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    Boston Bomber Tied to Drug Gang

    SALT LAKE CITY, UT - MAY 4:  Tamerlan Tsamaev waits for a decision in the 201-pound division boxing match during the 2009 Golden Gloves National Tournament of Champions May 4, 2009 in Salt Lake City, Utah. After a car chase and shoot out with police, one suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was shot and killed by police early morning April 19, and a manhunt is underway for his brother and second suspect, 19-year-old Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev. The two men are suspects in the bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 15, that killed three people and wounded at least 170.  (Photo by Glenn DePriest/Getty Images)

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    The 9-millimeter pistol used by Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev has been traced to a gang that peddled crack cocaine in Portland, Maine. Authorities also believe Tsarnaev's ties to the drug trade funded a six-month visit to Chechnya and Dagestan in 2012 and helped pay for parts of the bomb that killed three at the finish line of the Boston Marathon in 2013. Tsarnaev, who was killed in a shootout with police, has also been linked to a drug-related 2011 triple homicide in Waltham, Massachusetts. His younger brother, Dzhokhar, will be tried on 30 federal charges this fall related to the Boston bombing in the fall.

    Read it at The Los Angeles Times