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    The Texas Monthly looks at the sheriff of Hidalgo County, who was found guilty of bribery, money laundering and racketeering. The article traces the rise and fall of the sheriff and how he became involved in a drug smuggling ring, Dec. 1994.
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    Newsweek reveals that a new breed of international mafia is using high technology and ruthless methods to organize drug smuggling rings and other activities which are extremely hard to combat, Dec. 13, 1993.
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    Miami Herald runs a series of articles on the federal drug interdiction effort in South Florida; series includes secret efforts to indict the Castro regime for drug smuggling, 'losing' huge shipments of cocaine and the use of a known liar and murderer to set up its own agents, April - December 1993.
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    In These Times alleges that a small airport in Mena, Ark., was used as a link in the contra arms supply effort and for drug smuggling involving notorious drug runner-turned-DEA informant Barry Seale; questions why Gov. Bill Clinton did not act to stop the activity, Feb. 12, 1992.
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    KTOK Radio (Oklahoma City) investigates the connection between the CIA, FBI, Felix Rodriguez, the Nicaraguan contras and Oliver North to the drug-runner Barry Seale; investigates allegations of "guns down, drugs back" operations involving the National Security Council-run contra resupply operation and drug smuggling, July 27, 1990.
  • The Year of the Horse

    Village Voice (New York) follows the FBI as it infiltrates Chinese drug smuggling rings in New York City.
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    Time magazine follows drug money as it is laundered through various countries.
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    Los Angeles Times magazine traces the path of drug money from the Medellin Cartel as it is laundered through the city's jewelry district, Feb. 18, 1990.
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    Texas Monthly uncovers Mexican drug lord Miguel Felix Gallardo, the godfather who may have ordered the torture and murder of U.S. drug enforcement agent Enrique Camarena Salazar; Gallardo lives a life of sophistication, seemingly evaporating whenever U.S. investigators draw near; investigates his influence over Mexican government officials, July 1987.
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    Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel discovers a sheriff's detective headed security for a drug smuggling ring; reveals the detective and others used jail inmates as laborers, and the sheriff's son-in-law owns the business which provides medicine for jail inmates, Sept. 18 - Oct. 11, 1988.