Posts tagged: drug trafficking

Massacre of 6 men in Mexico City makes residents wonder if drug war has reached their streets

Tweet MEXICO CITY (AP) — Armed men rumbled into a gritty neighborhood of the Mexican capital Thursday and gunned down six men hanging around a convenience store, fueling fears that one of the world’s largest cities is falling prey to the cartel-style violence that has long terrorized other parts of the country. More than 50 people have been killed in the past week in five apparently unrelated massacres, including four shot Thursday near ... Jump to full article >>

Legalizing pot would free up police to fight violent crime, law enforcement group says

Tweet Legalizing marijuana would put a big dent in drug cartels and free up police, prosecutors and judges to go after violent crimes, a law enforcement group said Monday in endorsing Proposition 19, the marijuana legalization measure. Proposition 19′s passage in November would decriminalize an estimated 60,000 drug arrests made in California each year, said former Orange County Superior Court Judge James Gray. Beat police would have more t ... Jump to full article >>

Biker leader killed, 27 arrested in raids

Tweet Federal agents killed an alleged leader of the Outlaws motorcycle gang in Maine during raids in which 27 people were arrested in seven states. Thomas “Tomcat” Mayne, 58, was shot dead Tuesday at his home in Old Orchard Beach, the Boston Herald reported. Glenn Anderson, special agent in charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms in Boston, said a SWAT team was met with gunfire. Those arrested face charges that include ... Jump to full article >>