drug trafficking

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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February 23, 2019 - 3:45 pm
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan's visit to the Southwest border (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Top defense officials have toured sections of the U.S.-Mexico border to see how the military could reinforce efforts to block drug smuggling and other illegal...
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February 22, 2019 - 12:35 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Friday that he has instructed his government to assist the family of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in seeking humanitarian visas to visit the convicted drug trafficker in the United States. During a visit last week to Guzman's...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2008, file photo, cash seized by Mexico's Army, which according to the Defense Department was seized on Sept. 14 from the Sinaloa drug cartel and is displayed to the press in Mexico City. Federal authorities have said they want to go after an estimated $14 billion fortune for the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo, who was head of the cartel. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)
February 14, 2019 - 1:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After El Chapo's conviction in a drug-trafficking trial that included florid testimony of jewel-encrusted guns, a fleet of cash-laden jets and a personal zoo with roaming big cats, some Americans have floated an idea they see as poetic justice: Why not take some of the Mexican drug...
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FILE - In this June 16, 2008, file photo, Broadcom co-founder Henry T. Nicholas III leaves the Ronald Reagan Federal Building after a hearing in Santa Ana, Calif. Authorities in Nevada have filed felony drug charges against the California tech billionaire and victim rights advocate arrested in August with what police said were briefcases full of drugs. Nicholas and a woman arrested with him, Ashley Fargo, were named in a complaint filed Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, in state court in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
February 13, 2019 - 3:24 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A billionaire California tech mogul who funds "Marsy's Law" crime victim rights campaigns nationwide was hit Wednesday with felony drug charges following his arrest last summer in a Las Vegas hotel suite with what police said were briefcases full of drugs. Broadcom Corp. co-founder...
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2007, file photo, guard towers loom over the administrative maximum security federal prison called Supermax near Florence, Colo. Experts say the drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who will be sentenced on June 25, 2019, for smuggling enormous amounts of narcotics into the U.S and having a hand in dozens of murders, seems the ideal candidate for "Supermax" prison also known as ADX for "administrative maximum," a facility so secure, so remote and so austere that it has been called the "Alcatraz of the Rockies." (Chris McLean/The Pueblo Chieftain via AP)
February 13, 2019 - 9:53 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In the world of corrections, there are inmates who pose security risks, and then there's El Chapo. Drug lord Joaquin Guzman has an unparalleled record of jailbreaks, having escaped two high-security Mexican prisons before his ultimate capture and extradition to the United States. So...
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