The alleged drug lord known as Asia's 'El Chapo' is suspected to run the Sam Gor international crime syndicate.
Mexico has ordered 25 arrest warrants for those suspected to have been involved in the disappearance of 43 students six years ago including soldiers and police.
"Nothing happened there was licit', the prosecutor of Piacenza said.
It comes after former FARC commanders Ivan Marquez and Jesus Santrich announced on YouTube that they were going to take up arms again.
A three-year joint operation by Spanish and Italian police has resulted in the seizure of 2.7 tonnes of hashish in the Spanish region of Andalusia.
It's estimated 40,000 people have gone missing since Mexico began its war on drugs in 2006. Families accuse the police of failing to investigate the disappearances.
New psychoactive substances (NPS) are designed to mimic the effects of illegal narcotics such as cannabis, cocaine or heroin. Despite this, they are often not illegal and can be cheaply purchased online.
"You know how we were told we can't look at the media during the trial? Well, we did," the juror said.
Brazilian police killed at least 13 suspected drug traffickers on Friday in a shootout in Rio de Janeiro.
Beijing and Ottawa have exchanged accusations after convicted drug smuggler Robert Lloyd Schellenberg’s 15-year jail term in China was replaced with the death penalty.
A popular tourist area of Mexico City has been rocked by a gunfight that left at least five people dead,
Filipino mayor Antonio Halili was killed during Tanauan City's weekly flag ceremony on Monday.
Myanmar authorities destroyed a year's worth of confiscated drugs on Tuesday, with an estimated street value of 180 million US dollars.