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Mexican drug lord Juarez ‘El Abuelo’ Orosco extradited to U.S.

Suspected Mexican drug kingpin Juan Juarez Orosco has been extradited to the United States from Panama and arraigned in a federal New York court, authorities said Wednesday. The 64-year-old is the alleged leader of a drug trafficking organization that smuggled tens of thousands of kilos of cocaine, according to the…

Mexico cartel leader given life sentence in U.S.

A US court sentenced the leader of Mexico’s Juarez cartel, who allegedly admitted a role in over 1,500 murders, to life in prison Thursday on drug trafficking and racketeering charges. Jose Antonio Acosta-Hernandez, 34 — alias “Diego,” “Dienton,” “Diez” and “Bablazo” — was extradited to the United States from Mexico…

War on drugs must be Afghan top priority: UN chief

UN chief Ban Ki-moon Thursday urged Afghanistan to make fighting drug trafficking a priority as opium harvests soar in the world’s top producer, and said the world must help in the effort. “Above all, the Afghan government must prioritise the issue of narcotics,” Ban said in his opening address in…

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