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Paraguay Anti-drug Prosecutor Killed In Colombia

Marcelo Pecci, a Paraguayan prosecutor known for his work in fighting organized crime, was killed on the Colombian tourism island of Baru on Tuesday, authorities from both countries said. Pecci and his wife, Paraguayan journalist Claudia Aguilera, were on their...

Premier of British Virgin Islands arrested in Miami on drug trafficking charges

The premier of the British Virgin Islands was arrested in Miami on Thursday and accused of agreeing to help a federal informant posing as a member of the Sinaloa cartel move thousands of kilos of cocaine through his country’s...

Former Selmer town alderman sentenced to 4 years on drug charges

Former Selmer Alderman, Nickolas Atkins, 42, was sentenced to federal prison for 48 months for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine. U.S. Attorney Joseph C. Murphy Jr. announced the sentence last week. According to information presented in court,...

U.S. Prosecutors seek 4 years in prison for wife of Mexican drug lord El Chapo

U.S. Prosecutors on Thursday asked a judge to sentence the wife of the imprisoned Mexican drug kingpin known as "El Chapo" to four years behind bars after she pleaded guilty to drug distribution and money laundering charges. Emma Coronel Aispuro,...

Mexico sentenced drug lord Vicente Carrillo Fuentes to 28 years for money laundering, organized crime

A judge in Mexico has sentenced drug lord Vicente Carrillo Fuentes to 28 years in prison for organized crime, money laundering and weapons violations, prosecutors announced Tuesday. Carillo Fuentes was a former leader of the Juarez drug cartel, based in...

Wife of ‘El Chapo’ pleads guilty to drug charges in the U.S.

The wife of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman pleaded guilty Thursday to charges in the U.S. and admitted that she helped her husband run his multibillion-dollar criminal empire. Emma Coronel Aispuro, wearing a green jail uniform, appeared in...

Dominican Congressman arrested in US for international cocaine trafficking

A congressman from the Dominican Republic was arrested at Miami International Airport on cocaine trafficking charges, authorities said. Federal law enforcement officers arrested 58-year-old Miguel Andres Gutierrez Diaz at the airport Monday night after he arrived on a flight from...

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...

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US sanctions cryptocurrency service allegedly used by North Korea for money laundering

The US Treasury on Monday sanctioned Tornado Cash, a virtual currency mixer, for its use by cybercriminals, including those...