Drug trafficking

May 07, 2019 - 11:11 am
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — An Albanian drug trafficker who went on the run for three years has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Tirana's Serious Crimes Court on Tuesday convicted Kelmend Balili of drug trafficking and money laundering. Balili, a former senior official at the local administration...
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Former Rochester Drug Co-Operative CEO Laurence Doud III stands outside US. District Court in Manhattan, Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in New York. Prosecutors allege Doud ignored red flags to turn his drug distributor into a supplier of last resort as the opioid crisis raged. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
April 23, 2019 - 6:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The pharmaceutical industry executive hit Tuesday with criminal charges stemming from the opioid crisis doesn't have his name on a museum wing, and his company isn't within earshot of Apple or anyone else on the Fortune 500. Even his $1.5 million paycheck was a paltry sum compared...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016 file photo, United Socialist Party of Venezuela lawmaker Hugo Carvajal speaks during an interview at the National Assembly administrative offices, in Caracas, Venezuela. Venezuela’s longtime spy chief was arrested Friday, April 12, 2019 in Madrid by Spanish police acting on a United States warrant for the alleged trafficking of tons of cocaine. Maj. Gen. Hugo Carvajal, who for more than a decade advised Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez and headed the country’s security apparatus, recently became the most influential military figure to declare his loyalty to opposition leader Juan Guaidó.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)
April 12, 2019 - 11:38 pm
MADRID (AP) — Venezuela's longtime spy chief was arrested Friday in Madrid by Spanish police acting on a U.S. drug warrant a few weeks after he threw his support behind opponents of President Nicolas Maduro. The arrest of retired Maj. Gen. Hugo Carvajal, who for more than a decade advised the late...
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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2018 file photo, family and friends who have lost loved ones to OxyContin and opioid overdoses leave pill bottles in protest outside the headquarters of Purdue Pharma, which is owned by the Sackler family, in Stamford, Conn. New York is suing the billionaire family behind Oxycontin, alleging the drugmaker fueled the opioid crisis by putting hunger for profits over patient safety. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
March 28, 2019 - 5:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York is suing the billionaire family behind the company that created OxyContin, joining a growing list of state and local governments seeking to hold not only the firm but its owners accountable for the nation's opioid crisis. The state, which averages nine opioid-related deaths...
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This January 2016 surveillance photo released by the U.S. Border Patrol shows Cedrik Bourgault-Morin, of Quebec, Canada, pulling a sled of of counterfeit Xanax pills worth about $1.6 million across the border before he was apprehended by Border Patrol agents in North Troy, Vt. Yazid Al Fayyad Finn, of North Carolina, is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Rutland, Vt. after pleading guilty in 2018 to charges related to his attempt to steal the smuggled pills. Bourgault-Morin served almost a year in prison. (U.S. Border Patrol via AP)
March 20, 2019 - 4:31 pm
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A North Carolina man who court documents say imported drugs from Canada "utilizing the dark web" was sentenced Wednesday to spend two more days in jail for plotting to steal a shipment of counterfeit Xanax pills valued at $1.6 million that were pulled across the Vermont-Quebec...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017 photo, Venezuela's Vice President Tareck El Aissami, right, is saluted by Bolivarian Army officer upon his arrival for a military parade at Fort Tiuna in Caracas, Venezuela. Charges were unsealed Friday, March 8, 2019, against the former Venezuelan vice president in New York federal court as authorities accused him of using his office to aid international drug traffickers. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)
March 08, 2019 - 7:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Charges were unsealed Friday against a former Venezuelan vice president in New York federal court as authorities accused him of using his office to aid international drug traffickers. Tareck El Aissami and Venezuelan businessman Samark Jose Lopez Bello were charged with violating...
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February 22, 2019 - 9:36 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says he has instructed his government to assist convicted drug trafficker Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's family in seeking humanitarian visas to visit Guzman in the United States. Lopez Obrador said Friday that during a visit last week...
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FILE - In this June 16, 2008, file photo, Broadcom co-founder Henry T. Nicholas III leaves the Ronald Reagan Federal Building after a hearing in Santa Ana, Calif. Authorities in Nevada have filed felony drug charges against the California tech billionaire and victim rights advocate arrested in August with what police said were briefcases full of drugs. Nicholas and a woman arrested with him, Ashley Fargo, were named in a complaint filed Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, in state court in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
February 13, 2019 - 6:24 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A billionaire California tech mogul who funds "Marsy's Law" crime victim rights campaigns nationwide was hit Wednesday with felony drug charges following his arrest last summer in a Las Vegas hotel suite with what police said were briefcases full of drugs. Broadcom Corp. co-founder...
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February 13, 2019 - 7:32 am
BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say eight Albanians have been charged with smuggling some 1.8 tons of cocaine into Germany in banana boxes in an elaborate scheme to run drugs from South America into Europe. Prosecutors in the Bavarian city of Landshut said Wednesday the men, whose names weren't...
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In this courtroom drawing, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, second from right, accompanied by US Marshalls, gestures a "thumbs up" to his wife, Emma Coronel Aispuro, as he leaves the courtroom, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in New York. The notorious Mexican drug lord was convicted of drug-trafficking charges, Tuesday, Feb. 12 2019, in federal court in New York. Elizabeth Williams via AP)
February 12, 2019 - 6:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mexico's most notorious drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, was convicted Tuesday of running an industrial-scale smuggling operation after a three-month trial packed with Hollywood-style tales of grisly killings, political payoffs, cocaine hidden in jalapeno cans, jewel-encrusted...
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