Drug-related crime

This Feb. 2019 booking photo released by the Orange County District Attorney's Office shows Camden Nicholson. The Southern California man charged with murdering his parents and their housekeeper in an affluent beach community called police and confessed, according to police documents obtained by The Associated Press. The documents say Nicholson of Newport Beach, Calif., placed the call last month before entering a hospital, where he told a police officer he killed his parents because he didn't want to be sent to a psychiatric hospital. (Orange County District Attorney's Office via AP)
March 07, 2019 - 2:30 am
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Kim Nicholson's troubled son disappeared last year, but he sent his parents disturbing text messages and they learned he had placed a 911 call. Fearing he might have died, they hired a private investigator in early February to track him down. Just days later, on Feb. 13...
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FILE - This March 2, 2017, file photo shows a sign advertising bus trips to California with connections to Mexico, at a shop in the predominantly Latino town of Woodburn, Ore. A man from Woodburn has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to produce false documents after agents found a document-forging lab in his apartment that had allegedly produced over 10,000 fake social security cards, drivers licenses and immigration-related documents. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky, File)
March 05, 2019 - 7:42 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Located in an apartment in a primarily Hispanic town in Oregon, a clandestine lab churned out thousands of fake Social Security cards, drivers' licenses and immigration documents that were sold around the United States for years. The operation, revealed for the first time Tuesday...
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FILE- In this April 23, 2018 file photo, Trevor Eubanks, plant manager for Big Top Farms, shovels dried hemp as branches hang drying in barn rafters overhead at their production facility near Sisters, Ore. The Idaho State Police may get funds to purchase equipment that would allow investigators to distinguish hemp from marijuana. Hemp, a cousin of marijuana, has a very low concentration of the psychoactive substance called THC that gives marijuana its high-inducing properties. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
March 02, 2019 - 3:04 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho State Police may get the funding to purchase equipment that would allow investigators to distinguish hemp from marijuana after a high-profile case in the state grabbed headlines and prompted a federal lawsuit. The state legislature's Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee...
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February 23, 2019 - 6:45 pm
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan's visit to the Southwest border (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Top defense officials have toured sections of the U.S.-Mexico border to see how the military could reinforce efforts to block drug smuggling and other illegal...
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February 23, 2019 - 12:54 pm
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Top defense officials toured sections of the U.S.-Mexico border Saturday to see how the military could reinforce efforts to block drug smuggling and other illegal activity, as the Pentagon weighs diverting billions of dollars for President Donald Trump's border wall. Acting...
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February 22, 2019 - 3:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The defense team for Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman said Friday it will seek a new trial for the notorious drug lord in light of "misconduct" on the part of several jurors who allegedly followed media accounts of the case against the instructions of a federal judge. Defense attorney...
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February 22, 2019 - 3:35 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Friday that he has instructed his government to assist the family of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in seeking humanitarian visas to visit the convicted drug trafficker in the United States. During a visit last week to Guzman's...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2016 file photo, a handcuffed Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is made to face the press as he is escorted to a helicopter by Mexican soldiers and marines at a federal hangar in Mexico City. Guzman was tried in New York and found guilty on drug smuggling charges. Claims of jury misconduct arose after a juror told VICE News in February 2019 report that several jurors followed media accounts of the three month-long trial. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)
February 21, 2019 - 6:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two sons of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman have been indicted on drug conspiracy charges. The Justice Department says Joaquin Guzman Lopez and Ovidio Guzman Lopez were charged in a case unsealed in Washington last week. Prosecutors allege the two brothers conspired to...
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FILE - In this Monday Feb. 4, 2019 courtroom sketch, Judge Brian Cogan upper right, gives instructions to jurors in the trial of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in New York. On Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, El Chapo’s lawyers raised concerns of potential juror misconduct and said they were reviewing “all available options” after a juror at the notorious Mexican drug lord’s trial told a news website that several jurors looked at media coverage of the case against a judge’s orders. (Elizabeth Williams via AP)
February 20, 2019 - 4:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — El Chapo's lawyers on Wednesday raised concerns of potential juror misconduct after a member of the jury at the Mexican drug lord's trial told a news website that several jurors looked at media coverage of the case against a judge's orders. The juror told VICE News that at least...
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February 15, 2019 - 8:34 am
ROME (AP) — Italian police say they have nabbed a fugitive kingpin cocaine dealer who hails from a feuding crime clan involved in the 2007 trattoria massacre in Germany. Carabinieri paramilitary police on Friday said they arrested Francesco Strangio a day earlier in a hideout in the town of Rose,...
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