cocaine (23)

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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Who said prison is the end of the road for a criminal? For most it is either the beginning of a long criminal career or simply a change of venue. Case in point 42-year-old Darryl Tawiah, of Southwark London, who was already serving an 18-year sentenc
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A Boston drug trafficker was sentenced on Wednesday to 3 years in prison for his role in supplying a Brockton drug crew with cocaine. 61-year-old Luis Mejia Guerrero popped up during the investigation into a violent Brockton drug crew led by Djuna Go
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The drug underworld is a treacherous place. Deadly rivals, sophisticated investigators, and unpredictable addicts could all end any lucrative operation. The biggest threat could also come from within; a snitch looking to get out of a bind. Fort Myers
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Alleged drug trafficker Rafael Orlando Ramirez Barillas appeared in federal court in California on Thursday. Ramirez Barillas is a Guatemalan national who was extradited to the United States from Guatemala on February 10, 2022 to face international c
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An Albanian drug supplier who arranged cocaine deals within the United Kingdom worth almost £1.4 million has been jailed for 10 years on Tuesday. 35-year-old Taulant Stoica was identified by British police as the fixer behind a number of drug deals i
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In the underworld, the strong and violent rise quickly, but it is the smart who reach the ultimate pinnacle. Among them is Belgium drug lord Flor Bressers. He is young, educated, extremely ruthless and one of Europe’s biggest narco crime bosses.
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A large-scale international Albanian drug organization was shut down today by Europol and law enforcement. Over 600 police agents searched over 80 places and arrested 45 individuals in Belgium, Spain, Croatia, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands.
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Ending 2021 with a bang! Police in Italy discovered a shipment of three tons of pure cocaine hidden in a load of bananas, peanuts, and pepper coming from South America. The discovery was done in the Calabrian port of Gioia Tauro, which is alleged to
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Gang boss Steven “BI” Brown was sentenced to over 21 years in prison on Wednesday for participating in the August 2, 2009, murder of Derrick Moore in the Bronx. The 42-year-old had pleaded guilty and had already been handed a 9-year sentence for drug
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Dominican drug lord Cesar Emilio “El Abusador” Peralta-Adamez was extradited from Colombia to the United States last week to face drug trafficking charges filed in the District of Puerto Rico. He allegedly leads a transnational criminal organization
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An international drug trafficking organization was busted on 14 and 15 December by the Belgian Federal Police, the French Gendarmerie, and the Spanish Civil Guard with support by Europol. The gang was comprised of Spanish and Moroccan nationals and a
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A Balkan drug cartel was busted by police agencies throughout Europe in the past few months, Europol reported on Monday. 61 suspects in 8 countries were accused of being part of a Balkan cartel that flooded Europe with cocaine. Among those arrested a
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Cocaine is more popular than ever before, no matter the harm and violence. In Europe organized crime groups, in particular the ‘Ndrangheta, jumped into the lucrative market. New rivals emerged, but crime expert Anna Sergi expects the Calabrian Mafia
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