Saturday, 29 January 2022

Tag Archives: drug trafficking

25 killed in police raid on Rio slum

Photo: AFP RIO DE JANEIRO – A massive police operation against drug traffickers in a Brazilian favela left 25 people dead, turning the impoverished Rio de Janeiro neighborhood into a battlefield and drawing condemnation from rights groups. A policeman was among those killed in the early morning raid on Jacarezinho, ...

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Thailand, Myanmar burn billions in seized drugs

KATHMANDU: More than $US839 million ($1.2 billion) worth of seized illegal drugs have been destroyed in Myanmar to mark the annual International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. Myanmar, along with Laos and Thailand is part of South-East Asia’s Golden Triangle and has long been a hub of illicit ...

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Judge in ‘El Chapo’ drug trafficking case won’t order new trial

A Brooklyn federal judge refused to conduct a hearing on reported jury misconduct during the drug trafficking trial of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera and declined to order a new trial for the convicted Mexican cocaine kingpin. U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan rejected a defense motion that followed a report ...

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Mexican mobster’s ex-lover: Chapo turned me into drug smuggler

NEW YORK: An former mistress of Mexican crime boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman testified Thursday that the cartel leader lured her into a life as a drug trafficker, shifting hundreds of kilos of marijuana a time on planes. “Until today I was confused because I thought it was a romantic ...

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Honduran Air Force seizes drug trafficking planes

The Honduran Air Force seized two light aircraft suspected of involvement in drug trafficking to the United States, the armed forces said in a statement on Monday. The statement said that the aircraft were found in Mosquitia in the eastern Gracias a Dios region by an Air Force patrol that ...

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Malaysia court acquits Australian woman of drug trafficking

KUALA LUMPUR: An Australian woman was found not guilty Wednesday of trafficking 1.5 kilograms (3.3 pounds) of crystal meth at Kuala Lumpur’s airport three years ago, avoiding a possible death sentence. Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto, 54, was exonerated after Judge Ghazali Cha of the Shah Alam High Court said he ...

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