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Three Native Mob members plead guilty in racketeering court case

March 22, 2013 in Pine Journal

The Native Mob is a regional criminal gang that originated in Minneapolis in the early 1990s. Members routinely engage in drug trafficking, assault, robbery and murder. Membership is estimated at 200, with new members, including juveniles, regularly recruited from communities with large, male, Native American populations, including Cloquet. Continue Reading

Somalis face sex trafficking trial

March 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

More than a dozen people who are accused in a sex trafficking ring run by Somali gangs that reached from Minnesota to Tennessee are facing trial in Nashville. Continue Reading

F4 ex-British Columbia attorneys general: Legalize marijuana

February 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Four former British Columbia attorneys general are calling for the legalization of marijuana, saying the current ban on pot is only fuelling gang violence and clogging the courts, but they’re not getting any support from the province’s current premier.
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2 Native Mob members arrested, 1 still at large

February 2, 2012 in The Daily Republic

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Authorities say the manhunt is over for two Native Mob members, but one man is still at large. Continue Reading

US Marshals seek 3 at-large Native Mob members

January 31, 2012 in The Daily Republic

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The U.S. Marshals Service in Minnesota sought the public’s help Tuesday to track down three fugitive Native Mob gang members but cautioned they may be armed and dangerous. Continue Reading

Officials look for payoff in Native Mob sweep

January 28, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Officials target the highly structured organization, active in prison, and wields power from the Twin Cities to reservations throughout Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Continue Reading

Minnesota police seeking to gather certain intelligence in secret

January 24, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association wants state law changed so that police agencies can classify certain information as “intelligence” and make it inaccessible to the public. Continue Reading

Mexico restores border towns

December 6, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Schoolchildren once again chatter and scamper across the town plaza where drug gang gunmen last year torched the police station and left the remains of a dismembered man. By night, townsfolk play volleyball across the plaza from the station, whose charred stone facade has been repaired. The plants are trimmed and streets that once echoed with gunbattles are quiet and clean. Ciudad Mier again is starting to look like it deserves its tourism promotion as a “magical town.”
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Massive drug smuggling ring disrupted, dismantled in Arizona

October 31, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Arizona authorities have disrupted a Mexican drug cartel’s distribution network, arresting dozens of smugglers in dismantling a ring responsible for carrying more than $33 million worth of drugs through the state’s western desert every month, officials said today. Continue Reading

Massive drug smuggling ring disrupted, dismantled in Arizona

October 31, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Arizona authorities have disrupted a Mexican drug cartel’s distribution network, arresting dozens of smugglers in dismantling a ring responsible for carrying more than $33 million worth of drugs through the state’s western desert every month, officials said today. Continue Reading