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Drug Trafficking

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  • U.S. brings new charges against accused Silk Road creator

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors have brought a trio of new charges against a Texas man accused of creating the underground online drug marketplace Silk Road. A new indictment against Ross Ulbricht, 30, filed late on Thursday in Manhattan federal...
  • Tales of 1980s Broward drug smugglers, murders back in court

    Tales of 1980s Broward drug smugglers, murders back in court
    Scott Errico stands among South Florida's more colorful crime figures from the 1980s. And now he's back in the spotlight, as a court examines his decades-old Broward double-murder convictions and unlikely bid for another trial at age 56. With Errico's...
  • Details emerge in I-Drive hotel marijuana ring

    Details emerge in I-Drive hotel marijuana ring
    Binh Sieu Tran and his associates in California were making so much money from their marijuana operation that they spared no expense when it came time to shipping the drugs to Orlando, agents say. The overnight packages bound for the Hyatt Regency...
  • Man Took Drugs Before Fatally Slashing Infant, Police Say

    Man Took Drugs Before Fatally Slashing Infant, Police Say
    BRISTOL — Arthur Hapgood Sr. stepped outside 211 Park St. on Monday evening to smoke some marijuana, and when he returned, he was a changed man, witnesses told police. He was making bizarre comments, waving his arms and yelling, and then started...
  • Woman receives sentence for role in healthcare scheme

    A woman who ran a $20-million healthcare scheme out of a Glendale medical clinic was sentenced Monday to eight years in federal prison and ordered to pay back more than $9 million in restitution to Medicare and Medi-Cal. Lianna “Lili”...
  • Arrest derails wedding for accused pill mill ringleader

    Arrest derails wedding for accused pill mill ringleader
    For Anthony Licata, the honeymoon is over. In fact, it never even began. His intention was to get married last weekend, then sail away on a 10-day honeymoon cruise around Italy and Greece. Federal prosecutors, however, had less blissful plans. Just...
  • Boat goes aground, smuggler goes to prison

    Boat goes aground, smuggler goes to prison
    It was poor seamanship that sunk a $14 million South Florida drug-smuggling ring and sent one of its organizers to prison. David Antonio Mendez-Sicard was sentenced to more than 11 years in federal prison Thursday — his 59th birthday — for...
  • Minister is on a mission to save girls from prostitution

    Minister is on a mission to save girls from prostitution
    It was just after 3 p.m. in San Bernardino, 99 hellish degrees and counting, as two working girls walked along Baseline Street.They appeared to be somewhere between 16 and 19, about the same as the other females working the track in a city boxed in by...
  • Police arrest alleged 'high-level' cocaine trafficker in Bethlehem

    Bethlehem police said they seized more than a kilogram of cocaine and other drugs from the garage of a man they allege is a high-level cocaine trafficker. Police said Carmelo Sanchez-Agosto, 34, who lives in the 1100 block of East Fourth Street, is...
  • Billboards go up for fugitive Mexican drug lord wanted in U.S.

    SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Federal authorities offering a $5 million reward for a fugitive Mexican drug lord who killed a U.S. anti-narcotics agent in the 1980s have taken the unusual step of plastering his face on billboards in southwestern border states....
  • Pot plants worth $150K seized from Oakland Park home, authorities say

    Pot plants worth $150K seized from Oakland Park home, authorities say
    Broward sheriff's deputies seized 152 cannabis plants at an Oakland Park home after a search warrant was served early Tuesday, the agency said. The confiscated plants, worth about $150,000, ranged in size from seedlings to 5 feet high. They were lined up...