Texas Governor defies Biden: Will close all facilities for illegal immigrants

News 06/28/21, 23:22

Gov. Greg Abbott (R-Tex.) announced that he will close all facilities used by the federal government to house illegal immigrants. He requested on more than one occasion that Biden administration officials solve the problems created by open borders. Among other things has been the increase in drug trafficking and human ...

United States issues sanctions against Zhang Taotao, China’s top drug trafficker

U.S. 08/26/20, 18:29

The United States issued major sanctions against a Chinese citizen, Zhang Taotao, allegedly "one of the world's top drug traffickers," the report said in a State Department news release on Tuesday, Aug. 25. Zhang and Hong Kong-based Allyrise Technology Group Co. Limited, were designated under the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act ...

A Texas group of ten arrested for drug trafficking

U.S. 11/01/19, 14:03

A group of 10 men and women were arrested for drug trafficking, the Drug Enforcement Administration said. The indictments reveal that the 10 accused “did knowingly and intentionally combine, conspire, and agree to … distribute and possess with the intent to distribute a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of ...

Feds say 2 gang leaders ran drugs from California prison

U.S. 06/19/19, 14:26

Authorities are charging leaders of a prison gang with running a crime ring from behind bars.It comes two weeks after authorities accused suspected leaders of a different gang with organizing drug trafficking and murders from their California prison cells.U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Wednesday ...

Honduras president, others targets of DEA investigation

New York 05/30/19, 18:08

U.S. federal court documents show Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández and some of his closest advisers were among the targets of a Drug Enforcement Administration investigation. A document filed by prosecutors on Tuesday in the Southern District of New York mentions Hernández as part of a group of individuals investigated by ...

APNewsBreak: Ex-governor pardoned late mentor’s grandson

U.S. 03/27/19, 12:42

Former Maine Gov. Paul LePage pardoned his late mentor's grandson in the final days of his second four-year term, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press that detail pardons for crimes including drug trafficking, tax evasion and embezzlement of public funds.The secretary of state recently released a list of ...

Ex-Venezuelan vice president accused of aiding drug dealers

America 03/08/19, 19:40

Charges were unsealed Friday against a former Venezuelan vice president in New York federal court as authorities accused him of using his office to aid international drug traffickers. Tareck El Aissami and Venezuelan businessman Samark Jose Lopez Bello were charged with violating the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act and U.S. Treasury ...

In El Chapo’s state, people see little change with verdict

America 02/14/19, 00:00

U.S. officials are hailing the conviction of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman as a victory for the Mexican people, but in the drug lord's home state of Sinaloa, cradle to his powerful cartel, many residents say they don't expect violence and trafficking to abate.As news that the Sinaloa Cartel kingpin will ...

Houston chief: 5 undercover officers injured in drug raid

U.S. 01/29/19, 16:22

An attempt to serve a search warrant at a suspected drug house quickly turned into a gunbattle that killed two suspects and injured five undercover narcotics officers, including four who were shot, Houston's police chief said. Chief Art Acevedo said the officers "immediately came under fire" upon entering the home on ...

Albania opposition leader fined for defaming ruling lawmaker

Europe 01/21/19, 12:08

An Albanian court has convicted the main opposition Democratic Party leader of defamation over drug-related allegations he made against a senior governing lawmaker.Democratic leader Lulzim Basha was fined 50,000 lek ($455) in a ruling by a Tirana district court judge on Monday.Taulant Balla, head of the Socialist party parliamentary group, ...

Spain arrests 17 in ongoing Catalonia anti-terror operation

World 01/15/19, 11:19

Authorities in the northeastern Spanish region of Catalonia said 17 people, including five alleged members of an extremist Islamist cell, were arrested Tuesday as part of an ongoing anti-terror operation.As well as having terror links, the suspects also allegedly participated in theft, drug trafficking and other crimes, according to the ...

Top lieutenant to ‘El Chapo’ sentenced to life in prison

U.S. 11/30/18, 17:46

A top lieutenant to drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was sentenced in a Virginia courtroom Friday to life in prison. Damaso Lopez, a leader in Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel, pleaded guilty in September in an Alexandria federal court to drug trafficking charges after being extradited from Mexico earlier this year. The ...

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