Organized crime

Officials wheel evidence in to the federal courthouse Monday, Aug. 12, 2019, in Salt Lake City. Former Eagle Scout Aaron Shamo, 29, will stand trial on allegations that he and a small group of fellow millennials ran a multimillion-dollar empire from the basement of his suburban Salt Lake City home by trafficking hundreds of thousands of pills containing fentanyl, the potent synthetic opioid that has exacerbated the country's overdose epidemic in recent years. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
August 15, 2019 - 4:51 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man who prosecutors call the second-in-command of a multimillion-dollar online opioid drug ring said Thursday the operation started small, when he needed cash for student loans so he let his roommate sell his prescription Adderall. Drew Crandall, 33, said the dark-web...
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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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July 25, 2019 - 10:36 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — European Union police agency Europol says an international operation has smashed a Balkan crime ring that transported cocaine from South America to Europe in private planes. Europol announced Thursday the operation led to 11 arrests in Europe and five in Asia along...
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Workers of a forensic service transport the lifeless body of a man who was killed by gunmen inside a bar in the tourist area of ​​Acapulco Guerrero, in Mexico, Sunday July 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Bernardino Hernandez)
July 22, 2019 - 7:51 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico set a new record for homicides in the first half of the year as the number of murders grew by 5.3% compared to the same period of 2018, fueled partly by cartel and gang violence in several states. Mexico saw 3,080 killings in June, an increase of over 8% from the same...
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July 08, 2019 - 2:04 pm
A massive law-enforcement bust across Europe has resulted in the seizure of 24 tons of raw steroid powder and the closure of nine underground labs that produced performance-enhancing drugs and other illegal substances. Europol said Monday that the operation, which included 33 countries and was led...
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June 20, 2019 - 11:26 am
MADRID (AP) — Police in Barcelona say that around one thousand officers are searching dozens of city center establishments that are believed to be used in the trafficking and consumption of drugs. A spokeswoman for police in the Spanish region of Catalonia said Thursday that the raids are aimed at...
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June 14, 2019 - 1:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A narcotics agent accused of betraying his badge applied for a job with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, so he and a leader of a murderous drug-trafficking ring would become "unstoppable," prosecutors said in new court filings. Fernando Gomez, who is awaiting trial in New...
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In this June 4, 2019, photo, Dana Nessel, Attorney General of Michigan, listens to a question from reporters in Detroit. Hundreds of boxes. Millions of records. From Texas to Michigan this month, attorneys general are sifting through "secret" files, nondisclosure agreements between the church and families, heart wrenching letters from parents begging for action, priests' own psychiatric evaluations. They're looking to prosecute, and not just priests. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
June 11, 2019 - 5:29 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Hundreds of boxes. Millions of records. From Michigan to New Mexico this month, attorneys general are sifting through files on clergy sex abuse, seized through search warrants and subpoenas at dozens of archdioceses. They're looking to prosecute, and not just priests. If the boxes...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2012 photo, Jose Antonio Torres Marrufo, aka "Marrufo", is escorted by police officers during his presentation to the media in Mexico City. Marrufo, accused of running a wing of the violent Mexican border cartel led by convicted drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has been extradited to Texas to face charges. faces an initial court appearance Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in El Paso on charges of conspiracy to commit murder, kidnapping, money laundering and drug distribution. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte File)
May 29, 2019 - 10:39 pm
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A Mexican man accused of running a death squad for convicted drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was due in a Texas courtroom on Wednesday to face a raft of charges. U.S. prosecutors announced Tuesday that Jose Antonio Torres Marrufo had been extradited to Texas on 2012...
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Kosovo Serbs protest against Kosovo police action in the northern Serb-dominated part of the ethnically divided town of Mitrovica, Kosovo, Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Russia and Serbia have blamed NATO and the West for an armed raid by Kosovo police in the Serb dominated north of Kosovo when a Russian U.N. employee was among more than two dozen people arrested in what Kosovo says was an anti-organized crime operation. (AP Photo/Bojan Slavkovic)
May 29, 2019 - 3:02 pm
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The Latest on the tensions between Serbia and Kosovo (all times local): 8 p.m. A group of far-right protesters have scuffled with Serbian police who prevented them from disrupting an event in the capital Belgrade designed to boost cultural ties between Serbia and Kosovo. The...
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