State and local law enforcement officials announced Monday the successful takedown of a transnational drug trafficking organization based in Contra Costa County.
After his June release from prison, George Jung, a notorious drug smuggler whose life story was made into the film “Blow,” starring Johnny Depp, is finishing his supervised parole in a San Francisco suburb and promoting a book chronicling his life in the cocaine trade.
Prosecutors in Silicon Valley say authorities have arrested 18 people and seized methamphetamine, cocaine and drug labs as part of an investigation into a major drug distribution ring with ties to a Mexican cartel.
The dramatic arrest inside a San Francisco public library of a man accused of running an underground drug website has become the talk of the neighborhood.
A hidden website operated by a San Francisco man became a vast black market bazaar that brokered $1.2 billion in transactions for illegal drugs and services, according to court papers made public on Wednesday.
The land of high tech has also become ground zero for the distribution of heroin and other narcotics to the rest of the nation, the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office said Thursday.