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  • Feds: 9 charged in gang conspiracy, including 5 murders

    Feds: 9 charged in gang conspiracy, including 5 murders
    Nine members of a violent street gang known as the Hobos were charged today in a federal racketeering case that involves narcotics trafficking, robberies and murders, including the 2006 slaying of a federal informant in the case. The five-count...
  • $1 million in marijuana found in Central Valley drug den

    $1 million in marijuana found in Central Valley drug den
    Eight men with ties to a Mexican drug ring were arrested after authorities in the Central Valley discovered a drug den filled with more than $1 million in processed marijuana, authorities said. A narcotics team served a search warrant to residents...
  • Mexico-L.A. drug ring hid meth, heroin in pipes on big rigs, feds say

    Federal prosecutors unveiled indictments Thursday against 57 members of an alleged drug trafficking ring that authorities said smuggled cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine from Mexico to Los Angeles, using concealed compartments and PVC piping. Drug...
  • Former Chicago comptroller indicted in Ohio

    Former Chicago comptroller indicted in Ohio
    When Amer Ahmad abruptly resigned as city comptroller about three weeks ago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel heaped praise on his hand-picked aide for helping him "reform government" in Chicago. On Thursday, Ahmad was indicted in Ohio on federal corruption charges...
  • Leader of Mexico's Gulf drug cartel captured

    Leader of Mexico's Gulf drug cartel captured
    MEXICO CITY — The leader of the Gulf cartel, one of Mexico's oldest drug-running groups, has been captured, Mexican officials said Saturday. Mario Armando Ramírez Treviño was apprehended by the Mexican army Saturday morning, according to a...
  • Drug kingpin Eduardo Arellano Felix gets 15 years in U.S. prison

    Drug kingpin Eduardo Arellano Felix gets 15 years in U.S. prison
    SAN DIEGO -- Mexican drug kingpin Eduardo Arellano Felix was sentenced Monday to 15 years in federal prison for his role in a notorious Tijuana drug cartel that over several decades transformed Baja California into a springboard for drug smuggling into...
  • Bo Xilai trial draws comparisons to China's greatest courtroom drama

    Bo Xilai trial draws comparisons to China's greatest courtroom drama
    JINAN, China -- In 1980, hundreds of millions of Chinese people gathered around communal televisions set up in schools and on basketball courts, mesmerized by the trial of Mao Tse-tung’s widow and members of the so-called Gang of Four who had led...
  • Feds indict 30 in Mexico-US drug trafficking scheme

    Months of eavesdropping on two drug trafficking organizations that smuggled methamphetamine and cocaine across the border from Mexico culminated in the federal indictment of 30 suspects in a drug trafficking conspiracy. During early mornings raids...
  • Federal authorities indict alleged gang members, jail guards

    Federal authorities indict alleged gang members, jail guards
    A cabal of corrupt corrections officers and members of the Black Guerrilla Family gang enjoyed nearly free rein inside the Baltimore City Detention Center, federal authorities allege, smuggling drugs and cellphones into the jail and having sexual...
  • Second corrections officer pleads guilty in jail smuggling case

    Second corrections officer pleads guilty in jail smuggling case
    Corrections officer Katera Stevenson, 25, pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to a racketeering charge, admitting her part in a Black Guerrilla Family gang network that smuggled drugs and other contraband into the Baltimore jail. A corrections...
  • Four men plead guilty in kidnapping scheme seeking money, drugs

    Four men have pleaded guilty in a scheme to extort money and heroin by kidnapping an 8-year-old boy, according to the Baltimore State's Attorney's office. Raheem Taylor, Randy Ennis, Gary Stokes and Nathaniel Booker pleaded guilty on Friday to charges...