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The boss of a violent, prolific drug trafficking ring was sentenced on January 31 in a Seattle court to 15 years in prison. 36-year-old Cesar Valdez-Sanudo pleaded guilty in June 2022 to conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, conspiracy to c
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A high-level drug cartel boss from Guatemala was sentenced on January 27 to over 17 years in federal prison. 51-year-old William “Humilde” Estuardo Lemus-Lara was identified as the leader of a transcontinental criminal organization that moved multi-t
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A multi-year investigation targeting members and associates of the Southside Locos gang who directed their drug trafficking activities using contraband cell phones from state prison cells has resulted in 60 convictions through multiple federal and st
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A member of the Indian Brotherhood was sentenced to life in prison this week for his role in two separate homicides. 33-year-old Matthew Onesimo Armstrong, of Seminole, Oklahoma, had previously pleaded guilty to murder, kidnapping, and gun and drug c
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A multi-year investigation into the Universal Aryan Brotherhood prison gang has resulted in 69 members and associates being convicted across multiple state and federal cases. The gang is primarily run from inside Oklahoma prisons.
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No one is above the law. But some gangsters become so powerful that they begin to think they are. Mexico’s narco elite can’t be faulted for thinking that they are untouchable. They get away with mass murder regularly. Bribes and threats are enough to
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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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