Drug-related crime

August 08, 2019 - 10:30 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican police found nine bodies hanging from an overpass Thursday alongside a drug cartel banner threatening rivals, and seven more corpses hacked up and dumped by the road nearby. Just down the road were three more bodies, for a total of 19. The killing spree reported by...
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U.S. Attorney David Anderson announces a new federal crime-fighting initiative in San Francisco on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. Seventeen federal law enforcement agencies will team up for a yearlong crackdown on a notorious area of San Francisco where open drug use has been tolerated for years. (AP Photo/Samantha Maldonado)
August 07, 2019 - 8:31 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The first step in a sweeping crackdown on crime ranging from drugs to sex trafficking in a notorious San Francisco neighborhood yielded 32 arrests of mostly Honduran nationals tied to two international operations that poured heroin and cocaine into the community, U.S...
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August 07, 2019 - 11:11 am
BERLIN (AP) — Customs officials in Hamburg have found 1.5 tons (1.65 U.S. tons) of cocaine on a container ship that arrived from Brazil, soon after Germany's biggest-ever single seizure of the drug. The port city's customs office said Wednesday the new shipment was found last week in a container of...
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Thomas Uhle, grow manager, tends to marijuana plants growing at GB Sciences Louisiana, in Baton Rouge, La., Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. Today was the first day the marijuana, which was grown for medical purposes, was processed and shipped to patients in Louisiana. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
August 06, 2019 - 8:34 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Marine veteran struggling with PTSD and a woman fighting cancer became some of the first people to purchase medical marijuana in Louisiana on Tuesday, as the state became the first in the Deep South to dispense therapeutic cannabis, four years after state lawmakers agreed...
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August 03, 2019 - 3:39 pm
LONDON (AP) — Police in Scotland say two pilots have been arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs before a scheduled flight to New Jersey. The flight, United Airlines 162 to Newark, New Jersey, was due to leave Glasgow Airport at 9 a.m. on Sunday. It was canceled...
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Democratic presidential candidate and former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke looks at his phone before driving away after a Service Employees International Union "Walk A Day In the Shoes" event, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
August 03, 2019 - 11:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke is planning to visit San Quentin State Prison north of San Francisco on Monday to meet with inmates and have them lead him on a tour of the facility — a rare peek behind bars for a White House hopeful. The former Texas congressman...
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In this handout photo from July, 2019 German customs authorities seize 4.5 tons (nearly 5 U.S. tons) of cocaine in a container shipped in Hamburg, Germany, from Uruguay, a haul with an estimated street value of nearly 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion). The customs office in Hamburg says that the drugs were seized two weeks ago when it checked the container that was en route from Montevideo to Antwerp, Belgium. (German Custom via AP)
August 02, 2019 - 7:08 am
BERLIN (AP) — German customs authorities say they have seized 4.5 tons (nearly 5 U.S. tons) of cocaine in a container shipped from Uruguay, a haul with an estimated street value of nearly 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion). The customs office in Hamburg said Friday that the drugs were seized two weeks...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 16, 2019, file photo, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar pauses while speaking during a Cabinet meeting at the White House, in Washington. Azar says he and President Donald Trump are working on a plan to allow Americans to import lower-priced prescription drugs from Canada. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
July 31, 2019 - 10:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Wednesday it will set up a system allowing Americans to legally and safely import lower-cost prescription drugs from Canada for the first time, reversing years of opposition from federal health authorities amid a public outcry over high prices for...
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Carabinieri Colonel Lorenzo D'Aloia shows a picture of the knife used to stab Carabinieri's officer Mario Cerciello Rega, during a press conference in Rome, Tuesday, July 30, 2019. Two American teenagers were jailed in Rome on Saturday as authorities investigate their alleged roles in the fatal stabbing of the Italian police officer on a street near their hotel. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
July 31, 2019 - 1:06 am
ROME (AP) — A plainclothes police officer had forgotten his gun the night he was fatally stabbed during a confrontation with two American teenagers in Rome, an Italian police commander said Tuesday. Gen. Francesco Gargaro of Italy's paramilitary Carabinieri police force said that even if the...
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Carabinieri officer Mario Cerciello Rega's wife, Rosa Maria, right, follows the coffin containing the body of her husband during his funeral in his hometown of Somma Vesuviana, near Naples, southern Italy, Monday, July 29, 2019. Two American teenagers were jailed in Rome on Saturday as authorities investigate their alleged roles in the fatal stabbing of the Italian police officer on a street near their hotel. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
July 30, 2019 - 12:59 pm
ROME (AP) — The Latest on the slaying of an Italian police officer and two American suspects (all times local): 6:40 p.m. The uncle of one of the teens jailed in Italy for the fatal stabbing of a police officer says his nephew took part in organized fights between boys in high school. The uncle of...
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