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  • Gun smuggling to Mexico dented, but hardly slowed, by border searches

    Gun smuggling to Mexico dented, but hardly slowed, by border searches
    NOGALES, Ariz. — Gun runners once were so nonchalant about driving into Mexico that one smuggler stashed a .50-caliber rifle on the top of the engine block of a sedan, the weapon visible to anyone who bothered to pop the hood. It was 2010 and word...
  • Police chief killed with rifle lost in ATF gun-tracking program

    WASHINGTON—A high-powered rifle lost in the ATF’s Fast and Furious controversy was used to kill a Mexican police chief in the state of Jalisco earlier this year, according to internal Department of Justice records, suggesting that weapons from...
  • White House pushes gun safety, but it means little without Congress

    White House pushes gun safety, but it means little without Congress
    WASHINGTON -- The White House plans to announce Tuesday that it has improved gun safety in the country by chipping away at 21 of 23 items on an executive to-do list issued in January. But the progress report will also highlight steps that Congress has...
  • Weapons, explosives found in Riverside home; 1 arrested

     
    A man was in jail Thursday after police and federal agents discovered a cache of explosives and weapons inside a Riverside home....
  • Federal agents, Anaheim police conduct major gun sweep

     
    Federal agents and Anaheim police conducted a major gun sweep, officials said, arresting more than a dozen alleged gang members on suspicion of various firearms-related offenses....
  • Guns, drugs seized in Anaheim sweep targeting gang

     
    A yearlong investigation into one of Anaheim's oldest street gangs has resulted in the arrests of 49 people and the seizure of dozens of firearms and 11 pounds of crystal meth, authorities announced....
  • 'Fast and Furious' defendant gets prison for buying guns

     
    The first of 20 individuals indicted in 2011 on charges of buying high-powered firearms in Arizona to be used by Mexican drug gangs was sentenced Monday in San Diego federal court to 57 months in prison. Danny Cruz Morones, 24,......
  • Feds: multimillion-dollar pot shop chain in 2 counties busted

     
    A dozen people who authorities say are linked to an intricate, multimillion-dollar operation involving illegal pot shops in Los Angeles and Orange counties were arrested Thursday. Authorities believe John Melvin Walker, also known as “Pops,”...
  • 14 people charged in West Baltimore heroin conspiracy

    14 people charged in West Baltimore heroin conspiracy
    More than 100 ATF agents and local police officers executed search warrants early Thursday and made arrests in connection with the indictment of 14 people in a West Baltimore drug conspiracy case, authorities said. Baltimore Deputy Police Commissioner...
  • Federal authorities ensnare criminals in 'reverse stings'

    Federal authorities ensnare criminals in 'reverse stings'
    The robbery would be simple, the five men were told: The crew would burst into a Baltimore hotel room and grab $400,000 worth of cocaine stashed there by an out-of-town supplier. They should bring guns, just in case. But as the men headed to the hotel,...
  • Dozens arrested in North County drug sweep

    Dozens arrested in North County drug sweep
    SAN DIEGO - A six-month undercover investigation into North County drug-dealing culminated Tuesday with the arrests of 34 suspects, most of them Fallbrook residents, authorities said. "Operation Cruel Summer'' netted 100 pounds of illegal drugs,...