Drugs Fuel Terrorism

https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/drugs-fuel-terrorism/

by Jeffrey James Higgins

Published on December 7, 2017

The sale of illegal drugs fuels terrorism by pouring profits into dangerous ideologies, fanning the flames of hatred and violence around the world. The connection between drugs and terror is highly predictable, based on political and economic principles, and this linkage creates ethical dilemmas for drug users and policy makers alike. It is critically important to understand that drug profits enable terrorist organizations to turn powder into blood.

THE NEXUS:

The majority of the world’s cocaine comes from Colombia and most of the world’s heroin is produced in Afghanistan. In both countries, terrorist groups influence the drug trade and fund their operations with drug proceeds. According to the DEA, approximately 37 percent of officially designated Foreign Terrorist Organizationshave possible ties to drug trafficking. That percentage doesn’t include many undesignated purveyors of terror, like the Afghan Taliban, so the number of groups supporting terrorism with drug sales is probably much higher.

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LEO Round Table – November 27, 2017

Episode 410: Best States for Police / Court Rules against Trump

http://leoroundtable.com/10-best-states-for-cops-to-work-in-what-are-they-leo-round-table-episode-410/

Episode 411: Officer Shoots Armed Suspect / Drug Lab Bombed

http://leoroundtable.com/knife-man-approaches-police-on-video-before-being-fatally-shot-leo-round-table-episode-411/

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LEO Round Table – 10/23/2017

Episode 380: Should police standardize firearms?

http://leoroundtable.com/firearms-standardization-in-law-enforcement-good-or-bad-leo-round-table-episode-380/

Episode 381: Should de-escalation be required?

http://leoroundtable.com/de-escalation-techniques-required-before-force-u-s-court-rules-leo-round-table-episode-381/

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Voice of America Interview

Voice of America interviewed me about China’s role in the opioid crisis. The video interview will be produced soon.

Here’s the article in Mandarin Chinese:

https://www.voachinese.com/a/opioid-china-20170905/4016464.html

Here’s a rough English translation, using Google Translate:

CHINA

New Opium War: China ‘s Fatal Exports

September 6, 2017

Opioids

WASHINGTON –

Every day, an average of 100 Americans died of opioid overdose. Last month, President Chuanpu announced the country’s entry into the “state of emergency” of opioid abuse. In this “unprecedented” crisis, China is an important part, because most of the synthetic opium drugs, made in China, exported from China, especially the highly toxic fentanyl. Law enforcement officers said there is more and more fentanyl through mail into the United States, to challenge the law enforcement.

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LEO Round Table – October 2, 2017

Episode 360: Terror in Las Vegas / Lost Weapon Leads to Shooting

http://leoroundtable.com/las-vegas-terror-produces-deadliest-mass-shooting-in-u-s-leo-round-table-episode-360/

Episode 361: Police can’t Protest in Uniform / Government Shouldn’t Fund the NFL

http://leoroundtable.com/kneeling-in-uniform-should-it-be-tolerated-leo-round-table-episode-361/

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LEO Round Table – September 25, 2017

Episode 354: NFL protests

NFL Protests During National Anthem And Law Enforcement – LEO Round Table episode 354

Episode 355: Seattle use-of-force / Officer saves jumper

Seattle Police Lose Use-Of-Force Lawsuit, Should They? – LEO Round Table episode 355

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LEO Round Table – September 11, 2017

Episode 342: Bribing gang members?

http://leoroundtable.com/should-you-pay-violent-gang-members-a-stipend-to-end-gun-violence-leo-round-table-episode-342/

Episode 343: Should police view videos?

http://leoroundtable.com/should-cops-review-body-cam-videos-before-making-statements-leo-round-table-episode-343/

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3 CNN Appearances

Tune in on Saturday, September 23 to see my two live interviews on CNN Newsroom and to watch an episode about one of my cases on CNN Declassified.

Fredricka Whitfield will interview me about narco-terrorism at 12:50 p.m. and Ana Cabrera will interview me again at 8:50 p.m.

At 9:00 p.m., CNN Declassified will air Heroin’s Godfather: Haji Bagcho.

LEO Round Table – September 4, 2017

Episode 336: Officer arrests nurse for following the law.

http://leoroundtable.com/nurse-arrested-by-police-while-protecting-unconscious-cops-rights-leo-round-table-episode-336/

Episode 337: Police shooting justified under stand-your-ground.

http://leoroundtable.com/stand-your-ground-immunity-applies-to-cops-florida-court-says-leo-round-table-episode-337/

Episode 338: Many warnings of ANTIFA violence.

http://leoroundtable.com/charlottesville-warned-by-dhs-3-days-before-violence-leo-round-table-episode-338/

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CNN Declassified Tonight

CNN Declassified is scheduled to air The Godfather of Heroin tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET. This episode details the investigation and arrest of Haji Bagcho, the world’s most prolific drug trafficker.

If the episode is postponed for CNN’s coverage of hurricane Irma, which is possible, I’ll post an update with the new date and time.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/10/world/afghanistan-war-opium-heroin-facts-declassified/index.html