Drug Trafficking

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Cocaine Seizures Skyrocket Off Latin America’s Pacific Coast

The U.S. Coast Guard has seized more cocaine off Latin America’s Pacific coast over 10 months than in the past three years combined.


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Members Of 3 LA Gangs Indicted For Racketeering

Federal prosecutors say three rival Los Angeles gangs united and conspired to control drug trafficking and carried out crimes that included murder and extortion.


U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Ysidro port of entry intercepted more than $383,561 in unreported U.S. currency on Dec. 8. (courtesy USDHS)

Dutch Man Pleads Guilty In LA To Running Drug Hub

A U.S. attorney’s statement says 45-year-old Marc Peter Willems entered the plea to federal drug trafficking and money laundering charges in L.A. Wednesday.


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LA Doctor Charged With Drug Trafficking, Money Laundering

A Los Angeles-based doctor surrendered Thursday to federal authorities after being indicted on charges that he had illegally distributed drugs, including painkillers that are considered to be powerful and addictive.


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Doctor Pleads Guilty To Federal Drug Trafficking

A West Hollywood doctor pleaded guilty Monday to federal drug trafficking charges for writing hundreds of prescriptions despite a federal order revoking his authority to prescribe drugs.

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2 Brothers Get Prison For LA-Based Cocaine Ring

The head of a small hip-hop record label who prosecutors say led a drug trafficking ring that used chartered jets to ship cocaine and cash between Baltimore and Los Angeles has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison.


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3 Arrested During Panga Boat Bust To Appear In Court Monday

Three men suspected of attempting to smuggle a boatload of marijuana are expected to appear in court Monday on federal drug trafficking charges.


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3 Gang Members Get Federal Prison Time For Meth Trafficking

Members of Ventura and Santa Barbara county gangs have been sentenced to lengthy federal prison terms for methamphetamine trafficking.


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Feds Accuse ‘Azusa 13’ Gang Members Of Targeting Blacks

A federal indictment has been unsealed that accuses a Latino street gang of conspiring to rid a Southern
California city of black people through intimidation, threats and violence.

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2 Riverside County Men Arrested, $4M In Cash Found In Nashville

Tennessee Highway Patrol officers found more than $4 million in cash hidden in cases of bottled water in a tractor-trailer that resulted in the arrests of two California men.


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Dozens Of Suspects Rounded Up In Gang Sweep

Authorities have arrested dozens of members and associates of one of Southern California’s oldest gangs and indicted many of them on racketeering and drug-related charges.


Hundreds Of Officers Involved In SoCal Crime Sweep

Dozens of people have been arrested in a Southern California sweep that targeted drug trafficking by street gangs.


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SoCal Gang Accused In Sham Marriage Scam

Authorities have arrested 18 people in a probe into a Southern California street gang accused of drug trafficking and arranging fake marriages to obtain green cards for immigrants.