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Martin Lewis advises EXACT thing to do to protect yourself BEFORE your provider goes bust

MARTIN LEWIS appeared on This Morning today to answer viewers’ questions about the latest changes in energy bills. The UK currently faces an energy bills crisis following high demand for gas and a reduced supply. This has caused a surge in wholesale prices.

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New York City authorities bust massive amount of heroin, fentanyl branded as ‘COVID-19,’ ‘Drop Dead’

Three drug dealers who used “COVID-19” and “Drop Dead” to mark their heroin and fentanyl loads were busted in New York City in June with $ 5 million worth of drugs, prosecutors said Friday. 

Authorities seized nearly 40 pounds of both drugs from the suspected traffickers in two Morris Heights apartments in the Bronx and a vehicle during a June 11 bust, the New York City Special Narcotics Prosecutors office said. 

“This seizure of 40 pounds of heroin and fentanyl has saved lives,” Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark said. “The fact that the packagers used ‘COVID-19’ as a brand name illustrates the callousness of these alleged traffickers, as opioid overdose deaths surged during the pandemic.”

Three suspect drug traffickers used a variety of code names to brand their drugs, including "COVID-19" and Drop Dead," authorities said. 

Three suspect drug traffickers used a variety of code names to brand their drugs, including “COVID-19″ and Drop Dead,” authorities said. 
(New York City Special Narcotics Prosecutor )

The indictment charges alleged traffickers Hector Morillo, 46; Jaime Artiles, 47; and Freddy Hernandez-Reyes, 44, with operating as a major trafficker in possession of a controlled substance in the first and third degrees. They were all arraigned Friday. 

On June 11, agents with the New York Drug Enforcement Task Force Group T-22 were surveilling the two apartments at 1730 Montgomery Avenue. At 5:15 a.m., they observed Artiles park a Honda Pilot, followed by Reyes carrying a weighted-down bag out of the building to the car. 

Agents seized 40 pounds of alleged heroin and fentanyl during a bust in the Bronx. The drugs were branded with several names such as "COVID-19" and "Drop Dead," officials said. 

Agents seized 40 pounds of alleged heroin and fentanyl during a bust in the Bronx. The drugs were branded with several names such as “COVID-19” and “Drop Dead,” officials said. 
(New York City Special Narcotics Prosecutor )

Reyes then re-entered the apartment building with a light blue bag. Agents followed Artiles and the vehicle with the weighted-down bag in the back as he stopped at the Interstate 95 lower level near the George Washington Bridge.

Around 10:30 a.m., agents allegedly saw Morillo circle the block around the building before entering. He and Reyes were both seen leaving unit 4G. They then exited unit 6E shortly afterward, authorities said.

Agents found $  5 million worth of drugs inside two Bronx apartments and a vehicle during a June 11 bust, officials said Friday. 

Agents found $ 5 million worth of drugs inside two Bronx apartments and a vehicle during a June 11 bust, officials said Friday. 
(New York City Special Narcotics Prosecutor )

Reyes was carrying three plastic bags, including one appearing to contain stamps and envelopes used for branding and packaging doses of drugs, officials said. The agents stopped both men and searched the bags, which allegedly contained 1.5 kilograms of heroin and fentanyl.

Morillo also had an ID card issued by Dominican Republic National Investigations, which prosecutors believe was fraudulently obtained. Agents obtained a search warrant later that day for both apartments where they found heroin and fentanyl in brick and powder form, thousands of packages of glassine envelopes containing a mixture of heroin and fentanyl, packaging equipment, stamps, grinders and scales, authorities said. 

The results of DEA Laboratory analysis on some of the substances seized in the case are pending, officials said.

The stamps were branded with names like “COVID-19″ and Drop Dead” below an image of a skull. 

Hector Morillo, 46, was found with an ID fromt he Dominican Republica National Investigation, authorities said. 

Hector Morillo, 46, was found with an ID fromt he Dominican Republica National Investigation, authorities said. 
(New York City Special Narcotics Prosecutor )

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“Here in New York City, 75% of all drug overdoses are linked to fentanyl. Fentanyl is death,” said Ray Donovan, the Drug Enforcement Administration special agent in charge. 

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Who is at fault for causing the recent US fuel shortage? RT’s Boom Bust wants to know

21 May, 2021 12:41

In a fresh twist to the ongoing US fuel shortage saga, executives at Colonial Pipeline may be responsible for the shutdown which led to a gasoline crisis on the US East Coast, not the hackers.

It reportedly took the company an hour to shut down the conduit that remained inoperable for six days. The step was allegedly taken to prevent the damage from spreading to the pipeline’s operational control.

READ MORE: Colonial Pipeline hackers reportedly bagged $ 90 MILLION in bitcoin before shutting down

RT’s Boom Bust is joined by the show’s co-host and investigative journalist Ben Swann to find out how the company could make a decision that had such a massive impact on US energy supply.

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Biden administration caving in by waiving sanctions on Nord Stream 2

Washington has declined to impose sanctions on Nord Stream 2 AG, a Swiss-based subsidiary of Russia’s Gazprom that’s in charge of the construction of a natural gas pipeline from Russia to Germany.

According to the US State Department, penalties against the company and its CEO, Matthias Warnig, would have a negative impact on US relations with Germany, the EU, and other European allies and partners. However, the White House has blacklisted four ships and four entities involved in the project.

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RT’s Boom Bust talked to Professor Richard Wolff, host of the radio/TV show and podcast ‘Economic Update’, to get a detailed analysis on the controversial decision.

“I think this is face-saving fakery, to be blunt and honest. By punishing or saying you’re going to punish a few Russian ships, you can appear to be a very tough guy, in a way that President Trump was and that many want Mr. Biden to be,” he opined.

According to Wolff, the current administration has caved in by not sanctioning the company that is in charge of the entire project.

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New CDC mask guidance creating a caste system

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) announcement that fully vaccinated individuals no longer need to wear masks in public has led to some stores dropping their mask requirements.

Boom Bust talks to Jeffrey Tucker, author of ‘Liberty or Lockdown’, about how businesses and consumers are reacting to the ruling.Tucker says it “has created a weird situation where the customers don’t have masks and employees all do, which is a way of broadcasting clean versus unclean, like a caste system.”

“That’s extremely dangerous, the CDC’s announcement was not for everyone, it was only for the vaccinated,” he says.  Children can’t get vaccines, so it means they will continue to be masked in schools, Tucker points out. “The science didn’t change with the CDC’s politics that suddenly shifted for, I would say, politically expedient reasons, and now the rest of the countries are scrambling to adapt.”

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Will Boeing’s troubled 737 MAX ever get off the ground? RT’s Boom Bust finds out

14 May, 2021 10:14

The Boeing 737 MAX is set to return to the skies, one month after an electrical issue forced the company to ground around 100 planes.

The US federal regulators confirmed their approval on Wednesday, saying that they found a straightforward fix and they are confident in the plane’s safety moving forward.

READ MORE: Boeing sounds alarm on new problem with its troubled 737 Max, advises grounding of jets again

The FAA also noted that the latest issue was unrelated to the major problems with the flight control system that caused two deadly crashes which led to the plane’s grounding in 2019.

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Why is the US removing Xiaomi from its blacklist? RT’s Boom Bust investigates

In a major reversal of the previous administration’s policies, the White House has announced plans to take one of China’s electronics giants off its blacklist.

Xiaomi and the US authorities have reached an agreement to set aside the blacklisting, ordered by former US president Donald Trump, which restricted American investment in the Chinese smartphone maker.

RT’s Boom Bust is joined by the program’s co-host Christy Ai to explore what lies behind the decision.

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Just a big pump-and-dump scheme? RT’s Boom Bust delves into latest dogecoin saga

The value of dogecoin, the cryptocurrency inspired by the popular Shiba Inu meme, sank  shortly after the long-anticipated appearance of Elon Musk on popular US television variety show ‘Saturday Night Live’.

Dogecoin lost more than a third of its value this week after Musk, whose tweets caused a huge price spike in the meme-based crypto this year, suddenly called it a “hustle.”

RT’s Boom Bust talked to Tobin Smith of Transformity Research to understand whether there’s any value to the cryptocurrency that was heavily boosted by the eccentric billionaire’s tweets.

READ MORE: ‘It’s a hustle’: Elon Musk DESTROYS Dogecoin as he brings crypto memes to his episode of SNL

“It’s a good sentiment indicator, that’s exactly what it is,” Smith said, stressing that sentiment is one thing and value is another.

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