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Philippine Police Arrest Suspect in Kidnapping of US Missionary Couple

Posted January 17th, 2012 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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Philippine police say they have arrested an Islamic militant suspected of involvement in the 2001 kidnapping of an American missionary couple. Security officials said Tuesday the man, known as “Abu Ismael,” was captured on the remote southern island of Basilan. They said he is a member of the Abu Sayyaf terror group, which is linked […]

Suspected Zetas Drug Cartel Leader Arrested in Mexico

Posted November 17th, 2011 at 8:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Mexican authorities have arrested a suspected leader of the country’s Zetas drug cartel. Officials said Thursday that Alfredo Aleman Narvaez, known as “The German Commander,” was arrested at a horse race he organized in the northern state of Zacatecas. He is accused of trafficking marijuana both in Mexico and the United States. The announcement comes […]

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Indonesia Arrests Bombing Suspect

Posted October 2nd, 2011 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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Indonesian authorities said Sunday that they have arrested one of the country’s most wanted Muslim militants, accused of plotting suicide attacks. Police said Beni Asri was captured last week in the town of Solok in West Sumatra province. Asri is suspected of helping plot a suicide bombing in a packed church in the central Java […]

Mexican Police Arrest Suspected Drug Gang Leader

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 12:07 am (UTC-5)
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Mexican authorities announced Tuesday the arrest of accused drug gang leader, Saul Solis Solis. The Mexican army and federal authorities say the arrest was made Monday in the western state of Michoacan. Saul Solis Solis, of the Knights Templar drug cartel, has been accused of orchestrating violence across Mexico’s western region including murder, kidnappings and […]

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Brazilian Police Arrest Murder Suspects

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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Brazilian police arrested two brothers Sunday in the killing of two Amazon rainforest activists in May. A third suspect remains at large. Brazilian authorities say the suspects were found hiding in a rural area of Para state. The region is known for violence related to land disputes. The rainforest activists had been vocal about illegal […]

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U.S. Indicts Terrorist Suspect

Posted September 9th, 2011 at 3:45 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. authorities have charged a 27-year-old Albanian citizen with providing material support to terrorists. They say the case is not connected with what officials are calling a “credible but unconfirmed” threat against the United States coinciding with the 10th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks. Authorities say Agron Hasbajrami, who was arraigned Friday, had […]

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Australian ‘Collar Bomb’ Victim Speaks Out

Posted August 17th, 2011 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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The Australian teenager who spent hours chained to a fake bomb says she is relieved that an arrest has been made in the case. Madeleine Pulver spoke to reporters outside her Sydney home Wednesday, two weeks after a man carrying an aluminum baseball bat broke into her home and attached what he claimed to be […]

Details of Australian Bomb Hoax Emerge

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Court documents in the United States are giving new details on an alleged extortion plot that targeted the teen daughter of an Australian businessman. The documents, released Tuesday by a court in the eastern U.S. state of Kentucky, allege 50-year-old Paul “Doug” Peters entered the Sydney, Australia home of 18-year-old Madeleine Pulver earlier this month […]

Australian Arrested in U.S. in Connection With Attack on Sydney Girl

Posted August 15th, 2011 at 10:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in Australia say an Australian businessman has been arrested in the United States in connection with an attack on a Sydney teen in which a fake bomb was attached to her neck. New South Wales state police said Tuesday a 50-year-old man was arrested Monday in Louisville in the Kentucky, in an operation involving […]

Colombia Arrests Woman Linked to Mexican Drug Cartel

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Colombia have arrested a woman they say set up businesses to launder money for Mexico’s most-wanted man, Joaquin “Shorty” Guzman. Officials Wednesday announced the arrest of Dolly Cifuentes Villa, alias “La Meno.” She was taken into custody earlier this week in the city of Medellin. Investigators say Villa was responsible for several illegal […]

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