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Man Arrested This Week Not Son of Mexico’s Most Wanted “El Chapo”

Mexican authorities confirmed that a man arrested earlier this week and initially reported to be the son of fugitive drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" (Shorty) Guzman is in fact another individual. continue reading »

Drug Traffickers Escape Mexican Prison with Help from Gunmen

A police officer was killed Thursday when gunmen attacked a lockup in the western Mexican state of Michoacan and freed two suspected drug traffickers, officials said. continue reading »

Corruption, Drug and Gun Crime, Tax Evasion Caused Mexico to Lose $872 Billion in 4 Decades

Between 1970 and 2010, Mexico reportedly lost $872 billion, according to a report from the Global Financial Integrity (GFI), a Washington, DC-based research and advocacy organization. continue reading »

U.S. Customs Seizes $7.3 Million Worth of Cocaine

On May 29, Customs and Border Protection officers at the Miami Seaport discovered approximately 459 pounds of cocaine hidden in a container at the Port of Miami. While inspecting containers at the Miami seaport CBP officers identified suspect suspicious boxes in a container which a CBP canine subsequently alerted to for the presence of narcotics. continue reading »

Over 50 Suspected Zetas Arrested in Mexico

Police arrested 52 suspected employees of the notoriously violent Los Zetas drug cartel in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, officials said Wednesday. continue reading »

Sinaloa Cartel Member Facing Possible U.S. Extradition

A Guatemalan court has given the United States 40 working days to present evidence against Walter Alirio Montejo, a Guatemalan suspected of belonging to Mexico's Sinaloa cartel and the subject of a U.S. extradition request, judicial officials said. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Officer Pulls Over Tour Bus en Route to Chicago, Finds $1 M Worth of Heroin, Cocaine

Sheriff’s deputies in Texas pulled over a commercial bus upon noticing a defective tail light over the weekend, but what started as a traffic stop wound up becoming million-dollar drug bust. continue reading »

Mexican Court Overturns Ruling, “Queen of the Pacific” Will be Extradited to the U.S.

A Mexican federal court ruled that a reputed drug trafficker known as the "Queen of the Pacific" can be extradited to the United States. The judges overturned a January ruling blocking the handover of Sandra Avila Beltran on grounds that U.S. authorities were seeking to try her on the same charges as those she had already been acquitted of in Mexico. continue reading »

Crossing into the U.S. from Mexico? You Could be Smuggling in Drugs Underneath Your Car

Authorities say Mexican drug smugglers are using unsuspecting drivers to move the drugs for them. Using strong magnets taped to the drugs to be transported, drug smugglers attach the drugs to the unde continue reading »

UN Urges Central America to Fight Organized Crime in the Region

Senior United Nations officials drew the world’s attention to threats posed by transnational organized crime and drug trafficking in Central America and called for concerted global efforts to combat the scourge, which they said is spreading to other continents. continue reading »

Guatemalan Prosecutors and Police Arrested For Facilitating Drug Smuggling

Three Guatemalan prosecutors and four police officers were arrested Friday on suspicion of ties to drug trafficking, the country's interior minister said. continue reading »

La Familia Narco Traffickers Plead Guilty to Operating in U.S.

United States Attorney Robert E. O’Neill; Steven E. Ibison, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Tampa Field Office; and Manatee County Sheriff Brad Steube announce today that two brothers, Victor Peralta-Saucedo (25) and Guillermo Peralta-Saucedo (32) pled guilty to drug and money laundering charges. Both brothers are Mexican nationals residing in the United States illegally. Prior to their arrest, they lived in Bradenton. continue reading »

8 Arrested In Mexico May Be Linked To the Massacre of 49 People

Mexican army soldiers detained eight purported members of the Gulf drug cartel during an operation in the small northeastern town of China, the Defense Secretariat said. continue reading »

$1.3M Found On Board Mexican Plane that Crashed in Ecuador

The small Mexican-registered plane that crashed last weekend in Ecuador was carrying $1.3 million, police said. Santiago Alfonso Lopez Monzon, 22, and Cruz Alfredo Solis Lopez, 36, who had Mexican documents, died in Sunday's accident. continue reading »

Shootout Between Military and Armed Assailants in Northwestern Mexico Leaves 5 Dead

Five people were killed in a clash with army soldiers and state police on a highway in the northwestern Mexican state of Sinaloa, officials said. continue reading »

80 Tons of Drug Precursors Confiscated by Guatemalan Police

At least 80 tons of drug precursors were seized in two separate operations in Guatemala and one person was arrested, the National Civilian Police, or PNC, said. continue reading »

Canadian Fugitive, Nicholas Michael Lucier, Apprehended in Mexico

One of Canada's most wanted fugitives was arrested in the western Mexican state of Nayarit, a spokesman for the state Attorney General's Office told Efe on Wednesday. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Pot Belly? Nope, It’s a Coke Belly - Woman in Brazil Hides Drugs in Fake Baby Bump

A 20-year-old woman is in serious trouble after federal police discovered she was attempting to smuggle several pounds of drugs into Brazil by way of a fake baby bump. Police say the young woman became visibly nervous continue reading »

Agents Find Another Drug Smuggling Tunnel at Arizona-Mexico Border, 550lbs of Marijuana Inside

Another smuggling tunnel has been found long this U.S.-Mexico border, this time in Arizona. The Department of Homeland Security says federal agents discovered the tunnel Thu continue reading »

Xavier Font of Locomía Denies Drug Trafficking Charges

The founder of the 80s group Locomía, accused of trafficking illegal substances, said before a judge that the substances found in his house were for personal consumption. continue reading »