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South African drug smuggler seeks extradition Absence of prisoner exchange treaty makes return almost impossible, write King-oua Laohong and Supapong Chaolan Ashley Oosthuizen, who is serving a life sentence in Thailand for international drug trafficking. A South African woman who is behind bars in Thailand on drug-related charges has come under the spotlight after authorities …

A North Huntingdon police detective will become a member of the Attorney General’s Drug Task Force, serving as the only officer based in Westmoreland County. The deal, which township officials approved this week, will see North Huntingdon continue to pay the detective’s salary. The state would cover any overtime pay. The detective won’t start with …

Drug trafficking and production are on the rise in the Pacific Islands, and Australia’s addiction to methamphetamine and cocaine is at the root of the problem, according to a report by the Lowy Institute. Key points: Australia and New Zealand pay some of the highest prices in the world for illicit drugs Lowy Institute report …

BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. – A Blountville man faces multiple charges of illegal drug distribution. Keith Vestal, 42, of Blountville, was arrested by the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Unit, according to a written statement. Vestal was charged with manufacturing, delivering, selling or possessing methamphetamine, resisting arrest, evading arrest, expiring registration, driving while license is suspended …

As fatal overdose deaths in the United States reach record highs, Congress has ordered CBP to come up with a plan to scan 100% of arriving vehicles. Here and across the southern US border, the agency is preparing to roll out new “non-intrusive” inspection systems to screen many more trucks. The story continues under the …

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) personnel, Jagraon, Ludhiana, arrested a woman, her son and two assistants in a drug trafficking case on February 11 Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) personnel Jagraon arrested a woman, her son and two assistants in a drug trafficking case on February 11 and recovered 1,500 intoxicating pills, a motorcycle and a scooter …

A Merced man faces potentially decades in prison after being arrested for being a felon in possession of ammunition and possession of narcotics with intent to distribute. Johnathan Eldon Moss Jr., 35, was arrested Thursday on the federal charge on two counts, according to a press release issued Friday by the US Department of Justice. …

Suspects were selling fake oxycodone and fentanyl pills, police say Job : January 24, 2022 / 9:42 a.m. EST / Update: January 24, 2022 / 9:45 a.m. EST ADAMS COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – Three Decatur residents were arrested on Saturday for drug trafficking after police said they sold fake oxycodone and fentanyl tablets. Raymond Guerra …

A man in his 30s has been arrested after a package containing £ 10,000 of suspected cannabis was found at a business premises in Dungannon. Police were called to an address in the Market Square area shortly after 9 a.m. on Saturday. Inspector Taggart said: ‘Officers attended and took away the package before discovering 1 …

BENNINGTON – When historians look back, they could say 2021 was a year for the record books. We started the year with an insurgency on Capitol Hill, and we’re ending it with a burgeoning omicron variant of the coronavirus. At The Banner, we delivered many memorable stories in 2021, including the specter of gangs appearing …

Nine Chinese men were arrested in the capital with nearly 350 kg on December 24. Anti-drug department The Phnom Penh municipal court on December 30 questioned nine Chinese men arrested for possession of nearly 350 kg of drugs in the capital, according to deputy prosecutor and court spokesman Plong Sophal. The suspects were brought to …

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) – A traffic stop using a K-9 led MPs to arrest two suspected drug traffickers in Ravenna Township on December 23, the Portage County Sheriff’s Office confirmed . Sheriff Zuchowski’s newly established PACE Interdiction Team and the Portage County Sheriff’s Office Drugs and Violent Crime Unit have halted traffic in the Hayes …

By Mustapha Jarju Mr. Ousman Saidybah, head of public relations at the Drug Law Enforcement Agency of The Gambia (DLEAG), revealed that at least twenty-seven anti-drug officers were dismissed from their posts after failing a drug test. Talk to The voice Journaling exclusively at his Pipeline office, he said: “This has happened for the officers …

For more than a century, the US government has failed to stop Americans from consuming politically disadvantaged intoxicants. Worse, it has systematically made drug use more dangerous by forcing consumers to rely on black market products of unknown composition and by pushing traffickers towards increasingly potent and easier to smuggle substances. The ongoing “opioid crisis”, …

According to a police incident report obtained this week by The morning news from Dallas. Dallas Police, with the help of police dog Ballentine, seized more than $ 100,000 from a woman who arrived at Dallas Love Field on December 2. Detectives took $ 106,829 in cash from the 25-year-old Chicago woman on December 2 …

DANBURY – Police Activities League released the youth basketball coach arrested on drug trafficking charges last week. Samuel Perkins, 33, was “removed from all of his coaching duties with immediate effect,” PAL said in a statement written by executive director Vince Jackson and Farley Santos, chairman of the board of PAL. Perkins and Kayla Martin, …

The alleged head of an anti-drug organization operating in the Altoona region in 1999 is asking for a pardon with a minimum sentence of 60 years. At the time, it was the longest homicide-free sentence in Blair County history and possibly among the longest drug-related sentences in Pennsylvania. Since this sentence was handed down by …

A Jefferson City man has been charged with directing drug-related activity while in custody at Cole County Jail. Randdell Craig, 37, is charged with two counts of second degree drug trafficking and one count of delivering a controlled substance. A probable cause statement from the Jefferson City Police Department says Craig was arrested Monday on …

Law enforcement decided on Wednesday to cover up what sources are calling a major drug operation that has continued despite its alleged leader being behind bars. The arrests made by federal agents as well as Broward’s deputies were for drugs and money fueling the suspected drug ring that supplied illegal narcotics to part of Broward …

Ontario Provincial Police Media Backgrounder LONDON – NEWS – A 16-month intelligence investigation into a drug trafficking ring has ended, leading to major seizures of illegal cannabis and its derivatives, valued at more than $ 32 million. A total of 21 members or associates of a criminal organization were arrested and charged with 118 offenses …

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) – Some prosecutors in Southern California are stepping up charges against those who sell deadly illegal drugs containing fentanyl. Orange County Register reports that District Attorney Todd Spitzer is considering issuing a plea deal warning warning that a dealer involved in another fatal fentanyl sale could be charged with murder. Neighboring …

Call it what you want. While the Bombay High Court on Thursday corrected what many believed was wrong by granting bail to actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan in the Mumbai cruise drug case, another actor, Armaan Kohli, was waiting for his bail application to be heard by the same court. Reports said Armaan …

Release of so-called “Facebook Papers,” redacted versions of Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen’s explosive testimony to the US Senate Trade Committee, reveals the social media giant has struggled for years with limited success to curb illegal activities on its platforms. The global illicit drug market brings in more than $ 600 billion a year to its …

of K-9s-are-tire-chalk department To what extent must a violation take place before it becomes a constitutional violation? This is a trick question, at least in the hands of the right judge. With the wrong judge, a minimal violation is considered excusable, or at least recoverable by a number of Fourth Amendment exceptions. But with the …

ALBANY, Georgia – The leader of a high-volume illegal drug trafficking operation in a town in southwest Georgia has been sentenced to federal prison. Sherrod Winchester, 39, of Albany, was sentenced to 300 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release on Wednesday, October 20 by U.S. District Judge Leslie Gardner after previously …

Northern Ireland has become a gateway for an ‘heinous’ illegal trade in millions of pounds of puppies in Britain in what animal welfare investigators have called the new drug trade. A BBC and Ulster Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals investigation found puppies were being bred in the Republic of Ireland and Northern …

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – Several pleas were filed and convictions handed down last week in intrusive and drug-related cases in Belmont County Common Plea Court. Kyle Neilson, 32, of 141 W. Main St., Holloway pleaded guilty to two counts of opportunism, a fifth degree felony. He was accused of improperly touching a young girl in his …

A 45-year-old Gallatin was arrested on Tuesday for drug trafficking after a roadside check by Decherd police revealed the presence of crack and marijuana in a vehicle. Police reports identified the suspect as John W. Vinson Jr., charged with possession of 7.63 grams of suspected crack in seven bags and 9.21 grams of suspected marijuana. …

Aryan Khan, the son of Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan, has been remanded in custody until October 7 by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in connection with a case of seizure of banned drugs during a rave evening. However, Aryan Khan’s lawyer Satish Maneshinde said no drugs had been seized from him and yet the BCN …

AUGUSTA – An Augusta man arrested in May for threatening to kill a woman while brandishing a gun was recently indicted by a grand jury for also raping the woman after allegedly causing her to be impaired. Ray C. Mack, 28, was indicted by a Kennebec County grand jury last week on two counts of …

A man from Jamestown pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and distribute heroin, fentanyl and methamphetamine. Brendan Farver, 26, appeared before U.S. Senior District Judge William M. Skretny. According to Assistant US Attorney Joshua A. Violanti, Farver allegedly bought and sold heroin, fentanyl and methamphetamine for profit and for his …

REEDS SPRING, Mo. – If you’re going to be selling something on social media and posting a photo, it’s a good idea not to include illegal drugs in the image. >> Read more trending news A Missouri man is charged with drug possession after authorities were alerted to a photo on a Facebook Marketplace page, …

The city of Raleigh has agreed to pay 15 plaintiffs $ 2 million in a federal lawsuit that claims officers worked with a confidential informant to indict people accused of drug trafficking. The civil rights lawsuit filed in April sought to seek policy changes and real and punitive damages from the city of Raleigh, Officer …

Cherokee pleads guilty to drug trafficking and break and enter Business September 29, 2021 , by Lauren Souther MURPHY, NC – A Cherokee County man will spend more than a decade in jail after admitting five criminal charges, including breaking and entering, trafficking and possession of illegal drugs. Marble resident Travis Timpson, 41, pleaded guilty …

A former undercover cop who trapped members of the Burger Bar Boys has warned that violent gangs are in an “arms race” to control the West Midlands’ illegal drug trade. Neil Woods, now an advocate for the legalization of recreational drugs for rehabilitation purposes, said criminals were prepared to use “extreme violence” to get the …

PLANO, Texas – A Dallas man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking offenses in the Eastern District of Texas, Acting U.S. Attorney Nicholas J. Ganjei announced today. Gary Collin Bussell, 52, pleaded guilty on January 26, 2021 to possession with intent to distribute and distributing controlled substances and was sentenced to 360 …

Our correspondent Doraha, September 22 In a special campaign launched by Khanna police against drug trafficking, police today arrested two people with prohibited injections and bottles of syrup near Punsup godown in Doraha. The two were identified as Ram Chand from Badring and Matthew from Sansarpur, both located in Jalandhar. The two were traveling in …

ELIZABETHTOWN – Essex State and County officials fear that controversial statewide bail reform measures have made it more difficult to reduce and prosecute crimes such as trafficking in drug. At a Friday morning press conference at the Essex County Government Center, State Senator Dan Stec (R-Queensbury) and Assembly Member Matt Simpson (R-Horicon) were joined by …

LUCENA CITY – Two drug trafficking suspects were arrested Saturday evening in the towns of Sariaya and Tiaong in Quezon province, police said on Sunday. Quezon Police Chief Col. Joel Villanueva said anti-narcotics agents tackled 48-year-old Elmer Carandang after selling shabu (crystal meth) to an undercover police officer in Barangay (village) San Francisco at Tiaong …

SALINAS – Law enforcement officials from the Salinas Police Department and other agencies said on Thursday they had seized drugs, guns and money in connection with NorCal Transportation, a company at the center an investigation into illegal drug sales which resulted in the arrest of eight suspects. More than 170 law enforcement personnel were involved …

MAMA June’s daughter, Anna Cardwell, had fans comparing her appearance to that of her famous mom in a new photo. The 27-year-old recently expressed concerns over the possibility of her mother dating TikToker Jordan McCollum, 24. 5 Mama June’s daughter Anna Cardwell looks like her famous mom in her latest pic 5 The 27-year-old had …

A Radcliff man, who police said was driving the wrong way on US 31W early Thursday morning, has been charged with murder after his car crashed into a southbound vehicle that killed a woman in ‘Elizabethtown. Tonya Kelly, 21, was transported from the scene of the accident outside Rural King in Radcliff to Louisville University …

COVINGTON, Louisiana (WGNO) – The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office concludes a month-long investigation that resulted in the arrest of two people. On Thursday, STPSO announced that Kayla Ann Leary, 33, had been arrested after allegedly smuggling drugs into the parish prison through the building’s mail room. Police also arrested Kevin Corr, 26, an incarcerated …

EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) – Every child has a hero, and in Jeffrey R. Downey’s case, it was their father. The youngster from Canton, Ohio, grew up admiring his father, William, an FBI special agent for 30 years. “This is where I wanted to be someday when I grew up,” said Downey, now an …

Posted on August 06, 2021 at 2:45 p.m. An Albrightsville man is on trial in Carbon County Court on charges of firearms and drug trafficking. A jury is due to begin its deliberations Friday morning on the fate of Joshua Peter Correll, 40. He is charged with possession of a prohibited firearm, firearms not to …

GALION – For the third time in a week and a half, law enforcement officers have dismantled an alleged drug operation at Galion. According to a press release issued Friday afternoon, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office and METRICH have concluded a months-long investigation into suspected illegal drug trafficking and possession. The Crawford County Special Response …

ALPINE – Federal prosecutors have secured charges against 89 defendants this month in cases of human trafficking, illegal return to the United States and drug trafficking. “Our Assistant US Prosecutors at Alpine are working exceptionally hard to help protect our West Texas border communities from crime occurring in this remote transnational corridor,” said US Attorney …

Joel Daniel Dixon, 55, faces criminal drug charges following a search of an alleged large-scale marijuana grow op at Eagle Point on Thursday, which also included the seizure of five pounds of methamphetamine. Jackson County Jail Reservation Photo. A raid on what Medford Police described as a ‘large-scale illegal marijuana cultivation’ at Eagle Point also …

CHANCES OVER THE REST OF THE WEEK. GABRIELLE: NEW TONIGHT. TWO WOMEN FROM UPSTAT HAVE BEEN ACCUSED OF STOLYING ORDERS FROM PEOPLE IN A CARE HOME. THE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL INDICATES THAT KELLY MORGAN AND BRYANNA GOVIN USED THEIR JOBS AT THE FACILITY TO OBTAIN THE SUBSTANCES CONTROLLED. THEY SAY KELLY IS ACCUSED …

A Cambridge-area resident accused of supplying a 17-year-old girl with illegal drugs while harboring the runaway at his home filed four negotiated pleas last week in a hearing in the county pleadings court from Guernsey. Jesse A. Law, 44, pleaded guilty to bribing another person with drugs, a second degree felony; aggravated drug trafficking and …

SUDBURY – A 34-year-old Sudbury man faces multiple charges after Greater Sudbury police chased and caught a suspect who fled to a wooded area near downtown Monday night. Police were called around 5:30 p.m. regarding a suspicious person at a College Street residence who was intoxicated and armed with brass knuckles. “Officers arrived in the …

More than 24 million euros of drugs were seized by gardaí in 2020 as the Commissioner of the Guard claimed that the term “recreational” drug use “is a dangerous abuse of language”. The figures come as An Garda Síochána announced Operation Tara, a strengthened national drug strategy that began on July 1. Gardaí said that …

By ALLAN OLINGO Tanzania and Kenya may be working overtime to stop drug traffickers in their territories, occasionally seizing tons of marijuana and kilograms of heroin, but the traffickers keep coming. A report released by the US State Department says Tanzania remains the region’s major transit country for illicit drugs, allowing their movement to Kenya, …

UNION GROVE, Wisconsin. – Racine County Sheriff’s deputies were standing by the side of the road around 2 a.m. Sunday after a call for service, when a black Cadillac Deville drove past them at high speed, nearly hitting them. MPs attempted to stop the vehicle, but it accelerated, reaching speeds of over 100 mph as …

Pope County woman facing multiple counts in a drug conspiracy indictment linked to a white supremacist gang was scheduled to plead guilty in federal judge on Friday, but her hearing was delayed after being tested positive for methamphetamine use according to a pre-hearing drug screen. Lesa Standridge, 56, of Dover, has been charged with Conspiracy …