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Amid pandemic, NY seizures of fentanyl and meth surge

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities say the amount of fentanyl seized in drug-trafficking investigations in the state of New York continues to increase at an alarming rate, underscoring how the pandem...

Lawyer blames Mexican cartel in Nevada drug, cockfight case

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — A defense lawyer says two Elko County men accused of trafficking drugs and conducting illegal cockfights feared for their lives and were only taking orders from higher-ups in a Mexic...

Mexico clears general, publishes US evidence against him

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has accused the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration of fabricating drug trafficking charges against the country's former defense secre...

Mexico president accuses DEA of fabricating general's case

MEXICO CITY (AP) — One day after Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office announced it was dropping the drug trafficking case against its former defense secretary, Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrad...

Mexico clears ex-defense secretary of all US accusations

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican prosecutors on Thursday declared completely unfounded the U.S. case against a former defense secretary arrested on drug charges in the United States and then returned under ...

Frenchman arrested in Bali for alleged guns, drug possession

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police said Wednesday that they have arrested a Frenchman for allegedly possessing illegal guns and drugs on the resort island of Bali. Rayan Ja...

US deaths in 2020 top 3 million, by far most ever counted

NEW YORK (AP) — This is the deadliest year in U.S. history, with deaths expected to top 3 million for the first time — due mainly to the coronavirus pandemic. Final mortality data fo...

Malaysia makes its largest-ever crystal meth seizure

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities have seized more than two tons of crystal methamphetamine worth more than $26 million aboard a small boat off the country's western coast, the large...

Malaysia seizes largest-ever crystal meth haul

Malaysian authorities have announced the country's largest-ever seizure of the illegal drug crystal methamphetamine. A patrol from the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency discovered the haul &m...

Momentum builds for letting people vote while on parole

SEATTLE (AP) — As a young man Victor Sauceda didn’t care about who was president, about who was governor, about voting at all. He wasn’t living by the law anyway. But after serving e...

Texas man pardoned by Obama arrested on drug charges

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A Texas man released from prison after being pardoned by former President Barack Obama has again been indicted on federal drug trafficking charges, according to Department of Justic...

Tennessee convict who testified in Bobo case arrested again

A convicted felon who was released from prison after his trial testimony helped convict a Tennessee man in the slaying of nursing student Holly Bobo has been arrested and charged with weapons and drug...

Mexican president wants to restrict US agents in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has tossed another hot potato to U.S. President-elect Joe Biden with a proposal that would restrict U.S. agents in Mexico and remove t...

House votes to decriminalize marijuana at federal level

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House on Friday approved a bill to decriminalize and tax marijuana at the federal level, reversing what supporters called a failed policy of criminalization...

Mexico charges ex-security chief who faces trial in US

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials said Sunday they want to prosecute former security chief Genaro Gará Luna in his own country, despite the fact he faces trial in the U.S. for allegedly protecting ...