Smuggling

December 06, 2018 - 3:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors are challenging how defense lawyers are being paid in the case against a self-improvement organization accused of branding female followers. Court papers say a trust largely funded by Seagram's liquor fortune heiress Clare Bronfman is bankrolling the defense for...
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Masked police stand in an ice parlor in Duisburg, western Germany, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 as authorities conduct coordinated raids in Germany, Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands in a crackdown on the Italian mafia. (Christoph Reichwein/dpa via AP)
December 05, 2018 - 10:24 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Hundreds of police in Germany, Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands arrested at least 84 suspected mobsters and seized around 2 million euros ($2.3 million) Wednesday in a series of coordinated raids targeting a powerful Italian organized crime syndicate. "Today we send...
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International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach, right, escorts Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) President Tsunekazu Takeda during an IOC Executive Board meeting in Tokyo Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. The focus of the meeting was a decision on what to do with boxing’s corruption-plagued international federation. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
November 30, 2018 - 7:01 am
TOKYO (AP) — The International Olympic Committee ordered an inquiry Friday into the amateur boxing federation, which elected an alleged heroin trafficker as president four weeks ago. The IOC said AIBA cannot contact organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics during the inquiry. IOC spokesman Mark Adams...
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November 29, 2018 - 6:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators are considering changes to criminal justice legislation to appease Republicans and law enforcement groups as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell weighs whether to bring the bipartisan legislation up for a vote before the end of the year. Texas Sen. John Cornyn, the No...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2017, file photo, provided by U.S. law enforcement, authorities escort Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, center, from a plane to a waiting caravan of SUVs at Long Island MacArthur Airport, in Ronkonkoma, N.Y. On Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, a government witness testifying at the U.S. trial of the Mexican drug lord known as "El Chapo" claims his cartel paid massive bribes to a top law enforcement official. (U.S. Law Enforcement via AP, File)
November 28, 2018 - 5:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — If Miguel Angel Martinez had any doubt there was a bounty on his head from the Sinaloa cartel when he was thrown in a Mexican jail in the late 1990s, the taunting by his fellow inmates would have erased it. "They started yelling at me, asking me what my shoe size was," Martinez said...
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November 28, 2018 - 3:51 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Police in Greece say they have arrested 63 people accused of running a major gold smuggling operation, using a network of pawn shops that rapidly expanded during the country's severe financial crisis. The arrests were announced Wednesday and police seized cash, gold bars,...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2017, file photo, provided by U.S. law enforcement, authorities escort Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, center, from a plane to a waiting caravan of SUVs at Long Island MacArthur Airport, in Ronkonkoma, N.Y. On Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, a government witness testifying at the U.S. trial of the Mexican drug lord known as "El Chapo" claims his cartel paid massive bribes to a top law enforcement official. (U.S. Law Enforcement via AP, File)
November 27, 2018 - 4:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was so rich, he had a private zoo where big cats roamed. So rich, he bought a $10 million beach house. And so rich, he traveled to Switzerland for an anti-aging treatment. Guzman's excesses were detailed at his U.S. trial on Tuesday by...
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November 26, 2018 - 6:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A brother of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez was charged in the U.S. on Monday with scheming for years to bring tons of cocaine into the country, with prosecutors calling him a big-time trafficker so enmeshed in the trade that the drug was sometimes stamped with his...
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This undated photo provided by the U.S. Attorney's Office shows a detail from a diamond-encrusted pistol that a government witness said belonged to infamous Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, at Guzman's trial in New York, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. Jurors were shown a photo of the pistol decorated with Guzman's initials as witness Jesus Zambada told how Guzman relied on rampant bloodshed and bribery to protect his multibillion-dollar drug smuggling operation and the brutal way Guzman's Sinaloa cartel dealt with various violent threats and personal slights. (U.S. Attorney's Office via AP)
November 19, 2018 - 8:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Infamous Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, armed with a diamond-encrusted pistol, relied on rampant bloodshed and bribery to protect his multibillion-dollar drug smuggling operation and his hold on power, a former lieutenant for his cartel testified on Monday at his...
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In this 2008 photo provided by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York, Jesus Zambada is shown. Once a top lieutenant in drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's cartel, Zambada is now a cooperating witness describing the Sinolao cartel's history of greed, cunning and violence as it built a cocaine-smuggling empire that made billions of dollars by flooding the market in large U.S. cities. (U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York via AP)
November 15, 2018 - 8:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — When the notorious drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was Mexico's most-wanted fugitive in 2001 following a prison breakout, he was startled to see a police motorcycle pull in front of a car carrying him as it reached the outskirts of Mexico City. A loyal drug cartel lieutenant...
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