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French police unit disbanded amid drug deals probes

Jul. 2, 2020 12:29 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Paris police chief is disbanding a special police unit in a poor suburb of the French capital after four officers were brought before a judge on Thursday for “particularly serious” accusations involving theft, drug possession and extorting money from drug dealers. Paris...

FILE - In this Monday, June 22, 2020 file photo, people gather in front of a mural showing Adama Traore and George Floyd, who both died in police custody, in Stains, north of Paris. Pressure mounted Wednesday, July 1 to disband a special police unit in one of France’s poorest regions because it is facing at least 15 investigations into officers suspected of drug trafficking, violence, theft or falsifying police reports. News of the investigations has re-ignited French anger over police abuse, after weeks of protests in France demanding racial justice and accountability for police officers who overstep their authority. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, file)

15 investigations into French police for abuse, drug deals

Jul. 1, 2020 1:06 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French authorities came under mounting pressure Wednesday to disband a special police unit in one of the country's poorest regions because it is facing at least 15 investigations into officers suspected of drug trafficking, violence, theft or falsifying police reports. News of the...

Gang leader pleads guilty to racketeering, drug charges

Jul. 1, 2020 8:42 AM EDT

A man described by authorities as the former second in command of the Massachusetts Almighty Latin Kings gang has pleaded guilty to racketeering and drug charges, federal prosecutors said. Jorge Rodriguez, 32, who pleaded guilty Tuesday, faces up to 25 years in prison at sentencing scheduled for Oct. 16,...

Nebraska man faces sentencing for drone delivery to prison

Jun. 30, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska man accused of using a drone to try to deliver marijuana and tobacco to Lincoln Correctional Center pleaded no contest Tuesday to the charges. Robert M. Kinser, 38, of Lincoln faces up to four years in prison at his August sentencing. He entered the pleas to charges of...

Dutch drug sellers get 5-year prison terms in Hungary

Jun. 29, 2020 12:16 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Two Dutch men have been sentenced to five years in prison for selling drugs at a popular Budapest music festival last summer, a Hungarian court ruled Monday Prosecutors had recommended prison sentences of up to 10 years and appealed the court’s decision, seeking longer...

Tennessee man gets 20 years in heroin-fentanyl overdose

Jun. 29, 2020 4:11 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee drug dealer has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for selling heroin laced with fentanyl to a man who died of an overdose, federal prosecutors said. Dwayne Tullous, 57, pleaded guilty in March to causing the death of Larry House by selling heroin and fentanyl to...

People shop for vegetables at the Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Authorities in Bangladesh have confirmed the first death of a Rohingya refugee from the coronavirus, as infections rise in sprawling camps where more than 1 million Rohingya Muslims have been living since fleeing from neighboring Myanmar. The 71-year-old refugee died Saturday at Ukhiya in Cox's Bazar, and samples collected from him tested positive on Monday, said Abu Toha M.R. Bhuiyan, chief health coordinator of the office of the Refugee, Relief and Repatriation Commissioner. (AP Photo/Shafiqur Rahman)

4 Rohingya men killed in gunfight with Bangladesh police

Jun. 27, 2020 2:09 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Four suspected members of a Rohingya group allegedly involved in kidnapping for ransom were killed in a gunfight with Bangladeshi police near the sprawling refugee camps where refugees from Myanmar live, officials said. The gunfight took place Friday when a team of security...

2nd arrest after overdose death of woman pregnant with twins

Jun. 26, 2020 3:04 PM EDT

CLAREMONT, N.H. (AP) — A second person has been charged in connection with the drug overdose death of a woman who was pregnant with twins, police in New Hampshire said. Amber Brusco, 36, has been arrested in Claremont on charges of sales of a substance recognized to be fentanyl and heroin in connection...

U.S. Attorney John R. Lausch Jr., announces, Friday, June 26, 2020, that an investigation of an illegal drug trafficking operation on Chicago's West Side has led to federal charges against 24 purported gang members as well as the seizure of more than 30 guns and more than $1.3 million in cash in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

24 charged in Chicago drug sales, money laundering operation

Jun. 26, 2020 1:10 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An investigation of an illegal drug trafficking operation on Chicago's West Side has led to federal charges against 24 purported gang members as well as the seizure of more than 30 guns and more than $1.3 million in cash, authorities said Friday. The U.S. Department of Justice said...

Nebraska Supreme Court disbars lawyer found with cocaine

Jun. 26, 2020 12:07 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A western Nebraska attorney accused of accepting cocaine as payment for legal services has been disbarred. The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday issued the notice of disbarment for Jon Worthman, 52. Worthman was arrested in January after a law enforcement informant sold him about an...