Drug-related crime

January 23, 2020 - 2:44 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 John Viafara of conspiring with members of the Gulf Cartel to organize cocaine shipments that left Colombia...
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Cesar De Castro, center, attorney for Genaro Garcia Luna, Mexico's former top security official, is surrounded by reporters as he leaves Federal court in Brooklyn, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
January 21, 2020 - 2:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mexico’s former top security official is “very much looking forward” to fighting charges he took tens of millions of dollars in drug-money bribes to protect Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s notorious Sinaloa cartel, a defense attorney said Tuesday. Genaro Garcia Luna “adamantly denies...
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FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2019, file photo, members of the Coast Guard stand near seized cocaine in Los Angeles. The nation's drug addiction crisis has been morphing in a deadly new direction: more Americans struggling with meth and cocaine. Now the government will allow states to use federal money earmarked of the opioid crisis to help people addicted to those drugs as well. The change to a $1.5 billion opioid grants program was buried in a massive spending bill that Congress passed late in 2019. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, file)
January 21, 2020 - 11:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alarmed by a deadly new twist in the nation's drug addiction crisis, the government will allow states to use federal money earmarked for the opioid epidemic to help growing numbers of people struggling with meth and cocaine. The little-noticed change is buried in a massive...
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FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2019 file photo, government contractors erect a section of Pentagon-funded border wall along the Colorado River in Yuma, Ariz. Defense officials say the Department of Homeland Security has asked the Pentagon to fund the construction of 270 miles of border wall this year as part of a counter-drug effort. (AP Photo/Matt York)
January 16, 2020 - 5:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security has asked the Pentagon to fund the construction of 270 miles of border wall this year as part of a counter-drug effort, defense officials said Thursday. The officials said the request came in Wednesday, and the Pentagon is beginning what will be...
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FILE - This combination of undated file photos provided by the Houston Police Department shows Steven Bryant, left, and Gerald Goines, in Houston. A grand jury has indicted former Houston Police Officers Bryant and Goines for their roles in a deadly January 2019 drug raid that killed a couple, prosecutors announced Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (Houston Police Department via AP, File)
January 15, 2020 - 7:37 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A grand jury has indicted two former Houston police officers — including one who is facing murder counts — for their roles in a deadly January 2019 drug raid that killed a couple, prosecutors announced Wednesday. The indictments follow similar charges that were filed in August by the...
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FILE - In this July 8, 2019, file photo, Attorney General William Barr watches as inmates work in a computer class during a tour of a federal prison. in Edgefield, S.C. The Justice Department is making changes to its system used to identify whether an inmate is likely to commit crimes again after release from prison to ensure the process is fair and effective. It's part of a sweeping criminal justice overhaul measure that was enacted last year. The federal Bureau of Prisons has already assessed nearly all of the 175,269 inmates in federal custody. But the Justice Department plans to re-screen all of those inmates under new guidelines, which officials say places a stronger emphasis on accurately measuring an inmate’s change behind bars. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
January 15, 2020 - 4:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is changing the system it uses to assess whether an inmate is likely to commit crimes after being released from prison, aiming to ensure the process is fairer and more effective. The impetus for the change is a criminal justice overhaul signed into law in...
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In this undated handout made available by the Budapest Police shows cannabis cigarettes seized by the police from two Dutch men last summer on a scale as seen during a press conference by the Budapest Police (BRFK) in Budapest, Hungary. Hungarian police say they have recommended filing drug dealing charges against two Dutch men arrested in August at a popular music festival. One of the suspected drug dealers is promising Dutch sprinter Roelf Bouwmeester. (BRFK/MTI via AP)
January 15, 2020 - 9:53 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian police on Wednesday recommended filing drug dealing charges against two Dutch men arrested in August at a popular music festival. Budapest police said they found 20 kilograms of pre-rolled marijuana cigarettes and ecstasy pills with a street value of around 100...
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January 13, 2020 - 10:29 pm
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF LSU led Clemson at halftime UNDATED (AP) — The CFP championship game has turned into the shootout many predicted after LSU and Clemson each had to punt following their first two possessions. LSU erased a 17-7 deficit and led 28-17 at halftime in New Orleans. Heisman Trophy...
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January 13, 2020 - 10:24 am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico forward Carlton Bragg Jr. has been dismissed from the Lobos basketball team following his arrest on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana. Coach Paul Weir released a statement late Sunday, hours after Bragg's...
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January 12, 2020 - 5:49 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico forward Carlton Bragg Jr. was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and possession of under one ounce of marijuana early Sunday, hours after the Lobos beat Air Force. The arrest comes nine days after Bragg, 24, was reinstated to the team following a...
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