By ANITA SNOW, Associated Press TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) 02/14 — Aaron Francisco Chavez swallowed at least one of the sky blue pills at a Halloween party before falling asleep forever.
By TOM HAYS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 02/12 — Mexico’s most notorious drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, was convicted Tuesday of running an industrial-scale smuggling operation after a three-month trial packed with Hollywood-style tales of grisly killings,
NEW YORK (AP) 01/17 — A U.S. agent testified Wednesday that Mexican police were purposely kept in the dark about secret efforts in 2014 to hunt down notorious drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo”
By TOM HAYS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 01/15 — A Colombian drug trafficker testified Tuesday that Mexican cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman boasted about paying a $100 million bribe to the former president of Mexico to call off a manhunt for the notorious kingpin.
By TOM HAYS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 11/13 — During the height of Mexican drug wars in 1993, an attempted hit on Joaquin “El Chapo”
By TOM HAYS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 11/04 — He is accused of having a hand in dozens of murders, of using his drug cartel to smuggle more than 200 tons of cocaine into the United States,
HELSINKI (AP) 11/04 — Swedish police say seven people have been wounded and 12 arrested in a shooting allegedly linked to biker gang members near the country’s second city of Goteborg.
By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER and DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) 10/31 — A Mafia hit man who is said to hate “rats”
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,