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2 migrants killed in car crash in Albania, 7 injured

February 23, 2020

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Two migrants were killed in a car crash and seven others were injured when their vehicle plummeted off a cliff in southern Albania, police said Sunday.A four-wheel drive vehicle was illegally transporting the nine migrants, identified...

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...

UK regulators probe Barclays CEO’s link to Jeffrey Epstein

By JILL LAWLESS | February 13, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Barclays chief executive Jes Staley said Thursday that he deeply regrets his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, as the bank revealed that British financial regulators are investigating whether Staley had disclosed the full truth about...

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...

Feds: Ex-convict extorted college students for nearly $1M

By JIM MUSTIAN | February 11, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — An ex-convict accused of bilking several college students out of nearly $1 million and forcing some into prostitution or unpaid labor was arrested Tuesday on extortion and sex trafficking charges.Lawrence “Larry” Ray was previously...

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...

Thai city copes with sorrowful fallout from mass shooting


NAKHON RATCHASIMA, Thailand (AP) — Authorities in northeastern Thailand began releasing bodies to relatives Monday after security forces cornered and killed a soldier who carried out the country's worst mass shooting in an hourslong siege at a shopping...

Pope to Web companies: guard against human traffickers’ bait

February 9, 2020

VATICAN CITY (AP) —Pope Francis called on internet-based companies Sunday to be vigilant about keeping human traffickers from using electronic communications to entrap victims.Francis said during his remarks to the public in St. Peter's Square on Sunday...

Ill Cali cartel drug kingpin seeks early prison release

By CURT ANDERSON | February 6, 2020

MIAMI (AP) — One of the world's major cocaine kingpins, a co-founder of Colombia's Cali Cartel that smuggled some $2 billion in drugs to the U.S., is seeking compassionate early release from a federal prison because of ill health.Gilberto Rodriguez-Orejuela,...

Wisconsin court: Bid to recover smuggled car can continue

By TODD RICHMOND | February 4, 2020

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An attempt to recover a rare car that thieves smuggled from Milwaukee to Europe more than a decade ago can continue, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.According to court documents and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel newspaper...

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...