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Son of Mexican drug kingpin pleads not guilty to US charges

By ASHRAF KHALIL | February 21, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The son of a fugitive Mexican drug kingpin pleaded not guilty Friday to federal drug charges during an appearance in U.S. District Court after his overnight extradition from Mexico.Ruben Oseguera faces charges of conspiracy to distribute...

Denmark arrests 27 people on suspected cocaine smuggling

By Associated Press | February 16, 2020

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...

DEA agent sentenced to 4 years for helping drug traffickers

By JIM MUSTIAN | February 12, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal narcotics agent was sentenced Wednesday to four years in prison for his role in a decade-long drug conspiracy that involved the smuggling of thousands of kilograms of cocaine from Puerto Rico to New York.Prosecutors accused...

Honduran national police chief accused of money laundering

February 11, 2020

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...

Package labeled ‘Bag Full of Drugs’ leads to Florida arrests

By Associated Press | February 4, 2020

MIAMI (AP) — Two men charged with drug trafficking could have done a better job hiding their wares than using a package labeled “Bag Full of Drugs,” Florida authorities said.Ian Simmons and Joshua Reinhardt, both 34, were pulled over in Santa Rosa...

Cops nab 13 in arrest sweep

By Jessi Haish | October 9, 2013

Thirteen of 20 wanted suspects were arrested Wednesday after DeKalb Police implemented Operation Surprise!.The sweep included narcotics investigations after “complaints of illegal drug trafficking, and [it] focused on the street-level unlawful sale...