Disastrous Milwaukee ATF Sting Operation Included Drug Dealing, Stolen Guns, Wrongful Arrests, and Damaged Property

February 1, 2013 in News

John Diedrich and Raquel Rutledge Journal Sentinel February 1, 2013   A store calling itself Fearless Distributing opened early last year on an out-of-the-way street in Milwaukee’s Riverwest neighborhood, offering [...]

Pair of Houston Cops Busted for Taking $2,000 Bribe To Escort Cocaine Shipment

January 31, 2013 in News

Dane Schiller House Chronicle’s Narco Confidential Blog January 31, 2013   The arrest earlier this week of two Houston police officers charged with taking a measly $1,000 a piece to [...]

Living with Drug Wars – Mexico

January 25, 2013 in News

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Scores of Mexican Police Detained for Links to Drug Cartels

January 20, 2013 in News

Al Jazeera | The army and state police had to take over security in both towns since the remaining municipal officers will undergo training and background checks to ensure that “links with criminal groups are eradicated”, the office of Sonia de la Garza Fragoso, Durango state attorney general, said in a statement.

Panama Unit Conspirators Plead Not Guilty to Charges of Cocaine Trafficking

January 20, 2013 in News

The Monitor | Three former cops accused of protecting drug loads pleaded not guilty Thursday morning in federal court after the fourth former lawman charged in the case also pleaded not guilty Monday.

Top Mexican Generals Implicated in Drug Trafficking for Cartels Lose Appeal

January 17, 2013 in News

Reuters | A Mexican court said on Wednesday that two army generals, one retired and one still serving, should remain in jail and face trial in one of the highest-profile cases linking the military to organized crime.

FARC Rebels Engage in Peace Talks with Colombian Government as Both Sides Amass Weaponry

January 17, 2013 in News

Reuters | Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Wednesday opened the door to a popular vote on any peace accord negotiated and signed with FARC rebels, but rejected a guerrilla demand to change the constitution if a deal is clinched.

Ex-DHS Special Agent Indicted for Falsifying Investigation Records Concerning Drug Smuggling, Human Trafficking

January 17, 2013 in News

Traces of Reality | Wayne Elgin Ball, a former Department of Homeland Security special agent working for the Office of the Inspector General, was indicted Monday with conspiracy to falsify records and obstructing justice in an agency investigation against a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer.

DEA Busts Billion-dollar Drug Trafficking Operation Involving Canadian Mafia, Hells Angels, and Sinaloa Cartel

January 17, 2013 in News

Daily Mail | Court documents reveal a huge network of drug dealers that included outlaw bikers, the Canadian Mafia and a Mexican drug cartel responsible for supplying New York City with nearly a billion dollars in marijuana was taken down by the Drug Enforcement Agency and Canadian authorities.

GAO Study Reveals Rampant Corruption Among U.S. Border and Immigration Agents

January 16, 2013 in News

Fox News | A government watchdog report has identified a dramatic increase in documented corruption cases among U.S. border and immigration agents, finding nearly 150 have been arrested or indicted since 2005.