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By The Dispatch On Thursday, August 8th, 2019
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Vermont Correctional Officer Sentenced for Smuggling Buprenorphine into the Facility

The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that on August 5, 2019, United States District Judge William K. Sessions III sentenced Grant Vance, a former correctional officer at Northern More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, August 2nd, 2019
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Human smuggling, trafficking ring from Mexico busted up in Maine by border patrol agents

U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested eight Mexican nationals in the Mars Hill area on July 23. Agents were responding to a call for assistance from the Maine State Police.  All eight subjects were criminally charged More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, July 17th, 2019
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Inmate, Steven Snook Convicted of Conspiring with Nurse to Smuggle Prescription Drugs

A federal inmate is potentially facing more time behind bars after he was caught trying to smuggle prescription narcotics into prison. Steven W. Snook, 42, pleaded guilty earlier today to conspiring with a licensed More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, May 30th, 2019
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Border patrol busts woman with $334K meth hidden in SUV

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, officers arrested a San Luis, Arizona woman connected to an alleged attempt to smuggle more than 110 pounds of methamphetamine through the Port of More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, May 30th, 2019
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Phoenix border patrol arrest woman smuggling over $290K of meth

U.S. Border Patrol agents at the I-19 Immigration Checkpoint near Tubac arrested a Phoenix woman late Saturday night for attempting to smuggle nearly 100 pounds of meth in her car. Agents referred the 33-year-old More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, May 19th, 2019
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Texas border patrol nabs 98 illegal aliens from El Salvador, Honduras and Belize

U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Presidio Station apprehended 98 illegal aliens. The illegal aliens are citizens from El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. Patrol Agent in Charge of the Presidio Station Derek More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, May 10th, 2019
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Arizona: Border patrol busts two major human smuggling attempts, arresting ten

Blythe Station agents from the Yuma Sector Border Patrol stopped two human smuggling attempts and apprehended 10 illegal aliens from Mexico, in two separate events Friday and Saturday. At approximately 10:20 p.m. More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, March 14th, 2019
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Border Patrol Agent, Robert Hall Sentenced to 9 Years for Accepting Bribes for Drug Smuggling

A former U.S. Border Patrol Agent (BPA) was sentenced to 112 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for accepting bribes in return for helping to smuggle illegal drugs into the United States. Assistant More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, November 10th, 2018
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Former Captain with Bristol County Sheriff Office, Jamie Melo Sentenced for Smuggling

A former Captain with the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office was sentenced today in connection with helping Carlos Rafael, known as the Codfather in the fishing industry, and the owner of one of the largest commercial More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, October 6th, 2018
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John Hanrahan pleads guilty in heroin, meth trafficking case, faces up to life in prison

John Hanrahan, 57, of Albuquerque, N.M., pled guilty today in federal court to heroin and methamphetamine trafficking charges without the benefit of a plea agreement.  At sentencing, Hanrahan faces a statutory More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018
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Border patrol and customs arrest Akeem Rasheen Lewis, a Jamaican man smuggling cocaine in glass bottles

An arriving passenger at John F. Kennedy International Airport did not enjoy a ‘Happy Hour’ as U. S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized his prohibited cocktail. On September 28, Mr. Akeem Rasheen More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, September 23rd, 2018
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Texas: El Paso border wall project beginning, ‘will be far more durable and far more effective’

As part of the President’s Executive Order 13767, and at the direction of the Secretary of Homeland Security, construction for replacement of existing pedestrian fencing in El Paso with new steel bollard More...

By Butter Bracco On Friday, February 16th, 2018
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South Carolina: Mickey Cox, Terry Langston arrested after traffic stop links the pair to Mexican drug cartel

The Seneca Police Department said one of two men arrested during a traffic stop on Thursday morning has ties to a Mexican drug cartel. Officers identified that pair as Mickey Cox, 50, and Terry Langston, 52, for possession More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, October 28th, 2017
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Doug Laux and Ben Smith star in Discovery’s ‘Finding Escobar’s Millions’ premiering November 3

At one time Pablo Escobar — the most wanted man on the planet — buried masses of his estimated multi-billion-dollar fortune all over Colombia.  Legends say the vast majority of it has never been found.  More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, September 30th, 2016
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How to Help Your Loved One Get Treatment for Drug Addiction

Drug addiction can never do you any good.  It can manipulate your thoughts, your actions, and your behavior.  Taking illegal substances, in small or large amounts, can definitely make a huge impact into how you More...

By Guest Author On Monday, August 24th, 2015
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Aid Most Needed in War Torn Syria

In an effort to restore relations with Syria, the UK is looking at the aid most needed in the war torn country. Rather than continuing with aerial bombarding, Western nations need to step up and offer what help More...

By Butter Bracco On Thursday, August 13th, 2015
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South Carolina woman, Monika Marie Adams hides pot in Bible, arrested for smuggling it into a prison

A bizarre arrest in South Carolina has drawn attention as a woman was arrested for attempting to smuggle marijuana into a jail, hiding the pot inside of a Bible. Monika Marie Adams brought the Bible to Union County More...

By Zach Jones On Thursday, July 9th, 2015
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Nigerian man Uzoma Elele Alpha avoids death penalty, gets life in prison for possession of meth, pot

A Nigerian man was sentenced to life in prison for the possession of meth and marijuana, avoiding the usual death penalty by firing squad assigned for such drug crimes. Uzoma Elele Alpha, 33, was sentenced by More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, July 16th, 2013
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Trevino Morales, aka Z-40, Mexican drug cartel leader of Zetas, captured

Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, the notoriously brutal leader of the feared Zetas drug cartel, was captured before dawn Monday in the first major blow against an organized crime leader by a Mexican administration More...

By Butter Bracco On Sunday, May 12th, 2013
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Ashley Harper, Pittsburgh woman, arrested after smuggling heroin into a court room, hid from police on the roof

A Pittsburgh woman was arrest Friday after police found her hiding on a roof. Ashley Harper was found with 30 bags of stamped heroin entering family court for a drug screen, police say. Ashley Nicole Harper Court More...


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