Thousands of police officers have raided karaoke bars, nightclubs, hotels and saunas in 16 Chinese cities over recent days, detaining more than 1,000 suspects in the latest attempt to curb the country's illegal but booming sex industry.
To the uninitiated, the paraphernalia found at the scene of an animal abuse bust - candle wax, medical tape, syringes - sounded more like something from a drug case. But investigators said it was a telltale sign of an underground cockfighting ring...
Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fla., was caught buying drugs as part of a federal investigation into a Washington, D.C. drug ring last month, and is being charged with cocaine possession, according to a senior Drug Enforcement Administration official.
Criminals who prowl the cyber-underworld's "darknet" thought law enforcement couldn't crack their anonymous trade in illegal drugs, guns and porn. But a series of arrests this month shows the G-men have infiltrated the Internet's back alley.