The Law: Bagging Heroin/B

On the streets of cities throughout the U.S., a heroin panic is about to hit. The bad news for strung-out junkies is the result of an extraordinary strike by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration. Last week, after ten days of intricately coordinated arrests in 35 cities, federal narcs had bagged 309 men and women described by DEA Chief Peter Bensinger as "distributors and kingpins in the heroin market involving Mexican Brown." It was the biggest —and perhaps most important—federal drug bust ever. In addition, warrants were out for another 150 people.

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