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  • Seven charged in widespread drug and firearms trafficking operation

    Seven charged in widespread drug and firearms trafficking operation
    Federal authorities have charged seven men with running a drug and firearms trafficking operation that stretched from central Ohio to the streets of south suburban Harvey. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago said today that 19 assorted firearms...
  • 3 men linked to Mexican drug ring charged in kidnapping of S.C. man

    3 men linked to Mexican drug ring charged in kidnapping of S.C. man
    Three men said to be members of a Mexican drug organization have been accused of kidnapping for ransom a South Carolina man who allegedly owed them $200,000 in marijuana, according to court documents. Ruben Ceja-Rangel, 57, Luis Castro Villeda, 22,...
  • 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...
  • Police say Allentown man confessed to shooting teen

    An Allentown police detective on Wednesday told a Lehigh County judge that a city man admitted shooting a 16-year-old boy in the chest during a botched drug deal last year. Ruben D. Pichirilo, 19, of the 1300 block of Chew Street, is awaiting trial on...
  • When crime stops being lucrative

    When crime stops being lucrative
    I had dinner a few weeks ago with crime policy expert Mark Kleiman, who pointed out something I hadn’t realized: stealing cars is getting a lot harder. Later model cars have electronic security systems designed to thwart thieves, and although they&...
  • Rollin' 30s gang members arrested on drug distribution allegations

    Rollin' 30s gang members arrested on drug distribution allegations
    More than 20 gang members and associates of the Rollin' 30s Harlem Crips are facing federal charges on allegations of drug distribution, officials said Thursday.  Hundreds of FBI and L.A. Police Department officers were part of a coordinated effort...
  • Durban Festival: Restless Producers Move Into High-End TV

    London-based producer Tendeka Matatu has been keeping busy ahead of this month's Durban film fest. In May, he and partner Marie Lora-Mungai announced the launch of Restless Talent Management, a global management company for African talent, and the pair...
  • 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...
  • Indictment accuses FedEx of moving drugs for illegal online pharmacies

    FedEx conspired to traffic in controlled substances and misbranded prescription medications by helping distribute drugs for illegal Internet pharmacies, an indictment from a federal grand jury in San Francisco alleges. The shipping company knew as early...
  • Medical pot shops are no big deal

    Medical pot shops are no big deal
    You'd think licensed dispensaries for medical marijuana were all-ages opium dens from the wariness bordering on paranoia with which state and local officials are grudgingly preparing for them to open. A year ago Friday, Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law...
  • 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...