Former U.S. Gymnastics Coach Is Dead After Human Trafficking Charges

The former U.S. Olympic gymnastics coach John Geddert died by suicide on Thursday, according to a spokeswoman for the Michigan attorney general’s office, shortly after he was charged with human trafficking, criminal sexual conduct and other crimes. Mr. Geddert, who owned a gym where athletes said they were sexually assaulted by the former team doctor […]

Poachers’ paradise: Gulf hunts fuel Pakistan falcon trafficking

Since learning to capture birds as a teen, Muhammad Rafiq has amassed a small fortune in Pakistan trapping and trafficking falcons – including some endangered species – for wealthy Gulf Arabs. A single falcon can fetch up to tens of thousands of dollars on the black market, which allowed Rafiq to renovate his family home. […]

US charges former Mexican minister with drug trafficking #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

Mexico’s president has pledged to clean up the country’s armed forces after a former defence minister was arrested in the United States on drug trafficking and money laundering charges this week. Salvador Cienfuegos, who served as Mexico’s defence chief from 2012 to 2018, was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport on Thursday, taking Mexico’s security […]