drug trafficking

This undated photos shows Takuma Sakuragi. A court in southern China has sentenced the former Japanese politician to life in prison in a five-year-old drug trafficking case. Sakuragi was detained in 2013 when found carrying about 3.3 kilograms of illegal stimulants in his luggage, according to Japanese news reports. (Kyodo News via AP)
November 08, 2019 - 1:50 am
BEIJING (AP) — A court in southern China sentenced an elderly former Japanese politician to life in prison Friday for smuggling drugs in shoes packed inside a suitcase he was trying to take to his home country. A man from Mali was sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve and a Guinean received a...
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Chinese and U.S. enforcement officers hold a press conference on cracking down on fentanyl trafficking in Xingtai in northern China's Hebei province on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. A Chinese court sentenced at least nine fentanyl traffickers Thursday in a case that was a culmination of a rare collaboration between Chinese and U.S. law enforcement to crack down on global networks that manufacture and distribute lethal synthetic opioids. (AP Photo/Erika Kinetz)
November 07, 2019 - 1:39 am
XINGTAI, China (AP) — A Chinese court sentenced nine fentanyl traffickers on Thursday in a case that is the culmination of a rare collaboration between Chinese and U.S. law enforcement to crack down on global networks that manufacture and distribute lethal synthetic opioids. Liu Yong was sentenced...
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This Oct. 17, 2019 frame grab from video provided by the Mexican government shows Ovidio Guzman Lopez at the moment of his detention, in Culiacan, Mexico. Mexican security forces had Ovidio Guzman Lopez, a son of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, outside a house on his knees against a wall before they were forced to back off and let him go as his gunmen shot up the western city of Culiacan. (CEPROPIE via AP)
November 01, 2019 - 2:30 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — What really interested United States authorities in a son of imprisoned drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán — who was detained and then freed amid a cartel uprising — was his fentanyl business, Mexican security officials said Friday. Ovidio Guzmán López was indicted in a U.S...
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President Donald Trump speaks to the International Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Conference and Exposition, at the McCormick Place Convention Center Chicago, Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 28, 2019 - 9:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and his visit to Chicago (all times local): 12:15 p.m. President Donald Trump says the Justice Department will begin a stronger crackdown on violent crime in the United States. Trump spoke Monday at the International Association of Chiefs of...
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October 21, 2019 - 3:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Bureau of Prisons has started photocopying inmate letters at some federal correctional centers to combat smuggling of synthetic narcotics like K-2. The agency said Monday the program is being implemented at a number of facilities that are "impacted by the increased...
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Smoke from burning cars rises due in Culiacan, Mexico, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. An intense gunfight with heavy weapons and burning vehicles blocking roads raged in the capital of Mexico’s Sinaloa state Thursday after security forces located one of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán’s sons who is wanted in the U.S. on drug trafficking charges. (AP Photo/Hector Parra)
October 18, 2019 - 5:02 am
CULIACAN, Mexico (AP) — An intense gunfight with heavy weapons and burning vehicles blocking roads paralyzed the capital of Mexico's Sinaloa state Thursday after security forces located one of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán's sons who is wanted in the U.S. on drug trafficking charges. Mexican security...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2017 file photo, Juan Antonio “Tony” Hernandez, brother of Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernandez, arrives for a press conference in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Jury selection in the drug trafficking trial of Tony Hernandez began Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, in U.S. federal court in Manhattan. U.S. prosecutors allege the 41-year-old used his government connections to smuggle U.S.-bound cocaine through Honduras. (AP Photo/Fernando Antonio, File)
October 04, 2019 - 4:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A Honduran drug trafficker gave more details Friday about campaign contributions he says he gave to the current and former presidents of the Central American nation — money he says was channeled through the brother of now-President Juan Orlando Hernández. Víctor Hugo Díaz Morales...
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Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernandez Alvarado addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
September 25, 2019 - 4:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration signed a deal Wednesday with a third Central American country that would effectively seal off the region, preventing asylum-seekers traveling through from entering the United States. The latest agreement, signed on the sidelines of the U.N. General...
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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2019 file photo, Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president of Venezuela Juan Guaido speaks during a weekly session at the National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela. The United States and more than a dozen Latin American countries are meeting Monday, Sept. 23 to consider multilateral sanctions against Venezuela. The foreign ministers are expected to discuss a range of punishments, including loss of diplomatic recognition and an economic boycott. Many of the participating countries recognize Guaidó as Venezuela's legitimate leader after he declared himself interim president in January, citing what was seen as President Nicolás Maduro's fraudulent re-election last year. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)
September 23, 2019 - 5:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The United States and more than a dozen Latin American countries agreed Monday to investigate and arrest associates and senior officials of the Venezuelan government of Nicolás Maduro who are suspected of crimes like drug trafficking, money laundering and financing terrorism. But...
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September 17, 2019 - 9:47 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal narcotics agent scheduled to stand trial this month has pleaded guilty to participating in a decadelong drug conspiracy that involved the smuggling of thousands of kilograms of cocaine from Puerto Rico to New York. Prosecutors said Fernando Gomez, a former U.S. Marine,...
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