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Organized Crime

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  • UN anti-crime commission's future uncertain in Guatemala

    Even in crime-ridden Guatemala, the headlines were startling: Prosecutors busted a customs bribery ring that likely defrauded the state of millions of dollars, with the current and former Tax Authority chiefs and a top aide to the vice president implicated.
  • Federal investigators target 700 Miami firms for money laundering scrutiny

    Federal investigators are targeting 700 businesses in the Miami area for enhanced scrutiny to detect trade-based money laundering schemes involving Latin American criminal organizations, authorities announced Tuesday. U.S. Immigration and Customs...

    Underwriters Labs tries to protect trademark in age of 3-D printing

    So far this year, Northbrook-based Underwriters Laboratories has issued four public notices against manufacturers that it says have counterfeited its "UL" label. UL certifies the safety of more than 100 items in the average home. Check your blow dryer....

    Ambush in Mexico kills 15 police officers, wounds 5

    Ambush in Mexico kills 15 police officers, wounds 5
    Gunmen ambushed a police convoy in the western state of Jalisco, killing 15 state police officers and wounding five as bullets riddled their vehicles in the deadliest single attack on Mexican police in recent memory. The attack happened late Monday as...

    Man linked to Mexican-based drug cartel gets 10-year term

    A man who admitted his role in a powerful Mexico-based drug cartel and said "it's very hard to get out" was sentenced Thursday in a federal court in New Hampshire to 10 years in prison. Samuel Zazueta Valenzuela pleaded guilty in September to being...