Tombstone city employee charged in inmate-worker drug smuggling scheme

Tombstone city employee charged in inmate-worker drug smuggling scheme

By Terri Jo Neff / Cochise County Record An inmate work crew from the state prison in Douglas has been suspended from its assignment with the City of Tombstone following the arrest of a longtime city employee for promoting prison contraband. Bruce “Auggie” Lesko was arrested by the Tombstone Marshal’s Office on April 6 after the […]

Stolen vehicle, missing juvenile, drugs nabbed at immigrant checkpoints

Stolen vehicle, missing juvenile, drugs nabbed at immigrant checkpoints

By SoAzNewsX Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than 150 pounds of marijuana, facilitated the recovery of a stolen vehicle and found a missing juvenile during two incidents at immigration checkpoints early today. Nogales Station agents working at the immigration checkpoint near Amado referred the driver of a 2000 Nissan Xterra to secondary inspection, […]

Hezbollah moving ‘tons of cocaine’ in Latin America, Europe to finance terror operations

Hezbollah moving ‘tons of cocaine’ in Latin America, Europe to finance terror operations

Hezbollah’s terrorism finance operations are thriving across Latin America months after the Drug Enforcement Administration linked the Iran-backed Lebanese militant group to drug cartels in the region, U.S. lawmakers were told Wednesday. Former DEA operations chief Michael Braun said Hezbollah is “moving [multiple] tons of cocaine” from South America to Europe and has developed “the […]

How Uber is changing drug dealing

How Uber is changing drug dealing

By Brian Anderson / Motherboard Erik* had been driving for Uber for over a year when it happened. To that point, almost every trip Erik logged on the ride-hailing platform was destination-to-destination, with the occasional passenger dropped off along the way. But one night in 2015 was different. It started as any other pickup would in […]