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Former Honduran president pleads not guilty to federal drug trafficking and firearm charges

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Former Honduran president Juan Orlando Hernández on Tuesday pleaded not guilty in US court to federal drug trafficking and firearms possession charges. The indictment in the US District Court for the Southern Distri...

Singapore executes intellectually disabled man for drug trafficking after rejecting appeal

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A man with intellectual disabilities was executed in Singapore on Wednesday, his family's lawyer said, after a long campaign for clemency failed, putting the city-state's zero-tolerance drug laws back under scrutiny...

Texas National Guard soldier remains missing after helping rescue two migrants suspected of drug trafficking

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A Texas Army National Guard soldier who went missing Friday during a rescue mission along the border with Mexico has not yet been found, according to a release from the Texas Military Department (TMD). Local law e...

Illegal migrants a missing National Guard soldier tried to rescue were involved in drug trafficking: officials

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The soldier went missing on Friday after entering a river in Eagle Pass to help two migrants who officials say "appeared to be drowning as they illegally crossed the river from Mexico to the United States." TEXAS NAT...

Americans have rushed to rescue Ukrainian orphans. One mission led to a child trafficking probe

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When Russian bombs started dropping on Ukraine in late February, a country singer half a world away in Nashville says he felt the panic of a parent whose child is in danger. The 9-year-old boy Scooter Brown and his ...

US Marshals’ operation recovers 16 missing children and uncovers allegations of sex trafficking, agency says

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A three-month operation by the US Marshals Service in Louisiana led to the recovery of 16 missing children, the arrest of five individuals and uncovered allegations of sex trafficking in several of the cases, accord...

9 alleged Chicago gang members added to indictment against Army soldiers in gun trafficking case

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US Attorney General Merrick Garland announced a 21-count superseding indictment against three US Army soldiers charged last year with gun trafficking, expanding it to include nine more people alleged to be gang memb...

Matt Gaetz maintains he is innocent amid sex trafficking probe: ‘This was an operation to destroy me’

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The Times story, published last March, cited three anonymous sources "briefed on the matter," who alleged that Gaetz traveled across state lines with a 17-year-old girl for the purpose of sex. Gaetz said he doesn't e...

US border officials see uptick in drug trafficking from Mexico

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Michael Salvatti is the assistant director of U.S. passenger operations at the El Paso Ysleta Border Port of Entry in Texas. He said he's seen thousands of people pass through the port of entry daily.  "Things are ea...

A stunning fall for ex-Honduran president, arrested at the request of the US for drug trafficking

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While president from 2014 until last month, he had the support of U.S. officials waging the war on drugs and some diplomats who did not see a better option. But less than three weeks out of office, his utility exhaus...

Tracing DNA of related elephants reveals illegal ivory trafficking networks

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Sign up for CNN's Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. African elephants have drastically dwindled as targets of the illegal...

Frank Reich among groups going to LA to combat trafficking

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A year after he became head coach of the Indianapolis Colts, Reich and his wife, Linda, formed kNot Today, a nonprofit that works to prevent child sexual abuse and exploitation. Their foundation is among five organiz...

What is human trafficking?

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The entire month of January is also National Human Trafficking Prevention Month.  "Human trafficking is one of the fastest growing criminal enterprises in the world and requires the collaboration of federal, state, a...

A Rhode Island man was arrested for allegedly selling ‘ghost guns’ and trafficking the firearms to the Dominican Republic

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A Rhode Island man was arrested in New York Thursday for allegedly selling or attempting to sell more than 100 guns that he produced at his home, according to the US Attorney's Office Southern District of New York. ...

Biden admin pledges to crack down on human trafficking as migrant crisis roils border

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"Human trafficking — whether in the form of forced labor, sex trafficking, or other offenses — is an abhorrent abuse of power and a profoundly immoral crime that strikes at the safety, health, and dignity of millions...

FBI whistleblower blasts delay before longtime CNN producer John Griffin’s child trafficking arrest

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The 17-month delay between a search warrant that secured longtime CNN producer John Griffin’s devices in Vermont and an arrest on child trafficking charges shows that feds "don’t give a da-- about these kind of cases...

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