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Organized Crime

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  • L.A. fashion district firms raided in cartel money laundering probe

    L.A. fashion district firms raided in cartel money laundering probe
    Sinaloa cartel bosses had a problem. They were holding a hostage and needed to get the $140,000 ransom his family agreed to pay from the United States to Mexico in the form of pesos. Worried a wire transfer would alert authorities, the drug...
  • L.A. is 'epicenter' of cartel money laundering, U.S. official says

    L.A. is 'epicenter' of cartel money laundering, U.S. official says
    Federal agents launched a series of raids in the downtown Los Angeles fashion district on Wednesday and seized an estimated $65 million in cash and other assets they allege were part of a widespread attempt by Mexican drug cartels to launder narcotics...
  • La Crescenta, La Caņada residents caught up in downtown Los Angeles raid

    Two local residents, one from La Crescenta and another from La Caņada Flintridge, were among those caught up in an early morning raid in the Los Angeles Fashion District Wednesday in connection with investigations into alleged money laundering schemes...
  • Los Angeles Fashion District raided in drug money-laundering probe

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Police and federal agents on Wednesday raided dozens of Los Angeles Fashion District businesses suspected of operating as part of a major money-laundering hub for narcotics traffickers in Mexico, law enforcement officials said....
  • U.S. sanctions Mexican lawyers linked to Sinaloa drug cartel

    WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United States has frozen the assets of three Mexican lawyers and a real estate company allegedly linked to the international drug cartel Sinaloa, known for its violence and kidnappings. The Treasury...
  • Miami man charged with smuggling Cuban baseball star to U.S.

    By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI, Sept 11 (Reuters) - A Miami man was charged on Thursday with alien smuggling for his suspected role in a conspiracy to bring Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Yasiel Puig to the United States from Cuba, according to court documents....
  • Former Philadelphia mob boss could go back to prison

    PHILADELPHIA Former Philadelphia mob boss Joseph "Skinny Joey" Merlino could be headed back to prison just days before his court-ordered supervision is scheduled to end if federal authorities have their way. His probation officers say the 52-year-old ex-...
  • Alabama killer extradited to California to face multiple murder charges

    A man who allegedly told authorities he had been a hit man for a Mexican drug cartel has been extradited to California to face multiple counts of murder for a string of killings that plagued the Central Valley for three decades, officials said Friday....
  • 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...
  • Mexico launches special police force to guard economic activity

    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico on Friday launched a scaled-back version of a new police force President Enrique Pena Nieto had vowed to create while on the campaign trail to safeguard businesses against rampant organized crime. Pena Nieto originally...
  • 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...