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Big cross-border tunnel found linking Tijuana, San Diego

May. 17, 2022 04:18 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. authorities on Monday announced the discovery of a major drug smuggling tunnel — running about the length of a six football fields — from Mexico to a warehouse in an industrial area in the U.S. The secret passage from Tijuana to San Diego featured rail and...

Sioux Falls man guilty of selling drugs that led to 2 deaths

May. 16, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A 53-year-old South Dakota man has been convicted of distributing a powerful synthetic opioid that resulted in the deaths of two people. A federal jury on Friday found Jeffrey Moore, of Sioux Falls, guilty of two counts of distribution of a controlled...

Father, son, convicted of drug charges, sent to prison

May. 16, 2022 16:06 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A father and his son have both been sent to prison for more than 12 years for their roles in a large-scale drug trafficking organization that distributed cocaine and opioids in New England, federal prosecutors in Massachsetts said Monday. Isaac Cardona, 34, and Rafael...

Rapper Casanova pleads guilty in NYC drug conspiracy case

May. 11, 2022 17:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The rapper Casanova pleaded guilty to charges in a gang-related federal racketeering case that accused him of drug dealing and robbery, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. The performer, whose legal name is Caswell Senior, was charged in a 2020 indictment against...

Brazilian police arrest dozens selling crack in Sao Paulo

May. 11, 2022 16:27 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Hundreds of police officers raided a plaza in Sao Paulo on Wednesday, arresting dozens of people selling crack and cocaine and destroying addicts’ tents in Brazil's largest city. A total 650 agents participated in the raid, and the arrest and search warrants were...

Ex-Honduras police chief detained after US court appearance

May. 11, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The former national police chief of Honduras made an initial appearance in a New York courtroom Wednesday after his extradition to the United States to face criminal drug trafficking charges, a day after the former president of the Central America country pleaded not guilty to...

Ex-official pleads guilty to attempted witness tampering.

May. 07, 2022 11:29 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A former commissioner of revenue for a Virginia county has pleaded guilty to attempted witness tampering, and his son pleaded guilty to a related charge of heroin distribution, prosecutors said. Larry Vernon Snow, 73, pleaded guilty on Friday to a charge...

Feds: fentanyl sold as heroin; buyer ran into police station

May. 03, 2022 18:18 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man who sold fentanyl as heroin was sentenced Tuesday to 22.5 years in prison, federal prosecutors said. In 2018, a buyer who thought he had taken heroin passed out at the wheel and crashed into the Alexandria Police Department, U.S. Attorney...

Mo.-based company hired to police drugs in US horse racing

May. 03, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A deal for Drug Free Sport International to police medication in horse racing was announced Tuesday, two months before the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority takes effect. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency had been set to become the regulator for...

Feds: Man sold marijuana at home from a vending machine

May. 03, 2022 14:55 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A man told investigators that he was making $2,000 a day selling marijuana from a vending machine attached to his Detroit home, federal agents said. The man, who has a felony record, was arrested last week and charged with illegally possessing guns. He explained how...