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Stories with subject: Organized crime
  • 18 arrested in Silicon Valley drug ring probe 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 6:01 pm
  • SAN JOSE, California - Prosecutors in Silicon Valley say authorities have arrested 18 people and seized methamphetamine, cocaine and drug labs as part of an investigation into a major drug distribution ring with ties to a Mexican cartel.

  • Gang leader gets life in US consulate slayings 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 5:56 pm
  • EL PASO, Texas - A Mexican gang leader has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in the 2010 slayings in the border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, of a U.S. consulate employee, her husband and the husband of another employee.

  • 3 sentenced on federal drug charges 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 4:32 pm
  • JACKSON, Mississippi - Three men have been sentenced for their involvement in a methamphetamine distribution operation in Scott County.

  • 12 accused in prescription-drug operation in Ohio 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 4:49 pm
  • MOUNT VERNON, Ohio - Ohio authorities say 12 people have been indicted in a prescription-drug trafficking operation in which pills were obtained from pharmacies in seven states.

  • Union Co. busts 20 involved in alleged drug ring 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 1:55 pm
  • ELIZABETH, New Jersey - Twenty people have been arrested for alleged roles in a multi-level drug ring that trafficked in substances ranging from heroin to counterfeit Viagra.

  • Union County prosecutor to announce drug arrests 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 6:13 am
  • ELIZABETH, New Jersey - Authorities in Union County say they've dismantled a drug ring, resulting in 20 arrests.

  • Dallas man sentenced for marijuana smuggling ring 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 11:02 pm
  • DALLAS - A Dallas man has been sentenced to 17½ years in prison for helping lead a marijuana trafficking ring headquartered in North Texas.

  • Prosecutors: Prep school graduates ran drug ring 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 9:25 pm
  • ARDMORE, Pennsylvania - Two prep school graduates sought to use their sports connections and business acumen to establish a monopoly on drug sales to high school students in the affluent Main Line suburbs of Philadelphia, authorities said Monday.

  • San Francisco probe leading to entrapment claims 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 5:55 pm
  • SAN FRANCISCO - The FBI used millions of dollars, liquor and cigarettes seized in other cases and more than a dozen undercover operatives in an elaborate, seven-year sting operation targeting a San Francisco Chinatown association thought to be a front for a notorious organized crime syndicate.

  • More than 65 arrested in Minnesota heroin sweep 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 8:35 pm
  • MINNEAPOLIS - More than 65 people suspected of selling heroin have been arrested and about 2.5 kilograms of the drug are off the streets as part of a coordinated crackdown to rid Minnesota of the substance that has caused an alarming increase in deaths in recent years, authorities said Thursday.

  • 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.