SAO PAULO – Police say one of Brazil’s most wanted drug and arms traffickers has been arrested in neighboring Paraguay.
Rio de Janeiro’s State Security Department says in a statement that Marcelo Fernando Pinheiro Veiga was arrested Wednesday in the Paraguayan city of Encarnacion.
The statement says that the man also known as Marcelo Piloto had been living for years in the city from which he coordinated the shipment of drugs, arms, ammunition and explosives to organized crime groups in the slums of Rio de Janeiro.
He is also accused of murder and robbery.
His arrest comes one week after police captured drug boss Rogerio Avelino da Silva, who oversaw drug trafficking operations in the Rio slum of Rocinha, one of Brazil’s largest.
Read More at: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/12/13/police-arrest-one-brazils-most-wanted-drug-traffickers.html
SACRAMENTO—The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of an armed and dangerous individual who is suspected of robbing several Northern California banks.
The subject is described as a white male who is in his 20’s or 30’s and stands approximately 5’8” to six feet tall with a slender build and dark hair. At the time of the robberies, the subject has frequently wore khaki pants and long-sleeved, zip-front shirts and jackets with a hat, and black glasses.
To date, the subject has been linked to the following robberies in rural Northern California communities:
WASHINGTON (WUSA9) – Hundreds of federal agents and local police rounded up nearly 30 alleged gang-members Wednesday in Woodbridge, Alexandria, Maryland and D.C.
The raids capped months of investigation led by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Expolosives into drug-dealing, gun-trading and murder by the “Bloods,” a notorious gang that started in California.
The US Attorney’s Office in Alexandria says agents seized thousands of grams of cocaine, crystal meth, and heroin — along with more than 70 firearms.
Read More at: http://www.wusa9.com/news/local/multiple-law-enforcement-agencies-conducting-operation-in-dc-region/497268197
A suspect on the Citrus Heights Police Department’s “most wanted” list is in custody.
Citrus Heights detectives on Tuesday located 43-year-old Timothy King outside his residence in the 5200 block of Lindhurst Avenue in Yuba County, according to a Police Department news release.
King was wanted for felony firearms violations and was placed on the department’s “most wanted” list after detectives served a narcotics search warrant at his Citrus Heights residence in May, the news release said.
King was booked into Sacramento County jail with bail set at $500,000.
Read More at: http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/crime/article186993103.html
RATHDRUM This weeks North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force fugitive of the week was captured Friday morning after a tip led police to a Rathdrum residence.
The Kootenai County Sheriffs Office received information that Dustin R. Hieronymus, 36, was currently inside the residence. Hieronymus had a current probation violation warrant for his arrest stemming from an aggravated assault charge.
Sheriffs deputies responded at 9:49 a.m. to the 14000 block of N. Idaho Road near Rathdrum. Upon the deputies arrival, another occupant of the house exited and informed deputies Hieronymus was inside the residence.
Hieronymus refused to exit the residence and after an extended standoff with deputies, the Kootenai County Joint Agency SWAT team was deployed. Hieronymus surrendered to the SWAT team shortly after and was arrested by KCSO deputies for his warrant.
This is the 21st time Hieronymus will be booked into the Kootenai County Public Safety Building.
Read More at: http://www.cdapress.com/local_news/20171111/sheriffs_deputies_swat_team_arrest_fugitive
FORNEY, Texas — A third person has been arrested in connection with the most recent burglary at CYA Guns and Ammo in Forney, according to the Forney Police Department.
18-year-old Christian Esparza was arrested and charged with burglary of a building and engaging in organized criminal activity. He is being held at the Kaufman County Jail on bonds totaling $40,000.
The other two arrests, in connection with the June 4, 2017, burglary of CYA, were of 17-year-old Brian Morales and an unnamed juvenile, according to Forney Police Department Investigator Sandra Rankin.
Morales was arrested in August and charged with burglary of a building and engaging in organized criminal activity. He is being held at the Kaufman County Jail on bonds totaling $150,000.
Rankin says the investigation remains ongoing and several more arrests are expected in the case.
Separately, the ATF has charged Matias Morales with, among other federal charges, possession of a stolen firearm which
Read More at: https://www.inforney.com/crime/third-arrest-made-in-cya-guns-and-ammo-burglary/article_9b52cb3c-c510-11e7-962f-23fa0feb5ead.html