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Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan's son cleared of drug charges

May. 27, 2022 09:19 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan’s son was cleared on Friday in a drug case involving a party on a luxury cruise ship, with no evidence showing he possessed banned drugs or was involved in trafficking, India's narcotics agency said. Aryan Khan, 24, an aspiring...

Feds stop boat with 1,400 pounds of meth by US-Canada border

May. 26, 2022 20:43 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — U.S. authorities say they stopped a small boat carrying a large shipment of methamphetamine after they saw it riding low in the water near the Canadian border with Washington state. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said officers stopped the 18-foot (5.5-meter)...

Family of Black man killed by deputies files federal lawsuit

May. 26, 2022 19:06 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The family of a Black man killed by deputies has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in federal court against Clark County in southwest Washington, alleging that its law enforcement has a “policy, custom and established practice” of allowing officers to wrongfully wield...

7 arrests connected to gambling 'slaphouses' in California

May. 25, 2022 18:15 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Seven people were arrested on suspicion of running illegal gambling dens at Southern California homes after a years-long investigation uncovered crimes including drug trafficking, bribery and a shooting, authorities said Wednesday. The so-called slaphouses...

Cops: 500,000 fentanyl pills seized in Arizona traffic stop

May. 25, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP) — Two women were arrested after about 500,000 fentanyl pills were found in an SUV pulled over for speeding on Interstate 10 in Arizona, police said. The pills that were seized were discovered concealed in collagen supplement bottles on Monday during a search...

North Carolina man under $10M bond after fentanyl bust

May. 25, 2022 14:19 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man is jailed under bond of more than $10 million after a drug bust in which sheriff's deputies seized more than 1,000 pills laced with fentanyl. The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office said its vice and narcotic unit recently concluded a...

Official: 41 indicted in $58M Puerto Rico drug operation

May. 25, 2022 13:32 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal grand jury indicted 41 suspected gang members in Puerto Rico accused of smuggling drugs to the U.S mainland as part of a $58 million operation, authorities said Wednesday. Those arrested include several of the U.S. territory's suspected drug...

Brittney Griner's wife tells ABC she wants WNBA star home

May. 25, 2022 10:34 AM EDT

Brittney Griner's wife, Cherelle, wants President Joe Biden to secure her partner's release, doing whatever is necessary to get the WNBA star home from Russia where she has been detained for more than three months. “I just keep hearing that, you know, he has the power. She’s a...

19 indicted in international drug money laundering scheme

May. 24, 2022 16:41 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Nineteen people have been indicted in a complex money laundering scheme to move millions of dollars in drug proceeds from Colombian cartels through U.S. banks, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. The charges brought in Massachusetts federal court are the result of a...

2 sent to prison for roles in drug trafficking scheme

May. 24, 2022 11:32 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two Rhode Island men have been sent to prison for their roles in a drug trafficking scheme that shipped or tried to ship an estimated 50 kilograms (110 pounds) of cocaine to the state through the postal service, federal prosecutors said. George Mojica, 42,...