Drug cartels

October 02, 2017 - 11:11 am
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A West Texas lawyer serving 16 years in a $600 million drug money case linked to Mexican cartels has now been sentenced to 10 years for fraud. Marco Antonio Delgado was sentenced Friday in El Paso. Delgado in 2016 was convicted of wire fraud, money laundering and engaging in...
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This undated photo released by Italian Carabinieri shows a man identified as longtime fugitive Rocco Morabito prior to being arrested in a Montevideo, Uruguay. Italian authorities say a top 'ndrangheta crime syndicate boss, on the run since 1994, has been arrested in Uruguay where he had been living under a false name and with a forged Brazilian passport. Reggio Calabria Chief Prosecutor Federico Cafiero de Raho said Monday longtime fugitive Rocco Morabito played a big role in cocaine trafficking between South America and Milan, a distribution point for the drug to be sold elsewhere. The Calabria-based 'ndrangheta is one of the world's biggest cocaine traffickers. (Carabinieri via AP)
September 04, 2017 - 9:18 am
ROME (AP) — A top crime syndicate boss on the run from Italy since 1994 has been arrested in Uruguay, where he was living under an alias and using a false Brazilian passport, authorities said Monday. Reggio Calabria Chief Prosecutor Federico Cafiero de Raho said Rocco Morabito played a big role in...
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August 18, 2017 - 8:46 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The brother of a Sinaloa cartel leader has been arrested at an Arizona border crossing, less than a month after his nephew surrendered to U.S. authorities. Federal prosecutors say 38-year-old Alvaro Lopez Nunez was taken into custody Thursday in Nogales, Arizona. He is being moved...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2017, file photo provided U.S. law enforcement, authorities escort Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, center, from a plane to a waiting caravan of SUVs at Long Island MacArthur Airport, in Ronkonkoma, N.Y. Guzman wants new lawyers in his U.S. drug trafficking case. Guzman is scheduled to appear in federal court in Brooklyn on Monday, Aug. 14. He's seeking to have his public defenders replaced by private lawyers, but questions remain about how they will get paid. (U.S. law enforcement via AP, File)
August 14, 2017 - 12:25 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman (wah-KEEN' ehl CHAH'-poh gooz-MAHN') wants new lawyers in his U.S. drug trafficking case. Guzman is scheduled to appear in federal court in Brooklyn on Monday. He's seeking to have his public defenders replaced by private lawyers, but...
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August 10, 2017 - 6:39 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — In a story Aug. 9 about 22 people sanctioned for alleged drug ties, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the U.S. Treasury Department sanctions involving Raul Flores Hernandez were the largest ever of a drug trafficking organization under the Kingpin Act. The Treasury...
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Mexican soccer star Rafael Marquez Alvarez speaks during a press conference to deny accusations of ties to drug trafficking, at Atlas Football Club in Guadalajara, Mexico, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. Marquez and a well-known band leader are among 22 people sanctioned for alleged ties to a drug trafficking organization, the U.S. Treasury Department announced Wednesday. (AP Photo/Refugio Ruiz)
August 09, 2017 - 10:29 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Legendary Mexican soccer player Rafael Marquez Alvarez and a well-known band leader are among 22 people sanctioned for alleged ties to a drug trafficking organization, the U.S. Treasury Department announced Wednesday. The sanctions are the result of a multi-year investigation of...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2014 file photo, Mexico's soccer team captain Rafael Marquez attends a news conference before training for the World Cup in the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil. The United States Treasury announced Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, that the legendary Mexican soccer player is among 22 people sanctioned for alleged ties to a drug trafficking organization. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits, File)
August 09, 2017 - 7:42 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Legendary Mexican soccer player Rafael Marquez Alvarez and a well-known band leader are among 22 people sanctioned for alleged ties to a drug trafficking organization, the U.S. Treasury Department announced Wednesday. The sanctions are the result of a multi-year investigation of...
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August 08, 2017 - 9:29 am
WYOMISSING, Pa. (AP) — A recovering addict who runs an addiction prevention program is one of 39 people charged last week in a $10 million drug ring operating in eastern Pennsylvania. Online court records show 54-year-old Michael D. Rowe posted bail and got out of the Berks County jail on Tuesday...
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August 08, 2017 - 9:23 am
WYOMISSING, Pa. (AP) — A recovering addict known who runs an addiction prevention program is one of 39 people charged last week in a $10 million drug ring operating in eastern Pennsylvania. Online court records show 54-year-old Michael D. Rowe posted bail and got out of the Berks County jail on...
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August 07, 2017 - 9:37 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Sinaloa cartel leader and his son have been indicted on drug smuggling charges in the United States in what U.S. authorities called a blow to one of Mexico's most powerful drug rings. The indictment against Damaso Lopez Nunez was unsealed in Virginia as his 29-year-old son made...
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