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Drug Trafficking

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  • 6 Philadelphia officers accused of robbing and beating drug suspects

    6 Philadelphia officers accused of robbing and beating drug suspects
    A group of Philadelphia narcotics officers repeatedly robbed and assaulted the drug suspects they were supposed to be investigating, engaging in a campaign of brutality that lasted nearly six years, federal authorities said Wednesday. Five of the six...
  • 6 Philadelphia cops charged with robbery, kidnapping, extortion

    PHILADELPHIA Stories of shakedowns, brutality, kidnapping and theft have dogged a group of the city's Narcotics Field Unit officers for nearly a decade. But despite multiple investigations, cases against them never stuck. That changed Wednesday, as...
  • San Diego student's near-death in DEA custody avoidable: report

    San Diego student's near-death in DEA custody avoidable: report
    Simple measures, such as a white board listing names of prisoners, might have prevented the near-death of a San Diego college student inadvertently left in a holding cell for nearly five days without food or water, a federal report showed on Wednesday....
  • Six Philly cops arrested in federal corruption probe

    Six Philly cops arrested in federal corruption probe
    PHILADELPHIA — Six Philadelphia police officers were arrested Wednesday in a predawn roundup and charged with robbing, kidnapping, and extorting drug suspects over a nearly seven-year period. The officers all were veterans of a narcotics squad that...
  • Long arm of the law foiled in Glasgow

    GLASGOW (Reuters) - Catching criminals and lifting weights is all in a day's work for Turks and Caicos Islands' policeman Michael Francois but the strong arm of the law let him down at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday. The 29-year-old weightlifter, a...
  • Guards at New York City jail accused of drug trafficking

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three guards at New York City's Rikers Island Correctional Facility have been indicted on charges of smuggling drugs into the city's largest jail complex and selling contraband to inmates, authorities said on Tuesday. The charges...
  • Ex-Dominican anti-drug official pleads guilty to drug charges

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The former chief operating officer of the Dominican Republic's main counter-drug agency pleaded guilty on Tuesday to U.S. charges that he conspired with drug traffickers to transport cocaine into the United States. At a hearing in U....
  • 2 held on $1.5M bail in killing during botched drug deal

    2 held on $1.5M bail in killing during botched drug deal
    Two south suburban men were charged with first-degree murder in connection to a botched drug deal that led to one of their crew -- a local rapper -- being killed Friday in Calumet City, police said today. The shooting happened about 8:45 p.m. in the...
  • Police say tip led to arrest, seizure of $22K worth of marijuana

    Police say tip led to arrest, seizure of $22K worth of marijuana
    Anne Arundel County Police say a tip from a family member led to the arrest of a Glen Burnie man on charges of possession and intent to distribute drugs — as well as seizure of 2.4 pounds of marijuana with a street value of about $22,246. Police...
  • Honduras raids mayor's homes, finds fancy trucks, peacocks

    TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - Honduran police and soldiers raided the homes of a ruling-party mayor suspected of links to drug traffickers, uncovering a collection of luxury vehicles and more than 250 exotic birds, a prosecutor's office spokesman said on...
  • Man pleads guilty in methamphetamine trafficking case

    A man will serve more than four years in state prison after admitting his role in a methamphetamine trafficking ring and a burglary at a Wilson home. Eric Youngkin, 43, of Palmer Township pleaded guilty Tuesday to possession with the intent to deliver,...