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U.S. Attorney in Manhattan Is Creating Drug-Terrorism Unit – NYTimes.com

 January 18, 2010

United States Attorney Plans Drug-Terrorism Unit

By WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM

The United States attorney in Manhattan is merging the two units in his office that prosecute terrorism and international narcotics cases, saying that he wants to focus more on extremist Islamic groups whose members he believes are increasingly turning to the drug trade to finance their activities.

Some Western law enforcement and intelligence agencies have long pointed to what they say are the symbiotic relationships that sometimes exist between terrorist groups and narcotics traffickers, from Al Qaeda in Afghanistan and Hezbollah in the Middle East to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC. Continue reading U.S. Attorney in Manhattan Is Creating Drug-Terrorism Unit – NYTimes.com

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Obama backs extending Patriot Act provisions


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Measures are due to expire at end of year

The Associated Press
updated 2:28 p.m. CT, Tues., Sept . 15, 2009

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration supports extending three key provisions of the Patriot Act that are due to expire at the end of the year, the U.S. Justice Department told Congress in a letter made public Tuesday.

Lawmakers and civil rights groups had been pressing the Democratic administration to say whether it wants to preserve the post-Sept. 11 law’s authority to access business records, as well as monitor so-called “lone wolf” terrorists and conduct roving wiretaps.

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