West Virginia man sentenced to 25 years on drug charges
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after he admitted to being part of a drug trafficking organization.
Alleged street gang member pleads guilty to racketeering
CHICAGO (AP) — A member of a Chicago street gang implicated in drug trafficking and deadly violence on the city's West Side has pleaded guilty to federal racketeering conspiracy...
Meth drug ring leader gets 20 years in federal prison
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The leader of a large-scale methamphetamine drug trafficking organization in eastern Oregon has been sentenced to nearly 20 years in federal prison.
Albania: Ex-minister faces 12-year term in cannabis probe
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian prosecutors are seeking a 12-year prison term for a former Albanian interior minister accused of being tied to a crime network suspected of trafficking large...
Former Miami cops sentenced on drug charges in FBI sting
MIAMI (AP) — Two former Miami police officers have been sentenced on federal drug trafficking charges after they were snared in an FBI undercover operation.
30 indicted in international drug distribution scheme
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal prosecutors say 30 people have been indicted in an alleged conspiracy to distribute hundreds of pounds of cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine from Mexico through...
Jail guard charged with cooperating with drug dealers
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis jail guard has been charged with allowing two heroin and fentanyl dealers to use her apartment to stash their drugs and guns.
DEA opens new office in Duluth to combat drug trafficking
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is opening an office in Duluth in an effort to bring more federal resources to investigate drug crimes in northeastern Minnesota and...
Man sentenced to 20 years in prison in drug killing
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison in a drug conspiracy that included a fatal shooting.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 42-year-old Marquis...
NY high school teacher faces federal drug, firearms charges
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Buffalo high school teacher faces drug trafficking and firearms charges after a raid at his western New York home turned up assorted guns,...
Prosecutors: Kansas drug network tied to Chicago dismantled
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities said Wednesday that they've dismantled a major drug-trafficking operation in northeast Kansas responsible for a college student's fatal overdose in 2017, resulting...
540 grams of meth, 100 pounds of weed found in Alabama raid
BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) — Deputies in Alabama say they've arrested a suspect described as a "major drug trafficker" after a two-year investigation.
Mexico’s Playa Bagdad mixes sun, sand and drug trafficking
PLAYA BAGDAD, Mexico (AP) — At the very eastern end of the U.S.-Mexico border there's a long strip of sand where the Rio Grande meets the sea. It is called Playa Bagdad — or 'Bagdad...
4 Corner Hustler pleads guilty to racketeering in Chicago
CHICAGO (AP) — A member of the Four Corner Hustlers street gang has pleaded guilty in a conspiracy prosecutors say included drug trafficking and deadly violence on Chicago's West Side.
23 accused in broad Aryan Warriors supremacist case in Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nineteen men and four women are charged in Las Vegas with being part of a white supremacist gang with ties to state prison and street crimes, including murder, drug trafficking...
19 indicted in Oklahoma drug trafficking investigation
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Federal prosecutors say 19 people have been indicted for conspiracy to distribute heroin and methamphetamine in Oklahoma City.
Federal jury convicts alleged drug ring leader, 4 others
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — The alleged leader of a violent Indianapolis-based drug trafficking ring has been convicted on federal drug charges.
- The Washington TimesDonald Trump issues pardons and commutations for seven peopleJuly 29, 2019
- Wilkes-Barre Citizens' VoiceSix People Face Drug Trafficking Charges In Wilkes-BarreMay 2, 2019
- The Brownsville HeraldFormer Mexican official’s trial postponed againApril 26, 2019
- Today's News-Herald2 arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking after heroin, meth, marijuana allegedly found by Havasu PDApril 18, 2019
Dutch athletics reeling after arrest of 2 relay runners
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — With the times she'd been running this season, Dutch athlete Madiea Ghafoor could have earned a trip to the World Championships in Doha next month as part of her...
19 indicted in central Arkansas drug ring
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say they've indicted 19 people involved in a drug trafficking ring in central Arkansas.
U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas Cody Hiland...
Mexico auctions off mansion of Chinese-Mexican businessman
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's government has auctioned off the mansion of a Chinese-Mexican businessman facing drug trafficking charges.
The Latest: 32 busted in drug operation in San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a federal crackdown on drugs in San Francisco (all times local):
Federal prosecutors say they've charged 32 people who sold drugs in a...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A federal grand jury has charged more than 20 people, including inmates and former guards, with smuggling drugs into the Louisiana State Penitentiary at...
Honduran president accuses groups of ‘assault on power’
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — The president of Honduras says that political opposition groups connected to criminal networks are trying to overthrow his government.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — U.S. federal prosecutors have accused the Honduran government of essentially functioning as a narco-state, with the current and former presidents having received campaign...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a woman wanted in New Mexico in a drug trafficking case has been arrested in Utah.
The FBI said detectives from the Utah County Sheriff's Office and...
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say arrests in recent days targeted a Mississippi drug trafficking ring under investigation since 2016.
Alleged leader of Detroit trafficking operation arrested
MONROE, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say the alleged leader of a large sex- and drug-trafficking operation that was based in Detroit has been arrested following a 2½-year search.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Wednesday added former Venezuelan Vice President Tareck El Aissami to its list of 10 most wanted fugitives.
Ohio to assist local agencies with drug intel center
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state of Ohio plans to open a facility that will assist local police with drug trafficking investigations.
Officials on Wednesday announced the creation of the Ohio...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A California technology billionaire and crime victim rights advocate and a friend are taking a plea deal sparing them prison time in a Las Vegas Strip hotel room drug case, their...
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government plans to auction the mansion of a Chinese-Mexican businessman facing drug trafficking charges.
The federal government said Monday it will hold an...
Trump takes clemency actions in several cases
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has pardoned five men convicted of crimes including theft, fraud and drug trafficking, in addition to commuting the sentences of two others.
Massachusetts man pleads guilty to drug trafficking
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty in federal court in New Hampshire to possessing a combination of fentanyl, cocaine and crack-cocaine with the intent to...
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Police in southern Nicaragua have seized over $3.6 million in apparent drug money hidden in a secret compartment in a truck.
Man accused of trying to kill witness pleads guilty
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A man accused of trying to kill someone he thought would provide drug trafficking information to police has pleaded guilty.
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Holding a violin, saxophone or clarinet with handcuffed hands, some two-dozen prisoners were transported in an armored bus to learn music alongside the symphony orchestra in the...
Man indicted for murder charge in SC drug overdose
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The State Grand Jury has indicted a 21-year-old man on a murder charge for the drug overdose of a South Carolina man.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The government has announced four guilty pleas by alleged members and associates of the MS-13 gang in Ohio, including two men who could receive life sentences.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a Montana man to four years in prison after the man admitted selling methamphetamine as part of a large drug trafficking ring.
Alleged drug ring leader’s trial moved to SW Indiana
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The federal trial of the alleged leader of a violent Indianapolis-based drug trafficking ring has been moved to southwestern Indiana after the man's first trial ended in a...
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — A former South Texas police chief and law enforcement officer of nearly two decades has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for drug trafficking.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Amid a soaring number of police killings in Rio de Janeiro, the state's tough-talking governor said Tuesday that it was "normal" for the rate to increase and will likely keep...
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio doctor accused of prescribing opioids and other drugs without a legitimate purpose has been sentenced to 113 years in prison.
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's attorney general's office says authorities have charged 89 Hells Angels bikers with crimes including attempted murder, grievous bodily harm, extortion and drug...
JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Tennessee man has been sentenced to life in prison for distributing large amounts of methamphetamine.
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge has rejected a request for a new trial by the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo.
U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan said in a written ruling Wednesday that a...
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a Denver man to more than 20 years in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to armed drug trafficking charges in Montana.
7 charged with drug trafficking in South Florida
MIAMI (AP) — Authorities in Florida say they have arrested seven people who operated a large-scale prescription drug trafficking ring.
A news release from the Florida Attorney General's...