Posted: June 27, 2018 20 charged with drug trafficking after yearlong federal investigation SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Federal indictments unsealed in San Diego Wednesday charge 20 people with cocaine, heroin, marijuana and methamphetamine trafficking, authorities reported.The suspects — residents of Chula Vista, El Cajon, San Diego and Spring Valley — were arrested as part of a yearlong investigation involving months of federal wiretaps, numerous undercover drug and gun buys, and extensive surveillance, according to prosecutors.Many of the defendants are associates of local street gangs, and some have ties to Mexican drug cartels, officials said.Sixteen of the suspects are in federal or state custody, and authorities are continuing to search for the others. Six of the accused were arraigned before U.S. Magistrate Clinton Averitte on Tuesday.“Drugs are destroying lives and families and bringing violence to our communities, and we are more committed than ever to prosecuting these cases,” San Diego-area U.S. Attorney Adam Braverman said. “Gangs are most often the distributors of these deadly poisons, and we have a special resolve to go after them.”The case is headed by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force, a partnership that brings together the combined expertise and unique abilities of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.The principal mission of the collaborative program is to identify, disrupt, dismantle and prosecute high-level members of illicit drug and weapon trafficking enterprises, and money laundering organizations, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in San Diego. KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter June 27, 2018
Kolkata: A mentally challenged woman was allegedly sexually abused by a local youth. The incident had sparked tension among the locals of Deganga in North 24-Parganas where the crime took place on early Monday morning.The locals spotted the victim in a distressed condition near a play ground and reported the matter to the police. The victim was rushed to a nearby hospital where medical tests were performed on the patient.It was learnt that medical tests performed on the victim confirmed that she was tortured. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAccording to the police, the victim had several injuries on her body. According to the preliminary investigation, the police suspect that the accused is a local youth who might have dragged the victim to a deserted place and committed the crime. Police said they are unable to interrogate the victim as she yet to recover the trauma she had gone through. They will interrogate her once her condition improves.Cops are interrogating the locals in this connection so far. Raids are being conducted to nab the culprit. Police also said the victim is a mentally challenged woman. Police have started a detailed probe.