Gang of gunmen on motorcycles kill head of Honduran prison

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — A gang of gunmen on motorcycles on Friday killed Pedro Ildefonso Armas, the director of Honduras'maximum security prison. The prison run by Armas was wh...

Czech, US, Australian police break up drug trafficking gang

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech police said Friday they cooperated with their counterparts in the United States and Australia to break up an international drug trafficking gang that allegedly smuggled hundreds of...

Ex-Mexico security chief long haunted by corruption claims

Mexico City (AP) — Mexico's former security chief was dogged by so many allegations of corruption and wrongdoing for so long that some said it was only a matter of time before he would be arrested. ...

Corruption allegations long dogged ex-Mexico security chief

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's former security chief was dogged by so many allegations of corruption and wrongdoing for so long that some said it was only a matter of time before he would be arrested. ...

Genaro Garcia Luna, Mexico’s former public security secretary, arrested in US, charged in drug trafficking conspiracy

NEW YORK (AP) — Genaro Garcia Luna, Mexico’s former public security secretary, arrested in US, charged in drug trafficking conspiracy.

Baseball star Ortiz makes first appearance since being shot

SANTO DOMINGO (AP) — Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz made his first public appearance in the Dominican Republic on Sunday nearly six months after he was shot in what authorities called a case of mi...

Drug supplier linked to fatal 2017 overdose sentenced

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — A Pennsylvania-based man who authorities describe as the highest-level dealer in a drug trafficking network has been sentenced to a 20-year prison term for his role in a Delaware m...

Trump to delay listing Mexican cartels as terrorist groups

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he will hold off on designating Mexican drug cartels as terrorist organizations. In a tweet Friday, Trump says he was ready to issue a ...

Barr set for Mexican meetings as US seeks cartel crackdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr will meet with Mexico’s president and law enforcement officials about one week after President Donald Trump suggested that the United States would seek ...

Alleged Dominican drug kingpin arrested in Colombia

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Dominican Republic officials say the head of one of their country’s largest drug trafficking organizations has been arrested in Colombia. Off...

AP Explains: What awaits Suriname’s convicted president?

PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP) — A court in the South American country of Suriname has convicted President Desi Bouterse in the 1982 killings of 15 prominent political opponents and sentenced him to 20 yea...

Court convicts Suriname leader in killings of 15 opponents

PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP) — A court in the South American country of Suriname convicted President Desi Bouterse on Friday in the 1982 killings of 15 political opponents and sentenced him to 20 years i...

Spanish police resume efforts to tow drug submarine to port

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 ...

Spain working to refloat submarine thought to hold cocaine

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish official says police are trying to refloat a submarine believed to be carrying a major cargo of cocaine. If the cargo is confirmed, it would be the first time...

Guinea-Bissau votes for president amid tension, unrest

BISSAU, Guinea-Bissau (AP) — Guinea-Bissau is holding a presidential election against a backdrop of political tension and unrest on the streets of the impoverished West African country. ...