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One killed in shooting by Border Patrol agent in Texas

LAREDO, Texas (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent investigating suspected human smuggling with other agents in Texas fatally shot a person driving a...

Judge throws out extortion charges against megachurch leader

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Citing insufficient evidence, a judge on Wednesday threw out extortion charges against the leader of a Mexican megachurch but left...

AP Exclusive: 1,500 arrests in DEA violent crime initiative

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1,500 people have been arrested on state and federal criminal charges in the last three months as part of...

Authorities: Top Mexico official helped smuggle drugs to US

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mexico’s former defense secretary helped a cartel smuggle thousands of kilograms of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana into the United...

Arrest of former Mexican defense minister shakes military

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The arrest of Mexico’s former defense minister in the United States on charges that he protected a drug cartel in...

Ex-Mexico army chief arrested in LA on drugs, money charges

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Former Mexican defense secretary Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos, who led the country’s army for six years under ex-President Enrique Peña Nieto,...

AP source: Ex-Mexico defense minister arrested in Los Angeles on warrant for drug trafficking,...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — AP source: Ex-Mexico defense minister arrested in Los Angeles on warrant for drug trafficking, money laundering charges.

10 arrested in North Macedonia migrant smuggling bust

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Ten men were arrested in North Macedonia on Thursday, accused of running a smuggling ring that brought in migrants...

DEA shows off big haul of meth seized in Southern California

MONTEBELLO, Calif. (AP) — Federal authorities on Wednesday showed off results of Southern California raids early this month that led to the biggest domestic...

Authorities: 37 pounds of meth found in driver’s spare tire

FOREST, Miss. (AP) — Law enforcement officers who pulled a driver over for a traffic violation in Mississippi allegedly discovered about 37 pounds of...

French police station attacked with fireworks, metal bars

PARIS (AP) — Dozens of people attacked a police station outside Paris early Sunday with blasts of fireworks and metal bars, damaging several police...

Fishing boat owner pleads guilty in shark finning case

HONOLULU (AP) — A business that owns a Japanese fishing boat pleaded guilty Thursday in a case involving Indonesian crew members who cut fins...

Bollywood actress at the center of media frenzy granted bail

NEW DELHI (AP) — A Bollywood actress who was arrested by India's narcotics agency, setting off a media frenzy that has gripped the nation,...

North Macedonia: 5 migrant smuggling suspects arrested

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Five men have been arrested in North Macedonia, accused of running a smuggling ring that brought migrants from neighboring...

UN authorizes inspection of vessels for migrants from Libya

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Friday authorizing member nations to inspect vessels on the high seas off...

Belgium busts big cocaine ring that relied on corrupt police

BRUSSELS (AP) — Authorities in Belgium and another three countries have dismantled a criminal drug trafficking network that allegedly relied on corrupt police officers...

Greek authorities locate suspected migrant smuggling boat

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A sailboat believed to be carrying dozens of migrants has been located drifting south of the southern Greek island of...

Greek police arrest 3 human traffickers, free 7 captives

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek police said Sunday they have arrested three men of Pakistani origin for keeping seven people, including an Afghan family...

APNewsBreak: Informant in top Venezuela case lied to feds

MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) — A key informant against one of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s closest aides has been accused of lying to his law...

Patriots owner Kraft cleared of massage parlor sex charge

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida prosecutors dropped a misdemeanor charge against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft on Thursday after courts blocked their...

Florida man sentenced for smuggling lizards from Philippines

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to 90 days of home detention and 288 hours of community service for his...

US prosecutors tout drug busts in California, Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Authorities have broken up a drug-trafficking operation that was moving marijuana, heroin and cocaine from California to Wisconsin, federal prosecutors said...

$5M in drugs seized during Delaware’s largest fentanyl bust

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Delaware State Police and the FBI have confiscated more than $5 million worth of heroin, cocaine and fentanyl in what...

Hawaii court hears case on legality of foreign fishing labor

HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Supreme Court heard arguments Friday on the legality of granting licenses to foreign workers in Hawaii’s longline commercial fishing...

Mexico catches American smuggling in 13,000 rounds of ammo

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government said Thursday it caught a U.S. citizen trying to smuggling 13,000 rounds of ammunition at a border...

15 alleged gang members charged with selling drugs, guns

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — At least 15 suspected gang members have been charged with trafficking drugs and firearms in the San Francisco Bay Area...

Senators ask for drug-trafficking information on dark web

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire is asking the U.S. attorney general’s office and the FBI for a progress...

Task force targets drugs, gun sales in Southern California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An FBI-led task force on Tuesday arrested 18 people named in indictments alleging narcotics trafficking and firearms offenses, the U.S....

Once-standout DEA agent says he conspired with drug cartel

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A once-standout U.S. narcotics agent admitted Monday to conspiring to launder money with the same Colombian cartel he was sworn...

US Attorney General levels broadside on voting by mail

PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. Attorney General William Barr delivered a broadside attack on mail-in voting Thursday, attacking the process used by many Americans —...

Contraband-laden drone snags in prison net; 2 arrested

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A drone carrying marijuana, cigarette lighters and cellphones got caught in a net above a Mississippi prison fence, resulting in...

QAnon conspiracy emerges in some state legislative races

PHOENIX (AP) — Candidates engaging with the QAnon conspiracy theory are running for seats in state legislatures this year, breathing more oxygen into a...

Judge OKs extradition for men accused of aiding Ghosn escape

BOSTON (AP) — Two American men accused of smuggling Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn out of Japan while he was awaiting trial on...

Indictment accuses 12 of illegally trading shark fins, drugs

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Federal authorities said Thursday that they have charged 12 people and seized nearly $8 million in cash, jewels and precious...

Lawyer: Plea offer tried to link Breonna Taylor to drug ring

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) —...

74 migrants on broken down yacht rescued off western Greece

ATHENS, Greece (AP) —...

Trump praises QAnon conspiracists, appreciates support

WASHINGTON (AP) — President...

International smuggling suspect pleads not guilty

SAN DIEGO (AP) —...

North Macedonia police find 80 migrants, arrest truck driver

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP)...

North Macedonia: Police find 148 migrants in trucks

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP)...

Bail hiked to $90 million for Mexican megachurch leader

LOS ANGELES (AP) —...

China sentences fourth Canadian to death on drug charges

BEIJING (AP) — China...

China sentences 3rd Canadian to death on drug charges

BEIJING (AP) — China...

Trump gives $35 million to aid human trafficking victims

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

Albanian businessman’s assets seized, drug links suspected

TIRANA, Albania (AP) —...

California man charged with smuggling mosaic from Syria

LOS ANGELES (AP) —...

UN agency: US-sought tanker ‘hijacked’ off UAE now in Iran

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates...

French prime minister defends police amid brutality concerns

PARIS (AP) — France’s...

Turkish Cypriots urge probe over gunshots at migrant boat

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) —...

US seizes 81 vehicles in Venezuela smuggling ring

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP)...

US: Ex-Nissan boss wired money to man who helped him flee

Former Nissan Motor Co....

Turkey raids ship carrying 276 migrants; 8 smugglers held

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) —...

Epstein pal arrested, accused of luring girls for sex abuse

British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell...

Patriots owner’s prostitution case heads to appellate court

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP)...

American jailed in Spain was unwitting drug mule, US says

WASHINGTON (AP) — Victor...

Belgian, UK police bust migrant smugglers; 12 arrested

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian...

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