Mexico Missing Persons Tops 100,000 People

Fourth EstatePoster of missing Mexican Students - Amnesty International

Mexico’s official figure of missing people exceeded 100,000 for the first time on Monday as families called for immediate action from the authorities to find victims of violence connected to organized crime. According to Mexico’s National Registry of Missing Persons, …

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Honduran Drug Clan Matriarch, Herlinda Bobadilla, Captured, Son Killed

Fourth EstateHonduran Drug Clan Matriarch, Herlinda Bobadilla, Captured, Son Killed

Los Montes drug clan matriarch Herlinda Bobadilla has been captured after a shootout withHonduran authorities in a mountainous area of ​​ Colón, Honduras while her son has been killed. “In an intense confrontation between Honduran police and drug traffickers in …

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Britney Griner’s Detention Extended by Russia

Fourth EstateBrittney Griner - Russia 24 (State TV)

A Russian court has extended the detention of U.S. basketball star Britney Griner on Friday until June 18. Griner, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and star center with the Phoenix Mercury, was detained at the Moscow airport in February after …

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Australian Police find $14m Worth of Cocaine Near Diver’s Body

Fourth EstateCocaine - Marco Verch Professional Photographer

The New South Wales (NSW) Police Force found more than 50 kilograms of cocaine worth AU$20 million ($14 million) near a diver’s body on Monday. The police found the diver on the shore of Hunter River at Newcastle after receiving …

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Colombian Gulf Cartel Beseiges Choco State Over Leader Arrest

Fourth EstateChoco State - Fourth Estate

The Gulf Clan besieged the Choco province of Colombia, declaring an armed strike over the arrest of its leader, Dairo Antonio Úsuga. Residents of Choco and other cities and villages across northern Colombia reported that paramilitary militiamen had done acts …

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US Government Offers Monetary Reward for Information Against Honduran Drug Traffickers

Fourth EstateMontes Bobadilla family - US Department of State

The US Department of State (DOS) announced that a $5 million reward would be given to anyone who will disclose information that would lead to the arrest of Honduran drug trafficker Herlinda Bobadilla. A reward was also announced for the …

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British Virgin Islands Premier Arrested in Miami for Alleged Drug Trafficking

Fourth EstateAndrew Fahie, Premier of the British Virgin Islands - Gov't of the BVI

British Virgin Islands Premier Andrew Fahie was arrested at a Miami airport by the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) on charges of drug trafficking. DEA agents detained Fahie along with the British Virgin Island’s Port Authority managing director Oleanvine …

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Disabled Malaysian Man Executed in Singapore Despite Protests and Condemnation

Fourth EstateNagaenthran K. Dharmalingam holding his nephew - Courtesy Dharmalingam Family

Singapore executed a mentally challenged Malaysian man who was sentenced to death for drug offenses on Wednesday, despite international pleas to save him. Nagaenthran K. Dharmalingam, aged 34, was sentenced to death over a decade ago after being found guilty …

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Indian Coast Guard Arrests 9 Pakistani Nationals With 56kg Heroin

Indian authorities on Monday apprehended a Pakistani ship “Al Haji, on the Indian side of the Arabian sea near Gujarat, with the consignment of heroin worth almost $36m. “The operation was jointly carried out by Gujarat’s ATS (Anti-Terrorism Squad) and …

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