April 17, 1988 |
President Reagan, under pressure from Congress to "take off the gloves" in fighting foreign drug trafficking, said Saturday that his Administration has waged an unprecedented campaign against the flow of drugs from abroad. The President, who has threatened to veto Senate-passed legislation calling for sanctions against Mexico over drug trafficking, devoted his weekly radio address from Camp David, Md., to the drug issue.
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August 16, 1998 |
A 26-year-old Mexican investment counselor says she was tricked into becoming involved in the biggest drug money laundering sting in U.S. history, and then threatened with physical harm when she tried to back out of the deal. Katy Kissel Belfer, who is charged with laundering $1 million in drug cartel money, contends that federal agents failed to prevent threats and other misconduct by undercover operatives employed in the probe.
March 11, 2001 |
An Algerian man arrested crossing the Canadian border 15 months ago with a carload of explosives was part of a terrorist "sleeper cell" activated by Islamic militant Osama bin Laden, U.S. intelligence officials believe. Although the destination of the 130 pounds of bomb-making material has not been determined, authorities contend it was part of a broad millennium-eve conspiracy to attack American targets in the U.S. and the Middle East.