Authorities in the United States have arrested the brother of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez and charged him with drug trafficking, weapons offenses and lying to federal agents, the country’s Drug Enforcement Administration announced on Monday.
Italian police arrested on Thursday dozens of suspected gang members who transported drugs in car compartments that would pop open only after a secret combination of actions, like lowering the sun visor while putting the gear shift in neutral, switching off the air conditioning or putting it in reverse.
Court records obtained by reporters yield some insight into Mihai Radulescu’s business methods back in Romania.
Mihai Radulescu bought all the apartments in this building in the heart of Bucharest. More than a dozen companies were registered at the address; almost all went into insolvency due to unpaid debts.
The commandant of the US Coast Guard wants to combat Colombia’s cocaine trafficking by focusing on the rivers used to get the drugs out to sea, Business Insider reported Sunday.
Spanish authorities arrested nine suspected members of a drug ring and seized 1,600 pounds of cocaine Thursday, which the Colombian gang had hidden in carved out pineapple skins in a shipment heading to Madrid.
The cocaine would leave the Dominican Republic hidden among the in-flight meals on passenger planes flying from the La Romana airport of Santo Domingo to the Milan Malpensa airport in Italy.
A former Texas police chief of a small town close to the Mexican border pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges that he helped drug traffickers smuggle cocaine, broadcaster 710 Kurv News Talk reported.
The son of former Honduran President Porfirio Lobo was sentenced to 24 years in prison on Tuesday after pleading guilty to drug trafficking charges, theUS Department of Justice said.
Brazilian Federal Police arrested on Monday 79 suspects and raided 190 locations in a crackdown on a drug-trafficking syndicate that tried to ship more than six tons of pure cocaine to European cities over the past year.
Dressed in shorts and acting as tourists, agents kept their eyes peeled on the villa in the village of Thiene, near Vicenza, for a whole week, carefully following the moves of the woman who was taking care of the old lady living there.
The European branch of the infamous drug kingpin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman’s cartel is now collaborating with Romanian gangsters to smuggle cocaine into the UK, the International Business Times reported onMonday.
Calabria’s Carabinieri Military police arrested Friday morning a ‘ndrangheta drug lord they were searching the last 23 years for.
In just four days, Ecuador seized 3.2 metric tons of cocaine, raising concerns about the country’s growing involvement in transnational drug trafficking and its ability to handle security challenges, Insight Crime reported Wednesday.
Authorities said Friday that about 350 kilograms of cocaine worth £50 million (US$ 62.6 million) had washed up on two beaches in eastern England.
Authorities charged six people with serious drug importation offenses after intercepting a yacht off the New South Wales coast with more than 1.4 tons of cocaine on board, Australian Federal Police announced Monday.
Romanian authorities seized over 2 tons of cocaine on July 1, making it the largest drug bust in Romanian history.
More than 1,000 people have been displaced in western Colombia in recent weeks as fighting broke out among leftist guerrillas and drug trafficking paramilitaries, the Colombian website Insight Crime reported last week.
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Brazilian resident Malika Aboussena shared a photo of her friend Rafal Zelbert on Facebook and wrote: “Beautiful eyes; where are you now?”
The UK National Crime Agency (NCA) has seized three tons of cocaine, worth half a billion British pounds sterling (US$ 732.6 million) and arrested seven British suspects, reported The Sun.
Italian police together with Costa Rican authorities have arrested seven people in Costa Rica, charging them with the international trafficking of cocaine.
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