darya, as she was called in a new [...]
CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities in Chicago are naming a drug kingpin in Mexico as the city’s Public Enemy No. 1 — a label first given to gangster Al Capone and one that hasn’t been used since Prohibition.
Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is being singled out for his role as leader of the powerful Sinaloa cartel, which supplies the bulk of narcotics sold in the city, according to the Chicago Crime Commission and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.
“Not since the Chicago Crime Commission’s first Public Enemy No. 1 has any criminal deserved this title more than [...]
The Mexican military says it has captured the man accused of being the security chief for Joaquin “Shorty” Guzman, Mexico’s most wanted drug lord.
A military spokesman said Jonathan Salas was arrested without a shot being fired in north-western Sinaloa state.
Three helicopters and at least eight navy vehicles surrounded Mr Salas.
Last year, the governor of Sinaloa mistakenly announced that Mr Salas, who is also known as The Ghost, had been killed in a clash with the Navy.
Mexican prosecutors accuse Mr Salas of being the man tasked with guarding Joaquin Guzman, the fugitive leader [...]
On Tuesday, officials from the Department of the Treasury confirmed the designation of organized crime figure Filemon Garcia Ayala — as well as his companies located in Mexico and Southeast United States –to its list of foreign narcotics kingpins for Ayala’s alleged links to Los Zetas, arguably the most violent of all the Mexican drug cartels.
In addition Ayala’s interests located in Mexico, Treasury also identified three U.S. companies affiliated with Filemon Garcia Ayala as blocked property as described in the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act).
President Barack Obama identified Los Zetas as a [...]
Central Asia: Cold-War Attitudes Hindering Drug War
Narcotics use is wreaking havoc in Russia, responsible for 30,000 annual deaths and 200 new HIV infections every day. But Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin is letting knee-jerk hostility toward the United States cloud its response to the drug-trafficking crisis. Not only is Russia reluctant to go along with a Washington-designed anti-trafficking blueprint, Moscow is believed to be leaning on Central Asian states not to cooperate either.
Back in July 2011, Washington unveiled its so-called Central Asia Counter-narcotics Initiative (CACI) to battle drug traffickers throughout the region and reduce the volume of [...]