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Top Ten Cities for arresting Americans


The top 10 cities where Americans were arrested and the number taken into custody:
1. Tijuana: 520
2. Guadalajara: 416
3. Nuevo Laredo: 359
4. London: 274
5. Mexico City: 208
6. Toronto: 183
7. Nassau, Bahamas: 108
8. Mérida, Mexico: 99
9. Nogales, Mexico: 96
10. Hong Kong: 90

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2,500 citizens are arrested abroad. One third of the arrests are on drug-related charges. Many of those arrested assumed as U.S. citizens that they could not be arrested. From Asia to Africa, Europe to South America, citizens are finding out the hard way that drug possession or trafficking equals jail in foreign countries.
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Saturday, October 30

'Businessman' with a taste for supercars facing jail after he is revealed as multi-million pound drug smuggler | Mail Online

'Businessman' with a taste for supercars facing jail after he is revealed as multi-million pound drug smuggler | Mail Online: "Mohammed Farid flashed his cash and drove a Ferrari and Lamborghini.He masqueraded as a legitimate, hard-working businessman with a cafe, car hire firm and kitchen company.
He owned a large, luxuriously-furnished detached home and had other houses around Oldham, Greater Manchester.In reality he was the boss of a gang dealing in hard drugs."

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BBC News - £200,000 Aberdeen drug gang members jailed

BBC News - £200,000 Aberdeen drug gang members jailed: "Four members of a drug gang who were caught after police seized heroin and cocaine worth £200,000 in Aberdeen have been jailed.
The sentences imposed on the men at the High Court in Edinburgh ranged from six months to seven years and one month.
Seven men and one woman were convicted of supply offences after a lengthy trial.
Sentence on the remaining four members of the gang - including a heavily pregnant 24-year-old - was deferred.
Temporary Judge William Dunlop told pregnant Nichole Brown, who acted as a drug courier, that 'the prospect of a child being born in prison is not one that appeals to me very much'.
Deferring sentence for four months, he warned her that she was facing 'a serious custodial sentence'.
Dean 'Yogi' Slater was jailed for seven years and a month, Akil Fox for six years and two months and George Taylor for four years and nine months."

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Wayne Perske was arrested on suspected cocaine possession.

Golf news and notes - St. Petersburg Times: "Wayne Perske was arrested on suspected cocaine possession. Tour president Tadashi Koizumi said tests for illegal drugs such as marijuana and cocaine will begin at the Nov. 11-14 Taiheiyo Masters. Perske, 36, was carrying a packet containing 1.25 grams of cocaine in his pocket at a bar in Chiba prefecture on Friday and was later arrested, police said. In Japan, possession of banned drugs can carry a penalty of up to seven years in prison."

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Rockford: Two arrested, one sought in cocaine case - Rockford, IL - Rockford Register Star

Rockford: Two arrested, one sought in cocaine case - Rockford, IL - Rockford Register Star: "Mario Contreras-Lopez, 37, of the 1600 block of Ogilby Road was arrested on a warrant for delivery of a controlled substance.

Francisco Ferrara, 31, of the 3200 block of Dartmouth Street was arrested on two warrants, one for delivery of a controlled substance and a second for criminal drug conspiracy.

The two men are being held in the Winnebago County Jail on $500,000 and $1 million bonds, respectively.

Oscar Hernandez-Victoriano, 29, of the same Dartmouth Street residence is wanted on charges of delivery of a controlled substance and criminal drug conspiracy. His bond also is set at $1 million."

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Ex-Outlaws player pleads guilty in cocaine case | greatfallstribune.com | Great Falls Tribune

Ex-Outlaws player pleads guilty in cocaine case | greatfallstribune.com | Great Falls Tribune: "Nolan Fisher appeared in federal court Wednesday and pleaded guilty to one count of possession of cocaine for distribution. Two other counts will be dismissed as part of a plea deal when he is sentenced Feb. 2.Prosecutors say the former offensive lineman for the defunct indoor football team lived with teammate Robert Reed. Fisher was accused of letting an undercover detective into their room, where she would get cocaine from Reed, and of driving his roommate to three drug deals.
Reed was sentenced in September to 26 months in prison.
Five former Outlaws players have been convicted in the case."

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Woman accused of picking up kilos of cocaine in Ann Arbor to transport to Chicago - AnnArbor.com

Woman accused of picking up kilos of cocaine in Ann Arbor to transport to Chicago - AnnArbor.com: "Margarita Vallejo of La Habra was charged Tuesday in a federal criminal complaint with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute over 5 kilograms of cocaine.
It's unclear where she is being held and when she will make an initial appearance in federal court in Detroit. Gina Balaya, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Detroit, could not immediately be reached for comment this afternoon.

According to an affidavit by DEA Special Agent Edward Donovan, Vallejo was driving a rental car that was pulled over on Friday by a Michigan State Police trooper on I-94 in Calhoun County. It’s unclear why the 2010 Toyota Avalon was stopped."

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Hyannis pair accused of drug trafficking | CapeCodOnline.com

Hyannis pair accused of drug trafficking | CapeCodOnline.com: "Willie Miller, 32, and Adrian Cox, 35, both of 14 Terry Court, were charged with conspiracy to violate the controlled substance act, trafficking cocaine and trafficking oxycodone. They are both being held on $100,000 bail.
Miller and Cox were under surveillance as part of a monthlong investigation by Barnstable police narcotics detectives who were investigating cocaine dealing in the east end of Hyannis, according to a Barnstable police press release.
The police made several undercover cocaine purchases at the Terry Court home, Balcom said. About 10 people an hour stopped by the house or surrounding area seeking drugs Tuesday, Balcom said."

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William D'Andre Harper, 33, of Manatawny Street, was convictedPottstown man convicted of cocaine charges - pottsmerc.com

Pottstown man convicted of cocaine charges - pottsmerc.com: "William D'Andre Harper, 33, of Manatawny Street, was convicted by a Montgomery County jury of charges of possession with intent to deliver cocaine, possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia in connection with a December 2009 incident in the borough."

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Fourth prison guard remanded over role in contraband scandal - Cyprus Mail

Fourth prison guard remanded over role in contraband scandal - Cyprus Mail: "FOURTH PRISON guard was yesterday arrested and remanded in police custory in an ongoing contraband scandal that has turned the Nicosia Central Prison into a shopping centre for convicts.
The 30-year-old guard was remanded by the Nicosia District Court for six days. The guard who maintains his innocence was implicated in the scandal by a convict who said the guard had been responsible for smuggling over 90 phones into the prison.
Last week a Prison Senior Security Inspector, a Sergeant and a Corporal were also arrested and remanded. Yesterday Deputy Director of Prisons George Tryfonides said that the three have already been placed on a three month suspension"

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Gang that flooded north-east with crack cocaine is smashed - Herald Scotland | News | Crime & Courts

Gang that flooded north-east with crack cocaine is smashed - Herald Scotland | News | Crime & Courts: "Gang members sentenced yesterday at the High Court in Edinburgh included Jela Fox, 28, who was already serving a seven-year sentence for dealing. He was given a further six months after admitting he continued to sell drugs while behind bars.
Fox’s younger brother Akil, 26, was jailed for six years and two months while Dean “Yogi” Slater and George “The Stripper” Taylor were given respectively seven years and one month and four years and nine months. All four had pled guilty earlier in October.
A jury at the High Court in Edinburgh on Thursday found three co-accused – Ramesh Kainth and Zimbabweans Mufudzi Munyawiri and Tineyi Mtara – guilty of being concerned in the supply of heroin and cocaine.
They will be sentenced on November 26 at the High Court in Glasgow.
Nichole Bowen, who also pled guilty earlier this month to being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs, will be sentenced at the High Court in Glasgow in February. Heavily pregnant Bowen had been told she faced “a serious custodial sentence”.
But Temporary Judge William Dunlop said he would defer sentence on her for four months as “the prospect of a child being born in prison is not one that appeals to me very much”."

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VietNam Society: Senior policemen suspended in Central Highlands drug case

VietNam Society: Senior policemen suspended in Central Highlands drug case: "Nguyen Cong Chuc, 56, head of the Anti-Subversion Division, and Tran Duc Thinh, 44, deputy chief of police in the province’s capital of Buon Ma Thuot, have been suspended from duty pending the findings.
The Dak Lak Police Department’s Party Unit has also suspended Chuc’s official membership.
On September 27, investigators from Vietnam’s highest prosecutorial office announced the launch of a criminal investigation into the two officers who stand accused of “being irresponsible and causing serious consequences.”
The accusations relate to their supervision of a drug smuggling investigation in 2005, when Chuc was head of Buon Ma Thuot Investigative Division and Thinh was his deputy."

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800 pounds of marijuana found on boat off Miami - Florida AP - MiamiHerald.com

800 pounds of marijuana found on boat off Miami - Florida AP - MiamiHerald.com: "Four men face federal drug smuggling and drug conspiracy charges after the Coast Guard found about 800 pounds of marijuana on a boat off Miami.
According to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Miami, Customs and Border Protection agents spotted a suspicious vessel from the air on Oct. 21.
The Coast Guard was dispatched to the 45-foot boat's location about 2 miles east of Miami. The officers boarded the vessel and found the drugs in the forward cabin.
U.S. authorities then arranged for a controlled delivery of the drugs to the boat captain's associates. The three men were arrested when they arrived to pick up the marijuana."

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Man jailed for one million euro cocaine deal bid - Crime, UK - The Independent

Man jailed for one million euro cocaine deal bid - Crime, UK - The Independent: "Timothy Dale admitted trying to buy 37kg of the class A drug from a British gang based in Amsterdam.
It would have been worth more than £4.5 million once cut to street level purity, Britain's Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca) said.
Dale, 47, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply a controlled drug after Dutch authorities passed evidence to the UK.
The case was a rare example of a prosecution based on such evidence, according to Soca."

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Thursday, October 28

Paul Gascoigne in rehab in last-ditch bid to avoid Xmas in jail | The Sun |News

Paul Gascoigne in rehab in last-ditch bid to avoid Xmas in jail | The Sun |News: "43-year-old - nicked on Thursday on suspicion of possessing coke - has been told that staying sober is the only chance he has of keeping out of prison.
Cops had found him slumped at home with the Class A drug in front of him after a worried pal dialled 999 fearing the former Newcastle and Spurs ace had overdosed."

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Crime Scene - Guilty pleas for Va. couple in drug case

Crime Scene - Guilty pleas for Va. couple in drug case: "Federal prosecutors say three people involved in a drug ring in the Hampton Roads area have pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges.
Prosecutors say 51-year-old Fred Phillip Wills Jr. and his 29-year-old wife Makishea Bobbi Wills entered guilty pleas Monday in Norfolk federal court.
So, too, did 24-year-old Kendall Dwight Callaham.
Prosecutors say each pleaded to conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine and marijuana.
They face up to life in prison. Prosecutors say sentencing is set for Feb. 28.
Fred Wills has owned several restaurants over the years under the 'Big Daddy' name."

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Monday, October 25

Mathew Stokes' cocaine dealer Matthew Randall jailed | Herald Sun

Mathew Stokes' cocaine dealer Matthew Randall jailed | Herald Sun: "DRUG dealer who sold cocaine to Geelong star Mathew Stokes has been jailed for at least a year. Former nightclub security boss Matthew Randall, 36, was caught during a secret police operation during which they bugged 2880 phone calls and 280 text messages on his mobile phone, most of them related to drugs.

Randall used a code for drug-related calls, referring to ecstasy as CDs, smokeable amphetamines as cigarettes and cocaine as Charlie.

The County Court, sitting in Geelong, heard Randall had a phone call about ecstasy with the alleged mastermind behind the drug syndicate, who said he could get 'the same ones as last time'."

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Australian golfer Wayne Perske was arrested early Saturday Oz golfer arrested in Japan for possessing cocaine | www.bullfax.com

Oz golfer arrested in Japan for possessing cocaine | www.bullfax.com: "Australian golfer Wayne Perske was arrested early Saturday in Japan on suspicion of cocaine possession, police said.The 36-year-old professional, in Japan for the Bridgestone Open, is suspected of possessing 1.25 grams (0.044 ounces) of cocaine at a bar in Chiba, southeast of Tokyo, said a spokesman for Chiba Central Police Department.A customer at the bar late Friday reported to the police that a foreigner had a suspicious substance, leading officers to search and arrest him, a police officer was quoted by Kyodo News as saying"

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Italian man in ex-SC treasurer case arrested : News : CarolinaLive.com

Italian man in ex-SC treasurer case arrested : News : CarolinaLive.com: "Italian citizen charged as part of a cocaine conspiracy that included former South Carolina state Treasurer Thomas Ravenel is in custody after more than three years on the run.
The FBI said on Friday that Charleston-area wine expert and Italian citizen Pasquale Pellicoro was arrested late Thursday in Belfort, France.
Pellicoro had been on the run since mid-2007, when he was indicted on a conspiracy charge in the case.
Ravenel served 10 months in prison after pleading guilty to buying cocaine for himself and to share with friends.
The man authorities say sold cocaine to the former Republican lawmaker also served 10 months in prison. A French national pleaded guilty to drug possession and was sentenced to probation."

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Sunday, October 24

Two senior prison guards arrested in contraband affair - Cyprus Mail

Two senior prison guards arrested in contraband affair - Cyprus Mail: "TWO SENIOR prison wardens have been arrested and remanded in custody in connection with the recent find of 11 mobile phones and other contraband in a staff locker room at the Nicosia Central Prison.
The locker was opened at random after one guard was looking for a spare place to store his belongings in.
On Thursday night the police, after securing testimony from an unnamed source, and using DNA testing from the contraband, arrested a 58-year-old guard. The guard has so far denied any involvement in the case.
A few hours later a second guard aged 45 was also arrested.
The two suspects appeared before the Nicosia District Court yesterday and remanded for six days"

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alleged-king-of-heroin,Jose Antonio Medina Arreguin entered his plea Friday in Ventura County Superior Court

Jose Antonio Medina Arreguin entered his plea Friday in Ventura County Superior Court to a charge of conspiracy to transport heroin for sale and a special allegation that the drugs exceeded 40 kilos.

The 36-year-old is not eligible for bail, under an immigration hold routinely placed on suspects who are not legal U.S. residents.

Arreguin tearfully told the Ventura County Star the charges against him are “lies.”



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Thursday, October 21

Sixteen people charged in KCK cocaine-distribution ring - KansasCity.com

Sixteen people charged in KCK cocaine-distribution ring - KansasCity.com: "Sixteen people are charged with distributing more $4.2 million in cocaine in the streets of Kansas City, Kan., federal officials announced Monday.
From 2007 until this month, they sold cocaine from drug houses that included one within 1,000 feet of a school, said Barry Grissom, U.S. attorney for Kansas.
The 49-count indictment in federal court in Kansas was unsealed last week after 14 of the 16 people were arrested.
Grissom praised cooperative work since 2006 that involved the FBI, and police in Kansas City, Kan., Kansas City, Lee’s Summit, Leavenworth and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department"

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Phillip Lopez Jr., 36, gets 8 years in prison for selling drugs | sheboyganpress.com | Sheboygan Press

Town of Lima man gets 8 years in prison for selling drugs | sheboyganpress.com | Sheboygan Press: "Phillip Lopez Jr., 36, was sentenced Friday by Judge Timothy Van Akkeren after accepting a plea agreement convicting him of cocaine possession with intent to deliver and felon in possession of a firearm. Lopez, of N3702 VanTreek Trail, will spend six years on extended supervision after his release.
Prosecutors had sought nine years prison and six years extended supervision.
Lopez was arrested in December after being kept under surveillance for a time by the Sheboygan County Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Enforcement Group, the county drug unit, court records show. That investigation culminated in a traffic stop where officers found approximately $4,000 worth of drugs and $900 in cash."

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Tuesday, October 19

Cody Weideman, 23, Portage, was tentatively charged with causing injury while operating a motor vehicle while under the influence

Alleged heroin user crashes head-on into van: "Cody Weideman, 23, Portage, was tentatively charged with causing injury while operating a motor vehicle while under the influence following the crash at about 4:30 p.m. on South Gammon Road, Madison police said.
According to the incident report, witnesses said Weideman's car was weaving back and forth, crossing into oncoming traffic lanes, before crashing head-on into a mini-van.
People in the mini-van were not seriously injured, but a 31-year-old Portage man in Weideman's car broke a leg in the crash.
Weideman was drifting in and out of consciousness when paramedics arrived. He allegedly had a bloody and fresh needle mark on his arm and drug paraphernalia, including a syringe, inside his car.
'Paramedics administered Narcan which helped reverse the effect of the suspected heroin,' said police spokesman Joel DeSpain.
'The suspect denied he had just shot up with the drug,' DeSpain said."

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Police: Man arrested after 20 bags of heroin found in car - NorthJersey.com

Police: Man arrested after 20 bags of heroin found in car - NorthJersey.com: "Police stopped the car at 2 p.m. on Hamburg Turnpike, near Colfax Avenue, after seeing a cracked windshield and expired inspection.
The police officer spotted a prohibited “butterfly” knife in the car and asked the driver, 27-year-old Shane Van Dunk, to exit the car.
Police found a baseball bat and 20 bags of heroin in the car stamped with the red-ink brand “Grand Opening.”
Van Dunk told police he had just bought the heroin at a spot along Belmont Avenue on the Paterson and Haledon border.
He was arrested and charged with possession of heroin and intent to distribute heroin, both third-degree charges, and possession of a prohibited weapon.
Van Dunk was released on $50,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in court Thursday."

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RN-T.com - Man jailed on cocaine possession charges

RN-T.com - Man jailed on cocaine possession charges: "Terrell Davoris Dennis, 30, of 206 Stonewall St., was jailed on felony charges of possession of cocaine and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute around 1 a.m. Sunday.

Police said they found Dennis with several small bags of suspected cocaine at an address in the 3300 block of Cave Spring Road."

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The Press Association: Doherty to face court on cocaine charge

The Press Association: Doherty to face court on cocaine charge: "Rock star Pete Doherty is due to appear in court charged with cocaine possession after detectives investigated the suspected overdose death of heiress Robin Whitehead in London.
The 31-year-old Babyshambles star was charged with holding the class A substance when he answered bail at a central London police station last month.
He is due to appear before Thames Magistrates' Court on Monday morning.
Doherty was one of four people arrested after the 27-year-old film-maker died from a suspected overdose on Sunday January 24.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said the offence is alleged to have taken place between January 21 and 25.
Two of Doherty's close friends were also charged with drugs offences. Peter Wolfe, 42, of Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, who was staying in the flat where Miss Whitehead died, was charged with supplying cocaine."

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Thursday, October 14

Six foreign drug syndicate members nabbed in Davao City | US News Las Vegas

Six foreign drug syndicate members nabbed in Davao City | US News Las Vegas: "Intelligence agents of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) have arrested six Taiwanese nationals suspected to be involved in drug trafficking in Davao City early this week.
BI officer-in-charge Ronaldo Ledesma said the six Taiwanese were arrested last Monday inside their workplace at the Torril Fish Port in Davao City.
p>Ledesma said he issued the mission order for the arrest of the suspects after learning that two of the foreigners are wanted for drug trafficking in Taiwan .
“The suspects are now detained at the Bicutan immigration jail pending deportation proceedings,” the BI chief said.
The bureau is investigating a possible collusion between the suspects and some immigration employees who might have aided the foreigners in hiding their illegal activities in the country."

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Tuesday, October 12

Girlicious singer pleads guilty to felony cocaine possession; charge could be dismissed | L.A. NOW | Los Angeles Times

Girlicious singer pleads guilty to felony cocaine possession; charge could be dismissed | L.A. NOW | Los Angeles Times: "singer with the pop group Girlicious pleaded guilty to felony cocaine possession, a charge that could be dismissed through a deferred judgment, officials said Friday.
Natalie Mejia of Diamond Bar was due to go to trial on a charge of possession with intent to sell cocaine stemming from her arrest after a traffic stop last March near the Ventura Freeway in Glendale. But under a deal with prosecutors, she agreed to attend drug education classes and receive counseling over the next 18 months, officials said."

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Charlene Boholst Zabala pleaded guilty to having 371gm of cocaine

Filipina jailed 30 months for having cocaine: "Charlene Boholst Zabala pleaded guilty to having 371gm of cocaine, under Section 21(6) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952. She had been originally charged with trafficking.
She was arrested at the KL International Airport on Oct 9 last year while on transit to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from Buenos Aires, Argentina"

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Friday, October 8

Rush appeal off to Supreme Court | National | BigPond News

Rush appeal off to Supreme Court | National | BigPond News: "Bali Nine drug mule Scott Rush has another anxious wait ahead of him, with the court documents that will help decide whether he faces the firing squad ready to be sent to Indonesia's Supreme Court.
During a 10-minute session in Denpasar District Court on Monday, the prosecutor, one of Rush's lawyers and the chief judge all signed the dossier documenting the previous hearings, which will be sent to the Supreme Court for consideration in his final appeal, known as a judicial review.
Chief judge Putu Suika told the court: 'Today's trial is only to sign dossiers to be sent to Supreme Court. (Our) recommendation for Supreme Court will not be read and only be given to Supreme Court which after this, it is their authority (to consider).'
Rush's judicial review seeks to have his death sentence reduced to 15 years' jail."

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Katherine M. Zaverl, 43, 956 10th St., was charged with delivery of a controlled substance, a Class 2 felony

Static: "Katherine M. Zaverl, 43, 956 10th St., was charged with delivery of a controlled substance, a Class 2 felony, after she reportedly gave a Tri-DENT undercover informant an undisclosed quantity of heroin in the area near Third and Crosat streets in La Salle. A Class 2 felony is punishable by three to seven years in prison and/or fines up to $25,000.

Zaverl was transported to La Salle County Jail after the La Salle County State's Attorney's Office approved the charge. Tri-DENT agents were assisted in the operation by the La Salle Police Department.

Zaverl remains in custody under $40,000 bond. She needs $4,000 cash to be released."

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Woman tries to carry cocaine inside her body onto flight, police - WBTV 3 News, Weather, Sports, and Traffic for Charlotte, NC-

Woman tries to carry cocaine inside her body onto flight, police - WBTV 3 News, Weather, Sports, and Traffic for Charlotte, NC-: "Monsura Oladipo, 43, of Staten Island, NY, was arrested after she tried to carry $77,000 worth of drugs hidden inside private areas of her body onto a US Airways flight to England, authorities say.
The incident happened at 2:50 pm on Saturday at a security gate at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, police said.
The woman suspect tried get past security with a 'vaginal insert of cocaine,' the report said. Later the woman 'passed' 14 pellets of cocaine – presumably through her anal tract -- while she was at the Mecklenburg County Jail, the police report said.
The grand total for the drugs found inside her was worth $77,760 and weighed 388.8 grams, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said.
The woman was also carrying a Bible, a necklace cross with a crucifix pendant and assorted toiletry items with her onto the plane, the report said.
A laptop and 2 cell phones were also seized from the woman, the report said. The woman was attempting to board flight #732 to London.
Monsura Oladipo, 43, of Staten Island, NY, was charged with two counts of trafficking in cocaine and conspiracy to traffic cocaine, police said."

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Officer's deal to smuggle drugs into Cook County Jail caught on tape :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Chicago Crime

Officer's deal to smuggle drugs into Cook County Jail caught on tape :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Chicago Crime: "Timothy Fuller, 42, of Oak Park, is charged with possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and possession of cocaine with intent to deliver after being caught by a sting investigation, according to a release from the Cook County Sheriff’s office.

Fuller, a 15-year correctional officer who worked in the jail’s medium-security Division 11 building, has been suspended with pay pending a termination hearing before the sheriff’s Merit Board, the release said.
The investigation began when members of the sheriff’s Office of Professional Review learned that Fuller was involved in suspicious activity at the jail involving inmates, according to the release."

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Two Indians held in Malaysia on charges of drug smuggling -  International News – News – MSN India

Two Indians held in Malaysia on charges of drug smuggling -  International News – News – MSN India: "Malaysian customs police have arrested two Indian nationals in separate incidents for allegedly trying to smuggle in drugs worth nearly Rs two crore.
The seizures were made at the low-cost carrier terminal (LCCT) and KL International Airport (KLIA) last week.
In the first swoop on Thursday, police arrested a 41-year-old Indian man at the LCCT arrival hall and allegedly found 4.5 kg of what is believed to be ketamine worth more than Rs 15 lakh.
'We found the drugs in photo frames that were wrapped in nine gift packs,' Selangor state narcotics chief Asst Comm Nordin Kadir said.
He said initial investigations revealed that the suspect had entered the country for the 10th time since February.
In the second case on Friday, police claimed to have seized 5.8 kg of drugs worth more than Rs 1.5 crore from a 27-year-old Indian man at the international airport.
The drugs were hidden in 28 plastic packets and kept in a box."

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Wednesday, October 6

Vincent 'Vinnie' Harrell, 38, of Madison, was arrested in Gadsden on one count of trafficking cocaine

Madison man arrested in multiple-county drug bust | al.com: "Vincent 'Vinnie' Harrell, 38, of Madison, was arrested in Gadsden on one count of trafficking cocaine, one count of trafficking crack-cocaine, one count of a felon in possession of a firearm and a felony probation violation, said Etowah County authorities"

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Tuesday, October 5

Bali Nine drug mule Scott Rush has another anxious wait ahead of him

Rush appeal off to Supreme Court | National | BigPond News: "Bali Nine drug mule Scott Rush has another anxious wait ahead of him, with the court documents that will help decide whether he faces the firing squad ready to be sent to Indonesia's Supreme Court.
During a 10-minute session in Denpasar District Court on Monday, the prosecutor, one of Rush's lawyers and the chief judge all signed the dossier documenting the previous hearings, which will be sent to the Supreme Court for consideration in his final appeal, known as a judicial review.
Chief judge Putu Suika told the court: 'Today's trial is only to sign dossiers to be sent to Supreme Court. (Our) recommendation for Supreme Court will not be read and only be given to Supreme Court which after this, it is their authority (to consider).'
Rush's judicial review seeks to have his death sentence reduced to 15 years' jail."

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U.S. District Senior Judge Jack T. Camp, 67, possessed and used cocaine, marijuana and Roxycodone with the exotic dancer

Courthouse News Service: "longtime federal judge was arrested and charged with using cocaine and marijuana with a stripper, allegedly while he met to pay her for sex. An FBI agent said in an affidavit that she had reason to believe U.S. District Senior Judge Jack T. Camp, 67, possessed and used cocaine, marijuana and Roxycodone with the exotic dancer, aided and abetted her possession of the drugs knowing she is a drug felon, and possessed guns while using controlled substances.
Camp was appointed to the federal bench by President Reagan in 1988.
According to the FBI affidavit, he met the dancer at the Goldrush Showbar in Atlanta, and 'purchased a private dance' from her.
The dancer is referred to as CI-1 throughout the affidavit. She 'recently began cooperating with the FBI' and 'at the direction of the FBI ... conducted consensually recorded conversations with Camp,' according to the affidavit.
The day after his private dance, Camp returned to the bar and bought another dance, the affidavit states. 'Camp also paid CI-1 in exchange for sex,' it states."

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Monday, October 4

timesofmalta.com - Drug finds lead to four arrests

timesofmalta.com - Drug finds lead to four arrests: "Four people have been arrested by the police following drug finds.
The police said in a statement that it yesterday arrested a 28-year-old man from Qormi after 54 ecstasy pills, a small amount of cannabis grass and items related to drug trafficking and abuse were found at his home. The police said the man trafficked heroin.
Later, during inspections at places of entertainment in Paceville, the police arrest eda 22-year-old from Birkirkara who was found in possession of cocaine.
Early this afternoon, police investigations based on information that a 25-year-old was involved in drug trafficking from his residence in Birkirkara, the police stopped the man and found him carrying packets of heroin ready to be sold as well as another amount of heroin and items related to trafficking. His 60-year-old father was also arrested after he was found in possession of fake euros.
Police investigations are continuing and the people arrested are expected to be arraigned in court in the coming days."

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Sunday, October 3

John Lopez Diemsen was sentenced to life in prison while his accomplice Raquel Malayao Ramos received 20 years behind bars

Vietnam jails 2 Filipinos for heroin trafficking | Home >> Other Sections >> Breaking News: "John Lopez Diemsen was sentenced to life in prison while his accomplice Raquel Malayao Ramos received 20 years behind bars at a one-day trial Thursday.
Tong says 48-year-old Diemsen was caught receiving 847 grams of heroin from Ramos. The 32-year-old was hired to transport the heroin from a supplier in Cambodia.
He said Friday the two were part of a ring that trafficked heroin from Cambodia to the Philippines via Vietnam.
Vietnam has some of the world's toughest drug laws. Possessing or trafficking 600 grams of heroin or 20 kilograms of opium is punishable by death."

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Saturday, October 2

Bruno Mars Facing Felony Cocaine Charge

Bruno Mars Facing Felony Cocaine Charge: "Bruno Mars, singer of the hit R&B song 'Just the Way You Are,' faces a felony cocaine charge stemming from his arrest after a performance at a Las Vegas nightclub last month.
The Clark County district attorney's office filed a criminal complaint Friday alleging the rising singer-songwriter had 2.6 grams of cocaine when he was arrested Sept. 19 after being detained by a hotel security guard.
Mars, whose real name is Peter Hernandez, is due in court Nov. 18 on the possession of a controlled substance charge. If convicted, he faces up to four years in prison and a $5,000 fine."

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Blog: Eric Millikin: Man says cocaine cops found in his buttocks isn’t his | freep.com | Detroit Free Press

Blog: Eric Millikin: Man says cocaine cops found in his buttocks isn’t his | freep.com | Detroit Free Press: "search of a 25-year-old man following a traffic stop Wednesday morning revealed one bag of marijuana and one bag of cocaine in the driver’s buttocks, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office. The driver said only the marijuana belonged to him. ...
'When the bag (with 27 pieces of rock cocaine weighing 3.5 grams) fell to the ground, Roberts immediately said, according to the report, 'The white stuff is not mine, but the weed is.' He then stated that his friend had borrowed the vehicle before and he saw the cocaine on the passenger seat when he was pulled over.'"

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Buju to be re-indicted before grand jury - Breaking & Current Jamaica News - JamaicaObserver.com

Buju to be re-indicted before grand jury - Breaking & Current Jamaica News - JamaicaObserver.com: "Prosecutor Jim Preston is expected to appear before a grand jury on Thursday in an effort to re-indict Reggae star Buju Banton on cocaine and firearm charges.
Preston had told the court on Monday — minutes after Banton's cocaine trial ended in a mistrial due to the inability of jurors to reach a verdict following three days of deliberations — that he would be seeking the re-indictment today.
Grand jury proceedings are secret and not open to the public.
Neither Buju Banton, whose real name is Mark Anthony Myrie, nor his lawyer David Oscar Markus are allowed to be there."

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FOXNews.com - Mom Faces Drug Charges After Reports of Girl, 4, Selling Pot Door to Door

FOXNews.com - Mom Faces Drug Charges After Reports of Girl, 4, Selling Pot Door to Door: "Maria Ipina of San Juan has been charged with possession of a controlled substance after police allegedly found more than 200 grams of cocaine packaged for sale in the 22-year-old’s apartment.
Police Chief Juan Gonzalez told local newspaper The Monitor of McAllen, that neighbors reported Ipina’s daughter was trying to sell them marijuana.
Gonzalez says the girl and her 6-month-old sibling have been turned over to their grandmother."

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Mount Airy News - Alleged cocaine supplier arrested

Mount Airy News - Alleged cocaine supplier arrested: "Antwan Bernard Guest, 31 — jumped through a closed glass window and was apprehended outside. He was then treated for minor cuts at Northern Hospital of Surry County.

During the search of Brown’s home, officers found seven ounces of crack cocaine. Sheriff Graham Atkinson called this a “big find.” On the street, people often sell a gram of cocaine at a time or an “eight ball,” 1/8th of an ounce. Atkinson said seven ounces is a large amount to find. Some of the cocaine at Brown’s house was still in large chunks and had not yet been divided for sale.

From the amount and the way it was packaged, Atkinson said, “there is no question (Brown) is a supplier.”

Officers also seized $3,000 at the residence. This residence was just one of several that Brown has used over the course of the investigation."

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Jailed drug smuggling psychiatrist had references | Stuff.co.nz

Jailed drug smuggling psychiatrist had references | Stuff.co.nz: "Chidozie Emmanuel Onovo, 40, was yesterday sentenced in Christchurch District Court to 16 months' jail on three immigration fraud charges, after he failed to declare his criminal history when applying for a New Zealand visa in 2008.
He worked in general psychiatry for Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) from January 2009 until last month, when he resigned after the CDHB became aware of charges against him brought by the Immigration Department when he applied for residency.
In 1999, Onovo was jailed for two years for importing 4.5kg of cannabis into Britain."

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Ex-TSA Workers Sentenced in Drug Smuggling Caper | NBC Miami

Ex-TSA Workers Sentenced in Drug Smuggling Caper | NBC Miami: "Cindy Moran-Sanchez, her husband Jose Sanchez and her sister Elizabeth Moran-Toala were part of a scheme to look the other way as drug smugglers imported cocaine and heroin into Miami International and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airports in return for kickbacks from Latin American drugs lords.
Moran-Sanchez was a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer at MIA and is considered the ringleader.
Her husband, who worked as a TSA supervisor at Fort Lauderdale's regional airport, was in charge of making sure the drug smugglers and their stash were allowed to get on flights to New York without being detected by authorities."

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