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2007-07-13 09:16:37

By Lawrence Buser buser@commercialappealcom A dozen members of three gangs have been arrested in a major drug bust involving the seizure of marijuana, cocaine, illegal weapons and $1 million in cash, authorities said Wednesday. Speaking at a press conference, U.S. Atty. David Kustoff said raids were carried out at 15 locations with the primary focus at homes on Mayflower and Vernon, both near Jackson and National in the Nutbush area. In addition to bales of packaged marijuana,...

2007-01-12 15:01:01

By Lauren Pack, The Journal-News, Hamilton, Ohio Jan. 12--HAMILTON -- Owners of a Hamilton pawn shop have been arrested after sheriff's deputies found drugs, guns and a police-issued bullet proof vest at the business and in their homes. The Butler County Sheriff's Office Drug and Vice Investigations Unit, with the assistance of the Hamilton Police Department, executed a search warrant about 4:45 p.m. Wednesday at Midwest Trade Inc., 537 Knightsbridge Drive, where they seized drugs,...

2006-08-23 20:57:00

BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Colombian police responding to what looked at first like a simple traffic accident on San Andres island found $40 million in cocaine hidden in an overturned Ford truck, they said on Wednesday. The driver of the yellow vehicle, which flipped on its side on Tuesday while taking a curve too quickly, was in custody, police told Reuters. "He is saying that he did not know anything about the cocaine," a police spokesman said from the Caribbean tourist island...

2006-05-04 13:20:00

By Will Boggs, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Long-term cocaine use may be associated with regional left ventricular dysfunction, a condition that reduces the heart's pumping efficiency and increases the risk of heart failure, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore. "Since cocaine use is quite popular in this country," senior investigator Dr. Shenghan Lai told Reuters Health, "physicians need to know cocaine use may cause left ventricular dysfunction." He...

2006-05-02 11:20:00

MEXICO CITY -- Mexico's president will approve a law that decriminalizes possession of small amounts of marijuana, cocaine and other drugs to concentrate on fighting violent narco gangs, the government said on Tuesday. President Vicente Fox will not oppose the bill, passed by senators last week, presidential spokesman Ruben Aguilar told reporters, despite likely tensions with the United States. "The president is going to sign that law, there would be no objection," he said. "It appears to be...

2006-04-29 07:21:13

By Noel Randewich MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Possessing marijuana, cocaine and even heroin will no longer be a crime in Mexico if they are in small amounts for personal use under new reforms passed by Congress that quickly drew U.S. criticism. The measure given final passage 53-26 by senators in a late night session on Thursday is aimed at letting police focus on their battle against major drug dealers, and President Vicente Fox is expected to sign it into law. "This law provides more...

2006-04-28 20:07:59

By Noel Randewich MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Possessing marijuana, cocaine and even heroin will no longer be a crime in Mexico if they are in small amounts for personal use under new reforms passed by Congress that quickly drew U.S. criticism. The measure given final passage 53-26 by senators in a late night session on Thursday is aimed at letting police focus on their battle against major drug dealers, and President Vicente Fox is expected to sign it into law. "This law provides more...

2006-04-28 15:00:00

By Noel Randewich MEXICO CITY -- Possessing marijuana, cocaine and even heroin will no longer be a crime in Mexico if the drugs are carried in small amounts for personal use, under legislation passed by the Mexican Congress. The measure given final passage by senators late on Thursday allows police to focus on their battle against major drug dealers, the government says, and President Vicente Fox is expected to sign it into law. "This law provides more judicial tools for authorities to fight...

2006-04-28 11:50:00

MEXICO CITY -- Owning marijuana, cocaine and even heroin will no longer be a crime in Mexico if the drugs are carried in small amounts for personal use, under legislation passed by the Congress. Police will not penalize people for possessing up to 5 grams of marijuana, 5 grams of opium, 25 milligrams of heroin or 500 milligrams of cocaine, under a bill passed by senators late on Thursday and earlier approved by the lower house. People caught with larger quantities of drugs will be treated as...

2006-04-19 17:09:03

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico has detained police at a small coastal airport for possible involvement with a huge cocaine haul found stuffed into an empty passenger airliner, the attorney general's office said on Wednesday. Local media said more than five officers had been held for questioning since the drug seizure last week, and other staff at Caudal del Carmen airport were being investigated for allegedly trying to stop the plane from being searched. Prosecutors are still hunting...


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  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
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