drug cartels (37)

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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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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The Barrio Azteca gunmen directly responsible for the March 2010 murders in Juarez, Mexico of a U.S. Consulate employee, her husband, and the husband of another U.S. Consulate employee were sentenced to life in prison on Monday.
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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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In the early 1990s, British law enforcement launched a new method of infiltrating the criminal underworld. The Investigation Division of Her Majesty’s Customs and Excise – the UK’s equivalent of the US Drug Enforcement Administration – began to train
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The leader of a large-scale, international organization importing large quantities of multiple types of drugs into the United States from Mexico was extradited from Mexico to the United States on Tuesday to face drug trafficking charges in Texas.
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A member of the El Valle drug trafficking organization pleaded guilty last week to conspiracy to distribute over 5 kilograms of cocaine in the United States. 43-year-old Rafael Antonio Pineda Santos was extradited from Guatemala in May 2022 after bei
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Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo, one of the founding fathers of Mexico’s narco underworld, was released from prison and granted house arrest due to his deteriorating health, authorities said on Tuesday.
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A Colombian accused of trafficking multi-kilogram shipments of heroin into New York City and of coordinating an international money laundering scheme was extradited from Colombia to face charges. Junior Escobar Miranda arrived in New York from Colomb
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If you kill a DEA agent – or any member of U.S. law enforcement – then you better start digging two graves. One for your victim and one for yourself. Because they won’t forget, nor will they forgive. Infamous Mexican drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero wa
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Be careful who you associate with. Especially when one of those associates is listed as a “Specially Designated Narcotics Trafficker” under the Kingpin Act. Two music business executives found that out the hard way when they were arrested by the FBI
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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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