Smugglers Caught Trafficking Thousands Of Stolen California SucculentsIt was an international smuggling ring that was trafficking not in guns or drugs, but native California succulent plants called Dudleyas, by the thousands.
Sacramento Soccer Coach Charged With Trying To Traffic GirlsSacramento County sheriff's deputies have arrested a high school soccer coach on charges of trying to traffic two teenagers.
Former Deputies Plead Guilty To Trafficking Marijuana Seized In RaidsTwo former deputies with the Kern County Sheriff's Office pleaded guilty to selling marijuana that had been seized in raids.
Former Hells Angel Leader Gets 10-Year Prison Sentence For Trafficking MethA former leader of a Northern California chapter of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for his role in a methamphetamine trafficking operation in western New York.
Harmful Terminology 'Sanitizing' Exploitation Of Sex Trafficking Victims, Advocates SayNow that the Oakland police sex scandal is making national headlines, a Washington DC based anti-trafficking group is pressing the media to stop using what it considers harmful terminology to describe the 18 year old at the center of the controversy.
Richmond Man Arrested On Human Trafficking, Extortion ChargesA 29-year-old man was arrested Friday evening at his home in Richmond on suspicion of human trafficking, threats and extortion, San Rafael police said Sunday.
SF Art Dealer Sentenced To Prison For Selling Horns From Endangered Black Rhino For $55KA San Francisco art dealer was sentenced in federal court in Las Vegas Wednesday to one year and two days for his role in selling two horns from an endangered Black Rhinoceros for $55,000.
Bay Area Rapper 'Luzion' Arrested On Human Trafficking Charges After San Rafael Traffic StopA Bay Area rap artist has been arrested on human trafficking charges.
Fugitive For 4 Years In Bay Area Human Trafficking Investigation Turns Herself InA suspect in a sex trafficking ring in four Bay Area counties who has been a fugitive for four years turned herself in to authorities Tuesday morning.
Attorney General Harris’ Office Announces 4 Arrested In Emeryville Sex-Trafficking RingFour suspects have been arrested for allegedly operating a sex trafficking ring out of a massage parlor in Emeryville, California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced on Friday.
17 Arrested In Oakland Police Sting Targeting Prostitution, Human TraffickingMore than a dozen women and one juvenile were arrested during a police sting in Oakland Wednesday night targeting prostitution and human trafficking, part of an effort to get the women off the street and connected with services to help them escape the lifestyle.
Raymond 'Shrimp Boy' Chow’s Request To Lift Gag Order In Yee Corruption Case DeniedThe federal judge hearing the organized crime and corruption case involving suspended state Senator Leland Yee and convicted Chinatown gang leader Raymond ‘Shrimp Boy’ Chow on Wednesday denied a request to lift a gag order.
8 Plead Not Guilty To Bringing $23M Worth Of Pot From Mexico To San Mateo By BoatEight defendants have pleaded not guilty to transporting more than 5,000 pounds of marijuana from Mexico to San Mateo County by boat, prosecutors said Tuesday.
Christmas Tree Firm Accused Of Human Trafficking, Keeping Mexican Workers In Brutal Conditions In SierraAn Christmas tree company has been accused of human trafficking in a federal lawsuit alleging employees were forced to endure horrific conditions at a remote Sierra Nevada site in California and were threatened to be shot and left for dead if they did not keep working.
Suspected Richmond Pimp Could Stand Trial For Kidnapping ChargesA Contra Costa County Superior Court judge will hear evidence Monday to decide whether a suspected pimp should stand trial on charges of kidnapping a human trafficking victim on her way to a police interview in El Cerrito.