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Stories with subject: Organized crime
  • Authorities: 3 men arrested in $12M NYC drug bust 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 7:16 pm
  • NEW YORK - Three men who authorities say stored $12 million worth of heroin and $500,000 in crystal meth inside hidden compartments within two New York City apartments have been arrested and charged, officials said Wednesday.

  • Mexico arrests mayor for drug cartel extortion 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:40 pm
  • MEXICO CITY - Prosecutors in western Mexico arrested the mayor of a city that once served as a stronghold of the Knights Templar drug cartel on charges that he helped the gang extort money from city council members.

  • Mexico nabs No. 2 in Beltran-Leyva gang 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:39 pm
  • MEXICO CITY - Mexican police said Wednesday they have captured a man identified as the second highest-ranking figure in the once-powerful Beltran Leyva drug cartel.

  • 4th Mexican cartel associate charged in Chicago 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 1:28 pm
  • CHICAGO - Federal court documents show that an associate of Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was arrested in Las Vegas in January and brought to Chicago.

  • Montreal mayor looks to NYC for anti-graft advice 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 11:46 pm
  • NEW YORK - Montreal's mayor sought to convince Manhattan business leaders Tuesday that his administration is moving past the corruption scandals that brought down his two predecessors and have become the "elephant in the room" when trying to lure investment to Canada's second largest city.

  • Police: 3 tied to heroin ring arrested 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:55 pm
  • PORTLAND, Maine - The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and local police have arrested three men accused of being involved in a heroin trafficking network in Rumford and Bethel.

  • 'Shrimp Boy' pleads not guilty in corruption case 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:07 pm
  • SAN FRANCISCO - Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow, a central figure in a sweeping San Francisco organized crime and public corruption case, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to money laundering and other charges related to the investigation.

  • Doctor accused in pill ring wants separate trial 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 8:08 am
  • GULFPORT, Mississippi - A Georgia doctor charged with involvement in a prescription drug ring wants a separate trial from other defendants.

  • California officials nab 11 in drug ring bust 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 8:49 pm
  • FRESNO, California - Authorities said Monday they have dismantled a drug trafficking organization that sent narcotics smuggled from Mexico to communities across the United States.

  • Trying to combat growing drug trade in oil patch 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 11:23 am
  • WILLISTON, North Dakota - The blood-drenched man had survived a brutal attack: Beaten with brass knuckles, shocked with a stun gun, slashed with a razor blade, then dumped 40 miles away in Montana, he staggered to a farmhouse for help. His path eventually led authorities back to a quiet backyard in this oil boom town.

  • Man who says he killed 40 won't divulge associates 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 9:47 pm
  • FRESNO, California - A man in an Alabama jail who has confessed to killing dozens across the country did not name the drug cartels he said employed him, a detective said.

  • Family on US kingpin list for money laundering 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 7:47 pm
  • MEXICO CITY - The U.S. Treasury Department says it is imposing sanctions on five members of a Mexican family for allegedly laundering money for fugitive drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero and another Sinaloa drug cartel leader.

  • Feds: Sinaloa cartel member cooperating with US 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:04 pm
  • CHICAGO - A high-ranking member of Mexico's Sinaloa cartel and son of one of the drug ring's leaders pleaded guilty to drug trafficking a year ago and has been cooperating with authorities, federal prosecutors in Chicago announced Thursday.

  • 11 indicted on cocaine trafficking charges 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 4:31 pm
  • INDIANAPOLIS - State and federal authorities say they've busted a cocaine trafficking ring that operated in one of Indianapolis' most prominent neighborhoods.

  • Al Sharpton says report of FBI cooperation not new 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 4:51 pm
  • NEW YORK - The Rev. Al Sharpton admitted on Tuesday that he helped the FBI investigate New York Mafia figures in the 1980s, even making secret recordings that appeared to help bring down a mob boss.

  • W.Va. man gets US prison term on drug plea 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 2:19 am
  • HUNTINGTON, West Virginia - A St. Albans man has been sentenced to 46 months in prison after admitting to his role in what the government calls a large-scale marijuana distribution ring.

  • Zetas boss pleads guilty to 2 charges 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 8:25 pm
  • McALLEN, Texas - The former leader of a Mexican drug cartel's breakaway faction pleaded guilty Monday in Texas to federal drug and money laundering charges in a deal prosecutors hope could help with other ongoing investigations.

  • Officials say multiple arrests in cocaine ring 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 7:02 pm
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Officials say multiple arrests have been made for a cocaine ring that was operating in central Arkansas.

  • 14 die as criminals clash in Mexico border state 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 1:47 pm
  • MEXICO CITY - A series of weekend clashes among criminal gangs killed 14 people during a day of violence in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas on the border with Texas, local authorities reported.

  • No bail for alleged head of 100,000-pill drug ring 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 2:02 pm
  • CENTRAL ISLIP, New York - The alleged leader of a New York-based painkiller ring suspected of distributing 100,000 pills on the East Coast over two years has been ordered held without bail.

  • Alleged Brooklyn-Long Island heroin ring is busted 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 5:16 pm
  • MINEOLA, New York - Authorities busted a heroin distribution ring that annually ferried millions of dollars in drugs from Brooklyn to communities across eastern Long Island, a suburban New York prosecutor said Wednesday.

  • US praises Mexico for role in drug kingpin arrest 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 12:33 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The relationship between U.S. law enforcement and their counterparts in Mexico has never been stronger, and the arrest of Mexico's most wanted drug cartel leader earlier this year is proof of that, a senior Homeland Security Department official told Congress on Wednesday.

  • Mexico confirms Knights Templar cartel leader dead 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 6:18 pm
  • MEXICO CITY - Mexican officials said Tuesday that one of the two remaining top leaders of the Knights Templar drug cartel was killed when he refused to surrender and opened fire on marines.

  • Mexican marines kill Templar cartel's leader 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 12:28 am
  • MEXICO CITY - A top leader of the Knights Templar drug cartel was killed Monday in a clash with Mexican marines, officials said.

  • Feds: Montana-California meth ring busted 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 7:14 pm
  • BILLINGS, Montana - An investigation into drug crimes in the Bakken oil patch has led to the arrests of 11 people authorities linked to a ring that trafficked methamphetamine from southern California to the Northern Plains, according to court documents and the U.S. Attorney's Office.