North America 

Border crisis: Two women arrested for smuggling more than $3 million worth of meth in from Mexico

Law Enforcement presence has been dramatically increased in and around ports of entry into the United States since President Trump was elected. President Trump makes his views very clear on the matter of border security for many reasons – not the least of which is the amount of drugs being brought in from Mexico.  Here’s a prime example of why. On August 4th, US Customs and Border Protection arrested two women for transporting over $3 million worth of methamphetamine into the country. The Office of Field Operations of the United…

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North America 

Killing of Black Disciples ‘king’ could be linked to Mexico’s Gulf Cartel drugs, FBI says

Lawrence ‘Big Law’ Loggins was shot to death last year in a parked car in Englewood. New revelations of possible Gulf Cartel ties are in an affidavit in a sweeping drug case. The leader of one of Chicago’s oldest and largest gangs could have been killed in connection with a load of drugs supplied by the Gulf Cartel, a Mexican drug cartel, according to an FBI court filing. Lawrence “Big Law” Loggins was shot to death on Feb. 6, 2019, in a parked car in front of his home near…

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Amherst police arrest man wanted on Canada-wide warrant

A man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant has been arrested in Amherst, N.S. following a traffic stop on Sunday morning. Christopher McKay, 33, was wanted after evading police when they attempted to arrest him at a home on Main Street in Trenton, N.S. on Saturday. According to police, McKay, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was recognized during a traffic stop on Willow Street just after 2 a.m. on Sunday. During the arrest, a loaded firearm and drugs were located, resulting in weapons charges. McKay has been taken into…

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Africa Covid19 Healthcare 

Ghana Health Service to publish outcome of Hydroxychloroquine use on COVID-19 patients

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) says it is monitoring the performance of the Hydroxychloroquine use for treating COVID-19 patients and will soon share the data with the public. Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, the Director-General of the GHS, announced this in Accra on Tuesday when he presented the country’s COVID-19 Case Count and Management update. “We as a country, we’re using Hydroxychloroquine and monitoring the outcomes and very soon we’ll come out and share with the public by comparing how those using it are faring to those on Zithromax and Zinc alone,”…

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Covid19 North America 

Trump signs orders to lower drug prices, including by importing from Canada

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday signed four executive orders aimed at lowering the prices Americans pay for prescription drugs, as he faces an uphill re-election battle and criticism over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Trump has previously proposed most of the changes made by the executive orders he signed on Friday, but this is the first time they have made it into signed executive orders. One order would allow for the legal importation of cheaper prescription drugs from countries like Canada, while another would require discounts from drug…

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