Tag: Organized crime

Volunteers hunting for Mexico’s ‘disappeared’ become targets

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MEXICO CITY — The mainly female volunteers who fan out across Mexico to hunt for the bodies of murdered relatives are themselves increasingly being...

Members of multimillion-dollar opioid drug ring sentenced

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SALT LAKE CITY — The final legal chapter of a multimillion-dollar online opioid drug ring ended Friday as a group of millennials who helped...

US bust global drug, money-laundering hub in Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS — Federal law enforcement officials said Wednesday that they dismantled a key international cocaine and money-laundering hub in an ongoing investigation that...

Judge agrees to free QAnon believer charged in Capitol riot

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A federal judge agreed on Tuesday to free an Iowa man from jail more than six months after his videotaped confrontation of a police...

Albania ex-vice interior minister arrested for abuse of post

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TIRANA, Albania — A former Albanian deputy interior minister has been arrested on corruption accusations, authorities said Tuesday. ...

Mexico arrests former top police official for torture

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MEXICO CITY — Mexico said Monday it has arrested a former leading police official on charges of torture from nearly a decade ago. ...

Disappearances rise on Mexico’s ‘highway of death’ to border

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MEXICO CITY — As many as 50 people are missing after setting out on three-hour car trips this year between Mexico's industrial hub of...

Judge threatens to toss DEA agent’s plea in corruption case

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TAMPA, Fla. — A federal judge Wednesday threatened to throw out the guilty plea of a veteran U.S. narcotics agent who conspired with a...

Mexico president to investigate border shooting of innocents

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CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico — Mexico‚Äôs president vowed to investigate the border shootings that left 19 dead over the weekend, even as the latest homicide...

Jack Weinstein, legal maverick on federal bench, dead at 99

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NEW YORK — Jack B. Weinstein, a federal judge who earned a reputation as a tireless legal maverick while overseeing a series of landmark...