Drug Trafficker Says He Bribed Honduran President and Son

NEW YORK (AP) — A man who led a violent Honduran drug trafficking organization has told a federal court in New York that he bribed a president of the Central American country. Devis Rivera Maradiaga, a onetime leader of a gang known as the Cachiros, made the allegation while testifying Monday in a pre-sentencing hearing Read more about Drug Trafficker Says He Bribed Honduran President and Son[…]

6 Charged in North Carolina with Trafficking a Ton of Pot

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Six people in western North Carolina have been arrested after officials found more than a ton of marijuana in a van. Stacy Cox with the Asheville office of North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement told local news outlets that officers found a shipment of nearly 2,300 pounds in a van at a Read more about 6 Charged in North Carolina with Trafficking a Ton of Pot[…]

President Trump Pledges to Escalate War on Drugs

In a speech to police chiefs and sheriffs at the Washington DC meeting of the Major Cities Chiefs Association this week, Donald Trump dealt a harsh blow to any activists who may have been hoping for a tolerant stance on drugs from the United States’ new president. As the conservative RedState.com blog happily headlines: “Trump Promises to Ramp Up the War on Drugs.” With an almost Read more about President Trump Pledges to Escalate War on Drugs[…]

Texas Border Patrol Agent Convicted of Aiding Drug Cartel

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A South Texas jury has acquitted a Border Patrol agent of murder but convicted him of aiding organized crime in a drug-related case that left a man decapitated. Joel Luna was acquitted Tuesday in Brownsville of the most serious charges in the 2015 death. Prosecutors contend Joel Luna used his position Read more about Texas Border Patrol Agent Convicted of Aiding Drug Cartel[…]

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