November 12, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
The head of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on Wednesday expressed concern that the legalization of marijuana by some US states is not compatible with existing international drug conventions. UNODC executive director Yury Fedotov stated that the UNODC is following the legalization trend ...[read more]
April 9, 2014
by Benjamin Minegar
US Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday expressed concern before the US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee with respect to the proliferation of virtual currencies, which, he asserts, have created new avenues for money laundering, drug trafficking and other illegal activity. Holder ...[read more]
March 5, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The US Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in Rosemond v. United States that defendants have to know in advance that their accomplices would use or carry a gun while committing a crime in order to be convicted under federal gun laws. Justus Rosemond was charged, among other things, for using a gun in ...[read more]
November 12, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in three cases. In Rosemond v. United States the court heard arguments on whether the offense of aiding and abetting the use of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence or drug trafficking crime, in violation of 18 USC 924... ...[read more]
June 30, 2013
by Meagan McElroy
6/25/2013: UN rights expert urged Morocco to combat human trafficking 6/20/2013: Supreme Court ruled US cannot withhold HIV/AIDS funding over prostitution stance 6/3/2013: Japan and UN reached agreement to combat drug and human trafficking 1/4/2013: Tennessee judged ruled law concerning human ...[read more]
June 4, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the government of Japan on Monday came to an agreement to increase efforts to combat drug and human trafficking in Africa and Southeast Asia. The agreement was reached at the end of the Fifth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD ...[read more]
May 28, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court granted certiorari in two cases. In Rosemond v. United States the court will decide whether the offense of aiding and abetting the use of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence or drug trafficking crime, in violation of 18 USC 924(c)(1)(A) and 2, r... ...[read more]
April 27, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
Zivko Budimir, president of the Bosniak-Croat Federation, one of the governing entities in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), was arrested on Friday along with 17 other officials as part of a corruption investigation and crackdown. Budimir and others were detained and questioned while their offices ...[read more]
September 28, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
Drug trafficking and violent crime in Central America and the Caribbean threaten the rule of law in those regions, according to a report released Thursday by the UN Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The report concluded that cocaine trafficking and the associated violence are the main source of ...[read more]
September 22, 2012
by Kimberly Bennett
On September 22, 2006, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced plans to build a "virtual fence" along the borders with Canada and Mexico for controlling illegal immigration and drug trafficking. The project was to be carried out by Boeing Corporation, which was awarded a $67 million ...[read more]

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