Drug trafficking

This undated photo provided by the U.S. Border Patrol shows a 2-foot-high drone that a border patrol agent spotted swooping over the border fence on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, near a San Diego border crossing. Authorities have arrested a man they say used the drone to fly drugs across the Mexican border into California. (U.S. Border Patrol via AP)
August 18, 2017 - 10:50 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 25-year-old U.S. citizen has been charged with using a drone to smuggle more than 13 pounds (6.1 kilograms) of methamphetamine from Mexico by drone, an unusually large seizure for what is still a novel technique to bring illegal drugs into the United States, authorities said...
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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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Norteno band leader Julion Alvarez wipes sweat from his face during a press conference in a hot conference room, one day after being sanctioned for alleged ties to drug trafficking, in Mexico City, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. The band leader who has been nominated for Latin Grammys was among 22 people sanctioned for alleged ties to a drug trafficking organization, the U.S. Treasury Department announced Wednesday. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
August 10, 2017 - 9:06 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican norteno singer Julio Cesar Alvarez said Thursday he knew suspected drug trafficker Raul Flores Hernandez, but only as a businessman and the owner of a club where he performed. The U.S. Treasury Department says the singer, better known as "Julion" Alvarez, acted as a...
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FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2012 file photo, Julion Alvarez performs at the 2012 Billboard Mexican Music Awards at the Shrine Auditorium, in Los Angeles. The United States Treasury announced Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, that Alvarez, a well-known Norteno band leader, is among 22 people sanctioned for alleged ties to a drug trafficking organization. (Photo by J. Emilio Flores/Invision/AP File)
August 10, 2017 - 8:04 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican norteno singer Julio Cesar Alvarez says he knew suspected drug trafficker Raul Flores Hernandez, but only as a businessman and the owner of a club where he performed. The U.S. Treasury Department says the singer, better known as "Julion" Alvarez, acted as a frontman and...
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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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FILE - In this June 23, 2014 file photo, Mexico's Rafael Marquez celebrates scoring his side's first goal during the group A World Cup soccer match between Croatia and Mexico at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, 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/Hassan Ammar, File)
August 09, 2017 - 3:25 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 United States Treasury announced Wednesday. The sanctions are the result of a multi-year investigation of...
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August 09, 2017 - 1:14 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The United States Treasury Department says legendary Mexican soccer player Rafael Marquez Alvarez and a well-known norteno band leader are among 22 people sanctioned for alleged ties to a drug trafficking organization. The Treasury says in a statement that it will also sanction...
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August 08, 2017 - 2:10 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — Police in three countries arrested 17 people on Tuesday and seized nearly 2 tons of drugs in connection with what Australian authorities said was an effort by organized crime groups to transport large amounts of drugs into Australia. Ten people in Sydney, five Australians in Dubai,...
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