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Report: Mexican Narcos Including Los Zetas Operating in Panama

At least four Mexican drug trafficking organizations are operating in Panama and have been linked to murders, the La Prensa newspaper reported Monday, citing intelligence reports. continue reading »

“Queen of the Pacific” Lady Narco Returning to Mexico after U.S. Deports Her

On Friday Sandra Avila Beltran, Mexico’s “Queen of the Pacific” was quietly deported after escaping a jail sentence for narcotic trafficking here in the U.S. continue reading »

Large Zeta Drug Cell Linked to Russia and Central America Dismantled

On March 11, Victor Petrovic Ivanov, director of the Federal Drug Control Service of the Russian Federation (FSKN) informed Russian President Vladimir Putin that a drug trafficking network linking Central America and Russia headed by Mexican national Martín Sánchez Flores, who is allegedly tied to the Zetas cartel–one of Mexico’s most notorious and brutal organizations–, was dismantled this month. continue reading »

Narco Smugglers Nabbed with Over $2 Million in Pot and Bath Salts – All in One Day

U.S. Border Patrol agents in two separate events seized illicit drugs valued at more than two million dollars on Monday, Feb. 4. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Cartels Forcing Migrants to Smuggle Drugs After Families Threatened

Defenders of immigrant rights are concerned about the increasing number of cases in which people are forced to smuggle drugs into the United States from Mexico by drug traffickers threatening their families. continue reading »

440-Foot Long ‘Narco’ Tunnel Found in Mexico Near Border

Mexican army soldiers found a suspected "narcotunnel" under construction in a northwestern border city, military officials said. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Ministerial Police Chief Shot Dead in Guerrero

The coordinator of the Ministerial Police Group, Mariano Roman Dorantes, was executed in a street near Diana Gallery, just a few feet of the coastal avenue "Miguel Alemán". The incident occurred around noon. Detonations from gunshots were heard and generated a large police mobilization in that area. continue reading »

Narco Bribes Undercover Agents $797,000 For Safe Passage Back to Mexico and Gulf Cartel

Juan Carlos De La Cruz Reyna, 37, a high ranking member of the Gulf Cartel, has entered a plea of guilty to bribery of a public official, something he did in order to avoid deportation and face rival narco factions or Mexican authorities. continue reading »

Mexican Narcos Now Working at U.S. Swap Meets Selling Counterfeit Goods

As the counterfeit merchandise market becomes more lucrative, drug cartels increasingly want a piece of the pie and are charging vendors a tax or quota in order to operate businesses at swap meets and other flea markets. continue reading »

Major Mexican Narco Traffickers of Drug Chemicals Cited by U.S. Kingpin Act

The DEA today announced that the U.S. Department of the Treasury's designated Ezio Benjamin Figueroa Vasquez and his son, Hassein Eduardo Figueroa Gomez, as Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers pursuant to the Kingpin Act for their significant role in international narcotics trafficking, as well as 16 of their companies in Mexico and Panama. continue reading »

Top Guatemalan Drug Trafficker Tied to Zetas Sanctioned by U.S. Treasury

The DEA today announced that the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s designated Guatemalan national Horst Walter Overdick Mejia, a critical link in the drug trade continue reading »

DEA and Dominican Authorities Arrest Pilot of Billionaire Narco El Chapo Guzman

The pilot of Joaquín “Chapo” Guzmán, leader of the drug cartel, Sinaloa and the most powerful drug trafficker perhaps on the planet for whose capture the United States has offered 30 million dollars continue reading »

Narcos Placing Want Ads Seeking Drivers to Cross Border, No Questions Asked

U.S. and Mexico border officials are warning job seekers to be on the look out for want ads placed by narcos seeking drivers, no questions asked. continue reading »

Mexico Extradites ‘El Rey’ Narco to NYC, Partner of El Chapo Guzman

A man accused of smuggling large quantities of cocaine into the United States has been extradited to that country, the Mexican Attorney General's Office said. continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING: In 24-Hour Period Close to $1 Billion Worth of Cocaine Seized

In two separate incidents in a 24-hour period, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) operating out of Corpus Christi, Texas, detected two go-fast vessels carrying more than 10,000 pounds of cocaine with a combined value of more than $779 million. continue reading »

16 Drug Mules Arrested at Arizona Mexico Border This Week

Border Patrol agents assigned to the Tucson Sector, a component of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Joint Field Command-Arizona, seized 1,087 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $543,500 and arrested 16 drug smugglers while patrolling in the West Desert Wednesday. continue reading »

$15.3 Million of Cartel Money Seized by Mexican Army

Army troops seized $15.3 million in cash in Tijuana, a border city in northwestern Mexico, that apparently belonged to the Sinaloa cartel, marking the second-largest seizure of money since President Felipe Calderon took office in 2006 continue reading »

U.S. Officials Saying their Informants Have Successfully Infiltrated Drug Cartels

According to officials in both the U.S. and Mexico, U.S. law enforcement agencies have been able to increase their number of informants in Mexico in order to gain additional knowledge of the drug cartels south of the border. continue reading »

Panama Spends $250 Million on Coastal Radar System to Stem Drug Trafficking

Panama’s Vice Minister of Public Safety has announced the country spent $250 million to stem drug trafficking in the country and to specifically avoid having the drugs enter Panama’s borders. continue reading »

High Ranking Member of Mexican Gulf Cartel Extradited to U.S.

Aurelio Cano-Flores, aka “Yankee” and “Yeyo,” a high-ranking member of the Mexican Gulf Cartel, has been extradited to the United States from Mexico to face drug conspiracy charges, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and Administrator Michele M. Leonhart of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). continue reading »