A federal judge sentenced a Tucson man to 30 years in prison for his role in helping move more than 10 tons of marijuana.
Miguel Eduardo Martinez, 37, also known as "Indio," was convicted in February to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute marijuana, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Martinez was a member of a drug smuggling organization out of Tucson that moved marijuana from 2002 to 2008 when Drug Enforcement… Continue
Nine employees of American Airlines have been charged with participating in a smuggling ring that shipped cocaine from Puerto Rico's main airport aboard flights to the U.S. mainland, officials said Tuesday.
The American Airlines workers, a mix of baggage handlers and other members of the ground crew, were part of a ring suspected of sending at least 9,000 kilograms (19,840 pounds) of cocaine over the past decade to destinations that include Miami and Orlando, Florida,… Continue
Mexican security forces seized at least 105 tons of U.S.-bound marijuana in the border city of Tijuana on Monday, by far the biggest pot bust in the country in recent years.
Soldiers and police grabbed the drugs in pre-dawn raids in three neighborhoods after police arrested 11 people following a shootout, army Gen. Alfonso Duarte Mujica said at a news conference.
The marijuana was found wrapped in 10,000 packages, which were displayed… Continue
A vast network of Armenian gangsters and their associates used phantom health care clinics and other means to try to cheat Medicare out of $163 million, the largest fraud by one criminal enterprise in the program's history, U.S. authorities said Wednesday.
Federal prosecutors in New York and elsewhere charged 73 people. Most of the defendants were captured during raids Wednesday morning in New York City and Los Angeles, but there also were arrests in New Mexico,… Continue
A big-time rap mogul has landed in big-time trouble with the feds.
Kareem “Biggs” Burke, co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records, which launched the career of superstar rapper Jay-Z, was among 43 people arrested today in a massive drug sweep spanning from New York to South Florida, authorities said.
Also nabbed was Matthew Stang, a writer and senior ad rep at High Times magazine, a well-known chronicle of chronic culture.
A suspected murderer, an alleged drug dealer and the brother of a jury tamperer are among men arrested over one of Australia's biggest cocaine busts.
Describing the seizure as a ''major strike against organized crime'', federal police and customs raided a yacht docked at a marina north of Brisbane and found more than 600 blocks of cocaine, believed to have been sailed to Australia from South America.
The 464 kilograms of cocaine worth more than $160 million… Continue
For the third time in four months, Santa Barbara County narcotics detectives have uncovered hundreds of illegal marijuana plants growing at pot farms in the county.
This time, authorities on Monday discovered two massive illegal marijuana operations in North and South Santa Barbara county.
The street value of the hundreds of plants is estimated at $8.7 million.
Authorities discovered the “unusually large” pot farms on… Continue
FBI agents arrested scores of Puerto Rican police officers Wednesday for allegedly aiding drug dealers in what authorities said was the national agency's largest-ever police corruption investigation.
About 1,000 federal agents, most of them flown into the U.S. territory especially for the pre-dawn raids, swept up about 130 people, including nearly 90 law enforcement officers accused of providing security to drug dealers on an island where the… Continue