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Twin brothers Pedro and Margarito Flores were sentenced to 14 years each for drug conspiracy charges. They became informants against the Sinaloa Cartel, in exchange for reduced charges, and helped the feds nab cartel boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman (Undated wanted poster photos)

Twins Who Ran Major US Drug Ring Sentenced To 14 Years Each

A federal judge has sentenced twin Chicago brothers to 14 years in prison each for running a nearly $2 billion U.S. drug franchise using cocaine and heroin supplied by Mexican cartel kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

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Mexican drug trafficker Joaquin Guzman Loera aka "el Chapo Guzman", is escorted by marines as he is presented to the press on February 22, 2014 in Mexico City. The Sinaloa cartel leader - the most wanted by US and Mexican anti-drug agencies - was arrested early Saturday morning by Mexican marines at a resort in Mazatlan, northern Mexico. (Photo credit: RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

Twins Who Spilled Drug Cartel Secrets To Be Sentenced

In the underworld of illegal drug trafficking, identical twins Pedro and Margarito Flores rose from middling Chicago dealers to partners of Mexico’s most notorious cartel lord, eventually building a nearly $2 billion franchise that spanned much of North America.

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Mark Sudds (left) and Michael Grassman (right) face felony drug charges after the U.S. Postal Service intercepted a package containing marijuana, which Grassman had shipped to Sudds. (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff)

Pair Charged After Postal Service Intercepts Package Stuffed With Pot

A package containing more than 19 pounds of marijuana addressed to 20-year-old Mark A. Sudds was intercepted by the U.S. Postal Service, according to a statement from the DuPage County sheriff’s office. Undercover detectives from the the sheriff’s office then arrested Sudds and another man, 26-year-old Michael Grassman.

01/06/2015

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Gang Members Hit With Racketeering, Murder Charges

Federal prosecutors said the gang’s violent crimes are numerous, including allegations they regularly moved hundreds of pounds of illicit drugs and killed at least two people.

08/22/2014

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Northwest Indiana Cops Coordinating Anti-Drug Efforts On Highways

Indiana State Police said squad cars from various towns in northwest Indiana working outside their jurisdictions has nothing to do with catching speeders and boosting revenue – it’s about stopping drug traffickers.

03/27/2014

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Gary Cop Rejects Plea Deal In Drug Trafficking Case

Guye and her boyfriend, Terrance Gee, 26, of Michigan City, were arrested for drug trafficking in Oklahoma, after police there found 48 pounds of marijuana in a suitcase in their rental car.

03/07/2014

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Reputed Guzman Lieutenant To Plead Guilty

A reputed lieutenant of recently captured drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has indicated during a federal court hearing in Chicago that he intends to plead guilty in a $1 billion trafficking conspiracy that also allegedly involved his boss.

02/26/2014

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Pair Charged In 2003 Drug Murder In Portage

Federal prosecutors are accusing two men, one of whom was affiliated with the Two Six gang, of killing an East Chicago resident 10 years ago as retaliation for stealing 50 kilograms of cocaine from a storage locker in Portage.

08/27/2013

This July 10, 1993 file photo shows Mexican Joaquin Guzman Loera, aka El Chapo, at La Palma prison in Almoloya of Juarez, Mexico. Guzman, the world most wanted drug trafficker, ten years after his evasion from a high security prison has been able to take control of the most powerful drug organization in Mexico and is considered as one of the richest men in the world. (File Photo: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Reputed Drug Kingpin Has New Home: Chicago Federal Lockup

The right-hand-man to Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is in a federal lockup in Chicago after he was extradited from Mexico, officials said Friday.

10/06/2012

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19 Arrested In Federal Drug Trafficking Investigation

Federal prosecutors have charged 19 people for taking part in two drug rings that supplied large quantities of powder and crack cocaine to the city and suburbs.

06/07/2012

Claudia A. Chagoya (Credit: Kane County)

Texas Woman Gets 20 Years For Herion Trafficking In Kane County

A Texas woman who pleaded guilty to trafficking a large amount of heroin for a Mexican cartel was sentenced to 20 years in prison Wednesday.

12/14/2011

Maria Garza (left); Carmelo Rios (Cook County Sheriff's Dept.)

Buffalo Grove Pizzeria Owners Charged With International Drug Trafficking

Barely a month ago, the owners of DeLuca’s Pizzeria were the subject of a feature article in the Buffalo Grove Patch, in which they talked about fine-tuning recipes and the seasonal cycles of the pizza business.

CBS Chicago–12/09/2011

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Siblings Busted Selling Heroin In Naperville

Suburban residents sometimes travel to the inner city to buy drugs, but Naperville police said a young Chicago brother and sister traveled to the suburbs to sell heroin to customers.

WBBM Newsradio–02/12/2011