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Sunday 3 December 2023 Dublin: 0°C

# drug trafficking

This year
Rapper Fetty Wap jailed for six years for his part in New York-based drug trafficking plot
He was arrested in 2021 on charges of participating in a conspiracy to smuggle large amounts of heroin, fentanyl and other drugs into the New York City area.
More than 130 people arrested as part of international investigation on Calabrese mafia
A spokesperson for Belgium’s federal prosecutors’ office said it’s ‘likely the biggest operation ever carried out in Europe against the Calabrese mafia’.
EU warned that organised crime is 'as big a threat' as terrorism
The EU’s home affairs commissioner gave the warning today at a major drug smuggling hub.
Last year
Acting premier of British Virgin Islands ‘very concerned’ by direct UK rule advice
It comes after the country’s premier, Andrew Fahie, appeared in a US court after being arrested on drug trafficking charges.
Ex-Honduran president appears in US court on drugs charges
Juan Orlando Hernandez appeared in a New York federal court via video-link after he was brought to the United States on Thursday.
Honduras ex-president extradited to US for drug trafficking trial
Juan Orlando Hernandez risks spending the rest of his life in prison if convicted.
Singapore court dismisses mentally disabled man's death sentence appeal
Nagaenthran K. Dharmalingam was arrested in 2009 for trafficking heroin into the city-state.
All time
Colombia’s most wanted drug trafficker arrested following decade on run
President Ivan Duque likened the arrest of Dairo Antonio Usuga to Pablo Escobar’s capture three decades ago.
President of Honduras helped smuggle tonnes of cocaine into United States, prosecutor alleges
A witness claims the president said “they’d transport so much cocaine into the US they’d shove the drugs up the noses of the gringos.”
Dublin man sent for trial accused of conspiring to launder €500k in crime proceeds from drug trafficking
The investigation involved gardaí, as well as police forces and custom services in Australia and New Zealand.
Irish haulage boss faces jail after admitting drug trafficking and money laundering
Thomas Maher pleaded guilty to a string of offences at Liverpool Crown Court.
UK police seize €43 million worth of heroin in record haul
The 398kg of heroin was bound for Antwerp in Belgium.
Four people arrested after €2.8 million of suspected cocaine seized in Dublin
Separately, a large quantity of cannabis herb with an approximate street value of €800,000 was seized.
Italy and Zebre prop arrested for alleged drug trafficking - reports
Sami Panico is in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons.
Six arrested as gardaí seize €250k in cash in international money laundering operation
The gang is suspected of trafficking drugs to Australia and then laundering the proceeds back to Ireland.
Polish man fighting extradition from Ireland citing the alleged corruption of his own country's legal system
Artur Celmer is the subject of three separate extradition warrants from his native country (where he claims he could not get a fair trial) for alleged drug trafficking.
Ireland is a major buyer of hallucinogens from Europe's darknet
A European report has assessed the popularity of darknet sites and the response of enforcement agencies to shut them down.
Informants and paranoia: The implosion of the Kinahan gang's Dublin lieutenants
A number of men have contracts on their heads.
Pele's son turns himself in for 12-year prison sentence
The 46-year-old former goalkeeper denies the allegations.
Gardaí seize cannabis and cocaine worth €130,000 in Co Westmeath
Gardaí discovered cannabis resin with an approximate street value of €60,000 and cocaine with an approximate street value of €70,000.
Gang used fake ambulances to smuggle heroin and cocaine worth €2.3 BILLION into UK
The elaborate 14-month scheme involved bogus “patients” and fake paramedic costumes.
€1.6 million worth of heroin, cocaine and cannabis seized after car is stopped
They are being held in two Garda stations.
Five arrested over €80,000 heroin seizure in Dublin
The seizure was made after searches at two premises in Dublin’s city centre today.
Man arrested in wooded area over €228k cannabis find
Gardaí said the search yesterday was part of an ongoing operation in Cork.
Man to appear in court in relation to multi-million euro cannabis seizure
A total of 120 kg of cannabis herb was seized in Coolock with an estimated street value of €2.5 million.
Australian surfer caught with marijuana in Bali released after 9 years in prison
Schapelle Corby has always insisted the 4.1 kg of marijuana found in her body board bag was planted there.
Sentence today for two women caught with drugs in Peru
Michaella McCollum and Melissa Reid were caught with cocaine hidden in their luggage.
Court appearance for man over drugs seizure
Gardaí seized 1,800 cannabis plants at a premises in an industrial estate yesterday.
The Peru two to consider their plea and the story of their kidnap and arrest
Michaella McCollum Connolly’s lawyer also outlined the chain of events that led to her arrest.
Michaella is "in good spirits, but very frightened for the future" - solicitor
Michaella will be moved to a permanent jail in the next 24 hours, her solicitor says, but prisons in Peru are rife with TB and HIV.
PICS: Michaella and Melissa arrive in jail, and their wish list revealed
Toilet roll, Pringles, Oreos and a sports bra, were among some of the items requested as well as stamps and envelopes to write letters home.
Cannabis worth €490,000 seized as gardaí target drugs gang
Four men have been arrested after the drugs were uncovered in three separate operations this afternoon. A large quantity of cash was also seized.
PICS: Michaella and Melissa refused bail and head to Peruvian jail
The pair were arrested two weeks ago at Lima’s international airport with 11 kilograms of cocaine.
Irish woman Michaella McCollum Connolly to plead 'not guilty'
Local media in Peru are reporting that the Irish and British women were recruited by a Lima-based drug trafficking ring.
PICS: Michaella and Melissa arrive in Peruvian court over drug trafficking charges
Connolly’s lawyer Peter Madden said the Tyrone woman would be protesting her innocence.
Michaella's brother visits her in Peruvian police custody ahead of trial
He visited his sister at the national police anti-drug headquarters where Michaella and her companion Melissa Reid are being held.
Irish man turned down 10k to work as a drug mule in Ibiza
“I was offered to do a trip and offered €10,000 for a flight over to Benalmadena with 1kg,” said Lee.
“I don’t really want to talk to any journalist at any stage” – Michaella McCollum Connolly
In a video posted last night, Michaella says that she is not being given enough to drink.
Two arrested in overnight drug seizure in Dublin
A quantity of cannabis worth €400,000 was also seized during a search in Lucan last night.
Cannabis worth €90,000 seized in Navan
A 34-year-old man was arrested at the scene following the seizure in Navan over the weekend.