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Tag Results for "Drug Trafficking"

Tijuana Police Find Drug Tunnel at US-Mexico Border, $12M in Pot Recovered

Police from the northwestern Mexican border city of Tijuana and army troops found a tunnel running under the U.S.-Mexican border that apparently held several tons of drugs, officials said. continue reading »

Brazilian, Peruvian Police Bust Drug Labs on Border

Brazilian and Peruvian police have launched a joint operation to destroy cocaine labs in the region of their shared border, Brazil's Justice Ministry said Friday. continue reading »

Brazilian Police Stop Group Supplying Guns to Drug Gangs

Brazilian police dismantled a ring that supplied U.S. rifles to drug traffickers, authorities said Wednesday. The operation, carried out with support from Interpol and U.S. authorities, involved the arrest of five people in Brazil and two others in the United States, Federal Police said in a statement. continue reading »

9 Tons of Marijuana Seized Along California Border

More than nine tons of marijuana with a street value of $15 million were found in a truck and a suspect was arrested this weekend by agents from the station in San Clemente, located north of San Diego, California, the Border Patrol said. continue reading »

Mexican Government Fights for 3 Mexicans Sentenced to Death in Malaysia

The Mexican government vowed Wednesday to ensure that all legal remedies are exhausted on behalf of three of its citizens who are facing the hangman's noose in Malaysia for drug trafficking. continue reading »

Mexico Seizes 273 Pounds of Cocaine from South American Ship

Mexican authorities found 273 pounds (124 kilos) of cocaine on a ship that began its journey in Chile and made a stop in Colombia before arriving in the western port of Manzanillo, sources with the federal Attorney General's Office told Efe Wednesday. continue reading »

Mexico Favors Decriminalizing Over Legalizing Marijuana

Mexico should continue on the path to decriminalizing marijuana but not shift course and legalize the drug, a step that could lead to increased consumption, a senior government official said. continue reading »

Colombian Police Arrest Mexican Couple Smuggling Heroin While Traveling with Baby

A Mexican couple traveling with their 20-month-old daughter was arrested by drug enforcement agents at Bogota's El Dorado International Airport for allegedly trying to smuggle heroin out of Colombia, the National Police said. continue reading »

Former President Fox Urges Congress to Legalize Pot in Mexico

The conservative who intensified the battle against drug traffickers during his 2000-2006 term as president of Mexico urged his country's Congress to seriously consider a proposal to legalize marijuana. continue reading »

COLOMBIA: Police Seize Nearly 3.5 Tons of Pot

A total of 3,436 kilos of marijuana were seized in separate operations in the Caribbean province of Magdalena, the Colombian National Police said Sunday. continue reading »

Treasury Sanctions Mexican Traffickers Tied to Camarena Murder

The DEA today announced that the U.S. Department of the Treasury designated 18 individuals and 15 entities linked to Rafael Caro Quintero, a Mexican drug trafficker. Rafael Caro Quintero is a significant Mexican narcotics trafficker who began his criminal career in the late 1970s when he and others, including Juan Jose Esparragoza Moreno (a.k.a. “El Azul”), formed the Guadalajara drug cartel and amassed an illicit fortune. continue reading »

Drug Traffickers Blamed for Massacre of Cops in Guatemala

Drug traffickers were behind the killings of eight police officers in the western province of Quetzaltenango, Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina said Friday. continue reading »

Peruvian Drug War Gets Assistance From U.S.

Peru's war on drugs will improve in quality and quantity thanks to the support of the United States, the Andean nation's leader, Ollanta Humala, said here Tuesday after a White House meeting with President Barack Obama. continue reading »

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox Argues For Marijuana Legalization

Vicente Fox, who served as Mexico's president from 2000 to 2006, said he would grow marijuana if it was legal, arguing that legalization would benefit the country and hurt drug cartels. continue reading »

Guatemalan Police Confiscate Over a Ton of Cocaine

Drug enforcement agents seized 1,048 kilos of cocaine hidden in a van in Puerto Quetzal, a city in the southern Guatemalan province of Escuintla, but no arrests were made, a police spokesman said Sunday. continue reading »

Police Seize 1.5 Tons of Cocaine in Colombia

Colombian police said Wednesday that they seized 1.5 tons of high-quality cocaine that the Los Rastrojos criminal organization was planning to ship to Guatemala. continue reading »

Customs Uncovers Stashed Marijuana Worth $1 Million at Arizona Border

More than one ton of marijuana hidden in a truck entering the United States from Mexico was seized at the port of entry in Nogales, Arizona, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, or CBP, said. continue reading »

Custom and Border Protection Seizes $2 Million Worth of Narcotics on Hidalgo International Bridge

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Hidalgo International Bridge seized over $2,000,000 worth of alleged cocaine, heroin and arrested a woman from Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico in connection with the incident. continue reading »

Los Zetas Money Man Apprehended in Northern Mexico

Navy personnel arrested a man suspected of managing financial operations for the fearsome Los Zetas drug cartel, the Mexican government said. Alfonso Zamudio Quijada was nabbed Wednesday as he left a house in Monclova, a city in the northern state of Coahuila, Government Secretariat official Eduardo Sanchez Hernandez said. continue reading »

Spanish Police Discover 34 Tons of Hashish on Melon Truck

Spain's Civil Guard intercepted a record 35.6 tons of hashish in this southern port city, authorities said Friday. The seizure took place last Saturday, Civil Guard commanders and a central government representative said during a press conference in Algeciras. continue reading »