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This drug cartel used 39 street cameras to spy on everyone

Fusion: The Gulf Cartel is a powerful drug trafficking organization in northeastern Mexico that later spawned Los Zetas. The cartels played a major role in transforming the state of Tamaulipas into a key drug smuggling route to the United States. According to ...

Mexican cartel's cocaine washes ashore on Texas beach: cops

New York Daily News: A lost load of a Mexican drug cartel's cocaine washed up on a Texas beach, authorities said. Lifeguards discovered the 66-pound bundle on Monday while patrolling the Galveston shoreline, police said. The package contained 30 neatly wrapped kilos, worth ...

Jalisco New Generation Drug Cartel, Rapidly Increasing its Power in Mexico

The Yucatan Times: The Jalisco New Generation Cartel (in Spanish: Cártel de Jalisco Nueva Generación, CJNG), also known as the Matazetas (“Zeta Killers”), is one of the fastest-growing drug-trafficking criminal groups in Mexico. The Jalisco Nueva Generacion organization ...

Mexican Police Kills 42 Drug Cartel Members

teleSUR English: Mexico's Federal Police killed 42 men in the embattled state of Michoacan that they claim were members of the Jalisco New Generation cartel on Saturday and that they died during an armed confrontation, but testimonies by families and preliminary ...

A drug cartel's power in Venezuela

Washington Post: Venezuela is afflicted with the world's highest inflation, its second highest murder rate and crippling shortages of food, medicine and basic consumer goods. Its authoritarian government is holding some 70 political prisoners, including the mayor of ...

Drug Cartel Surveillance Cameras Found in Mexican Border City

Latin Post: The city of Reynosa has been the center of much drug-related violence in recent months. In a April authorities captured a leader of the Gulf Cartel known as El Gafe in the city. As reported by the BBC, this triggered gun battles that ended up leaving ...

One-Sided Bloodshed Takes Out Suspected Members Of Mexico Drug Cartel

The Inquisitr: In one of the bloodiest battles with a drug cartel in western Mexico to date, federal authorities killed 42 criminal suspects with only one police officer lost. Some people are now questioning whether the authorities are resorting to unfair shootouts ...

Mexican standoff: At least 39 dead in mass shootout with drug cartel (GRAPHIC

RT: A security raid in western Mexico turned into an all-out, three-hour gunbattle between police and army on one side and drug cartel thugs on the other. At least 37 armed civilians and two federal police officers have been shot dead. The shootout took ...

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Mexican drug cartel leader who shared exploits on social media gets federal

30, 2013, two months before authorities apprehended the cartel's leader Joaquin "Chapo" Guzman in Mexico — pleaded guilty to conspiracy to import a controlled substance and faces a maximum sentence of life in prison when he is sentenced Oct. 16, ...

EXCLUSIVE: Bronx heroin suspect's family was collateral for Mexican drug cartel

New York Daily News: A notorious heroin cartel forced a Bronx drug kingpin to send two relatives to Mexico as collateral in their multimillion-dollar dope deals, the Daily News has learned. Jose (Hippie) Mercedes, busted Sunday in a record seizure of heroin with a street ...

USA Network Orders 'Queen of the South, ' a Mexican Drug Cartel Thriller

Latin Post: USA Network last week announced the 13-episode series pick-up of the Mexican drug cartel thriller "Queen of the South," starring Brazilian actress Alice Braga ("City of God," "I Am Legend"), a co-production from Fox 21 Television Studios and Universal ...

Mexican drug cartel figure arrested: official

Mexican authorities have arrested a top drug trafficker, Cesar Gastelum Serrano, reputed to be a key link in a network smuggling cocaine to the United States via Central America, an official said Sunday. Gastelum, who was placed on the US list of drug kingpins last year, was arrested early Saturday by Mexican marines and federal police in Cancun. He was nabbed as he attempted to change vehicles ...

This is the rising Mexican drug cartel that just pulled off the deadliest attack against Mexican security forces in ...

A relatively new drug cartel which emerged out...

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Mexican officials: 43 killed in major offensive against drug cartel

The Guardian: A fierce three-hour confrontation between federal forces and drug cartel gunmen hauled up inside a ranch in western Mexico killed at least 42 “presumed criminals” and one police officer, according to the government. This is the biggest official death ...

Ambush that killed 15 Mexican cops could incite military-style offensive by cartels

Mexico City (AP) – An ambush that killed 15 state police officers in western Mexico appears to be a drug cartel's revenge attack and could herald a military-style offensive against government authorities.

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Sinaloa drug cartel leader 'Chino Antrax' pleads guilty

Yahoo News: SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A kingpin from Mexico's Sinaloa drugs cartel whose boasting on social media may have led to his arrest pleaded guilty to conspiracy to import tons of cocaine and marijuana on Wednesday in federal court in San Diego. Jose Rodrigo ...

Sinaloa cartel enforcer pleads guilty

U-T San Diego: San Diego — A high-level enforcer of the Sinaloa drug cartel pleaded guilty in San Diego federal court Wednesday to a drug conspiracy charge, admitting he coordinated the importation of ton-quantity loads of cocaine and marijuana into the United ...

Mexico Drug War: Sinaloa Cartel Cocaine Kingpin Captured By Mexican Marines And Police

A major figure in the Sinaloa drug cartel responsible for large supplies of cocaine was arrested in Mexico Sunday in Cancun, the Associated Press reported. Kingpin Cesar Gastelum Serrano is a prominent figure in the Sinaloa Cartel and handled operations from Central American countries into Mexico.

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Fake Kidnappers Claim to Be Drug Cartel Members in Scam to Demand

KTLA: The fake kidnappers contact residents by telephone and claim to be members of a drug cartel from Mexico City who have kidnapped their children, according to a Torrance Police Department bulletin describing the scam. Someone pretending to be the victim ...

Mexican ambush kills 15; is it the start of a war on authorities?

MEXICO CITY — An ambush that killed 15 state police officers in western Mexico appears to be a drug cartel’s revenge attack and could herald a military-style offensive against government authorities. The assault on a Jalisco state police convoy late Monday on a rural road between the Pacific coast resort of Puerto Vallarta and Guadalajara, Read More... The post Mexican ambush kills 15; is it the ...

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Mexican drug cartels and Colombian rebels linked by arms and drug trafficking

Fox News Latino: By Marti Quintana. The relationship between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, guerrilla group and Mexico's drug cartels is rooted in shared interests in arms and drug trafficking, but not in the insurgents providing military training ...

Drug case linked to HPD officer involved Mexican cartel

A veteran Houston Police Department officer charged with drug trafficking was involved with a well-known Mexican drug cartel, selling it firearms and cars and, according to court testimony, was asked to provide it information from police computer files. Noe Juarez, 46, was arrested earlier this month by FBI and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents and Houston police after he was charged ...

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Drug cartel's surveillance cameras tapped electricity, Internet in Mexican

Fox News: CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico – Authorities in the northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas have seized 39 surveillance cameras set up by a drug cartel in the city of Reynosa across the border from Texas. State authorities said Friday in a statement that the ...

Mexican cartel meetings in New England, elsewhere caught on camera

WCVB Boston: The cartel members were meeting with FBI agents posing as Italian mobsters, promising help in opening a new drug pipeline to Europe. No guns or menacing violence are seen in the videos. Instead, the hours of recording are filled with talk of logistics ...

Closer Ties Between Mexican Drug Cartels and Colombian Rebels

The Costa Rica Star: Mexico City, May 19 (EFE).– The relationship between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, guerrilla group and Mexico's drug cartels is rooted in shared interests in arms and drug trafficking, but not in the insurgents providing military ...

Chasing Ghosts in a Cartel-Controlled Mexican Town

Wired: Determined to find out, Gregory joined his friend, writer Jeremy Relph, in following the trail of scant evidence so they might make sense of the disappearances linked to organized crime and violent drug cartels. His series, Evidencia, is a search for ...

Conspiracies, Plots and Forward-looking Mexican Drug Lords

The leaders of some of Mexico's principal drug cartels recently staged a narco-summit to reconfigure the criminal landscape, according to reports in local media, which, if accurate, could mark the start of a new anti-Sinaloa Cartel criminal alliance.

Mexican Marines Arrest Alleged Sinaloa Cartel Cocaine Trafficker

MEXICO CITY (AP) _ Mexican marines and police have arrested a man authorities describe as a leading cocaine trafficker for Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel. Mexico’s National Security Commissioner says Cesar Gastelum Serrano was arrested in the resort city of Cancun. Monte Alejandro Rubido said Sunday that Gastelum Serrano was carrying a pistol and a package […]

Mexico arrests alleged Sinaloa cartel cocaine trafficker

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican marines and police have arrested a man authorities describe as a leading cocaine trafficker for Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel, authorities said Sunday.

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