PARIS (AP) 07/02 — Drones seen buzzing above a prison months ago may have been on a reconnaissance mission ahead of the cinematic escape of a notorious French criminal — his second in five years.Read more »
By TOM HAYS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 06/26 — Each time notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman appears in court in his U.S.
By MARK STEVENSON, Associated Press TENANTLA, Mexico (AP) 06/27 — Whoever wins Sunday’s presidential election will have to face not only Mexico’s drug cartels, but a new kind of crime involving whole neighborhoods defying police and military personnel.Read more »
By ALLEN G. BREED and SHARON COHEN, AP National Writers CHICAGO (AP) 03/15 — It was 1934. Mobsters armed with fully automatic “Tommy guns” had left a trail of bloodstained sidewalks and pockmarked walls across the country,
By JAKE PEARSON, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 01/27 — New York’s most notorious living Russian mobster just wants to go back to the motherland.
By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN, MARTHA MENDOZA and GARANCE BURKE , Associated Press
MEXICO CITY (AP) 01/26 — When Jose David Aguilar Moran took over as Honduras’
By TASSANEE VEJPONGSA, Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) 01/20 — Thai police have arrested a suspected kingpin of wildlife trafficking who allegedly fueled much of Asia’s illegal trade for over a decade,
By JULIE WATSON, Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) 01/11 — The highest-ranking member of a Mexican cartel to ever surrender to U.S. authorities has pleaded guilty to drug smuggling charges,
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) 12/08 — Nearly 50 people have been arrested in a crackdown on gangs in a troubled Northern California city that also netted nearly three-dozen firearms,Read more »
LODI, N.J. (AP) 12/07 — A New Jersey strip club that served as a favorite hangout for fictional mobsters in HBO’s “The Sopranos” has been ordered to shut down as authorities investigate possible real-life crimes.Read more »
By PETER PRENGAMAN, Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) 12/06 — Police in Rio de Janeiro captured one of Brazil’s most wanted drug bosses Wednesday,
By FRANCES D’EMILIO and COLLEEN BARRY, Associated Press ROME (AP) 11/17 — Cosa Nostra’s “boss of bosses,” who was serving 26 life sentences as the convicted mastermind of dozens of murders of rivals for power on his Sicilian turf as well as prominent anti-Mafia heroes,
By MAURIZIO BELLAVIA, CORLEONE, Sicily (AP) 11/17 — Corleone is a Sicilian medieval hill town whose bloody past began generations before “The Godfather” novels and films borrowed its name for a fictional Mafia don.
By COLLEEN BARRY, Associated Press MILAN (AP) 11/17 — The death Friday of Salvatore “Toto” Riina, the long-time “boss of bosses” of the Sicilian Mafia,
MEXICO CITY (AP) 11/15 — Mexican police and military personnel on Tuesday arrested an “old school” Zetas cartel leader who allegedly coordinated a 2010 killing spree that included the massacre of 72 Central American migrants in the border state of Tamaulipas,Read more »
ZAMBOANGA, Philippines (AP) 07/30 — Police in the southern Philippines said they fatally shot 15 people Sunday, including a city mayor who was among the politicians President Rodrigo Duterte publicly linked to illegal drugs,
SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 07/27 — With his future as the nation’s top prosecutor in doubt after a week of blistering public scorn from the president,
MARK STEVENSON, Associated Press MEXICO CITY (AP) 07/22 — Burnt-out vehicles. Road blockades. A raging gun battle between armored marines and gang members that left eight dead.
MARCOS MARTINEZ, Associated Press MIAMI (AP) 07/09 — A man who considered himself the Pablo Escobar of gold smuggling and two other former workers at a Miami-area refinery imported more than $1 billion in illegally mined gold from South America in a vast money-laundering scheme from 2013 to 2016,
KRISTEN WYATT, Associated Press DENVER (AP) 06/29 — A mammoth marijuana trafficking ring that pretended to be growing weed for sick people was instead illegally shipping the drug to a half-dozen other states and bilking investors,