Drug Trafficking

  • Drug Cartels Recruit Smugglers Through Classified Ads, Feds Say

    Drug Cartels Recruit Smugglers Through Classified Ads, Feds Say

    It's not unusual for California police or federal drug enforcement agents to catch drug smugglers at the border, with cannabis or heroin hidden, say, in the tires. But early last year, officials in San Diego say they noticed something surprising. A lot of the smugglers they arrested didn't have any idea that... Continue Reading

  • For Colombia Ex-Fighters, Few Jobs And Crime Pays

    For Colombia Ex-Fighters, Few Jobs And Crime Pays

    By Vivian Sequera BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Thousands of former combatants in Colombia's long-running conflict who surrendered their weapons to the government have since discovered the downside to civilian life: unemployment. From both sides of the old battle lines, former right-wing militiamen and leftist... Continue Reading