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Two Colombians pleaded guilty late last year to conspiring to distribute large quantities of cocaine for importation into the United States. The pair were caught up in a DEA sting operation aimed at drug traffickers linked to the terrorist group know
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In a move that will shock the global underworld, Italian Mafia boss Raffaele Imperiale has decided to become a witness for the government and testify about his crimes. Imperiale is seen as one of the biggest drug traffickers in the world and has clos
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Authorities brought down a “super cartel” which controlled around one third of the cocaine trade in Europe, Europol reported today. A total of 49 suspects have been arrested during the course of this investigation and in coordinated raids across Euro
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An international drug trafficker who partnered with Mexican drug cartels to purchase and transport thousands of kilograms of cocaine to Chicago and other parts of the United States was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison last week.
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Success comes with its own set of problems. Authorities in Belgium seized a record-setting 90,000 kilograms of cocaine in the port of Antwerp last year and expect that figure to increase this year. It’s so much coke that they are unable to incinerate
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Spanish authorities arrested 10 individuals suspected of being involved in drug trafficking and money laundering, Europol reported on Tuesday. Spain’s Guardia Civil carried out house searches in a number of cities, which led to the disruption of a cr
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One of Great Britain’s biggest drug smugglers last week admitted his part in a large-scale international cocaine trafficking plot. 36-year-old Michael Paul Moogan, from Croxteth, Liverpool, went on the run in October 2013 and remained a fugitive for
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What a direct hit! U.S. prosecutors arrested Goran Gogic, a citizen of Montenegro and former heavyweight boxer, on October 30 and charged him with trafficking “a staggering amount of cocaine, more than 20 tons,” through U.S. ports. He faces up to lif
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Three significant drug trafficking groups responsible for trafficking more than 1,000 pounds of methamphetamine and hundreds of thousands of fentanyl pills were indicted on Tuesday. Two indictments charging a total of eleven defendants were unsealed
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Colombian drug lord Daniel “Don Mario” Rendon Herrera was sentenced to 35 years in prison on Monday for his role in leading the Clan del Golfo Cartel, a paramilitary, multibillion dollar organization. He was also ordered to pay over $45 million in fo
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A Puerto Rican man was sentenced on Tuesday to 10 years in prison for conspiring to distribute over 250 kilograms of cocaine. 29-year-old Mariano “Humilde” Enrique Arroyo Perez smuggled the drugs using mules aboard private planes.
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The Italian Financial Corps (Guardia di Finanza) took down a criminal network linked to the Calabrian Mafia today. It relied on corrupt workers in the port of Gioia Tauro in Calabria, Italy to smuggle hundreds of millions of euros’ worth of cocaine i
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A manager for a drug trafficking organization that purchased over 100 kilograms of cocaine in Puerto Rico and shipped the kilograms to residences in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and southern New Jersey admitted to his role in the conspiracy on Wednesd
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The high-ranking member of a drug trafficking organization operating in New York and New Jersey was convicted on Thursday of conspiring to import 150 kilograms of cocaine into the United States. Vicente “El Bori” Esteves thought he had found a Colomb
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A cross-border operation involving law enforcement authorities from Croatia, Italy, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia and Spain, and supported by Europol, on Wednesday, led to the dismantling of a criminal organization trafficki
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