drug cartels (22)

A significant drug distributor for the Jalisco New Generation Cartel was sentenced in Seattle district court on Tuesday to 9 years in prison. 32-year-old Adrian Izazaga-Martinez, of Kent, Washington, “was a high-level drug redistributor for a traffic
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Irish mob boss Thomas “Bomber” Kavanagh was sentenced to 21 years in prison on Monday. He had pleaded guilty to drug conspiracy and money laundering charges. Authorities claim Kavanagh was a high-ranking leader within Dublin’s Kinahan Clan and was ta
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Raffaele Imperiale’s criminal empire has officially crumbled. The international Camorra boss sat atop the European drug underworld, forming a close partnership with organizations in Ireland and the Netherlands and deemed himself safe in the desert ci
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Dominican drug lord Cesar Emilio “El Abusador” Peralta-Adamez allegedly leads a transnational criminal organization based in the Dominican Republic with connections to suppliers in Colombia and Venezuela. He was also rumored to be behind the shooting
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A member of the Sinaloa Cartel was sentenced to life in an American prison last Thursday. 50-year-old Arturo Shows Urquidi, of Juarez, Mexico, was found guilty of racketeering and drug charges on October 22, 2021. Nicknamed “Chous,” Shows Urquidi was
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Emma Coronel Aispuro, the wife of Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, was transferred to FMC Carswell in Fort Worth, Texas, a minimum-security federal prison, to serve out her 3-year sentence for drug trafficking and money laundering.
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In recent years, “Narcos”, “El Patron” and “Sicario” have become household terms thanks to Netflix and countless of media reports on drug cartels operating in the Americas. A Google search conjures up plenty of gruesome images of the violence committ
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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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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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Drug kingpins are swimming in money. As such, they can buy whatever products and services they want and hire the best people in the business, at any cost. A European drug cartel has frequently enlisted the services of members of the Special Forces, t
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A member of the Sinaloa Cartel was sentenced Monday to over 15 years in prison for supervising the smuggling of multi-kilogram quantities of cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin from Mexico into the United States and the smuggling of money back the o
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Behind every successful man is a strong woman. Sometimes more than one. But in the case of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, his current wife, Emma Coronel Aispuro, has proved her worth. Still, their success came to an end in an America
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The leader of an organization that trafficked large amounts of drugs from Mexico into Oregon and Washington State pleaded guilty on Tuesday, November 23. 49-year-old Victor Alvarez Farfan (photo above) admitted that he had a leadership role in the co
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A Mexican drug boss was extradited from Brazil to the United States on November 10 to face international drug trafficking charges. 46-year-old Jose Gonzalez-Valencia, who goes by the nicknames “Jafett Arias-Becerra,” “La Chepa,” “Camaron,” and “Santy
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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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A high-ranking member of the Los Zetas Cartel was sentenced to life in prison on Monday. Hugo Cesar “El Vecino” Roman-Chavarria (photo above) had pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges on August 23, 2019.
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When it was first discovered that drug cartels were now using submarines to smuggle their product minds around the world were blown. Nowadays, it’s part of the business and hardly raises an eyebrow. Six men pleaded guilty on Monday to plotting to smu
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