Articles Tagged with drug trafficking

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5-MARIJUANA-BACKPACKS-004-300x194United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents made two major seizures involving the smuggling of marijuana into the United States.

The two separate events resulted in nearly 600 pounds of marijuana being seized, as well as the vehicles the drugs were being transported in. All of the individuals involved were arrested and turned over to the DEA.

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policia-300x174Late last month, Jacksonville police announced one of their largest drug seizures in recent years, with the discovery of nearly 16 pounds of heroin valued at close to $400,000.

In addition to the significant bust, authorities also took three suppliers off the streets as part of Operation Big Apple, a years-long investigation targeting drugs trafficked to Florida from New York City.

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11-11-16 CampbellPorsha Session, a Broward County Public Schools elementary teacher, was arrested on February 27 for allegedly obstructing a drug investigation.

She faces one charge of obstructing an official proceeding and was released on Tuesday after posting a $260,000 bond. News sources did not name an attorney for Session.

According to the federal indictment, Session, 31, is a relative of a Lauderhill police detective who was working on a drug investigation along with other Lauderhill police officers, Homeland Security, and DEA agents.

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Hassan Mansour, Ghassan Diab, and Mohammad AmmarThree men with purported ties to Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah have been arrested for allegedly laundering cocaine money in Miami, Florida, on behalf of Colombian drug cartels.

Mohammad Ahmad Ammar, Hassan Mohsen Mansour, and Ghassan Diab are suspected to have illegally moved over $500,000 through Miami banks in a series of complicated financial transactions.

Ammar, 31, is believed to be the leader of the group. He was living in Colombia before he was booked into Miami-Dade jail last week on state felony money laundering charges. His two associates also face similar charges in South Florida.

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Rusty HolmanRusty Holman of Delray Beach, Florida was arrested last Monday for allegedly selling almost $2,000 worth of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) to an undercover informant working with Boca Raton police. He is being held at Palm Beach County Jail in lieu of $75,000 bail. News reports did not specify a lawyer for Holman.

According to the police report filed, a confidential informant told police that Hoyman, 28, was purportedly looking to sell about $640 worth of LSD. He had one “sheet” (100 doses of LSD) for sale, sources say.

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