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Ex-CNN producer John Griffin had marital trouble prior to arrest for allegedly trafficking minors

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United States Marshals have dropped him off in Vermont to be arraigned on the sex trafficking indictment that could land him behind bars for up to life, according to US Marshals in Connecticut.  But back home, the 44...

El Chapo’s wife sentenced on federal drug trafficking charges

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The wife of Mexican drug boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was sentenced today to three years in prison and four years of supervised release, along with a forfeiture of $ 1.5 million, in connection with drug trafficki...

Elephant DNA helps authorities make $3.5 million international ivory trafficking bust

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DNA evidence helped authorities in the United States and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) seize more than a ton of illegal elephant ivory, rhinoceros horn and pangolin scales in a multimillion dollar trafficki...

Mom says Southwest Airlines thought she was trafficking her biracial daughter

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A California woman is accusing Southwest Airlines of racial profiling, saying she was accused of human trafficking while traveling with her biracial daughter. Mary MacCarthy of Los Angeles told CNN she and her 10-ye...

Rapper Fetty Wap released on bond following drug trafficking charge

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Rapper Fetty Wap, who was arrested on a drug trafficking charge last week, is being released from custody on $ 500,000 bond. The rapper, who is also known as Willie Junior Maxwell II, was indicted along with five ...

150 people arrested, over $31M seized in international drug trafficking sting: Department of Justice

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The arrests are connected to a 10-month investigation between federal law enforcement officials in the U.S. and Europol in Europe. Prosecutors allege those charged are responsible for tens of thousands of illegal sal...

Justice Department announces 150 arrests in operation targeting international darknet opioid trafficking

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The Justice Department announced on Tuesday the arrest of 150 individuals accused of participating in international darknet opioid trafficking as part of a law enforcement operation that also resulted in the seizure...

DHS’ New York Airport flights proves US taxpayer funding ‘final step of human trafficking:’ ‘The Five’

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From White Plains, the migrants have reportedly been bused to other sites in New York and New Jersey, with the Post reporting one incident involving a charter bus full of migrants leaving the airport and zooming well...

US and Mexico set to negotiate updated bilateral security arrangement to fight drug trafficking and other threats

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Senior US officials meeting with their Mexican counterparts Friday will discuss ways to establish a new security agreement that updates the $ 3 billion Merida Initiative, a 2008 pact meant to fight drug trafficking...

Bill Cosby thinks R. Kelly ‘got railroaded’ at sex trafficking trial, says spokesperson

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Cosby believes the pervy singer "was screwed" and that "he wasn’t going to catch a break" during the month-long trial, according to his spokesman, Andrew Wyatt. Wyatt shared Cosby’s thoughts in a Tuesday night interv...

Jury begins deliberation in R. Kelly sex trafficking trial

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The R&B star is facing racketeering and sex trafficking charges.  Prosecutors and defense attorneys finished their closing arguments this week. The 54-year-old singer is accused of running a Chicago-based crimina...

R. Kelly tells judge he won’t testify at sex trafficking trial

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"You don't want to testify, correct?" U.S. District Judge Ann Connelly asked the R&B singer. He responded: "Yes, ma'am." Lawyers had already said Kelly was unlikely to testify in his own behalf. The defense is no...

Joe Concha slams Facebook for turning blind eye to cartels, trafficking: ‘As shocking as it is nauseating’

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"This is life and death kind of stuff here," Concha said.  The Wall Street Journal published a report on Thursday, "Facebook Employees Flag Drug Cartels and Human Traffickers. The Company’s Response Is Weak, Document...

Alleged sex trafficking survivors say Nevada violated Constitution’s slavery ban: lawsuit

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Announced on Monday, the lawsuit specifically names the state's attorney general and Gov. Steve Sisolak, along with multiple counties and private entities.  The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE), which i...

Afghan evacuation raises concerns about child trafficking

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U.S. officials at intake centers in the United Arab Emirates and in Wisconsin have identified numerous incidents in which Afghan girls have been presented to authorities as the "wives" of much older men. While child ...

12-state human trafficking sting frees 59 victims, including 2 minors; 102 suspects arrested

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"The exploitation and repeated victimization of our children, our women and our men must end," Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Superintendent Drew Evans said in a statement, adding that although the operati...