Saturday, May 15, 2021

drug trafficking

Racehorse owner Damion Flower pleads guilty to smuggling large quantities of cocaine

Racehorse owner Damion Flower has pleaded guilty to two charges for his role in a syndicate smuggling commercial quantities of cocaine through Sydney Airport. Flower, the 48-year-old part owner of champion stallion Snitzel, was arrested in May 2019 along with...

U.S. prosecutors accuse Honduras of working with drug traffickers to flood U.S with cocaine

U.S. prosecutors alleged on Tuesday that Honduras had become a “narco-state” with security forces and politicians, including President Juan Orlando Hernandez, working with traffickers to move large quantities of cocaine into the United States. In opening statements to the jury...

Guatemala seizes Ex-Panamanian president’s aircraft

An aircraft belonging to former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli was detained at Guatemala’s international airport by the local anti-narcotics prosecutor’s office at the request of U.S. authorities, Guatemalan authorities said late on Friday. The reasons for the United States requesting...

US arrests wife of Mexican drug cartel leader El Chapo on drug charges

The wife of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the imprisoned former leader of Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel, has been arrested over her alleged involvement in international drug trafficking, the US Department of Justice said. Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31, who regularly attended...

U.S. targets Honduras President Juan Orlando in narcotics trade probe

U.S. prosecutors are investigating the president of Honduras for accepting bribes to protect drug traffickers who shipped tons of cocaine to the U.S., according to a court filing. The latest filing came in the criminal case of an alleged Honduran...

Former Mexican police officer linked to Sinaloa Cartel extradited to U.S from Italy

A former Mexican federal police officer accused of trafficking drugs for the Sinaloa Cartel was extradited this week to the U.S. from Italy, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday night. Ramón Santoyo-Cristobal, also known as “Dr. Wagner,” faces charges...

U.S. prosecutors drop drug charges against ex-Mexican defense minister Cienfuegos

U.S. prosecutors will drop drug charges against ex-Mexican Defense Minister Salvador Cienfuegos and turn over the investigation to Mexico, saying “sensitive” foreign policy considerations outweighed the interest in pressing the case. The surprise decision to dismiss the charges in the...

Mexican former army chief Cienfuegos pleads not guilty to drug charges

Former Mexican Defense Minister Salvador Cienfuegos pleaded not guilty to drug charges on Thursday in a case that has put U.S.-Mexican cooperation in the fight against powerful cartels to the test. Cienfuegos, a top player in Mexico’s war on drug...

Panama governor Erick Martelo arrested for trafficking 79 drug parcels

Police in Panama says they have detained two Panamanian nationals who were travelling in a car carrying 79 packets of illegal drugs. Local media have identified one of the detained as the governor of Guna Yala, Erick Martelo. He has...

Brazilian police arrest more than 400 people linked to powerful organised crime group

Brazilian police said on Monday they arrested more than 400 people in a major nationwide operation that highlights the complex structure and vast reach of the nation's largest drug gang, the PCC. According to the police, 422 arrest warrants and...

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Former TPG Star Bill McGlashan jailed for three months in college admissions scam

A former senior executive at private equity firm TPG Capital was sentenced on Wednesday to three months in prison...