| Apr 5, 2014
| 8:02 AM
Under cover of night, speed boats sneak into Florida coves and inlets, hauling bundles of marijuana and cocaine.
Drugs wash up on shore. Radar aircraft hover, searching for smugglers. And beachgoers stumble onto abandoned bundles of contraband.
| Apr 7, 2014
| 2:01 PM
MEXICO CITY -- At least 15 people were killed in brazen shootouts over the weekend in the large coastal city of Tampico, in a border state that had been experiencing a relative lull in organized-crime-related violence.
Mayor Gustavo Torres said Monday...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 8:01 PM
Just over a year ago, the highest-ranking leader of the notorious Sinaloa drug cartel ever to be arrested on U.S. charges stood in a quiet federal courtroom in Chicago for a secret hearing.
Raising his right hand and speaking through a Spanish...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 10:01 AM
A co-defendant of captured Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman pleaded guilty Wednesday in Chicago to distributing vast amounts of cocaine and heroin here on behalf of the notorious Sinaloa cartel.
Tomas Arevalo-Renteria, who pleaded...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 3:40 PM
The arrest of state Sen. Leland Yee shook California political watchers Wednesday, but for followers of Bay Area crime it was the arrest of a San Francisco figure known as "Shrimp Boy" that caught their attention.
Both Yee and Raymond Chow, AKA...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 9:11 AM
The corruption case involving State Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) has been described as one of the most colorful in recent history. Here are some key questions and answers in the legal and political drama:
What is Yee accused of doing?
| Mar 20, 2014
| 1:19 PM
BOGOTA, Colombia -- Human Rights Watch on Thursday blamed the Urabeños criminal gang for helping cause one of Colombia’s worst humanitarian crises in years: the forced displacement last year of 19,000 people from the city of Buenaventura.
| Mar 20, 2014
| 8:15 PM
California has emerged as the major gateway for methamphetamine into the country, with Mexican organized crime groups smuggling an estimated 70% of the U.S. supply through state border crossings, according to a report released Thursday by state Atty. Gen....
| Jan 23, 2014
| 4:43 PM
Five people said to be part of a New York crime family were arrested today. including a 78-year-old man accused of participating in a notorious 1978 airport heist that inspired the movie "Goodfellas."
More than three decades after $5 million in cash and...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 4:56 PM
Joaquin Guzman, the drug kingpin known as “El Chapo” who was arrested Saturday in Mexico, has been wanted in Chicago since at least 2009, when he was indicted along with 10 other Sinaloa cartel leaders in what was considered the most...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 5:26 PM
Older consumers are no more vulnerable to identity theft than others, but they do tend to be victims of the types of ID theft that are on the rise — cases involving tax returns and medical care.
For that reason, the Federal Trade Commission held a...