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Tag Results for "Mexican Cartels"

Politician Killed in Machete Attack in Central Mexico

A state legislator was killed in a machete attack in Morelia, the capital of the western Mexican state of Michoacan, officials said. Osbaldo Esquivel Lucatero, a member of the leftist Party of the Democratic Revolution, or PRD, was hacked to death around 3:20 p.m. Wedneday under an overpass on the Morelia-Patzcuaro highway, Michoacan Attorney General Marco Vinicio Aguilera Garibay said. continue reading »

Mexico Seizes 273 Pounds of Cocaine from South American Ship

Mexican authorities found 273 pounds (124 kilos) of cocaine on a ship that began its journey in Chile and made a stop in Colombia before arriving in the western port of Manzanillo, sources with the federal Attorney General's Office told Efe Wednesday. continue reading »

BLOG DEL NARCO:  Caballeros Templarios Narcos Arrested for Killing of Mexican Admiral

Army troops arrested three men suspected of being linked to the killing of an admiral over the weekend in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, officials said Monday. continue reading »

Gunmen Opened Fire on Self-Defense Group Killing 5, Wounding 8 in Mexico

At least five people were killed and eight others wounded when gunmen opened fire on about 200 members of a self-defense group protesting police corruption in Los Reyes, a city in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, prosecutors said. continue reading »

Los Zetas Boss Moved to Maximum-Security Prison in Mexico

The leader of the Los Zetas drug cartel has been transferred to a maximum-security prison in the central state of Mexico and placed at the disposition of a judge, the federal attorney general's office told Efe. continue reading »

Mexican Authorities Find 5 Bodies in Burning SUV

The burned bodies of five men were found Thursday inside a vehicle abandoned on a highway in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila, state officials said. continue reading »

Mexican Army Kills 3 During Shootout

At least three suspected gunmen died in a shootout with army troops in Monclova, a city in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila, officials said. continue reading »

5 Men Killed in Mexico, Police Suspect Organized Crime

Five people were fatally shot in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, the regional Attorney General's Office said Friday. The killings took place Thursday night on Highway 90 in the municipality of San Pedro Totolapan. continue reading »

Homicides Linked to Organized Crime Down 18 Percent in Mexico

Mexican authorities said organized crime-related homicides fell by 18 percent in the first five months of President Enrique Peña Nieto's administration, relative to the final five months of his predecessor's six-year term. continue reading »

Los Zetas Money Man Apprehended in Northern Mexico

Navy personnel arrested a man suspected of managing financial operations for the fearsome Los Zetas drug cartel, the Mexican government said. Alfonso Zamudio Quijada was nabbed Wednesday as he left a house in Monclova, a city in the northern state of Coahuila, Government Secretariat official Eduardo Sanchez Hernandez said. continue reading »

Peasants Discover 6 Bodies Mass Grave in Mexico

Peasants found a mass grave containing six mutilated bodies outside Tingambato, a city in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, state officials said. The remains of the victims, three of whom had their hands cut off and one who had an arm hacked off, were discovered on Saturday, the Michoacan Attorney General's Office said. continue reading »

DEA: Mexican Cartels Working in the U.S. Pose Threat to Public Safety

The Mexican cartels that are the principal source of illicit drugs coming into the United States have managed to extend their tentacles to the U.S. heartland, where they represent a significant threat to public safety, a senior Drug Enforcement Administration agent told Efe Friday. continue reading »

Colombian Police Seize 1,760 Pounds of Cocaine Headed for Mexico

In a new blow at the Los Urabaños crime gang in the port of Cartagena, Colombian police seized Saturday 800 kilos (1,760 pounds) of cocaine chlorohydrate of the highest purity that was being shipped to the Los Zetas cartel in Mexico by way of Honduras. continue reading »

Harvard PhD Student Tracking Drug Traffickers Via Google

A Mexican working on her PhD at Harvard University's Department of Government has developed an algorithm that uses Google's search engine to track the activity, movement and "modus operandi" of drug cartels in her homeland. continue reading »

Mexican Authorities Arrest 9 Zetas Cartel Members, Seize 30 Grenade Launchers

Nine suspected members of the Los Zetas drug cartel were arrested in Saltillo, the capital of the northern state of Coahuila, by marines, the Mexican Navy Secretariat said Wednesday. continue reading »

Gulf Cartel Boss Apprehended, 6 Killed in Northern Mexico

A Gulf drug cartel boss was arrested and six people died in drug-related violence in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, a state security council official told Efe. continue reading »

U.S. Attorney General Did Not Know of Operation Fast and Furious, Says Report

A U.S. Justice Department investigation released Wednesday said that Attorney General Eric Holder did not know about Operation Fast and Furious, a federal undercover sting that allegedly allowed some 2,000 weapons to be smuggled into Mexico. continue reading »

Mexican Federal Police Capture High Ranking Sinaloa Cartel Member

A high-level member of Mexico's powerful Sinaloa drug cartel was arrested by the Federal Police, the Public Safety Secretariat said. continue reading »

Texas Couple Arrested For Aiding Mexican Cartels

Federal authorities arrested a couple who own a firearms store in Laredo, Texas, for allegedly selling large quantities ammunition that were destined for Mexican drug cartels. continue reading »

Mexican Police Liberate 10 Kidnap Victims, Arrest 5 Zeta Members

Mexican federal police rescued 10 kidnap victims in the northern city of Saltillo and arrested five suspected members of a cell of the notorious Los Zetas drug cartel, including a minor, officials said. continue reading »