Drug-related crime

Spanish civil guard tow a sunken submarine believed to be carrying tons of cocaine in Aldan harbour, northwest Spain, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. Spanish authorities said it was the first time a submarine had been found to be used in drug trafficking in the country. (Marta Vazquez Rodriguez/Europa Press via AP)
November 27, 2019 - 7:47 am
MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities say a homemade submarine abandoned off the country’s northwest coast had 3 metric tons of cocaine on board. National police and the finance ministry said in a statement Wednesday that it is the first-time drug smugglers have attempted to use a submarine in Europe...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2005 file photo, the offices of Teva Pharmaceuticals North America are seen in Horsham, Pa. At least a half-dozen companies that make or distribute prescription opioid painkillers are facing a federal criminal investigation of their roles in a nationwide addiction and overdose crisis. The Wall Street Journal first reported the investigation Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, citing unnamed sources familiar with the probe. (AP Photo/George Widman, File)
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November 27, 2019 - 12:27 am
At least a half-dozen companies that make or distribute prescription opioid painkillers are facing a federal criminal investigation of their roles in a nationwide addiction and overdose crisis. The Wall Street Journal first reported the investigation Tuesday, citing unnamed sources familiar with...
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November 26, 2019 - 4:44 am
MADRID (AP) — Spanish police say they have resumed efforts to try to refloat a submarine believed to be carrying tons of cocaine and tow it into port. A Civil Guard spokeswoman said Tuesday that naval police units were hoping to tow the submarine to the northwestern Port of Aldán. Work on bringing...
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November 25, 2019 - 10:20 am
MADRID (AP) — Spanish police were studying Monday how to refloat a submarine believed to be carrying tons of cocaine, which if confirmed would make it the first time such a vessel has been found to be used in drug trafficking in the country. The submarine was intercepted Sunday in an inlet in the...
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November 24, 2019 - 11:21 am
BISSAU, Guinea-Bissau (AP) — Voters cast their ballot Sunday in Guinea-Bissau for a presidential election they hope will bring calm amid a backdrop of continued political tensions and unrest on the streets in the West African country. No incidents were reported as more than 33,000 polling stations...
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November 23, 2019 - 5:35 am
BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have again deported a Lebanese man who was convicted of drug dealing and deported earlier this year but then returned to Germany. The German news agency dpa reported that Ibrahim Miri was handed over to Lebanese authorities on Saturday in Beirut. Miri was earlier...
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November 22, 2019 - 8:00 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man found with $400,000 in illegal drugs hidden in spoiled goat intestines at an airport has been arrested. Cenen Placencia of Kodiak was arrested Wednesday at Anchorage’s international airport, authorities said. Investigators with Alaska State Troopers searched a...
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November 20, 2019 - 4:32 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — California authorities have arrested a 16-year-old boy suspected of using a remote-controlled car to transport $106,000 worth of methamphetamine across the border. The San Diego Union-Tribune reported Tuesday that the boy was arrested Sunday near the Otay Mesa Port of Entry in San...
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In this Oct. 30, 2019, photo, Sherry Russell discusses the death of her son at the Gallia County Jail in southern Ohio at her medical care business in Rio Grande, Ohio. Russell wants to know how her son was able to commit suicide while kept in an isolation cell that was supposed to be under constant surveillance. (AP Photo/Mark Gillispie)
November 20, 2019 - 5:07 am
GALLIPOLIS, Ohio (AP) — Families of inmates who died or were seriously injured at a small Ohio county jail in the last year are seeking answers about what happened to their loved ones. Records obtained by The Associated Press and interviews with former inmates and family members of deceased...
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November 19, 2019 - 3:51 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Marine Corps prosecutors were meeting Tuesday in a scramble to save their numerous cases against Marines accused in a human smuggling and drug investigation after a military judge ruled it was illegal to arrest them during a morning battalion formation where leaders called them “a...
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