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Suspect in Murder of U.S. Marshal Deputy in Louisiana Dies from Gunshot Wound

The man accused in the shooting death of 27-year-old Deputy U.S. Marshal Josie Wells in Baton Rouge, LA Tuesday morning died Wednesday morning from a gunshot wound sustained during his arrest. Jamie Croom, a multiple convicted felon already on probation for firearms charges, was considered the most wanted man in Pointe Coupee Parish. The U.S. Attorney’s Office had filed charges on Croom Tuesday evening in relation to the shooting.

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Illegal Alien Arrested in El Paso for Smuggling Cocaine While Using Children as Cover

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officers at the El Paso port of entry arrested 27-year-old Claudia Elizabeth Hernandez Rodriguez of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico after a failed attempt at smuggling cocaine across the border. Rodriguez crossed with the 7.5 pound stash, worth an estimated $240,000, using two children as her cover.


Border Patrol Catches Previously Deported Gang Member/Sex Offender in US

Border Patrol agents near the U.S.-Mexico border apprehended 39-year-old “Sureno” gang member Alejandro Sanchez after he illegally entered the U.S., only to discover that he was a previously deported violent felon who had served prison time as a sex offender. The arrest occurred in the early morning hours of March 1st at a border patrol checkpoint in Southern California.

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Former Union Official Pleads Guilty to Extortion Cover-up

David Hart, a former International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) official, pleaded guilty to charges he participated in an extortion cover-up by another union official, dubbed “Union Official A,” according to a law enforcement official release announced last week. The 42-year-old Hart, of East China


Tucson to NYC Cocaine Ring Appears to be Sinaloa Cartel Operation

The anatomy of a Mexican cartel operation based on U.S. soil can be seen in a Tucson, Arizona case in which 40-year-old Joel Sesma Garcia and 41-year-old Gerald Fidel Herrara were sentenced for their roles in a cocaine distribution ring that spanned five states over a four year period, involved over 527 kilograms of cocaine and tens of millions of dollars. Vast amounts of the proceeds were sent back to Mexico, specifically to a region controlled by the Sinaloa Federation, a conglomerate of various criminal organizations commonly referred to as the Sinaloa cartel.