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A federal immigration judge denied an ex-police officer from Mexico asylum, a New York City Criminal Lawyer reported. The officer fled drug violence from Juarez, Mexico.

The ex-police officer’s case was heard late November 2010. The hearing was closed to the public at a federal immigration court in Dallas.

The 27-year-old ex-police officer said he refused to be bought off by drug cartels. His decision resulted in a gun battle in a city across from El Paso, Texas. The gunfight occurred in 2008. It is unclear if the man’s attorney will appeal the court’s decision, a reporter was told.

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A U.S. immigration official stated that the 82-year-old CIA-trained explosives expert exile Luis Posada Carriles application for US citizenship has raised concerns, and numerous red-flags. As she reviewed the form, she came across many things that were disturbing to her. Drug Possession was also suspected but never proven.

In section N400, Posado stated that he had advocated the overthrow of a government. He also noted a Panamanian conviction that caused him to serve 4 years in prison. There were others that were not available at the time of this publication.

In 2002 Posada was arrested for planning to assassinate Fidel Castro. He was convicted of a lesser charge. In 2004 he received a controversial presidential pardon, states a Brooklyn Criminal Lawyer. It’s not the first time that he came up against the law in Cuba. Cuban officials have alleged that Posada was involved in a little-known 1998 plot to bomb an civilian aircraft going from Cuba to Central America. He was also accused of a 1976 combing of a Cuban airline that killed 73 people. He was acquitted in a trial in Venezuela. Authorities in Manhattan and Staten Island have taken notice of this case for future reference.

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Three local men are suspected of distributing illegal steroids in the Delaware Valley region of Philadelphia.

Fourteen people were arrested related to the case, with two middle aged men being local to the region. All were detained Wednesday afternoon awaiting the results of the trial.

The steroids ring was managed by a police detective from Philadelphia. This was an extremely sophisticated and organized criminal venture. Large quantities of Anabolic Steroids and Human Growth Hormone were purchased from China and Europe. The New York Criminal Lawyer said that the most common drugs sold through the ring were Nandrodex 300 and Testodex Enanthate 250. Both of these are steroids which can be used to build muscles very quickly, however they have some very dangerous long term side effects. In Manhattan and Staten Island this is considered to be drug possession.

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