Latest Drug trafficking News

Billings man gets 4 years prison in meth trafficking case

Jul. 21, 2019 11:37 AM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a Montana man to four years in prison after the man admitted selling methamphetamine as part of a large drug trafficking ring. Steven Amundson, of Billings, was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Susan Watters after pleading guilty to possession...

Alleged drug ring leader's trial moved to SW Indiana

Jul. 20, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The federal trial of the alleged leader of a violent Indianapolis-based drug trafficking ring has been moved to southwestern Indiana after the man's first trial ended in a mistrial. Richard Grundy III and four co-defendants first stood trial July 8 in Indianapolis on federal drug...

Former Texas police chief gets 20 years for drug trafficking

Jul. 19, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — A former South Texas police chief and law enforcement officer of nearly two decades has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for drug trafficking. U.S. District Judge Randy Crane sentenced 45-year-old Geovani V. Hernandez on Thursday. Hernandez, of McAllen, was convicted of...

Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman sentenced to life in prison

Jul. 17, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mexican drug kingpin and escape artist Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was sentenced Wednesday to life behind bars in a U.S. prison, expressing no remorse over his conviction for a massive drug conspiracy that spread murder and mayhem for more than two decades. Instead, a defiant Guzman took a...

The Latest: Lawyer says El Chapo disappointed with trial

Jul. 17, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo. (all times local): 10:50 a.m. A defense attorney says the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo is frustrated with the outcome of his U.S. trial. Attorney Jeffrey Lichtman told reporters Wednesday that Joaquin Guzman is...

The Latest: Lawyer says El Chapo disappointed with trial

Jul. 17, 2019 10:54 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo. (all times local): 10:50 a.m. A defense attorney says the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo is frustrated with the outcome of his U.S. trial. Attorney Jeffrey Lichtman told reporters Wednesday that Joaquin Guzman is...

Rio governor: rising police killings 'normal,' will continue

Jul. 16, 2019 10:17 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Amid a soaring number of police killings in Rio de Janeiro, the state's tough-talking governor said Tuesday that it was "normal" for the rate to increase and will likely keep rising during his administration. Gov. Wilson Witzel said the high number of killings by police in the state...

Authorities crack down on Milwaukee drug ring; 15 charged

Jul. 16, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Authorities in Milwaukee have cracked down on an alleged drug-trafficking ring. Law officers executed arrest and search warrants Tuesday at multiple locations in Milwaukee. The operation coincided with the unsealing of an indictment charging 15 defendants with conspiracy to distribute...

Police: Rapper accused of throwing meth off balcony arrested

Jul. 15, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says an Alabama rapper accused of throwing $250,000 dollars' worth of methamphetamine off an apartment balcony during a raid has been arrested. News outlets report drug and gang investigators arrested 37-year-old Kelvin James Dark, who goes by the monikers...

Rakhimov resigns from troubled boxing body AIBA

Jul. 15, 2019 9:21 AM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Gafur Rakhimov, a businessman with alleged links to organized crime, resigned Monday as president of the International Boxing Association after his tenure played a role in the body being stripped of the right to organize the Olympic boxing events. The Uzbekistani became interim...