Police across South America arrested nearly 4,000 suspects and confiscated some 200,000 illicit firearms, ammunition, explosives and components in a massive operation targeting arms trafficking, Interpol said on Tuesday.
The luxury lifestyle of Balkan drug traffickers was cut short on Thursday when police arrested 16 members accused of smuggling cocaine via private planes from South America to Europe and beyond.
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.
A top Colombian anti-corruption official and an attorney have been arrested on money laundering charges filed in Miami in connection with a bribery scheme, the Miami Herald reported Tuesday.
The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has made several arrests targeting a global drug trafficking and money laundering network as part of a larger investigation into Hezbollah activities, according to a Monday news release.
Nysret Gashi, a suspect in the caseAn operation involving police in Italy, the United States and Spain has resulted in the arrests of 33 people and arrest warrants for six more as they attempted to crack a drug ring that allegedly brought four tons of cocaine into Europe in the past two years.
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