Drug-related crime

July 11, 2019 - 12:56 pm
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's attorney general's office says authorities have charged 89 Hells Angels bikers with crimes including attempted murder, grievous bodily harm, extortion and drug trafficking. In a statement Thursday, it said the accused were armed with knives and bats when bursting...
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Butch Olano, Amnesty International Section Director in the Philippines, holds a copy of the Amnesty's report during a news conference, Monday, July 8, 2019, in Manila, Philippines. Amnesty International has urgently called for international pressure and an immediate U.N. investigation to help end what it says are possible crimes against humanity in the Philippine president's bloody anti-drug crackdown. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
July 08, 2019 - 8:43 pm
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Amnesty International urgently called for international pressure and an immediate U.N. investigation to help end what it says are possible crimes against humanity in the Philippine president's bloody anti-drug crackdown. The London-based rights watchdog said in a study...
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July 05, 2019 - 9:17 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say they have seized more than five tons of the synthetic drug known as Captagon, which they say is the largest amount of the drug ever seized globally. Greece's financial crimes squad said Friday the drug, which is popular in the Arab world and known to be...
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HOLD FOR STORY This photo provided by the Limestone County Sheriff's Office posted on Twitter shows Mickey Paulk under arrest Thursday, June 27, 2019. Authorities had been seeking Paulk on multiple felony warrants unrelated to the squirrel named “Deeznutz,” made infamous after police said they were warned about a meth-fueled, trained attack squirrel. (Limestone County Sheriff's Office via AP)
June 28, 2019 - 7:01 am
KILLEN, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man who denied feeding methamphetamine to a so-called "attack squirrel" he considered a pet has been arrested on new charges. The Limestone County Sheriff's Office tweeted that 35-year-old Mickey Paulk was caught Thursday night following a chase in which he rammed an...
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This June 26, 2019, photo shows customs officials display seized drugs at the customs office in Sepang. Malaysia's government has announced plans to remove criminal penalties for the possession and use of drugs in small quantity to battle addiction, but stressed the move is not akin to legalizing drugs. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
June 28, 2019 - 1:03 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's government plans to drop criminal penalties for the possession and use of drugs in small quantities to battle addiction, but stressed the move is not akin to legalizing narcotics. Malaysia has one of the world's harshest penalties for drug possession. Anyone...
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Customs officials display seized turtles at the customs office Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in Sepang, Malaysia. Two Indian citizens were arrested due to smuggling attempt into the country on a flight from Guangzhou, China with thirty-two small boxes packed with 5,225 red-eared slider turtles. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
June 26, 2019 - 2:38 am
SEPANG, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia authorities have arrested four Indians and seized more than 14 kilograms of drugs and over 5,000 turtles from their luggage at the Kuala Lumpur airport. Senior customs official Zulkurnain Mohamed Yusof said Wednesday that agents found a total 5,255 red-ear slider...
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In this photo provided by the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia people talk at a forum in Washington, about the fate of 1980s drug kingpin Rayful Edmond. Edmond was eventually arrested and sentenced to life in prison. But federal prosecutors are now seeking his release, citing his years of assistance in helping authorities convict other dealers. In an unusual move, U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan has asked Washington Attorney General Karl Racine to solicit community opinions on whether Edmond, now 54, should be set free and whether he should be welcomed back to the city. (Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia via AP)
June 22, 2019 - 12:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long before it became a tranquil middle-class neighborhood scattered with pride flags, the area around 7th Street and Orleans Place near Gallaudet University in northeast Washington was a 24/7 open-air drug market that police generally avoided. And Rayful Edmond was the undisputed...
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June 20, 2019 - 5:11 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A judge has vacated the federal death sentence for an Arkansas man convicted in the 1994 slaying of a 16-year-old Texas girl, concluding the inmate can't be put to death because he's intellectually disabled. Attorneys for Bruce Carneil Webster had challenged his death sentence based...
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In this June 13, 2019 file photo Rolfy Ferreyra Cruz, center, is taken to court by police in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The suspect in the shooting of former baseball star David Ortiz has been charged with drug and firearm possession in New Jersey. The U.S. attorney's office in Newark announced the indictment Thursday, June 20, 2019 for Rolfy Ferreyra Cruz. (AP Photo/Roberto Guzman, file)
June 20, 2019 - 2:31 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The man in custody in the Dominican Republic on suspicion of shooting former baseball star David Ortiz was indicted Thursday on drugs and weapons charges unrelated to the shooting. Rolfi Ferreira-Cruz was indicted in New Jersey on cocaine and heroin possession charges, a charge...
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(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
June 20, 2019 - 11:31 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Russian President Vladimir Putin's annual call-in show (all times local): 6:25 p.m. President Vladimir Putin says that Russia doesn't want to regain its Soviet-era superpower clout. Asked if Russia has regained the Soviet Union's superpower status, Putin said it's not...
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