Feds bust suspected Pittsburg/Atlanta pot trafficking ring; alleged money launderer arrested in Bay Area

OAKLAND — A man suspected of conspiring with others to ship marijuana from Pittsburg to Atlanta, Georgia, was arrested in the Bay Area last week on an arrest warrant for money laundering charges, court records show. Alhaji Jewru Touray was arrested in connection with a federal conspiracy and money laundering…

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Greeley man arrested for pot trafficking had 412 plants in his basement, cops say

A Greeley man who was arrested for his suspected involvement in a multi-state marijuana trafficking ring had 412 plants growing in his basement when he was taken into custody, according to an affidavit for his arrest. Yong Chen, 47, also is suspected of cultivating 67.5 pounds of processed and finished marijuana in…

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Former marijuana enforcement officer, entrepreneur indicted in Colorado trafficking ring

Published: Jun 13, 2017, 11:44 am • Updated: Jun 13, 2017, 12:05 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A former Colorado marijuana enforcement officer and a Denver-based marijuana entrepreneur already the target of fraud allegations were indicted in connection with a suspected massive illegal marijuana trafficking ring that operated…

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Why Trump’s wall wouldn’t stop cross-border drug trafficking

Published: Apr 25, 2017, 9:36 am • Updated: Apr 25, 2017, 11:46 am By Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post As President Donald Trump demands federal funding for a border wall he promised Mexico would pay for, he has leaned heavily on the argument that the wall is the only way…

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DEA-sanctioned informant trafficking keeps drugs in communities

Published: Apr 11, 2017, 2:34 pm • Updated: Apr 11, 2017, 2:34 pm By Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post Last week, the acting director of the federal Drug Enforcement Administration was asked whether his agents ever intentionally allow drug shipments into communities in the interest of making a bigger bust…

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Eight of 16 people indicted in Colorado marijuana trafficking operation listed as having state pot licenses

Published: Mar 24, 2017, 4:19 pm • Updated: Mar 24, 2017, 4:33 pm By Jesse Paul, The Denver Post Eight of the 16 people indicted on charges they ran a massive illicit marijuana operation that sold and shipped weed out of state are listed in Colorado records as having active or expired licenses…

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