Major dark web drug suppliers have started to voluntarily ban the synthetic opioid fentanyl because it is too dangerous, the National Crime Agency has said.
They are “delisting” the high-strength painkiller, effectively classifying it alongside mass-casualty firearms and explosives as commodities that are considered too high-risk to trade. Fentanyl can be up to 100 times stronger than heroin and can easily cause accidental overdoses, particularly when mixed with heroin.
Vince O’Brien, one of the NCA’s leads on drugs, told the Observer that dark web marketplace operators appeared to have made a commercial decision, because selling a drug that could lead to fatalities was more likely to prompt attention from police.
First-time shoplifters will no longer be prosecuted in two of Toronto’s busiest police divisions as part of a pilot project that, if successful, will go citywide.
The program — called Shop Theft — allows privately employed theft prevention officers to release an accused after the details of the incident are called in to a division, as opposed to waiting — sometimes for hours — for police to answer the low-priority calls.
Down in Mexico, they call bribes “mordidas.” It literally means “bites,” like mosquito or dog bites.
It’s part of the daily conversation. I can remember many times hearing a Mexican friend boast – and I mean proudly boast – about “la mordida” that he had just paid at a federal agency or to the policeman over a traffic violation.
As I remember, he felt that he was helping the poorly paid policeman with a bribe. I remember another one telling me it was a matter of duty paying off a bureaucrat. He said he paid off the “expletive deleted” government official.
CityNews has obtained a shocking photo of an alleged gang leader eating a gourmet meal of steak and lobster — and holding an iPhone — while awaiting trial for multiple murders at Toronto South Detention Centre.
All of those items, including the unopened bottle of Barq’s root beer accompanying his meal, are not allowed in jail.
The photo appears fairly benign, until it becomes clear that the person in the picture is an alleged murderer and gang leader. A publication ban prohibits CityNews from naming him.