Fw: [DrugWar] Drug czar announces major bust in bad heroin supply

Preston Peet ptpeet at nyc.rr.com
Tue Jun 6 14:07:47 EDT 2006


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From: "Libby" <baystatebar at yahoo.com>
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Sent: Monday, June 05, 2006 9:55 PM
Subject: [DrugWar] Drug czar announces major bust in bad heroin supply


> What a misleading headline. They made a little bust
> and big announcement.  Excerpts:
>
> http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/MI_BAD_HEROIN_MIOL-?SITE=MIDTN&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT
>
> U.S. agents, working in cooperation with the Mexican
> government, have closed down a lab in Mexico that
> might be the main source of a powerful painkiller that
> has killed at least 100 heroin users in eight states,
> the federal drug czar said Monday.
>
> John Walters, director of the White House Office of
> National Drug Control Policy, said it's still not
> clear whether the painkiller, fentanyl, was mixed with
> heroin at the lab in Mexico or after it entered the
> United States. Fentanyl-laced cocaine also has turned
> up in some cities, he said.
>
> "There may be more than one source," Walters said. "We
> think this is the principal source."
>
> --------------------------
>
> "We hope to have a break in the case, but we're not
> sure this is it," Robertson said. "This is an ongoing
> investigation, and we're working very closely with
> local authorities."
>
> Five men, all Mexican citizens, were arrested in
> connection with the May 28 raid, Robertson said.
>
> "Through standard detective work we're looking to make
> ties into what's going on up here" in the United
> States, Robertson said.
>
>
> Libby Spencer
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