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Drug Trafficking

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  • Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar's chief assassin freed from jail

    BOGOTA (Reuters) - One of Colombia's most feared drug cartel assassins walked free on Tuesday after serving 22 years in jail for scores of murders ordered by notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar during the cocaine trafficking heyday of the 1980s, police...
  • Hartford Police Seize Arrest Two, Seize 1,500 Bags Of Heroin

    Hartford Police Seize Arrest Two, Seize 1,500 Bags Of Heroin
    HARTFORD — Officers seized more than 1,500 bags of heroin and arrested two local men after a motor vehicle stop last week in the area of Park and Washington streets, police said. Officers pulled over a car driven by Thomas Bruno, 22, just before...
  • Man linked to $7 million Mexico to Lehigh drug ring pleads guilty

     Man linked to $7 million Mexico to Lehigh drug ring pleads guilty
    A Whitehall man who was linked to a $7 million Mexico to Lehigh Valley drug trafficking operation pleaded guilty in Lehigh County Court on Monday and was sentenced to two years of probation. Mark Balas, 40, was one of 23 people arrested last year...
  • Surprise wake-up call on suspected drug dealers, gang members in Easton

    Surprise wake-up call on suspected drug dealers, gang members in Easton
      Easton police raided three residences early Friday in their continuing attack on street-level drug dealers, executing search warrants and several arrest warrants. City police said the raids and arrests, particularly of three suspects who identify as...
  • A foolish ban on food aid is finally lifted

    A foolish ban on food aid is finally lifted
    The Legislature on Monday enters the last week of its two-year session, making for a mix of emotions probably familiar to high school seniors. It's final exam time for the backers of all remaining legislative bills, which will pass or fail by the midnight...
  • Ferguson case reopens lingering wounds from previous police shootings

    Ferguson case reopens lingering wounds from previous police shootings
    Tyrus Murray was 13 years old when her father, Earl Murray, and his friend Ronald Beasley died in a hail of gunfire during a drug bust gone awry. Both men were black, and neither was armed. Their shooters were white law enforcement officers, and neither...
  • Tinted windows lead to heroin trafficking charges for motorist

    Tinted windows lead to heroin trafficking charges for motorist
    An Orlando motorist stopped for tinted windows this week remains jailed on heroin trafficking charges. Andrew Castro, 27, remains in the Orange County Jail on $20,000 bail, records show. Castro was spotted on Curry Ford Road around 6:30 p.m. Thursday...
  • Orlando man sentenced to prison for gun trafficking to Puerto Rico

    Orlando man sentenced to prison for gun trafficking to Puerto Rico
    An Orlando man with prior drug trafficking convictions was sentenced to 27 years in prison on Wednesday for trying to mail at least 20 firearms to Puerto Rico, the office of U.S. Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III said. Prior convictions barred Luis A....
  • Few Nicaraguans among Central America's exodus to U.S.

    Nicaragua has many of the same problems as much of Central America. Extreme poverty. Joblessness. Violence, especially against women and children. Government repression. And yet, in the latest exodus of Central American minors and others toward the U.S....
  • Sex offender arrested in heroin bust, Sanford cops say

    Sex offender arrested in heroin bust, Sanford cops say
    Two children were placed into protective custody and two men — one a registered sex offender – were charged this week in a drug bust in Sanford, police said Friday. Sex offender Julius Rooks and another man, Robert Flanagan, were arrested...
  • Colombia arrests suspected drug trafficker for major Mexico cartel

    BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombian authorities have arrested a Costa Rican man accused of trafficking shipments of cocaine to the United States on behalf of Mexico's infamous Sinaloa cartel. Oscar Antonio Berrocal, 52, was detained late on Thursday after...