Roberto Salazar II of San Diego was sentenced for importing fentanyl and for conspiracy to distribute heroin, meth, cocaine and fentanyl, according to a statement from the U.S. attorney's office.
As fentanyl deaths soar, political pressure is growing to stop Mexican cartels that smuggle the drug. Experts on drug trafficking say trying to lock down the Mexican border is an impossible goal.
A Colombian man trying to sneak more than a pound of the drug into Spain was caught with the package (poorly) hidden under his fake hair, a police official told NPR.
Lawyers are appealing the sentence and say the 54-year-old from Sydney was the victim of an online scam.
Mexican officials say they seized a bazooka adapted to shoot drugs alongside nearly a ton of marijuana in the town of Agua Prieta on the U.S.-Mexico border.
U.S. prosecutors say they'll seek to compel Edgar Veytia to forfeit some $250 million if he's convicted. The attorney general of Nayarit state was arrested this week in San Diego.
The lawman says local taxpayers should not pay to house prisoners arrested for pot possession at the Sierra Blanca border checkpoint. "I'm not gonna do the federal government's job," he says.
How does a promising young cop go from town hero to drug trafficker? A former rogue officer details what led him to the dark side in a region known for corruption.
The FBI is cracking down on rampant corruption in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas. With voter fraud, drug smuggling and bribery a big part of border culture, it's proving to be a difficult task.
Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, the ringleaders of the heroin-smuggling ring, are expected to be given their execution dates on Saturday. Indonesian law requires they receive 72 hours' notice.