The crew from PGFD Truck 831 eneded up with something that wasn’t on their grocery list when they made a stop for food Wednesday at a store in Calverton, Maryland. They found a naked man on the tip of the aerial ladder. Working with PGPD, firefighters maneuvered the ladder and eventually the man came down for a meeting with the police officers. It ended with a tasing.
According to PGFD, the person shouted threats and performed lewd acts to himself while climbing on the ladder bed. The man was taken to an area hospital after he [...]
MOSCOW, (RIA Novosti) – A total of 80 kg (over 176 lbs) of heroin were discovered on a train en route from the Tajik capital of Dushanbe to Moscow on Wednesday, the Russian Interior Ministry said on Thursday.
The ministry said that law-enforcers found a cache with plastic bottles “containing a dark gray substance, presumably heroin, weighting 80 kg in total.” The amount is equal to 800 000 average single doses, according to the Russian legislation.
Two train conductors, both of them Tajik nationals, were detained.
The train, popular among migrant workers, drew fierce criticism from various [...]
by Alexander Main / Center for Economic and Policy Research
During his trip last week to Mexico and Costa Rica, President Obama sought to down play the U.S.’s security agenda in the region, emphasizing trade relations, energy cooperation and other more benign themes. In a May 3rd joint press conference with his Costa Rican counterpart Laura Chinchilla, Obama stated that it was necessary “to recognize that problems like narco-trafficking arise in part when a country is vulnerable because of poverty, because of institutions that are not working for the people, because young people don’t see a brighter [...]
By Sylvia Longmire / Fox News
One early morning in mid-January of 2013, Jesús Juárez opened the front door of his Brownsville, Texas home and saw a package. It had the typical FedEx markings on it, and despite the fact that his daughter’s boyfriend didn’t see it on his way out the night before, Jesús brought the package inside and opened it. Fortunately, only one of the four pipe bombs inside the package detonated, but just that single device blew out the front door and windows and severely burned him, his wife and their young daughter.
PINELLAS PARK, Florida — The man attacked by an alligator after fleeing police in Florida says he was in a fight for his life with the croc.
Twenty-year-old Bryan Zuniga tells Tampa Bay’s Fox 13 News Friday that he was swimming and trying to hide when a 6- to 8-foot gator lunged at him.
Zuniga says he was nearly knocked unconscious when the gator’s mouth hit his head. He fought back with both legs and the arm not caught between the alligator’s jaws.
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office says Zuniga ran away and into a water treatment [...]
Fatal Miami drug bust shootout recorded by alleged perps’ cameras
By Michael Walsh / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
A suspected marijuana trafficker went up in smoke on his front lawn — in a heated Miami shootout with detectives that was captured in clear, graphic surveillance video.
“This shooting is one of a very unique scenario in which there is a video of extremely high quality. You rarely have anything like that,” Ed Griffith, spokesperson for Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office told the Daily News.
Shown in court Thursday, the video clearly shows Gerardo Delgado emerge from a parked [...]
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JUNCTION CITY, Kan. — The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says 81 people were arrested on drug-related charges after a lengthy investigation by local and state authorities.
The KBI said in a news release Thursday that arrests were made Tuesday and Wednesday in and around Junction City, Manhattan, Grandview Plaza and Ogden. Many of the arrests involved conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine.
Investigators seized a variety of narcotics and 17 firearms. The KBI says several children were placed in protective custody after the arrests.
The 13-month investigation was conducted by the KBI, Geary County law [...]
NAYPYIDAW – China and five Southeast Asian nations vowed Thursday to boost cooperation in the fight against illegal drugs, which they warned posed a “significant threat” to the region.
The pledge came at the end of a meeting of ministers or representatives from Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam in the Myanmar capital Naypyidaw.
“Consumption and production of narcotic drugs continues to grow rapidly within the region and worldwide, constituting a significant threat to the East Asian region,” according to a joint statement adopted at the meeting.
The countries agreed to tighten cross-border cooperation, step up [...]
PHOENIX (AP) — A man was sentenced to 14 years in prison Wednesday for his murder conviction in the beheading of a man in Arizona who police say had stolen drugs from a Mexican drug cartel.
Crisantos Moroyoqui-Yocupicio, 39, had pleaded no contest to second-degree murder in the death of 38-year-old Martin Alejandro Cota-Monroy at an apartment in the Phoenix suburb of Chandler on Oct. 10, 2010.
Moroyoqui-Yocupicio faced a punishment ranging from 10 to 16 years in prison when he was sentenced by Judge Joseph Kreamer of Maricopa County Superior Court. Prosecutors were seeking the maximum [...]
CERES — Local drug agents say they have made the biggest bust anyone can remember, seizing 290 pounds of methamphetamine Tuesday along with $66,000 in cash. Two men were arrested.
According to the Modesto Police Department, agents with the Stanislaus Drug Enforcement Agency, the Modesto Narcotics Enforcement Team and Homeland Security Investigations served a search warrant at a home on Hardy Court in Ceres after receiving an anonymous tip.
During the search of the residence Tuesday afternoon, agents located the meth in several storage containers.
Officers arrested Victor Ramiro Torres, 23, of Ceres and Luis Bartolo Madriz [...]