Drug trafficking

October 18, 2018 - 11:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has slapped sanctions on a Colombian man with ties to the South American country's largest rebel group who allegedly controls a narcotics trafficking corridor in northern Colombia. The Treasury Department designated Pedro Luis Zuleta Noscue as a drug kingpin. The move...
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This photo combo of Workers' Party Presidential candidate Fernando Haddad shot on Oct. 4, left, and an Oct. 7, 2018 photo of Jair Bolsonaro, of the Social Liberal Party, shows the two candidates that will face off in a second-round vote in Brazil. Official results of Sunday's Oct. 7 election showed that Haddad will face Bolsonaro, the far-right congressman, in a second-round vote. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
October 08, 2018 - 4:09 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilians showed their disgust with corruption and rising crime in the first round of presidential voting, nearly giving an outright victory to a brash-speaking former army captain who has promised to restore "traditional values," jail crooked politicians and give police a...
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Dr. Fatta Nahab, a neurologist who directs the Functional Imaging of Neurodegenerative Disorders Lab at the University of California San Diego Health's Movement Disorder Center, sits at his desk Monday, Sept 17, 2018, in San Diego. Nahab spent years going through regulatory hoops to get approval to import marijuana from Canada, to study whether cannabis can help treat essential tremor, a shaking condition affecting millions of people. (AP Photo/Julie Watson)
September 18, 2018 - 1:35 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — In a rare move, the U.S. government has approved the importation of marijuana extracts from Canada for a clinical trial, highlighting a new avenue for American researchers who have long had trouble obtaining the drug for medical studies. The University of California San Diego's...
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September 13, 2018 - 1:34 am
BEIJING (AP) — Authorities say the death toll has risen to 11 with another 44 people hospitalized after a man allegedly drove an SUV deliberately into a crowd in central China before jumping out and attacking victims with a dagger and shovel. The Hengyang city government said Thursday the suspect...
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This Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, photo released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows tech billionaire and advocate of crime victims Henry T. Nicholas III, in Las Vegas. Las Vegas police officer Larry Hadfield says Nicholas was arrested Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018 at a Las Vegas Strip casino-resort on suspicion of trafficking heroin, cocaine, meth and ecstasy. cognizance. Nicholas co-founded Broadcom in the '90s and left the company in 2003. Recently, he has been bankrolling ballot measures in the U.S. that aim to guarantee certain rights to crime victims. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP)
August 09, 2018 - 9:03 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tech billionaire and advocate of crime victims Henry T. Nicholas III is facing drug counts after being arrested along with a woman Tuesday at a Las Vegas Strip casino-resort. Nicholas was arrested on suspicion of trafficking heroin, cocaine, meth and ecstasy, Las Vegas police...
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Drug dog Sombra, has helped detect more than 2,000 kilos of cocaine hidden in suitcases, boats and large shipments of fruit, sits outside the police station in Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, July 26, 2018. Colombian police recently revealed that the Gulf Clan, a cartel that boasts its own guerrilla army, has offered a reward of $7,000 to whoever kills or captures Sambra. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
July 27, 2018 - 9:37 am
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — This is the story of a drug dog with a bounty on its head. Sombra has helped Colombia's police detect more than 2,000 kilos of cocaine hidden in suitcases, boats and large shipments of fruit. But as the six-year-old German shepherd sniffs her way toward record cocaine...
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This undated photo shows the Totsoh Trading Post in Lukachukai, Ariz., near the state's border with New Mexico. Residents of Lukachukai, where authorities say they dismantled a violent gang that trafficked drugs, want law enforcement to remain vigilant about criminal activity and report any arrests and convictions to the community near the Arizona-New Mexico border. "They were the most organized, worst people that we've had around here forever," said Hank Blair, who has owned the Totsoh Trading Post for 34 years. "It was scary." (George Joe via AP)
July 05, 2018 - 2:33 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Down the road from Hank Blair's trading post in the tiny community of Lukachukai on the Navajo Nation, a sign occasionally would pop up in a corn field saying the crop was ready. But the announcement wasn't for corn. It was a sign that a local gang was dealing a fresh supply...
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June 29, 2018 - 7:36 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A Canadian man who leased helicopters and used them to run a cross-border drug-shipping empire, helping meet the American West's appetite for high-grade marijuana before states began legalizing the drug, has been sentenced to seven years in prison. Colin Martin, 46, was responsible...
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June 23, 2018 - 10:44 am
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Prosecutors say 20 people have been indicted and arrested in a West Texas-based drug trafficking and smuggling ring. A federal grand jury in Lubbock indicted the suspects on a charge of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, cocaine,...
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FILE--In this April 10, 2018, file photo, a Customs and Border Patrol agent patrols the international border near Nogales, Ariz. The U.S. Border Patrol says an agent has been wounded in a shooting in southern Arizona near the U.S.-Mexico border. (AP Photo/Matt York, file)
June 12, 2018 - 5:52 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent was wounded in a shooting on an Arizona ranch near the U.S.-Mexico border before dawn Tuesday in a remote area known for drug and migrant smuggling, the agency and the cattleman who owns the property said. The agent was taken to a hospital after the 4:30 a...
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