Tanning salon owner was secret cocaine kingpin

A tanning shop boss lived a double life as a drugs kingpin who ran a huge cocaine racket from her town center salon. Leanne Duffin lured young people into addiction and then forced them to become drug dealers to repay their debts. The calculating 31-year-old used the Cosmopolitan Tanning Salon

$22M in cocaine hidden in furniture seized by customs

PHILADELPHIA — Federal customs officials in Philadelphia say they recently discovered more than 700 pounds of cocaine hidden inside bedroom furniture and kitchen cabinets that were shipped from Puerto Rico, making it the area’s largest illicit drug bust in a decade. The drugs, which had a street value of

Tina Malone claims cocaine found in her handbag was a ‘set up’

Tina Malone was found with cocaine in her bag [Getty] The former Shameless actress was playing the wicked fairy role in a Sleeping Beauty pantomime over Christmas.  But she was seized by police and escorted from the theatre in front of her four-year-old daughter Flame when cocaine was found in a

Former ‘Shark Tank’ contestant arrested in cocaine ring bust

FREEHOLD, N.J. — A former contestant on ABC’s “Shark Tank” is facing charges that he belonged to a New Jersey cocaine-distribution ring. John DePaola was among nine defendants arrested Sunday. The Monmouth County prosecutor said Monday that the group distributed cocaine in the Freehold area. DePaola is charged with conspiracy

Venezuela first lady’s nephews sentenced to 18 years in drug case

Two nephews of Venezuela’s first lady who were convicted of attempting to smuggle $20 million worth of cocaine into the United States were each sentenced to 18 years in prison on Thursday. Efrain Campo Flores, 31, and his cousin Franqui Flores de Frietas, 33 — nephews of Venezuelan First

AG Schneiderman snorted coke in the back of a bar: activist

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman — New York’s highest-ranking law-enforcement official — snorted cocaine in the back room of a bar while he was a state senator, a political activist claims. While Schneiderman, 59, has admitted to using pot and coke as a youth, he’s denied ingesting any illegal

Coast Guard seizes over $44M worth of cocaine

SAN DIEGO – The U.S. Coast Guard has seized more than 1,900 pounds of cocaine estimated to be worth more than $44 million off the Pacific coast of South America. The Coast Guard announced Thursday that the seizure was made thanks to intelligence from various federal U.S. law enforcement

Lawyer claims El Chapo suffering memory loss

Notorious drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán will undergo a psychological evaluation as early as next week, his lawyer said following a brief court appearance alongside his infamous client Wednesday. “Mr. Guzman has been in the U.S. since January, under extremely harsh conditions,” defense attorney Eduardo Balarezo told reporters.

‘American Made’ sheds light on shady Arkansas airfield deals

There’s only one mention of Bill Clinton in Tom Cruise ’s new movie, “American Made,” which is about a Washington-sponsored operation in the early 1980s to send guns to rebel forces in Nicaragua from an airfield in Mena, Ark. That operation didn’t go quite as planned for a number of reasons,

Zak Hardaker lost a World Cup spot after failing drugs test, says Wayne Bennett

  Castleford ace was in 24-man England squad until he tested positive for cocaine ZAK HARDAKER’S stupidity has robbed England of a major threat in their bid to win the World Cup, admits England coach Wayne Bennett. The Castleford man is facing a two-year suspension after testing positive for cocaine. Zak Hardaker was in

Gordon Ramsay on Cocaine viewers disappointed with ‘misleading’ title

Gordon Ramsay is investigating the cocaine industry for a new ITV documentary [ITV] Gordon Ramsay fronted a new documentary two-part documentary looking into the cocaine industry. In the first episode on Thursday, Gordon revealed the personal tragedy that lead him to investigate drug-use, including testing the toilets in his own restaurant for cocaine. But the name of