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Jury Convicts Afghan Trafficker with Taliban Ties

March 14, 2012
An Afghan national who distributed nearly 20 percent of the world's heroin in 2006 and supported the Taliban was convicted Tuesday and faces a 20-year prison sentence.

Calif. Proposes Returning High-Risk Prison Gang Members to General Population

March 13, 2012
California corrections officials have floated a plan that would allow gang members living in high-security housing units to return to the general population as a reward for good behavior.

Task Force Busts N.Y. Heroin Trafficking Ring

March 13, 2012
The federal government Tuesday indicted 20 members of a New York-area drug trafficking ring that brought 20 kilograms of heroin valued at $2.75 million to street-level dealers in Queens and Long Island in the past nine months.
<p>Photo: LASD</p>

Killer Collected $30K In Unemployment From Prison

March 5, 2012
A Southern California gang member received $30,000 in fraudulently obtained unemployment insurance benefits while he was incarcerated and funnelled the money into the accounts of prison gang members.

Calif.-N.Y. Hells Angels Meth Ring Busted

February 24, 2012
A federal grand jury in Rochester, N.Y., has returned a seven-count indictment charging Hells Angels members in Rochester and Monterey, Calif., with drug trafficking and racketeering offenses.

Barrio Azteca Gang Leader Sentenced To Life in Prison

February 15, 2012
Barrio Azteca gang leader Roberto Angel Cardona (aka "Little Angelillo") was sentenced to life in prison without parole Tuesday for his participation in a racketeering conspiracy, authorities announced.

Sinaloa Cartel Assassin Arrested in Mexico

February 6, 2012
Police in Mexico have announced the arrest of a Sinaloa drug cartel enforcer who prosecutors say ordered the 2009 attack on a drug treatment center in Ciudad Juarez in which 18 people were killed.
<p>Photo: NYPD</p>

Bronx Marijuana Jungle Raided by NYPD

February 1, 2012
NYPD investigators raided an indoor jungle of marijuana plants that reached seven feet in height and likely generated $3 million in drug profits for its owners.

CDC Report: Gang Prevention Needed In Early Adolescence

January 30, 2012
The report surveyed gang activity in Los Angeles, Calif.; Oklahoma City, Okla.; Long Beach, Calif.; Oakland, Calif.; and Newark, N.J. In these cities, a total of 856 gang and 2,077 nongang homicides were identified and included in the analyses.

LASD Task Force Used Heroin-Packed Burrito In Jail Sting

January 26, 2012
A secret Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department task force used a burrito stuffed with 24 grams of heroin during jail sting to uncover corruption among its deputies.
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