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Drug Trafficking

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  • In Brazil, homicide rate still high despite increased prosperity

    In Brazil, homicide rate still high despite increased prosperity
    Almost everyone here on the outskirts of Maceio, the capital of Brazil's most dangerous state, has a horror story to tell. "They shot a woman in the bar last week," said Maria das Gracas da Silva, a 49-year-old maid. "They shot her right in her mouth,...
  • 2 members of NYC based heroin ring plead guilty

    Two members of a New York City-based heroin distribution ring have pleaded guilty. Authorities say the prosecution has tamped down a network that stretched into Nassau, Orange and Sullivan counties in New York, and Allegheny County in Pennsylvania....
  • Venezuela's No. 2 denies any involvement in drug trafficking

    The powerful leader of Venezuela's congress on Tuesday fiercely denied allegations he might be involved in the drug trade. National Assembly chief Diosdado Cabello said he would never do anything that could hurt the South American nation's young people....
  • Feds in Miami targeting Venezuelan officials in widening 'narcostate' drug probe

    MIAMI Federal authorities are taking aim at the second most powerful official in the Venezuelan government in a widening U.S. investigation into allegations that he pocketed millions of dollars from drug profits while providing a safe haven for...
  • Man Charged In Hartford Gang Investigation Found Guilty

    BRIDGEPORT — One of the 25 charged following an investigation into the West Hell Gang was found guilty Tuesday of a drug trafficking charge, officials said. Tyshawn McDade, 30, was found guilty of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with...
  • Lake County courts: Gary man gets 14 years for shooting at cops

    Lake County courts: Gary man gets 14 years for shooting at cops
    Man gets 14 years for shooting at cops Lake Superior Court Judge Clarence Murray sentenced a Gary man to 14 years on Wednesday for attempted aggravated battery for shooting a laser-equipped handgun at Gary police officers. Melvin Macon, 25, will serve...
  • Oakland airport baggage handlers charged with pot smuggling

    Three baggage handlers at Oakland International Airport are accused of using their security clearance to get marijuana-packed suitcases past checkpoints and onto planes as part of a drug smuggling ring involving 11 other people, federal prosecutors said....
  • Six face federal charges in $2.2 million drug bust

    Six face federal charges in $2.2 million drug bust
    Six men arrested by Berks County detectives as they allegedly transported $2.2 million worth of drugs bound for Reading and Allentown now face charges in federal court. The men, arrested in March, are charged in U.S. District Court in Allentown with...
  • Police: Man, Woman Sold Heroin To Undercover Officers

    Police: Man, Woman Sold Heroin To Undercover Officers
    MANCHESTER — Two people described by police as street-level drug dealers were charged Wednesday after allegedly selling drugs to undercover officers, authorities said. Torry Mcintyre, 49, and Vimari Lopez, 36, were both charged with five...
  • Westminster man charged with possession of cocaine, intent to distribute

    Westminster man charged with possession of cocaine, intent to distribute
    A Westminster man is charged with possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute and related offenses after police searched his home and allegedly found drugs packaged for sale. James Harold Samms, 22, of the unit block of Liberty Street, is also...
  • E-reader: Tales from the Golden State

    E-reader: Tales from the Golden State
    How a Long-Lost L.A. Home Was Found 1,770 Miles Away by Steve Vaught, 30-minute read, Los Angeles Magazine, free It sounds like an architectural fairy tale: A Canadian woman falls in love with a derelict house and, in tracing its history, discovers it...