drug trafficking

The MSC Gayane is moored at the Packer Marine Terminal in Philadelphia, Wednesday, June 19, 2019. U.S. authorities say they have seized more than $1 billion worth of cocaine from the container ship at Philadelphia's port, calling it one of the largest drug busts in American history. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
June 19, 2019 - 2:42 pm
If drug interdiction can be compared to a giant game of whack-a-mole, federal law enforcement officials delivered one mighty wallop this week when they raided a container ship at Philadelphia's port and discovered a staggering amount of cocaine. Hidden inside seven shipping containers were 33,000...
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May 28, 2019 - 11:22 am
SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Authorities in North Macedonia have charged three people with smuggling a suitcase packed with cocaine-laced clothes into the country from Peru. A statement from the prosecutor's office Tuesday said checks conducted in a laboratory in neighboring Serbia found that the...
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In this photo provided by the Guardia Civil on Wednesday May 22, 2019, a civil guard works next to two luxury cars in an undisclosed place in Spain. Europol, the European Union's police agency, says an international law enforcement operation has smashed an organized crime gang that earned hundreds of millions of euros in drug and cigarette trafficking, assassinations and money laundering. (Guardia Civil via AP)
May 22, 2019 - 4:28 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The European Union's police agency says an international law enforcement operation has smashed an organized crime gang that earned hundreds of millions of euros in drug and cigarette trafficking, assassinations and money laundering. Europol said Wednesday that more...
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May 21, 2019 - 11:23 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Police in western Germany are raiding premises linked to an Iraqi gang suspected of involvement in human trafficking, drug dealing, illegal arms trade and forging identity papers. Essen police said hundreds of police officers were involved in the raids that began early Wednesday in...
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May 07, 2019 - 8:11 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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Pieces of evidence are presented on Friday, May 3, 2019 at a press conference in Wiesbaden, Germany, about European and American investigators breaking up one of the world’s largest online criminal trafficking operations, which was allegedly responsible for the international trafficking of drugs, as well as forged documents and other illegal materials. Three German men, ages 31, 22 and 29, were arrested on allegations they operated the so-called “Wall Street Market” Darknet platform. In Los Angeles, two drug suppliers were arrested and authorities confiscated some $1 million, drugs and weapons. (Silas Stein/dpa via AP)
May 03, 2019 - 7:34 am
BERLIN (AP) — European and American investigators have broken up one of the world's largest online criminal trafficking operations in a series of raids in the United States and Germany, authorities said Friday. Three German men, ages 31, 22 and 29, were arrested after the raids in three southern...
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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 - 8:38 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 - 2:07 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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March 20, 2019 - 7:01 am
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A North Carolina man is due to be sentenced in federal court for plotting to steal a shipment of counterfeit Xanax pills valued at $1.6 million that were smuggled into the United States from Canada. Yazid Al Fayyad Finn, of Cary, North Carolina, is scheduled to be sentenced...
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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 - 4:40 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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