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Organized Crime

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  • U.S. judge sentences 2 brothers who smuggled for Mexican drug cartels

    Twin brothers who smuggled 71 tons of cocaine and heroin for Mexican drug cartels received 14-year prison terms Tuesday as a federal judge warned that they would always have to look over their shoulders. A bomb-sniffing dog and metal detectors guarded...
  • Chicago brothers who infiltrated cartel given 14 years in prison

     Chicago brothers who infiltrated cartel given 14 years in prison
    After more than six years in protective custody, the twin brothers from Chicago's West Side didn't look the part of hard-core drug traffickers when they walked into a public courtroom Tuesday for the first time since flipping on the notoriously violent...
  • Sentencing today for twins who flipped on 'El Chapo'

    Sentencing today for twins who flipped on 'El Chapo'
    For a couple of drug dealers from Chicago's West Side, twin brothers Pedro and Margarito Flores had hit the big time by November 2008, negotiating a heroin deal over the phone in Mexico with none other than Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the notorious Sinaloa...
  • Mexico AG: Captured drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman won't be extradited to US anytime soon

    Captured Sinaloa drug cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman will not be extradited to the United States anytime soon, Mexico's top prosecutor said Tuesday. Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam said he was expecting to receive a formal request later...
  • Chicago twins who ran $2B US drug ring get sharply reduced sentences for cooperation

    Identical twin brothers who ran a drug-trafficking ring that spanned much of North America were sentenced Tuesday to 14 years in prison after a judge agreed to sharply reduce their penalty as a reward for becoming government informants and secretly...
  • Twin drug dealers who became 'most significant rats in US history' to be sentenced in Chicago

    In the underworld of illegal drug trafficking, identical twins Pedro and Margarito Flores rose from middling Chicago dealers to partners of Mexico's most notorious cartel lord, eventually building a nearly $2 billion franchise that spanned much of North...
  • Sweeping federal indictments issued against 60 Sinaloa cartel members

    Federal authorities in San Diego have announced sweeping indictments against 60 members of the powerful Sinaloa cartel, accusing individuals ranging from its top leaders down to the operators of drug distribution cells in Southern California of...
  • The Latin American gun leak

    The Latin American gun leak
    During the 1980s, El Salvador was the single largest recipient of U.S. military hardware and weaponry in the Western Hemisphere. Although the Central American country's civil war ended in 1992, the guns, grenades and bullets linger, as do their...
  • Prosecutors: Brothers' cooperation against cartels led to their dad's death

    Shortly after twin brothers from Chicago began their historic cooperation with federal authorities against some of the most dangerous drug cartels in the world, their father made a fatal mistake. Against his sons' wishes and despite stern warnings...
  • Turbulent voyage: the Cuban baseball pipeline

    The clandestine journey from decaying ballparks to major league stadiums can be treacherous, degrading and expensive for Cuban baseball players who risk their lives on sea crossings only to be auctioned off by smugglers demanding an exorbitant cut of...
  • Newspaper report: Meth seizures soar at US-Mexico border in fiscal year 2014

    Seizures of methamphetamine soared at the US-Mexico border during fiscal year 2014, accelerating a trend that began several years ago as new laws that limited access to the drug's chemical ingredients made it harder to manufacture it in the U.S. Meth...