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Tag Results for "Drug Trafficking"

Drug Tunnel on U.S.-Mexico Border Discovered

Police found a partially constructed tunnel near the U.S. border in Mexicali, the capital of the northern Mexican state of Baja California, officials said. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Deploys National Guard to Combat Drug Trafficking, Crime

U.S. federal authorities have expressed support for newly inaugurated Puerto Rican Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla's decision to deploy National Guard troops to help fight crime and drug trafficking on the island. continue reading »

Nearly 5,000 Pounds of Cocaine Seized in Puerto Rico

U.S. authorities in Puerto Rico reported Friday the arrest of two Dominicans from whose vessel they seized 2,200 kilos (4,845 pounds) of cocaine. continue reading »

Colombian Police Seize 1,760 Pounds of Cocaine Headed for Mexico

In a new blow at the Los Urabaños crime gang in the port of Cartagena, Colombian police seized Saturday 800 kilos (1,760 pounds) of cocaine chlorohydrate of the highest purity that was being shipped to the Los Zetas cartel in Mexico by way of Honduras. continue reading »

Colombia Investigating Drug Ring Within Military

Colombia's Defense Ministry has launched an investigation into drug trafficking by the military after seven soldiers - including a major - were arrested with a total of more than 100 kilos of marijuana in their possession. continue reading »

Panama Will Not Retrieve Sunken Narco-Sub

A cocaine-laden semi-submersible vessel that sank early this month in Panama's Caribbean waters will not be refloated due to the cost and possible risks of the operation, the country's chief narcotics prosecutor said. continue reading »

DEA’s Undercover Drug Operation Seizes $168 Million From Mexican Traffickers

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said that thanks to an undercover investigation launched more than two years ago, authorities have seized $186 million in cash and other assets from Mexican drug traffickers. continue reading »

Chicago Police Discover 350 Pounds of Cannabis Stuffed in Frozen Strawberries

Chicago Police arrested a 41-year-old south suburban man involved in a cannabis trafficking operation that included a rental truck filled with numerous buckets of frozen strawberries concealing cannabis. Officers discovered the buckets contained a total of 350 pounds of cannabis with an estimated street value of more than $853,000. continue reading »

Costa Rican Authorities Seize More a Kilo of Cocaine

Costa Rican authorities announced Thursday the seizure of 1,068 kilos (2,352 pounds) of cocaine aboard a fishing boat off the country's Pacific coast. The Costa Rican-flagged vessel was intercepted Wednesday b continue reading »

Drug Fugitive Captured, Hash Ring Busted in Spain

Spanish police arrested a drug suspect who was on the lam after escaping from a prison in Sweden in 2003 and dismantled a hashish-trafficking organization he allegedly headed. continue reading »

Authorities Seize a Ton of Opium Seeds in Mexico

Mexican authorities seized a ton of opium seeds they found aboard a ship in the Gulf coast port of Veracruz, the government said Wednesday. continue reading »

Colombian Arrested in Argentina Denies Being Drug Lord

Colombian Henry de Jesus Lopez Londoño has denied in statements to Argentine authorities any drug-trafficking ties and said he had been living a "normal life" in a residential area outside Buenos Aires, where he was arrested this week. continue reading »

Mexican Indians Being Used by Cartels to Smuggle Drugs Across the Border

The Raramuri Indians of Chihuahua state, renowned for their ability to cover long distances on foot, are being used by Mexican drug traffickers to smuggle narcotics into the United States. continue reading »

Brazil Amping Up Security on Bolivia, Peru Borders with 7,500 Troops

The Brazilian government announced Tuesday the launch of a vast operation along its borders with Bolivia and Peru, in which 7,500 soldiers will carry out combat missions for two weeks against drug trafficking and other criminal activities. continue reading »

Colorado Busts Mexican Drug Ring Earning $6 M Per Month

Ten Mexican nationals were arrested on changes of transporting large quantities of cocaine to Colorado for sale in the Denver metropolitan area. continue reading »

Mexican Police Apprehend Suspect with Close Ties to American-born Drug Kingpin “La Barbie”

Mexican police have arrested a suspect linked to notorious American-born drug kingpin Edgar Valdez Villarreal, alias "La Barbie," who was captured in 2010, the federal Public Safety Secretariat said. continue reading »

Bolivian Police Kill 2 Men Guarding Cocaine Lab in Clash

Two men guarding a cocaine lab in the eastern Bolivian province of Santa Cruz died in a confrontation with police, official news agency ABI said. continue reading »

Colombian Agents Confiscate Over 12 Tons of Cocaine, Marijuana in Anti-drug Campaign

Drug enforcement agents seized more than 12 tons of cocaine and marijuana in Colombia during a three-day multi-faceted operation in several regions, officials said Sunday. continue reading »

Venezuela, Bolivia Dispute Drug Trafficking Accusations Made by the U.S.

The governments of both Venezuela and Bolivia rejected Saturday the accusations made against them by the White House in its latest memo regarding the war on drugs, and said the U.S. was chiefly responsible for this scourge. continue reading »

Mexican Federal Police Capture High Ranking Sinaloa Cartel Member

A high-level member of Mexico's powerful Sinaloa drug cartel was arrested by the Federal Police, the Public Safety Secretariat said. continue reading »