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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: Man Murdered in Guamuchil, Sinaloa ( Warning: Graphic Photo)

Alfonso Bernal Edson, 34-year-old, was found dead with a shot in the face, on a road that leads to the local pantheon. The discovery of the body occurred on a dirt road. The victim had two gunshots to the head and was not carrying any identification in his clothes. continue reading »

Some of the Missing Kombo Kolombia Musicians Found Dead in Well

Twelve bodies, including those of at least four members of the Kombo Kolombia band reported missing last week, were found in a well at a ranch in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, officials said. continue reading »

Mexican Federal Police Rollout Suspect Rights Initiative

The Mexican Federal Police is providing its more than 37,000 officers with cards listing suspects' rights as part of the new procedures that must be followed when an arrest is made, the Government Secretariat said. continue reading »

Secretary of State Nominee John Kerry Vows to Strengthen Ties with Mexico

Secretary of State nominee, Senator John Kerry, has vowed to strengthen ties with Mexico and assist in that country’s war on drugs. Kerry made his comments on Mexico during his confirmation hearings yesterday. continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING:  Nearly 3,000 Pounds of Pot Mixed in With Cucumber Shipment

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico cargo facility arrested a man after they discovered 2,791 pounds of marijuana co-mingled within a shipment of cucumbers. continue reading »

Nuestra Familia Gang Member “Wino” Sentenced to 21 Years in Prison in Drug Trafficking Prosecution

Juan Gallegos, also known as “Wino,” 36, of Salinas, was sentenced today to 21 years and 10 months in prison by United States District Judge William B. Shubb, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. On April 9, 2012, Gallegos pleaded guilty to conspiring to traffic methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana, and four other drug trafficking felonies. There was no plea agreement between Gallegos and the United States. continue reading »

Extreme Trafficking: Border Protection Seizes Over $500,000 in Coke and Meth

A Mexican man was arrested Monday at the Port of San Luis for attempting to smuggle 45.6 pounds of cocaine into the U.S. continue reading »

Spanish Authorities Break Up Coke Smuggling Ring from Latin America

Spanish police arrested seven people who were trying to smuggle 93 kilograms of cocaine into the country hidden in blocks of stone, which had been seized by Chilean customs authorities before they could be shipped to Spain. continue reading »

Border Patrol Seize Coke and Meth Along California Interstate

U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to duties on Interstate 5 in Southern California prevented two narcotic smuggling attempts Tuesday near San Clemente. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Decapitated Head Left With Narco Message in Chalco Valley (Photo Warning)

The municipality of Valle de Chalco conurbado is ground zero in a war between cartels fighting for control of the territory to sell drugs.The body of a man, dismembered and divided into parts, was left in black bags and abandoned on the streets of the San Isidro. continue reading »

Extreme Trafficking:  12 Narco Smugglers Caught with 1,250 Pounds of Pot in Arizona Desert

A dozen drug smugglers carrying 1,250 pounds of marijuana were arrested Tuesday night by Ajo Station Border Patrol agents patrolling near Pia Oik, Ariz. continue reading »

Rice University: No Panaceas for Mexico’s Violent Drug War, but Prohibition has Failed

While Mexico and the United States have ramped up their efforts to control and perhaps defeat Mexico’s increasingly violent drug cartels, the outcome of these efforts remains in doubt and no panaceas are in sight, but pr continue reading »

621 lb of Pot Found After Driver Asks Patrol Border for Directions

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a suspected drug smuggler and seized hundreds of pounds of marijuana concealed in a false compartment after he stopped to ask for directions. continue reading »

Troops in Mexico Find Another Drug Tunnel into U.S.

Mexican army soldiers discovered a drug-smuggling tunnel in the northern border city of Nogales, media outlets said. The passage, which extends 56 meters (184 feet), is equipped with water and ventilation systems continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Two Bodies Found Murdered then Burned in Sinaloa

Two bodies remain unidentified at the medical examiner's in Sinaloa. The charred remains of two persons believed to be male were found completely burned in a taxi in Colonia Guadalupe. The gruesome discovery was made within minutes of the rental vehicle being ignited with two "passengers" on board, who turned out to be shot dead and then burned in that automobile. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Cross Dresser Kidnapped and Murdered in Nuevo Leon

The manager of a bar that was kidnapped last night by an armed group in Montemorelos and was found murdered this morning. Daniel Mendoza Ricardo Macias, 23, nicknamed "The Daniela", was dressed as a woman, was taken from the bar at Mountain Avenue Cemetery, in the Barrio Lerdo de Tejada. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: 16 Year Olds Body Among Those Found Beheaded

Following the discovery of two bodies left in plastic bags on the side of the local road-Papaloapan Tuxtepec, in the town St. Teresa, the Deputy Regional Basin, Juan Perez Sanchez, confirmed that both victims lived in Tres Valles, Veracruz. On the edge of the asphalt were three black bags, containing severed remains of human bodies, among other evidence, which were duly recorded by the Public Prosecutor. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Man Found Tortured and Executed in Zacatecas

A man was killed with three shots from a firearm at close range and his body was left in the road to the entrance "Garden of Remembrance". The man has not been identified so far. He is described as about 40 years old, wearing blue jeans, a colored shirt and blue military-style boots. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Female Taxi Driver Murdered in Guerrero

A female taxi cab driver was found shot and executed in her vehicle in the housing unit the Colossus. The vehicle was found abandoned and the report of the discovery was made at about eleven o'clock. continue reading »