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India mob attacks police after Maoist rebels kill lawmaker

Sep. 23, 2018 10:11 AM EDT

HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Supporters of a lawmaker slain by Maoist insurgents in southern India on Sunday attacked two police stations in anger over the killing, setting fire to one and vandalizing the other, police said. Two officers were injured in the attacks, Deputy Inspector General of Police Ch....

Colombian police shut down Pablo Escobar museum

Sep. 20, 2018 8:15 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Police have shut down a small museum in Medellin that showcased the life and times of notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar because its managers do not have a tourism license, authorities said Thursday. Officials said seven tourists were visiting when officers staged the raid Wednesday...

Kingpin who trafficked cocaine sentenced to life in prison

Sep. 20, 2018 11:21 AM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Officials say an upstate New York drug kingpin convicted of operating a nationwide cocaine trafficking ring has been sentenced to life in prison. Federal prosecutors in Rochester say 63-year-old Colin Montague was convicted in June following a seven-week trial. Montague was convicted...

Colombian drug kingpin busted in massive smuggling operation

Sep. 14, 2018 9:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Colombian drug kingpin who participated in a violent ring that used planes, speedboats and submarines to smuggle hundreds of millions of dollars in cocaine faced federal trafficking charges Friday in a Los Angeles courtroom, prosecutors said. Victor Hugo Cuellar-Silva is among nearly...

Bulgarian police detain journalists probing EU funds fraud

Sep. 14, 2018 9:41 AM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Two journalists were detained overnight by Bulgarian police after they found burning and shredded documents while working on a story about suspected fraud involving European Union funds, one of the reporters said Friday. Bulgarian authorities confirmed the two were taken into custody...

Mexico nabs alleged gang hitman also tied to illegal fishing

Sep. 13, 2018 8:38 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in Mexico's Baja California state say they have arrested a drug gang hitman who also allegedly ran fish-harvesting operations that have endangered the rare vaquita porpoise. Baja state police identified the suspect only by his alias, "El Parra," and said he was allied with...

Ex-Mafia boss 'Cadillac Frank' sentenced to life in prison

Sep. 13, 2018 5:00 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Former New England Mafia boss Francis "Cadillac Frank" Salemme was unrepentant Thursday as he was sentenced to life in prison for the 1993 killing of a nightclub owner, declaring that the "real story" will come out one day. Salemme, the 85-year-old onetime head of the New England family of La...

The Latest: 'Cadillac Frank' sentenced to life in prison

Sep. 13, 2018 3:22 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing for former New England Mafia boss Francis "Cadillac Frank" Salemme (all times local): 3:20 p.m. A former New England Mafia boss has been sentenced to life in prison for the killing of a nightclub owner in 1993. Eighty-five-year-old Francis "Cadillac Frank" Salemme...

Ohio man admits role in multi-state heroin distribution

Sep. 11, 2018 4:35 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An Ohio man has been sentenced to 4-years in federal prison for his role in a heroin distribution ring that stretched into Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Federal prosecutors say 39-year-old Michael Miller of Cincinnati admitted in court his association with Olga Lidia Sandoval, an...

Maradona to coach soccer club in Mexico's cartel heartland

Sep. 10, 2018 12:05 AM EDT

CULIACAN, Mexico (AP) — Diego Maradona, whose public battles with cocaine made him soccer's poster child for the perils of substance abuse, is setting up camp in Mexico's drug cartel heartland as the new coach of a second-tier team. Draped in official club gear, the Argentine soccer legend arrived this...