Drug-related crime

May 30, 2017 - 10:05 am
GENEVA (AP) — Swiss authorities have arrested five people, frozen several bank accounts and seized real estate in a sweep against alleged illegal drug trafficking and money laundering in the millions of dollars. Zurich state police say the arrests in a "coordinated international action" follow an...
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ADDS CONFIRMATION BY PANAMANIAN PRESIDENT, FILE - In this May 2, 1989 file photo, Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega walks with supporters in the Chorrilo neighborhood, where he dedicated a new housing project, in Panama City. Former Panamanian dictator Noriega died late Monday, May 29, 2017, at age 83. Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela wrote in his Twitter account that “the death of Manuel A. Noriega closes a chapter in our history.” (AP Photo/John Hopper, File)
May 30, 2017 - 9:27 am
PANAMA CITY (AP) — Manuel Noriega had become a problem. At least that's the way it looked from Washington. For years, the Panamanian military man had been a close and sometimes clandestine ally of U.S. governments as he rose to power in a country defined by a U.S. strategic asset, the Panama Canal...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 1989 file photo, Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega waves to newsmen after a state council meeting, at the presidential palace in Panama City, where they announced the new president of the republic. Panama's ex-dictator Noriega died Monday, May 29, 2017, in a hospital in Panama City. He was 83. (AP Photo/Matias Recart, File)
May 30, 2017 - 2:35 am
PANAMA CITY (AP) — Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, a onetime U.S. ally who was ousted as Panama's dictator by an American invasion in 1989, died late Monday at age 83. Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela wrote in his Twitter account that "the death of Manuel A. Noriega closes a...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 1989 file photo, Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega waves to newsmen after a state council meeting, at the presidential palace in Panama City, where they announced the new president of the republic. Panama's ex-dictator Noriega died Monday, May 29, 2017, in a hospital in Panama City. He was 83. (AP Photo/Matias Recart, File)
May 30, 2017 - 2:25 am
PANAMA CITY (AP) — Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, a onetime U.S. ally who was ousted as Panama's dictator by an American invasion in 1989, died late Monday at age 83. Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela wrote in his Twitter account that "the death of Manuel A. Noriega closes a...
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May 29, 2017 - 2:11 pm
Government data obtained by The Associated Press show more cases of opioid drug theft or missing prescriptions at Veterans Affairs health facilities despite new prevention efforts. The VA inspector general's office opened 36 new criminal investigations into possible drug theft from Oct. 1 to May 19...
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FILE - In this June 21, 2013 file photo, the Veterans Affairs Department in Washington. Federal authorities have launched dozens of new criminal investigations into possible opioid and other drug theft by employees at Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals, a sign the problem isn't going away despite new prevention efforts. Data obtained by The Associated Press show 36 cases opened by the VA inspector general's office from Oct. 1 through May 19. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
May 29, 2017 - 2:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities are investigating dozens of new cases of possible opioid and other drug theft by employees at Veterans Affairs hospitals, a sign the problem isn't going away as more prescriptions disappear. Data obtained by The Associated Press show 36 criminal investigations...
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May 29, 2017 - 3:36 am
Government data obtained by The Associated Press show more cases of opioid drug theft or missing prescriptions at Department of Veterans Affairs health facilities despite new prevention efforts. The VA inspector general's office opened 36 new criminal investigations into possible drug theft from...
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Australian drug smuggler Schapelle Corby covered her head with a scarf gets on a car as she leaves the parole office in Bali, Indonesia, Saturday, May 27, 2017. Indonesia on Saturday deported Corby, whose trial and imprisonment on the tourist island of Bali mesmerized her homeland for more than a decade. She was arrested in 2004 after customs officers at Bali’s international airport found 4 kilograms (9 pounds) of marijuana inside her boogie board bag, sparking a media frenzy in Australia on par with America’s O.J. Simpson trial. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
May 27, 2017 - 9:30 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — Australian drug smuggler Schapelle Corby, whose trial and imprisonment on Indonesia's tourist island of Bali mesmerized her country for more than a decade, returned home Sunday. Corby landed in the Queensland capital of Brisbane early Sunday morning, after she was deported from Bali...
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Australian drug smuggler Schapelle Corby covered her head with a scarf gets on a car as she leaves the parole office in Bali, Indonesia, Saturday, May 27, 2017. Indonesia on Saturday deported Corby, whose trial and imprisonment on the tourist island of Bali mesmerized her homeland for more than a decade. She was arrested in 2004 after customs officers at Bali’s international airport found 4 kilograms (9 pounds) of marijuana inside her boogie board bag, sparking a media frenzy in Australia on par with America’s O.J. Simpson trial. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
May 27, 2017 - 9:23 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — One of Australia's most notorious criminals has returned home more than 12 years after she was convicted of smuggling marijuana to Indonesia's tourist island of Bali. Schapelle Corby landed in the eastern Australian city of Brisbane on Sunday morning. Indonesian officials deported her...
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May 24, 2017 - 2:37 pm
FLANDREAU, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota jury on Wednesday cleared a consultant on trial for drug charges after he helped an American Indian tribe pursue a marijuana resort on tribal land. Eric Hagen, a consultant who worked with the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe, had faced charges of conspiracy to...
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