23 Charged, Including Suspected Gang Leader, In Federal Investigation Into Drug And Gun Trafficking In EnglewoodThe alleged leader of the Black Disciples and 22 others were charged in a massive federal investigation into drug and gun trafficking in Englewood.
Man Charged With Drug Trafficking After Dropping Package Of Narcotics In Logan Square MailboxPawel Borowski-Beszta, of the Near North Side, has been charged with one felony count each of controlled substance trafficking and possession of a controlled substance. He was due to appear in bond court at noon Thursday.
Feds: 'El Chapo' Associate Asked Street Gang To Beat WitnessProsecutors say Jesus Raul Beltran Leon offered the money for someone to "split" the "head" of Damaso Lopez Serrano, a fellow Sinaloa trafficker who was prepared to testify against Leon had he gone to trial.
Mexican Drug Cartel Operative Pleads Guilty In ChicagoGuadalupe Fernandez Valencia pleaded guilty during a Wednesday hearing to narcotics trafficking and money laundering conspiracy for coordinating the distribution of narcotics across the United States.
Aurora Man, 31, Sentenced To 19 Years In Drug Trafficking CaseAn Aurora man connected to another man caught driving with cocaine and heroin concealed inside a semi-truck tire was sentenced to 19 years in prison.
West Side 'Heroin Hotline' Drug Ring Uncovered; 35 Face Federal And State ChargesOfficials charged 35 people after a federal and state investigation into a heroin and fentanyl drug-trafficking ring in Chicago's West Garfield Park neighborhood revealed a drug delivery service accessed by a "heroin hotline."
Chicago Connections Testified At Federal 'El Chapo' Trial, Drug Lord Found GuiltyThe jury of eight women and four men deliberated roughly 34 hours over six days.
BREAKING: Joaquin 'El Chapo' Convicted In Drug Trafficking TrialGuzman faced a drumbeat of drug-trafficking and conspiracy convictions that could put the 61-year-old escape artist behind bars for decades in a maximum-security U.S. prison selected to thwart another one of the breakouts that embarrassed his native country.
Colorful Cast Of Cooperators Put The Heat On El ChapoPedro Flores took the witness stand last week to testify about his wildly lucrative business partnership with Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.
Chicago Drug Trafficker Testifies Against El Chapo At TrialPedro Flores told the jury that the brothers had face-to-face meetings with Guzman and another Sinaloa cartel leader, Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada, in Mexico in 2005 to begin negotiations for the cartel to use the pair's successful drug-dealing network covering Chicago, New York, Detroit and other large cities.
Man Wanted By FBI For Illegal Drug TraffickingJulian Young is wanted for his alleged involvement in an illegal drug trafficking enterprise in Freeport.
'El Chapo' Guzman Trial To Begin Under Unprecedented Security MeasuresOpening statements are set to start Tuesday in the high-profile trial of alleged Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.
Evidence on 'El Chapo' Presented By ProsecutorsGuzman was brought to the U.S. earlier this year and is currently in custody in New York.
"El Chapo" Guzman No Longer Chicago's "Public Enemy No. 1"The only other person the Chicago Crime Commission ever deemed worthy of that label was Prohibition-era gangster Al Capone.
Gang Leader Gets 22 Years For Selling Guns, CocaineFrancisco Masias, a Berwyn resident, was the “longtime leader” of the Gangster 2-6 Nation gang, which operated a drug trafficking organization predominantly in the Little Village neighborhood, prosecutors said.