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October 5, 1989 | ANDREA FORD, Times Staff Writer
Police Chief Daryl F. Gates told the City Council on Wednesday that he is certain the federal government will increase its drug-fighting resources in the Los Angeles area in light of the discovery last week of nearly 19 tons of cocaine in a Sylmar warehouse. "I think we will begin to see a buildup of the DEA (U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration), the FBI, Customs and even an enhancement of the Coast Guard in this area," Gates told council members during a briefing on the Sept.
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October 27, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
The Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into whether civil rights were violated in a police drug bust last year that rounded up 40 black people in Tulia, a small, predominantly white Texas farming town. In October, the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a complaint with the department charging the arrests were launched as a matter of "ethnic cleansing of young male blacks."
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SPORTS
April 10, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Michael Carr, a contender for the starting quarterback job on the Texas El Paso football team, was arrested on a felony charge of possessing crack cocaine March 23 after a routine traffic stop, according to police reports.
NEWS
October 7, 2000 | HECTOR TOBAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The officers and deputies came in the morning. They arrested pig farmers and warehouse workers, single mothers and lithe young men who once were heroes for the town's pride and joy--its high school football team. Forty-three people in all. The biggest drug raid in Swisher County's history also was the worst day in memory for Tulia's small, tightknit African American community. In a matter of hours, one of every six black residents had been indicted for selling cocaine.
SPORTS
October 17, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
An attorney for New York Giant linebacker Steve DeOssie entered a not guilty plea for his client, who was arrested last month on a misdemeanor drug charge at Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport, court officials said. A Nov. 14 trial was scheduled in Grapevine, Tex.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 1990 | GEORGE RAMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari charged Monday that the apparent abduction of a Guadalajara physician to Los Angeles to face drug-related charges threatens the war on drugs, telling a gathering of newspaper publishers here that the United States cannot eliminate "one illegality with another illegality." Salinas told a luncheon at the 104th annual convention of the American Newspaper Publishers Assn.--meeting this week in Century City--that the apparent role of U.S.
NEWS
May 6, 2000 | From Associated Press
For many years, drug arrests at checkpoints on the U.S.-Mexico border have worked this way: Federal agents make the busts, then hand off the smaller cases--usually those involving less than 50 pounds of marijuana--to local district attorneys to prosecute. Now some district attorneys are backing out of the arrangement because the soaring number of drug arrests is proving too big a burden.
NEWS
October 7, 2000 | HECTOR TOBAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The officers and deputies came in the morning. They arrested pig farmers and warehouse workers, single mothers and lithe young men who once were heroes for the town's pride and joy--its high school football team. Forty-three people in all. The biggest drug raid in Swisher County's history also was the worst day in memory for Tulia's small, tightknit African American community. In a matter of hours, one of every six black residents had been indicted for selling cocaine.
NEWS
April 18, 1990 | MARJORIE MILLER and DOUGLAS JEHL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Mexican government today plans to confront U.S. Atty. Gen. Dick Thornburgh with allegations that Los Angeles-based drug agents arranged the kidnaping of a Mexican doctor indicted in the United States in the 1985 killing of an American drug enforcement officer. Dr.
NEWS
May 6, 2000 | From Associated Press
For many years, drug arrests at checkpoints on the U.S.-Mexico border have worked this way: Federal agents make the busts, then hand off the smaller cases--usually those involving less than 50 pounds of marijuana--to local district attorneys to prosecute. Now some district attorneys are backing out of the arrangement because the soaring number of drug arrests is proving too big a burden.
NEWS
May 30, 1998 | Times Wire Services
Michael Anthony Horne has sued San Antonio for unspecified damages after police jailed him on charges of possession of methamphetamine. What he actually possessed was the ashes of his cremated grandmother. After police said a field test showed the presence of the drug, Horne was hauled away to jail for a month. Unable to make bail, he lost his job, his pickup, his apartment and his military reserve status, he said.
NEWS
July 10, 1994 | From Associated Press
A California truck driver was in custody Saturday after authorities seized nearly 7,200 pounds of cocaine valued at $500 million, officials said. The Drug Enforcement Administration, the Pecos Police Department's drug-sniffing dog and the Texas Department of Public Safety found the drugs Thursday after a tractor-trailer was stopped on Interstate 20. The truck driver, Khaled Alsawas, 43, of Torrance was charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine. He remained in Midland County Jail.
NEWS
December 3, 1991 | Associated Press
Almost 12 tons of Colombian cocaine, the nation's second-largest cocaine seizure, has been found hidden inside concrete fence posts imported from Venezuela, officials said Monday. Eleven people were arrested in Texas and Venezuela, officials of the U.S. Customs Service and the Drug Enforcement Administration said. Information obtained during two busts in Texas led customs and DEA agents to a pair of warehouses minutes from the agencies' Miami offices. On Nov.
SPORTS
October 17, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
An attorney for New York Giant linebacker Steve DeOssie entered a not guilty plea for his client, who was arrested last month on a misdemeanor drug charge at Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport, court officials said. A Nov. 14 trial was scheduled in Grapevine, Tex.
NEWS
September 13, 1991 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The little girl stood in the yard of the rundown house as the undercover cop and the informant approached. "What do you need?" she asked. The cop didn't get it at first. "Is your mama home?" "Yes, but what do you need?" she replied. Slowly, it began to dawn on the officer that this wasn't idle talk from a child. This was a question about how much crack he wanted to buy. The girl, not yet 4 years old, was taking orders. The cop said be needed two dimes, street parlance for $20 worth of crack.
NEWS
April 19, 1990 | MARJORIE MILLER and RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Mexico's attorney general on Wednesday threatened to cut off binational efforts to combat illegal drug trafficking unless the U.S. government explains the "now proven kidnaping and illegal transfer" to the United States of a Mexican doctor indicted in the 1985 killing of an American drug agent. In a meeting with U.S. Atty. Gen. Dick Thornburgh, Mexican Atty. Gen. Enrique Alvarez del Castillo made it clear that the Mexican government believes U.S.
NEWS
May 2, 1990 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles federal prosecutor said Tuesday that a longtime Drug Enforcement Administration operative who orchestrated the kidnaping of a Mexican doctor "is under government control" and will be made available to testify at the impending trial of four men who have been linked to the murder of U.S. drug agent Enrique Camarena. The disclosure about DEA operative Antonio Garate Bustamante came from Assistant U.S. Atty. Manuel Medrano during a pretrial hearing in the Camarena murder case.
SPORTS
April 10, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Michael Carr, a contender for the starting quarterback job on the Texas El Paso football team, was arrested on a felony charge of possessing crack cocaine March 23 after a routine traffic stop, according to police reports.
NEWS
May 2, 1990 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles federal prosecutor said Tuesday that a longtime Drug Enforcement Administration operative who orchestrated the kidnaping of a Mexican doctor "is under government control" and will be made available to testify at the impending trial of four men who have been linked to the murder of U.S. drug agent Enrique Camarena. The disclosure about DEA operative Antonio Garate Bustamante came from Assistant U.S. Atty. Manuel Medrano during a pretrial hearing in the Camarena murder case.
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