Drug trafficking

FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during an event at the White House in Washington, as first lady Melania Trump listens. Trump's plan to combat opioid drug addiction calls for stiffer penalties for drug traffickers, including the death penalty where it's appropriate under current law. The president is scheduled to unveil his plan Monday, March 19, 2018, in New Hampshire, a state hard-hit by the crisis. He'll be accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, who has shown an interest in the issue, particularly as it pertains to children. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
March 18, 2018 - 8:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's plan to combat opioid drug addiction nationwide calls for stiffer penalties for drug traffickers, including the death penalty where appropriate under current law, a top administration official said Sunday. It's a fate for drug dealers that Trump, who aims...
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This undated photo provided by the Warren County Sheriff's Office shows Ray Adams. Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell says Adams, a milk delivery man, snuck marijuana, tobacco and cellphones into an Ohio prison hidden in milk cartons. Fornshell says the suspect had an inmate contact inside who facilitated the delivery and set up payment for the milkman. Fornshell says Adams made thousands of dollars delivering the items over time. (Warren County Sheriff's Office via AP)
February 28, 2018 - 12:33 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A longtime milkman delivered more than what the labels on his packages promised, smuggling marijuana, tobacco and cellphones into an Ohio prison hidden inside milk cartons, a prosecutor said. Ray Adams was in contact with an inmate at Lebanon Correctional Facility who...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2016, file photo, Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is made to face the press as he is escorted to a helicopter in handcuffs by Mexican soldiers and marines at a federal hangar in Mexico City, Mexico. Notorious Mexican drug lord and escape artist Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is eager to go to trial, his lawyer said Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 after a U.S. judge set Sept. 5 for jury selection in his drug-trafficking case. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)
February 15, 2018 - 2:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Notorious Mexican drug lord and escape artist Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is eager to go to trial, his lawyer said Thursday after a U.S. judge set Sept. 5 for jury selection in his drug-trafficking case. Defense attorney Eduardo Balarezo told reporters that Guzman wanted to knock down...
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2007, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers' Esteban Loaiza throws a pitch against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first inning of a baseball game in Phoenix. Former Major League Baseball pitcher Esteban Loaiza has been arrested in California on suspicion of smuggling cocaine and heroin. The San Diego County Sheriff's Department says Loaiza was booked into jail Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, evening and held in lieu of $200,000 bail. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, file)
February 12, 2018 - 4:14 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of former All-Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza in California on suspicion of drug trafficking, (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Esteban Loaiza's agent says he was saddened by the news of the arrest of the former All-Star pitcher on suspicion of trafficking drugs...
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2014 file photo, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is escorted to a helicopter in handcuffs by Mexican navy marines at a navy hanger in Mexico City. The notorious Mexican drug lord will have an anonymous jury at his U.S. trial in 2018. In a written order, U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan agreed with prosecutors who argued that withholding the names of jurors was needed to address any fears that they could be harassed or intimidated.(AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)
February 06, 2018 - 8:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman will have an anonymous jury at his U.S. trial later this year. In a written order, U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan agreed with prosecutors who argued that withholding the names of jurors was needed to address any fears that they...
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In this Jan. 15, 2018 photo, Honduras' new national Police Chief Jose David Aguilar Moran, center, leaves after a ceremony that transferred command to him in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. When Aguilar took over as Honduras' new national police chief, he promised to continue reforming a law enforcement agency stained by corruption and complicity with drug cartels, but a confidential government security report obtained by the Associated Press says Aguilar himself helped a cartel leader pull off the delivery of nearly a ton of cocaine in 2013. (AP Photo)
January 26, 2018 - 8:06 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — When Jose David Aguilar Moran took over as Honduras' new national police chief last week, he promised to continue reforming a law enforcement agency stained by corruption and complicity with drug cartels. But a confidential Honduran government security report obtained by the...
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January 11, 2018 - 2:14 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island rapper whose songs include "Sell Drugsz" has been sentenced to three years in prison for doing just that. Federal prosecutors say 30-year-old Michael Persaud, of Johnston, was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Providence for trafficking heroin and fentanyl...
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December 22, 2017 - 7:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday ordered a review of the Obama administration's handling of a Drug Enforcement Administration program targeting drug trafficking by Iranian-backed Hezbollah. Sessions didn't say what prompted the review and stopped short of accusing the...
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November 27, 2017 - 12:25 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A federal judge in Arizona has finished sentencing the 17 defendants convicted in a major drug trafficking and money laundering operation. U.S. District Judge Diane Humetewa (hoo-mee-TEE'-wah) sentenced 55-year-old Ramon Llamas (YAH'-mahs) to 14 years in prison on Nov. 17. Llamas...
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Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez greets supporters during a meeting with supporters on election night, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017. Hernandez, a conservative U.S. ally, appeared likely to win a second term despite opposition claims that his re-election is an unconstitutional power grab.
November 27, 2017 - 4:11 am
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Early results from Honduras' presidential election Monday showed leftist challenger Salvador Nasralla with a surprise lead over incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez. David Matamoros, president of the electoral court, announced that, with 57 percent of the vote...
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