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Mexican league offers to cooperate in money laundering probe


August 21st, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 21 (IANS) The president of Mexico's MX premier football league has offered to cooperate with the authorities should they open an investigation into recent allegations that drug ... Read more...

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Surge in Cocaine mail trafficking: Russian official


July 30th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Growing online trade has encouraged drug traffickers to increasingly use mail services to deliver cocaine to their clients, a top Russian police official in charge ... Read more...

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Two tonnes of marijuana found in Mexican cemetery


July 30th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, July 30 (IANS/EFE) Army troops found 2.2 tonnes of marijuana in a cemetery in Los Villa Nueva, a community in northeastern Mexico, said authorities.Soldiers found the drugs Thursday ... Read more...

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Prison warden slain in Guatemala


July 20th, 2012 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, July 20 (IANS/EFE) The warden of a maximum-security prison that holds some of Guatemala's most dangerous criminals was gunned down on the streets of this capital, authorities said ... Read more...

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Two drug tunnels found in Mexico


July 14th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Tijuana (Mexico), July 14 (IANS/EFE) A shrine dedicated to a possibly mythical outlaw venerated by drug traffickers as a saint was found by Mexican soldiers as they were showing reporters ... Read more...

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Five shot dead in Colombian bar


July 2nd, 2012 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, July 2 (IANS/EFE) Five people died and one was wounded when gunmen attacked a bar in Tumaco, a port city in southwestern Colombia, officials said.Investigators are trying to determine ... Read more...

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Farmer arrested with 12 kg opium in Delhi


June 27th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) A 28-year-old farmer from Madhya Pradesh who trafficked drugs for clients in Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi was arrested with 12 kg of opium worth ... Read more...

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One ton drugs seized in Iran


June 24th, 2012 - 8:01 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, June 24 (IANS) Police in Iran have recovered a haul of over one ton of illicit drugs during an anti-narcotics operation in the country's southeastern region, Fars news agency ... Read more...

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14 dismembered bodies found in Mexico


June 9th, 2012 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, June 9 (IANS/EFE) At least 14 dismembered bodies were found in a truck abandoned in El Mante, a city in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, authorities said.The ... Read more...

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Dozens of mafia men held in pan-European drugs bust


June 4th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, June 4 (IANS/AKI) Dozens of mafia men were arrested, and six tonnes of cocaine and 10 million euros of assets were seized in an international anti-drugs operation launched Monday ... Read more...

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Mexico seeks to protect journalists, rights activists


May 2nd, 2012 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 2 (IANS/EFE) The lower house of the Mexican Congress approved a bill that includes urgent measures to protect journalists and human rights defenders.The measure, which now goes ... Read more...

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Reporter murdered in Mexico


April 30th, 2012 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Veracruz (Mexico), April 30 (IANS/EFE) The body of Regina Martinez, the Proceso magazine correspondent in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz, was found in her house. She had been strangled ... Read more...

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Three drug traffickers get death in China


April 11th, 2012 - 5:04 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 11 (IANS) Three people were sentenced to death and two others were given jail terms Tuesday for drug trafficking in China.Xia Shenghua, Lin Hongyan and Shao Xiaoyuan received ... Read more...

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Human sacrifice in Mexico


April 2nd, 2012 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, April 2 (IANS/EFE) The seven members of a satanic cult arrested last week for allegedly sacrificing two 10-year-old boys and a 44-year-old woman to Mexico's Holy Death deity ... Read more...

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Mexican traffickers use minors to carry drugs into US


March 24th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
San Diego, March 24 (IANS/EFE) The number of minors transporting drugs across the Mexico-US border continues to rise, as does the number of "blind mules" who transport dope without their ... Read more...

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Mexico takes action to keep criminals out of elections


March 2nd, 2012 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 2 (IANS/EFE) A security agreement to keep drug traffickers and other organized crime groups from interfering with Mexico's July 1 general elections has been signed by President ... Read more...

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Indonesia may become top ecstasy drug maker in Asia


March 1st, 2012 - 10:35 am ICT by IANS
Jakarta, March 1 (IANS/AKI) Indonesia may soon become Asia's largest producer of synthetic drug ecstasy, even as officials continue to crack down on drug traffickers, according to a UN narcotics ... Read more...

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Keep off Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham areas: UN official


February 28th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 28 (IANS) A top UN official has asked people not to visit certain areas of Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham as those were places where the law was losing ... Read more...

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Drug dealer gets death penalty


January 29th, 2012 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 28 (IANS) In a rare judgment, a special narcotics court here Saturday awarded death penalty to a man for dealing in drugs.Special Narcotics Court Judge Shalini Nagpal awarded ... Read more...

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India, Thailand ink six pacts; to boost anti-terror cooperation (Lead)


January 25th, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Seeking to upgrade their ties to a strategic partnership, India and Thailand Wednesday signed six pacts in areas ranging from defence and security to ... Read more...

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Gunmen kill eight at Guatemala disco


January 23rd, 2012 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Jan 23 (IANS/EFE) At least eight people were killed and more than 20 others wounded when gunmen opened fire at a disco in Villa Nueva, a city in ... Read more...

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Drug traffickers held carrying heroin in stomach


December 27th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two drug couriers who had concealed heroin capsules in their stomachs have been detained at the airport of Russia's Siberian city of Novosibirsk, the customs ... Read more...

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Nine survive military helicopter crash in Colombia


December 5th, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Dec 5 (IANS/EFE) Nine people - five soldiers and four crewmen - survived the crash of a military helicopter in the northern Colombian province of Cordoba, the army said.The ... Read more...

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Mexican women’s rights activist shot at


December 4th, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Ciudad Juarez (Mexico), Dec 4 (IANS/EFE) A group of gunmen shot at a women's rights activist in this northern Mexican border city, civil society groups said.Norma Andrade, one of the ... Read more...

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Mexican police desert town after death threats


November 27th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Nov 27 (IANS/EFE) The entire police force deserted a town in Mexico after getting death threats from drug traffickers, officials said.A total of 32 police officials in Caracuaro ... Read more...

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Iran hangs 11 convicted drug traffickers


November 25th, 2011 - 1:07 am ICT by BNO News
SHIRAZ, IRAN (BNO NEWS) -- Eleven people who were previously convicted of drug trafficking were hanged in southern Iran on Thursday, state-run media reported. It is the latest in a series of ... Read more...

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Drug trafficking a threat to global stability


November 22nd, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Nov 22 (IANS) Drug trafficking poses a challenge to the stability and health of nations, Narcotics Commissioner of India Jagjit Pavadia said Tuesday."The world of crime, including drugs, is ... Read more...

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US busts drug ring


November 1st, 2011 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Phoenix (US), Nov 1 (IANS/EFE) A network of drug traffickers linked to a powerful Mexican cartel that smuggled drugs into the US across the Arizona desert was busted after a ... Read more...

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20 die in Mexico prison fight


October 16th, 2011 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Oct 16 (IANS/EFE) A fight among inmates at a prison in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas Saturday left 20 dead and 12 injured, officials said.The state's Public ... Read more...

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13 Chinese sailors killed after ships hijacked


October 10th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Oct 10 (IANS) Thai authorities Monday confirmed that all 13 Chinese crewmen on two hijacked ships were killed last week.Investigators suspect that a drug ring of Shan, or Tai ... Read more...

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17,000 held as China tracks gamblers, drug traffickers


October 8th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 8 (IANS) Chinese authorities have detained over 17,000 suspects during the first 45 days of launching a nationwide crackdown on illegal food production, gambling, drug trafficking and other ... Read more...

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Gerardo Ortiz releases new album


September 8th, 2011 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Miami, Sep 8 (IANS/EFE) Mexican singer Gerardo Ortiz, the most frequently-nominated artist at the Billboard Mexican Music Awards, has hit the market with his new album "Entre Dios y el ... Read more...

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Geraldo Ortiz nominated for 10 Billboard awards


August 26th, 2011 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
Miami, Aug 26 (IANS/EFE) Singer Gerardo Ortiz, who calls his style "progressive" norteno, is a contender in 10 categories of the first annual Billboard Mexican Music Awards.The nominations were announced ... Read more...

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Journalist slain in Dominican Republic


August 3rd, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Santo Domingo, Aug 3 (IANS/EFE) A Dominican journalist who reported on alleged ties between a prosecutor and drug traffickers was kidnapped and killed in the eastern city of La Romana, ... Read more...

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Suitcase containing $600,000 seized in Panama


August 2nd, 2011 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
Panama City, Aug 2 (IANS/EFE) Drug enforcement agents seized a suitcase containing $600,000 in cash at Panama City's Tocumen International Airport that apparently belonged to drug traffickers, officials said.The suitcase ... Read more...

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