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Mexican cartel kidnaps five kids after ‘recruiting them through video game’

Five children were kidnapped by a Mexican drug cartel after they were recruited into the organisation through an online video game. Police officers from the state of Oaxaca in the south of the country managed to rescue the boys on Saturday. The five lads, aged between 12 and 15, were recruited by a 13-year-old working […]

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Former ‘Peru Two’ drug mule turns life round helping addicts in homeless shelter

One of the infamous 'Peru Two' drug mules jailed for smuggling 11kg of cocaine into the South American countries is now working to help people at homeless shelters to kick their addictions. Scottish woman Melissa Reid was caught with Michaella McCollum as they tried to smuggle £1.5 million worth of drugs through Jorge Chavez airport […]

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Secret bunker near village where drugs gang planned to store tonnes of cannabis

A drugs gang built an intricate hidden cave on a Welsh beach to store their illicit gains. Danish millionaire Soeren Berg-Arnback ran the ring, which dug out the bunker on a secluded spot of coastline between the villages of Dinas Cross and Moylgrove in Pembrokeshire. In the summer of 1983, police became suspicious after a […]

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One-legged drug lord dubbed one of ‘UK’s most wanted criminals’ still on the run

A one-legged man who has been on the run since 2019 remains one of the UK's most-wanted criminals. Richard Wakeling is from Brentwood, Essex, and has been coveted by the National Crime Agency’s (NCA) for over two years. He was convicted whilst absent on April 11, 2019, at Chelmsford Crown Court for attempting to smuggle […]

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Paedophile gave girl, 15, alcohol and cocaine before ‘extreme sexual abuse’

A paedophile martial arts instructor groomed a 15-year-old girl in care before subjecting her to "extreme sexual abuse". Martin Yankey, then 34, targeted his victim between February and May 2019. He took her from a children’s care home to his property in Atherton, Greater Manchester, where he would ply her with drink and drugs. The […]

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Man almost masturbates himself to death after suffering life-threatening stroke

A man almost died from masturbation when he suffered a stroke not long after ejaculating. The single 51-year-old man was said to have enjoyed pleasuring himself several times a day, according to the medical report published in the Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases. This fateful time, he suffered a subarachnoid haemorrhage where a sudden […]

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Youngest survivor of ferry disaster rescued as baby by dad dies 34 years later

The youngest survivor of the Zeebrugge ferry disaster that killed 193 people has died 34 years on. Carly Zutic, from Dumfries, died suddenly following a long battle with drug addiction. The Scottish mum was just nine weeks old when her dad swam to safety with her "baby grow between his teeth" the tragedy that saw […]

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Palace intruder Michael Fagan on waking up Queen and weeing on corgi food

The Daily Star’s FREE newsletter is spectacular! Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox Not everyone can claim to have sneaked into the Queen's bedroom as she slept, drank Prince Charles' "cheap" wine and peed on the royal dogs' dinner. But almost 40 years ago, Michael Fagan shot to infamy as […]

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El Chapo’s glam wife could ‘dismantle’ Sinaloa Cartel with secret plea bargain

Emma Coronel Aispuro, the wife of jailed drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, will almost certainly cut a deal with prosecutors spelling the end of the notorious Sinaloa Cartel, according to a former DEA boss. The former teenage beauty queen was arrested at Washington’s Dulles International Airport on February 22, for conspiracy to unlawfully import […]

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Cocaine sales ‘to hit record numbers this week’ as punters return to pubs

Cocaine sales are to hit record levels this week as punters return to pubs, it has been claimed. Dealers have been asking customers to book in advance and refusing to make small delivery orders, the Metro reports. David, a salesman from Birmingham, told of his dealer’s demands when he asked if he would be around […]