Northern California Syndicate Members Convicted for Multi-Million Dollar Drug Operation, Including Fentanyl and Cocaine Seizures

SAN FRANCISCO, California – Three members of syndicates in Northern California have been convicted of multiple narcotics offenses after an eight-day trial, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. The trial presented evidence from intercepted calls between April 2018 and February 2019 as part of a federal wiretap investigation into two drug suppliers in the East Bay. The intercepted calls revealed that the suppliers obtained drugs from sources in Mexico. Federal prosecutors showcased several significant drug seizures as evidence, including 8.8 pounds of fentanyl and heroin valued at up to $1.1 million, 18 pounds of methamphetamine, … Read more

New York’s Red-Flag Gun Seizures Reach Record High as Evidence Rooms Overflow

Buffalo, New York – New York State has implemented an ambitious experiment with red-flag laws to combat gun violence, leading to a sharp increase in the number of firearm seizures. Under these laws, individuals deemed at risk of harming themselves or others can be prevented from possessing or purchasing firearms. The state’s civil court judges approved over 4,300 final orders under the law last year, up from just 222 the previous year. The New York State Police and local law enforcement agencies removed at least 1,800 guns in 2023, leading to a storage crisis. The … Read more