NEWS & ANALYSIS

Colorado to Discuss Retinal Scans, Fingerprinting to Secure Prescription Drugs

Colorado lawmakers want to make medication dispensing more secure by requiring biometric verification when patients fill prescriptions, but critics of the plan worry that with the amount of data lawmakers want to collect, information breaches could be more damaging to patients than ever before.

Morning Security Brief: Guantánamo Recidivism, Counterfeit Drugs, Hackers Target Anonymous, and More

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence publishes its annual report on Guantánamo. Groups push to enhance penalties for counterfeit drugs. Unknown hackers target Anonymous. And more.

NOPD Announces ‘Scarlet Letter’ Campaign to Promote Crimestoppers

The New Orleans Police Department announced a new initiative on Friday to gain the public’s trust and show that they are following up on tips provided through its tip line.

As the Availability of Drugs Increases, More Young People Become Abusers

The demand for drugs in America is growing, and particularly among young people, the rate of drug use has increased, according to the United States Department of Justice's annual National Drug Threat Assessment.

Morning Security Brief: Anthrax, Drug Testing, TSA, and More

Documents show security gaps in anthrax lab. The Guam Department of Corrections' drug testing policy is called into question after an officer fails a drug test. And the TSA raunchy note writer is identified.

Assessing Progress in the War on Drugs

The global war on drugs is a failure, according to a recent report from the Global Commission on Drug Policy.

CBP: Taking Out Cartel Leadership Has No Impact On Flow Of Drugs

The flow of marijuana from Mexico to the U.S. remains steady even after cartel bosses are killed or captured.

Morning Security Brief: Heroine Control, Iran Supplying Weapons, TSA Duped, and More

More Heroin being seized at the Southwest border. U.S. says Iran is still backing the insurgency in Iraq. And TSA is baffled at how a man was able to crisscross the country with fake boarding passes.

A Look at Mexican Drug Cartel Membership Trends

Experts’ concerns about the increased use of child soldiers by Mexican drug cartels were affirmed Wednesday after a bloody confrontation between members of Los Zetas and Jalisco State Police at a cartel training camp resulted in the arrest of 10 members, five of which were in their teens. There also appear to be more female members.

DEA Scores Two Victories Against Stealthy, Sophisticated Latin American Drug Traffickers

In the past two weeks, the Drug Enforcement Administration helped interdict a drug-running semi-submersible off Guatemala while providing intelligence that uncovered the construction of a full submarine for drug smuggling in Ecuador.
 




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