Drug trafficking

FILE - In this May 24, 2018 file photo, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, right, walks with his Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez as they review the troops during a military parade at Fort Tiuna in Caracas, Venezuela. On Thursday, March 26, 2020, the U.S. Justice Department made public it has charged in several indictments against Maduro and his inner circle, including Padrino, that the leader has effectively converted Venezuela into a criminal enterprise at the service of drug traffickers and terrorist groups as he and his allies stole billions from the South American country. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)
March 26, 2020 - 8:41 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Nicolás Maduro effectively converted Venezuela into a criminal enterprise at the service of drug traffickers and terrorist groups as he and his allies stole billions from the South American country, the Justice Department charged in several indictments made public Thursday against the...
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March 11, 2020 - 10:10 am
MIAMI (AP) — Federal investigators took the unusual step of wiretapping a retired supervisor in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s Miami office as part of an inquiry into whether sensitive case information was leaked to attorneys for suspected drug traffickers in Colombia, current and...
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FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2019 file photo, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez answers questions from the Associated Press, as he leaves a meeting at the Organization of American States, in Washington. U.S. prosecutors said on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, that Hernandez met with an Honduran drug dealer in 2013 and agreed to facilitate the use of Honduran armed forces personnel as security for the dealer’s drug trafficking activities. In 2013, Hernandez was a congressman. He was elected president at the end of that year. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
March 03, 2020 - 3:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. prosecutors said Tuesday that Honduras' president met a drug trafficker around 2013 and took $25,000 in exchange for protecting the trafficker from law enforcement. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York issued a statement referring to President Juan...
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President Donald Trump, accompanied by Columbian President Ivan Duque, left, speaks in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, March 2, 2020, in Washington. Also pictured is National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien, right. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 02, 2020 - 12:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The crisis in Venezuela and drug trafficking topped the agenda at President Donald Trump's meeting Monday at the White House with Colombia President Iván Duque. Venezuela once was among Latin America's richest nations, sitting atop the world's largest oil reserves. But it has been...
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This October 2019 booking photo provided by the Kauai Police Department shows Kauai County Councilman Arthur Brun, who was arrested Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020 on drug and other charges. In October 2019, Kauai police pulled Brun over in a traffic stop after he was seen receiving meth from a gang leader, prosecutors said. U.S. prosecutors say Brun ran a meth ring while serving as an elected Kauai councilman and should be held without bail. (Kauai Police Department via AP)
February 28, 2020 - 8:31 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii councilman pleaded not guilty Friday to charges accusing him of leading a drug-trafficking organization, supplying guns, conspiring with a gang leader, requesting sexual favors as payment for drugs and assaulting a law enforcement officer in a case that highlights the hold...
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The cargo ship Duncan Island in Kalundborg Harbour in Denmark on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. Danish police say they have arrested 27 people for suspected drug smuggling after having found some 100 kilograms of cocaine at a Bahamas-registered cargo vessel, the Duncan Island, plying on Danish waters. (Claus Bech/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
February 16, 2020 - 2:21 pm
HELSINKI, Finland (AP) — Danish police say they have arrested 27 people for suspected drug smuggling after finding some 100 kilograms of cocaine on a Bahamas-registered cargo vessel plying Danish waters. Copenhagen police said Sunday in a statement that the cocaine was seized during an...
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February 11, 2020 - 12:39 pm
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Honduran authorities on Tuesday arrested the head of the national police, accusing him and his wife of money laundering. Authorities arrested Leonel Luciano Sauceda and his wife, Patricia Sbeltlana Estrada on money laundering charges. They said in a statement that the...
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January 23, 2020 - 1:53 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A former midfielder for Colombia's national soccer team was extradited on Thursday to the United States to face drug trafficking charges. Prosecutors in Texas accuse Jhon Viafara of conspiring with members of the Gulf Cartel to organize cocaine shipments that left Colombia...
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December 20, 2019 - 8:46 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A son of one of the founders of the Sinaloa drug cartel on Friday appeared in a U.S. court on trafficking and other charges after he was extradited from Mexico. Ismael Zambada-Imperial pleaded not guilty to the charges in the federal court in San Diego, California, and his next...
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December 20, 2019 - 5:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities said Friday they have dealt an unprecedented blow to the violent MS-13 street gang, announcing charges against nearly 100 of the group's members and associates on Long Island. Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy Sini revealed a sweeping indictment that he said “...
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