Category Archives: Drug Bust

A wrinkle in the Northampton drug bust—there were no drugs

The details were salacious: stash houses, airport shipments, guns, bribery, extortion, money laundering and millions of dollars in drug proceeds. The occupations of those charged with drug trafficking were even more shocking: seven Northampton County sheriff’s deputies and three North … Continue reading

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Rio Grande City investigator accused in drug smuggling conspiracy

  A Rio Grande City police investigator who until Saturday was assigned to a Starr County drug task force has been charged in a drug conspiracy, according to federal prosecutors. Homeland Security Investigations agents on Saturday arrested Noel Pena on a … Continue reading

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Valley Narcotics Officer Arrested On Drug Charges

A Valley drug cop remains in federal custody — accused of working for the wrong side. Noel Pena, a narcotics officer with the Rio Grande City Police Department, was arrested Saturday, and charged with conspiring to possess and distribute cocaine. … Continue reading

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Mayor defends, critics denounce police use of secret cellphone surveillance tool

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on Friday defended the widespread use of a cellphone surveillance device that sweeps up phone signals, echoing the Baltimore Police Department‘s stance that it’s used to track criminals and limited in the type of data it collects. Kevin … Continue reading

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Inquiry of Silk Road Website Spurred Agents’ Own Illegal Acts, Officials Say

On the so-called dark web, drug dealing and other illicit sales have thrived in recent years, the authorities have said, through hidden websites like Silk Road and hard-to-trace digital currencies like Bitcoins. On Monday, the government charged that in the … Continue reading

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U.S. Government and Top Mexican Drug Cartel Exposed as Partners

 Lets Not forget Operation “Fast and Furious” Relying on over 100 interviews with current and former government functionaries on both sides of the border, as well as official documents from the U.S. and Mexican governments, Mexico’s El Universal (Mexico’s Newspaper) … Continue reading

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Federal prosecutors drop dozens of stash house sting charges

Caption (AP file photo) CHICAGO – The U.S. attorney’s office in Chicago has quietly dropped dozens of serious narcotics conspiracy charges stemming from undercover stings involving fictional drug stash houses, a federal law enforcement technique critics contend amounts to entrapment … Continue reading

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Fake Facebook page costs US taxpayer $134,000

A screenshot taken by AP indicates that the fake page had at least 11 “friends” before it was removed (images blurred by BBC) Continue reading the main story Related Stories Facebook tackling hoax news stories Woman sues over fake Facebook … Continue reading

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Man cleared in home invasion, as he was in Disney World at the time

Shawn Oliver Jr., 21, was mistakenly identified as the suspect in a home invasion when he was actually with his family on a trip to Disney World. (Kim Hairston / Baltimore Sun From Disney World to Baltimore jail after being … Continue reading

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