Trafficker linked to Baltimore police sentenced to 25 years

In this file photo taken on August 8, 2017 a seal of the Baltimore Police Department seen at Police Headquarters in Baltimore. (AFP)
Updated 17 February 2018
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Trafficker linked to Baltimore police sentenced to 25 years

BALTIMORE: A man convicted of heroin trafficking who prosecutors say was protected for years by a corrupt Baltimore detective has been sentenced to 25 years.
US District Court Judge Catherine Blake on Friday sentenced Antonio Shropshire for operating a trafficking ring near a Baltimore shopping center.
Prosecutors say his drug-dealing organization was massively aided by co-defendant Momodo Gondo, a disgraced member of the Baltimore police’s Gun Trace Task Force.
They say the detective provided protection and information to Shropshire — and informed him that federal agents hid a tracking device on his car.
In a separate case centered on his corrupt police unit, Gondo has pleaded guilty to racketeering and conspiracy.
According to the plea agreement, Gondo schemed to steal cash and drugs by detaining victims, entering homes and falsifying affidavits.


Report: US to send caskets to North Korea to return war remains

Updated 23 June 2018
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Report: US to send caskets to North Korea to return war remains

  • South Korean media say the US military plans to send 215 caskets to North Korea through a border village
  • North Korea agreed to send home US war remains during a June 12 meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump

SEOUL, South Korea: South Korean media say the US military plans to send 215 caskets to North Korea through a border village so that the North could begin the process of returning the remains of US soldiers who have been missing since the 1950-53 Korean War.
Officials from the United States Forces Korea and South Korea’s Defense Ministry on Saturday did not immediately return calls for comment.
South Korea’s Yonhap news agency cited an unnamed source as saying that about 30 US military vehicles carrying the caskets were expected to cross into the North on Saturday afternoon.
North Korea agreed to send home US war remains during a June 12 meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump.