drug trafficking

October 27, 2018 - 3:26 am
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's interior minister has resigned as the Balkan nation tries to better tackle widespread corruption and drug trafficking. Writing in his Twitter page Saturday, Prime Minister Edi Rama said he had accepted Interior Minister Fatmir Xhafaj's resignation, without giving...
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Honduran migrant Alba Rosa Chinchilla Ortiz poses for photos at a temporary shelter in the central park of Huixtla, Mexico, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. Chinchilla's husband, an ex-soldier in the Honduran army has survived three attempts to kill him, Chinchilla said. Her partner of six years, he has applied for asylum in the United States and she's trying to join him and their son. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
October 24, 2018 - 7:10 pm
HUIXTLA, Mexico (AP) — A deportee from the United States trying to get back to the life he spent more than a decade building. A woman whose soldier husband already is in the U.S. with their 4-year-old son. A teenager desperate to earn money to support his diabetic mother back home. The caravan of...
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A police officer shows buds of marijuana before a news conference Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. Thai police handed over around 100 kilograms of seized marijuana to be used for medical research Tuesday, as officials seek to produce pot-based medication. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
September 25, 2018 - 4:59 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police on Tuesday handed over around 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of seized marijuana for medical research, as officials seek to produce pot-based medication. Sophon Mekthon, chairman of the Government Pharmaceutical Organization, said researchers chose high-quality marijuana from...
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Dr. Fatta Nahab, a neurologist who directs the Functional Imaging of Neurodegenerative Disorders Lab at the University of California San Diego Health's Movement Disorder Center, sits at his desk Monday, Sept 17, 2018, in San Diego. Nahab spent years going through regulatory hoops to get approval to import marijuana from Canada, to study whether cannabis can help treat essential tremor, a shaking condition affecting millions of people. (AP Photo/Julie Watson)
September 18, 2018 - 10:35 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — In a rare move, the U.S. government has approved the importation of marijuana extracts from Canada for a clinical trial, highlighting a new avenue for American researchers who have long had trouble obtaining the drug for medical studies. The University of California San Diego's...
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September 12, 2018 - 11:02 pm
BEIJING (AP) — The death toll has risen to 11 with another 44 people hospitalized after a man allegedly drove an SUV deliberately into a crowd in central China before jumping out and attacking victims with a dagger and shovel, local authorities said Thursday. The Hengyang city government said the...
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This Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, photo released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows tech billionaire and advocate of crime victims Henry T. Nicholas III, in Las Vegas. Las Vegas police officer Larry Hadfield says Nicholas was arrested Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018 at a Las Vegas Strip casino-resort on suspicion of trafficking heroin, cocaine, meth and ecstasy. cognizance. Nicholas co-founded Broadcom in the '90s and left the company in 2003. Recently, he has been bankrolling ballot measures in the U.S. that aim to guarantee certain rights to crime victims. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP)
August 09, 2018 - 6:03 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tech billionaire and advocate of crime victims Henry T. Nicholas III is facing drug counts after being arrested along with a woman Tuesday at a Las Vegas Strip casino-resort. Nicholas was arrested on suspicion of trafficking heroin, cocaine, meth and ecstasy, Las Vegas police...
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Drug dog Sombra, has helped detect more than 2,000 kilos of cocaine hidden in suitcases, boats and large shipments of fruit, sits outside the police station in Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, July 26, 2018. Colombian police recently revealed that the Gulf Clan, a cartel that boasts its own guerrilla army, has offered a reward of $7,000 to whoever kills or captures Sambra. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
July 27, 2018 - 7:55 am
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — This is the story of a drug dog with a bounty on its head. Sombra, a six-year-old German shepherd, has helped Colombia's police detect more than 2,000 kilos of cocaine hidden in suitcases, boats and large shipments of fruit. But as the dog sniffs her way toward record...
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July 05, 2018 - 10:53 am
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A Navajo Nation community where authorities say they dismantled a violent gang that trafficked drugs and frightened residents wants law enforcement to remain vigilant about criminal activity. Federal and tribal authorities say they arrested major players in the Red Skin...
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June 29, 2018 - 4:36 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A Canadian man who leased helicopters and used them to run a cross-border drug-shipping empire, helping meet the American West's appetite for high-grade marijuana before states began legalizing the drug, has been sentenced to seven years in prison. Colin Martin, 46, was responsible...
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May 16, 2018 - 2:39 pm
PITTSBURGH, PA (KXNT) - A resident of Las Vegas, Nevada, pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of conspiracy to distribute 100 kilograms or more of marijuana and conspiracy to launder proceeds of marijuana trafficking, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. 30-year old Ryan...
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