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Colombia most wanted drug trafficker captured in jungle raid

Oct. 23, 2021 20:20 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian security forces have captured the country’s most wanted drug trafficker, a rural warlord who evaded a decade long manhunt by corrupting state officials and aligning himself with combatants on the left and right. President Iván Duque...

Colombian authorities announce capture of Dairo Antonio Úsuga, one of country’s most wanted drug traffickers.

Oct. 23, 2021 19:34 PM EDT
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian authorities announce capture of Dairo Antonio Úsuga, one of country’s most wanted drug traffickers.

Raging gunbattles in northern Mexico city kill 4, wound 2

Oct. 23, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — Residents of the northern Mexico border city of Matamoros were recovering Saturday from a night of terror in which raging gunbattles left civilians diving for cover. The government of the border state of Tamaulipas said three gunmen,...

Authorities seize nearly 63 pounds of cocaine in Sioux Falls

Oct. 23, 2021 12:23 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Authorities seized almost 63 pounds of cocaine during a traffic stop in Sioux Falls. Police and the South Dakota Highway Patrol say it’s likely the largest amount of cocaine seized in the city in recent history. The Argus...

NY state police seizures of marijuana plants fall sharply

Oct. 23, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

New York State Police seizures of marijuana plants have plunged this year as the state legalized possession of small amounts of pot and some local law enforcement agencies backed off efforts to root out marijuana crops, according to a published report. For years, state...

State police: evidence of potential human trafficking found

Oct. 22, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police and federal investigators found evidence of potential human trafficking while searching two Rutland residences suspected of drug trafficking activity on Friday, police said. Police had received indicators that women might be...

USPS worker admits to stealing parcels containing drugs

Oct. 22, 2021 15:13 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A postal worker who tracked, stole and opened mail that he suspected contained drugs and then kept any narcotics that he found pleaded guilty Friday. Shawn Herron, 44, of Whitman, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute...

2 foreigners killed in shootout in Mexico's Tulum resort

Oct. 21, 2021 20:07 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Two foreigners were killed and three wounded in a shooting at a restaurant in the Mexican Caribbean resort town of Tulum, authorities said Thursday. Authorities said one of the dead women was from Germany and the other from India. The three wounded...

Oklahoma appeals court reverses double-murder conviction

Oct. 21, 2021 16:35 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma appeals court on Thursday reversed the double-murder conviction of a Spencer man and remanded the case for a new trial. The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals issued its 3-2 ruling in the case of Jamar Mordecai Simms, 27, who was...

12 pounds of fentanyl seized in San Francisco drug bust

Oct. 21, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A drug bust by federal agents and San Francisco police netted 12.5 pounds (5.7 kilograms) of the deadly narcotic fentanyl and charges against 18 people suspected of supplying drug dealing operations in the city's troubled Tenderloin neighborhood, authorities announced...