Drug trafficking

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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Lina Michel Colindres, 17 months, accompanies her mother Nely Colindres while casting her vote during the general elections in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017. Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez tries to win a second term as well as bolstering the strength of his conservative National Party across the board. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
November 26, 2017 - 12:18 pm
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, a conservative U.S. ally, appeared likely to win a second term on Sunday despite opposition claims that his re-election is an unconstitutional power grab. Hernandez's popularity is based largely on a drop in violence in the...
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FILE - In this April 29, 1993 file photo, Mafia "boss of bosses" Salvatore "Toto" Riina, is seen behind bars, during a trial in Rome. Italian media is reporting that Mafia ‘boss of bosses’ Salvatore ‘Toto’ Riina has died while serving multiple life sentences. He was 87. The justice ministry on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, had allowed his family a bedside visit at a hospital Parma shortly before his death. He had been placed in a medically induced coma after his health deteriorated following two recent surgeries. (AP Photo/Giulio Broglio, File)
November 17, 2017 - 8:55 am
MILAN (AP) — Mafia 'boss of bosses' Salvatore 'Toto' Riina, who was serving 26 life sentences as the mastermind of a bloody strategy to assassinate both rivals and Italian prosecutors and law enforcement trying to bring down Cosa Nostra, died early Friday. Riina died the day after his 87th birthday...
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Drug Enforcement Administration Acting Administrator Robert Patterson, center, accompanied by Royal Canadian Mounted Police Assistant Commissioner Joanne Grace Crampton, left, and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, right, speaks at a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, to announce the indictments of two Chinese fentanyl trackers in the fight against opiate substances from entering the United States. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
October 17, 2017 - 3:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Chinese nationals have been indicted on charges they manufactured tons of fentanyl and other powerful narcotics that were then peddled in the United States, killing at least four people and seriously injuring five others, Justice Department officials announced Tuesday...
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October 16, 2017 - 8:23 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities in Mexico have arrested the final of seven defendants accused in the killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent whose death exposed a bungled federal gun operation, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. Jesus Rosario Favela-Astorga was arrested Saturday without incident and faces...
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This undated photo released by Italian Carabinieri shows a man identified as longtime fugitive Rocco Morabito prior to being arrested in a Montevideo, Uruguay. Italian authorities say a top 'ndrangheta crime syndicate boss, on the run since 1994, has been arrested in Uruguay where he had been living under a false name and with a forged Brazilian passport. Reggio Calabria Chief Prosecutor Federico Cafiero de Raho said Monday longtime fugitive Rocco Morabito played a big role in cocaine trafficking between South America and Milan, a distribution point for the drug to be sold elsewhere. The Calabria-based 'ndrangheta is one of the world's biggest cocaine traffickers. (Carabinieri via AP)
September 04, 2017 - 9:18 am
ROME (AP) — A top crime syndicate boss on the run from Italy since 1994 has been arrested in Uruguay, where he was living under an alias and using a false Brazilian passport, authorities said Monday. Reggio Calabria Chief Prosecutor Federico Cafiero de Raho said Rocco Morabito played a big role in...
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August 31, 2017 - 3:05 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Motel 6 has agreed to pay $250,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by Los Angeles that alleged one of the chain's locations was a base for human traffickers, drug dealers and gang members, prosecutors said. Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer told The Associated Press on Wednesday...
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Armed policemen walk on a road near Subirats, Spain, during an operation Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. A police operation was underway Monday in an area west of Barcelona, and a Spanish newspaper reports that the fugitive in the city's van attack has been captured. Regional police said officers shot a man wearing a possible explosives belt in Subirats, a small town 45 kilometers (28 miles) west of Barcelona. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
August 24, 2017 - 1:38 pm
MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities shared information with Belgium more than a year ago about the alleged cell leader in last week's Spain attacks, but didn't have any details at the time to indicate he was dangerous, officials said Thursday. Abdelbaki Es Satty, an imam who is blamed for recruiting...
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