By Dennis Wagner / Azcentral
Mexican police in Sinaloa reportedly have arrested a third suspect wanted by the FBI in the 2010 murder of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.
Ivan Soto-Barraza was among five bandits involved in a shootout with elite BORTAC agents who were patrolling an area near Nogales, Ariz., in search of drug ripoff crews on Dec. 14, 2010, according to a federal grand-jury indictment. Prosecutors allege the gunmen entered the country illegally in a conspiracy to ambush marijuana smugglers and steal their loads under cover of darkness, but ran into the Border [...]
K-9 Alex, Massachusetts, State Police and the seized drugs
WWLP 22 News
STURBRIDGE, Mass. (State Police) – State Police seized 26 pounds of marijuana after a traffic stop in Sturbridge.
Trooper Todd Nolan told 22News the suspect, 23-year-old Jiarui Liu of Brooklyn, was charged with possession with intent to distribute, a license plate violation and failure to signal.
According to the State Police Facebook page, Wednesday morning, just before 2:00 a.m., Trooper Robert Ryan of the State Police Sturbridge Barracks, requested assistance from K-9 for a search on I-84 in Sturbridge.
After interaction with the vehicle occupants, Tpr. [...]
Garda Dog Unit in Ireland
Ireland – Over €100,000 worth of drugs have been seized by Gardaí in Cork city.
At around 4.30pm members from the Cork City Divisional Drugs Unit, assisted by the Garda Dog Unit, searched a house on Model Farm Road as part of an ongoing operation targeting the sale and supply of controlled drugs in Cork City.
During the discovery heroin with an estimated street value of up to €100,000, along with cannabis herb and resin with an estimated street value of up to €4,000 were recovered along with drug paraphernalia and [...]
K-9 team form the Tasmania Police Transport Command
State and federal police have seized more than $250,000 worth of drugs in Tasmania as part of a large-scale operation to bust an alleged drug trafficking syndicate.
Drug dog teams, armed police officers and 180 members of the drug squad searched 12 properties across Hobart and Devonport this week.
The operation has also seen 16 firearms and a one metre-long freshwater crocodile seized by police.
Police allege traffickers have been involved in the sale of over $300,000 worth of drugs in the past eight months.
drug bust in Tasmania
dog fighting ring busted
Opposing Views, Fox 54 (two weeks ago)
On Monday, Attorney General George Beck Jr. announced that raids on Aug. 23 led by the FBI resulted in the arrest of 12 suspects and the seizure of 367 Pit Bulls — ranging in age from a few days to 10-12 years old. Raids in several states led to indictments on felony dog fighting charges, officials say, and they are calling it the second largest dog-fighting ring bust in U.S. history.
There were also a number of guns, illegal drugs, canine drugs and $500,000 in cash confiscated [...]
Operation Walking Dead, multinational “Molly” Drug Bust
by Jon Hand / Democrat and Chronicle (Gannett)
An investigation into an international drug ring culminated in 54 arrests, law enforcement officials announced in Rochester on Monday.
Eight people from Rochester are charged with consipiracy to import and sell methylone, U.S. Attorney William Hochul said at a news conference. Arrests also came in Canada, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, Britain, Ireland and Kazakhstan.
Methylone is also known as Molly, the drug involved in a fatal overdose of a Rochester man at a New York City music festival recently. More than 74 kilograms [...]
A police officer and police canine inspect vehicles in a parking lot outside the Washington Navy Yard.
Washington (CNN) — The FBI says authorities have identified the dead suspect in Monday’s shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard as Aaron Alexis, 34, a military contractor from Texas.
The suspect was positively identified using fingerprints and ID, the Washington FBI Field Office said.
A military contractor ID removed from the suspect’s body matched the appearance of the dead man, a law enforcement source said.
At least 12 people were killed in the shooting, which put government buildings on lockdown [...]
Joker, the Centerville Police Department’s K-9 narcotics dog, plays on the grass with Officer Jason Read on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. Joker has hip dysplasia and needs to undergo two surgeries. The city is paying for the first one. Officers are looking to raise money for the second. If Joker did not have the surgeries, he would need to be put down. (KELLY KEITER/Special to the Standard-Examiner)
K9 officer with genetic condition will undergo surgery
CENTERVILLE, Utah – He’s a 2-year-old named Joker and he’s a member of the Centerville Police Department, but this particular officer [...]
Inmate firefighters walk along Highway 120 near Yosemite National Park, Calif.
By David Sonju / Word Mag, AP
Investigators determined that a hunter’s illegal blaze started California’s Rim fire, which has burned nearly 371 square miles and is one of the largest wildfires in California history.
Located in and around Yosemite National Park, the fire is now more than 80 percent contained. Officials said the massive conflagration cost $81 million to fight and destroyed 111 structures, including 11 homes. Thousands of firefighters battled the flames during the past month, and at one point, the fire threatened more than [...]
K-9 Koda, Stockton Police
STOCKTON – Authorities apprehended a federal fugitive who was bitten by a police dog Saturday following a brief struggle on a south Stockton street, police said.
Members of a U.S. Marshals Service task force spotted Ruben Vargas, 27, traveling south on Interstate 5 about 5:45 p.m., authorities said. Vargas was wanted for a federal narcotics warrant and a state parole warrant, police said.
Marshals requested assistance from the Stockton Police Department, which dispatched units to initiate a traffic stop. Vargas pulled over at a Shell gas station on West 8th Street near Interstate [...]