Drug-related crime

February 12, 2019 - 11:08 am
MADRID (AP) — Spanish police have arrested 29 people who they allege are involved in a drug trafficking ring. Spain's Civil Guard says that their officers made the arrests on Tuesday after raiding several locations in the southern provinces of Cadiz and Malaga. Most of the arrests took place in the...
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Jordan P. Fricke appears in intake court and is charged in the murder of Milwaukee Police Officer Matthew Rittner, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Milwaukee. A court commissioner found probable cause to hold Fricke for further proceedings. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 14. (Michael Sears/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)
February 10, 2019 - 6:36 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A man who was charged Sunday with killing a Milwaukee officer during a drug raid on his home told investigators that he didn't realize it was police trying to break down his door, authorities said. Jordan P. Fricke, 26, is charged with first-degree intentional homicide and other...
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FILE - This 2005 photo provided by U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration officials shows puppies rescued from a farm in Colombia destined for use by a U.S. veterinarian working for a Colombian drug trafficking ring. Veterinarian Andres Lopez Elorez used the puppies to smuggle packets of liquid heroin on commercial flights to New York City, where the heroin packets were eventually cut out of the puppies, who died in the process, officials said. Elorez, who pleaded guilty in September 2018 to conspiring to import heroin into the United States, received a 6-year sentence on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration via AP, File)
February 07, 2019 - 4:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A veterinarian who surgically implanted liquid heroin in puppies on behalf of Colombian drug traffickers was sentenced to six years in prison Thursday. One of the puppies went on to become a drug-detection dog named Heroina. The sentence for Andres Lopez Elorez was announced in...
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U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania William McSwain speaks during a press conference in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. McSwain has filed a suit to stop a nonprofit from opening the nation's first supervised drug injection site to address Philadelphia's opioid problem. (Heather Khalifa/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
February 06, 2019 - 4:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The top federal prosecutor in Philadelphia has filed suit to stop a nonprofit from opening a first-in-the-nation supervised drug injection site to address the city's opioid problem. The lawsuit pits U.S. Attorney William McSwain's stance on safe injection sites against those of...
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In this courtroom drawing, Mexican drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, listens to a tape recording was played for the jury at their request,Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, during Guzman's drug trafficking trial in New York. Seated from left are an interpreter, Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, defense attorneys Eduardo Balazero and Jeffery Lichtman. (Elizabeth Williams via AP)
February 05, 2019 - 5:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A jury at the U.S. trial of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman concluded its second day of deliberations without a verdict Tuesday after jurors sent the judge a handful of notes indicating interest in the kingpin's alleged attempts at diversifying his smuggling operation to...
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In this Feb. 1, 2019, photo, President Donald Trump, center, first lady Melania Trump, right, and their son Barron Trump, left, walk out of the White House and head to Marine One on the South Lawn of White House in Washington. A woman whose life sentence for drug offenses was commuted by President Donald Trump and a Delaware student allegedly bullied because his last name is Trump are among guests who will sit with first lady Melania Trump for the State of the Union address. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
February 04, 2019 - 9:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman freed from federal prison after President Donald Trump cut short her life sentence for drug offenses and a Delaware boy allegedly bullied because his last name is Trump headline a varied group of 13 guests who will sit with first lady Melania Trump for the State of the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2011 file photo, the execution chamber at the Idaho Maximum Security Institution is shown as Security Institution Warden Randy Blades look on in Boise, Idaho. Idaho's attempt to withhold information about the source of its lethal injection drugs is akin to hiding the type of ammunition used by firing squads or the brand of rope used in a hanging, an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho told a state judge on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Jessie L. Bonner, File)
February 04, 2019 - 5:14 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's attempt to withhold information about the source of its lethal injection drugs is similar to hiding the type of ammunition used by firing squads or the brand of rope used in a hanging, an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho told a state judge on...
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Defense attorney Eduardo Balarezo, center, who is representing Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, arrives at federal court, Monday, Feb. 4, 2019 in New York. A jury is due to begin deliberations Monday at the U.S. trial of the infamous Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
February 04, 2019 - 4:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. trial of the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo (all times local): 4:40 p.m. The jury at the U.S. trial of the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo has ended its first day of deliberations without a verdict. Jurors are deciding the fate of Joaquin Guzman in...
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In this courtroom sketch, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, right, is seated at the defense table with his interpreter, in the U.S. trial of the infamous Mexican drug lord, in New York, Monday Feb. 4, 2019. Jurors will be asked to begin deciding the verdict for Guzman, who faces life in prison if convicted. (Elizabeth Williams via AP)
February 04, 2019 - 2:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After nearly three months of testimony about a vast drug-smuggling conspiracy steeped in violence, a jury began deliberations Monday at the U.S. trial of the infamous Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. A federal judge in Brooklyn gave instructions to jurors before they...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 file photo, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, center, is escorted to a helicopter in handcuffs by Mexican navy marines at a hanger in Mexico City, after he was captured overnight in the beach resort town of Mazatlan. The New York trial of Guzman is drawing to a close, but the question of controlling the corruption that allowed the Sinaloa cartel to flourish in Mexico will live on even after jurors reach a verdict. DEA agent Victor Vazquez told jurors he would only work with the Mexican marines when trying to capture Guzman and other leaders of the Sinaloa cartel, because that wing of the armed forced were viewed as less susceptible to corruption. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)
February 03, 2019 - 11:08 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In the same Brooklyn courthouse where jurors have heard testimony about Mexican politicians protecting Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's drug empire, a former Mexican state attorney general pleaded guilty last month to taking bribes from narcotraffickers. The juxtaposition underscored a...
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