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Blog del Narco: Drug Cartel Boss Captured Returning from Cancun Vacation for 80

This last week, members of the Federal forces, supported by members of the Ministerial Police, conducted a major operation in Monterrey International Airport, where they managed to capture a leader of the Gulf Cartel. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: 6 Month Pregnant Women Dead, 7 Year Old Injured

Two dead, including a woman six months pregnant, and four wounded, was the outcome of an attack perpetrated shot Wednesday night outside a home in Colonia Vicente Guerrero. The dead woman was identified as Leticia Ramos Mendoza.The male has not been identified, but it is the husband of Leticia Ramos. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: “The Cuban”  Arrested for Dismembering 4 Children

Joel Rodriguez Barrero, “The Cuban”, was arrested several days ago in Morelos in the possession of weapons and drugs. He has been identified as responsible for the recent murder and dismemberment of four children. The dismembered bodies of Brandon, Rembrant, Lenin and Brian, 14, 21, 20 and 17, respectively, were found on 8 March in the colony Pradera, Cuernavaca. 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 »

Blog del Narco: Two Shot While Walking Streets of Mexico City

Two men was killed last night walking the streets in Mexico City. One was a man about 30 years old, who was found dead at the intersection of Cape Grey and Cape Faro, in the colony Gabriel Hernandez. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: 8 Gunned Down on a Street in the Monterrey Suburb of Guadalupe

Eight drivers of gypsy cabs were killed Tuesday in two separate attacks outside this northern Mexican metropolis, sources with the Nuevo Leon state investigations agency told Efe. Gunmen traveling in at least two vehicles fatally shot three drivers who were standing alongside their gypsy cabs - known here as "pirate taxis" - on a street in the Monterrey suburb of Guadalupe. continue reading »

Latino Blotter:  Santos Ramos Arrested When 5-Year-Old Stepson Brings His Heroin to Show & Tell

35 year-old Santos Ramos of Bridgeport, Connecticut is in trouble once again for his drug dealing except this time it involves his 5 year-old step son. 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 »

Blog del Narco: Drug Cartel Recruit Grandparents

First it was the very young, then the children and now the elderly are prey to drug trafficking groups in Mexico. More and more often it has been reported by authorities that elderly people are being included in arrests of drug cartel members. 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 »

Blog del Narco: Four Bodies Discovered in Water Well

The bodies of four men in a state of decomposition were found in the interior of a water well in the municipality of Rio Verde, police officials said. According to a report received by the state police, a body was discovered in the well at the Pump House, in the Miguel Hidalgo ejido. continue reading »

Mexico’s Knights Templar Claim Responsibility for Drop in Food Prices

Mexico’s Knights Templar, or the Caballeros Templarios, allegedly claims to be the authors of a series of ‘narcomantas’ reportedly spotted in cities throughout the state of Michoacan. continue reading »

Latino Blotter:  Women Charged with Kidnapping 14-Year-Old Until Mom Paid Narco Debt

Grace Marie Perez-Jimenez, 26, of Reading, Pennsylvania, was charged by indictment with conspiracy to kidnap, kidnapping, conspiracy to distribute phencyclidine (PCP), continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Mexican Cartel Leader Sentenced to 7 Life Terms in U.S.

A Mexican drug cartel leader was sentenced to seven life terms after pleading guilty in U.S. federal court to drug trafficking and direct or indirect participation in 1,500 killings since 2008. The U.S. Justice Department said in a press release that Jose Antonio Acosta Hernandez, leader of the Juarez cartel in the northern Mexican border state of Chihuahua, pleaded guilty Thursday to drug trafficking and "numerous acts of violence" in connection with the Barrio Azteca gang. continue reading »

Narco Leader Pleads Guilty to His Role in U.S. Consulate Murders, Gets Seven Life Sentences

The Juarez Drug Cartel’s leader in Juarez and Chihuahua, Mexico, pleaded guilty in El Paso, Texas, and was sentenced to life in prison for his participation in drug-trafficking and numerous acts of violence in connection with the Barrio Azteca gang. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: 16 Year Old Girl and Companion Killed in Guerrero

The bodies of two people executed by gunfire in the street Ruben Figueroa of the colony's toward Lajita Llano Largo were discovered and reported to authorities. The first body was of a woman identified as Abunza Montserrat Gomez 16 years of age. Abunza is known to sell chickens on the streets. continue reading »

Miami Fugitive, Martin James Malone, Found In Ecuador After 22 Years on the Run

After 22 years on the run, fugitive Martin James Malone was recently found in Ecuador after police there arrested him for not having identification after he says his wallet was stolen by burglars who broke into his vehicle. 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:  Seized Drug-Stuffed Toilets Donated to Habitat for Humanity

U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced that 192 commercial toilets seized during a drug bust at Laredo Port of Entry would find a more appropriate home with Habitat for Humanity of Laredo-Webb County. continue reading »