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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 »

The Blimp Coming to Border for Narco Surveillance

Tethered close to 2,000 feet above Nogales, flies a new beluga whale blimp being tested by the United States Border Patrol. The blimp is equipped with a wide area surveillance system that operates 24 hours a day continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Guatemalan Tries to Smuggle Heroin Lollipops Through Orlando Airport

Friday, a Guatemalan man was arrested at Florida’s Orlando airport after inspectors checked the clearly anxious man’s luggage and found a number of heroin lollipops. continue reading »

Mexican Family of Five, Including 3 Minor Children, Found with $800,000 of Coke & Meth at Border

A 29-year-old Mexican national from Nogales, Sonora, traveling with his 26-year-old wife and three minor children, was arrested yesterday for attempting to smuggle more than $800,000 worth of cocaine and methamphetamines into the United States through the Dennis DeConcini Port. continue reading »

Five People Gunned Down in Sinaloa Hospital

Five people were gunned down at a private hospital in Culiacan, capital of the western Mexican state of Sinaloa, authorities said Friday. Several armed men entered the Rehabilit continue reading »

Central America Drug-Related Violence at Unprecedented Levels from Narco Wars

Escalating violence involving drug trafficking organizations in Central America has reached “alarming and unprecedented levels,” making it one of the most violent areas in the world, the United Nations anti-narcotics panel stressed continue reading »

Female Sinaloa Cartel Narco Member Arrested for Ordering Multiple Kllings

A woman who confessed to ordering the killings of five people last month was among several Sinaloa drug cartel members arrested in the northwestern Mexican state of Baja California, state officials said. continue reading »

Colombia Rounds Up Record Number of Narcos Wanted in U.S., 16 Planes & 10 Tons Cocaine Also Seized

Colombian authorities captured 34 suspected drug traffickers wanted in the United States, in the biggest roundup of criminals for extradition in the history of the country's war on drugs, police officials said Saturday. continue reading »

Five-Day Sting Operation in Loiza, Puerto Rico Seizes Guns, Drugs with Multiple Arrests

The San Juan-based, multi-agency Border Enforcement Security Task Force arrested eight individuals and seized illegal guns and drugs during a five-day operation in the municipality of Loiza, Puerto Rico. continue reading »

Narco Guerrero-Jimenez Sentenced for Distributing Coke via Self-Propelled Submarines

U.S. Attorney Robert E. O’Neill announces today that U.S. District Judge Steven D. Merryday sentenced Neiser Guerrero-Jimenez (33, Colombia, South America) to 235 months in federal prison continue reading »

International Organizations Voice Alarm Over Killing of Inmates in Mexico

The United Nations human rights office has called on Mexican authorities to conduct a thorough and independent investigation into the killing over the weekend of 44 inmates at a prison in the country’s north, apparently by members of an organized criminal group. continue reading »

Drug Smuggling Moms Arrested at Border with Kids

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the El Paso port of entry made five drug busts in the last two days including two cases which involved women who were traveling with children when stopped by CBP officers. continue reading »

40 Die in Narco Prison Fight Near Monterrey, Mexico

At least 40 inmates died in a fight early Sunday at the prison in Apodaca, a city in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, officials said. continue reading »

6 Kidnappings a Day Occur in Mexico, Up 23% from Last Year

Mexico experienced an average of six kidnappings per day in the second half of last year, up 23.4 percent from the same period in 2010, according to the government, while an NGO said that only one abduction in 10 is even reported to police continue reading »

Three Texas Siblings Apprehended Smuggling Drugs at Border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the El Paso port of entry seized 130 pounds of marijuana in one seizure Tuesday. Three El Paso siblings who were in the vehicle in which the drugs were discovered drugs were taken into custody. continue reading »

Cocaine Found on JetBlue Plane Coming in From Dominican Republic

On Feb. 9, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Logan International Airport seized approximately 8.9 kilograms of cocaine that was discovered on a JetBlue flight that originated in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. continue reading »

Border Patrol Prevents $1.12 Million Meth Smuggling Attempt

U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Interstate 15 checkpoint prevented a narcotics smuggling attempt yesterday resulting in the seizure of 56 pounds of methamphetamine. continue reading »

One-Year Anniversary of Agent Zapata Death in Mexico Remembered

Yesterday marked the one year anniversary of the death of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agent (SA) Jaime Zapata who was shot and killed in the line of duty in Mexico. continue reading »

Extreme Trafficking:  384 lb of Pot Found Hidden Inside Concrete Barriers

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the Otay Mesa cargo facility last Friday morning discovered 384 pounds of marijuana hidden inside of concrete barriers. continue reading »

Pablo Escobar’s Family Offering Colombian Narco Tours

Pablo Escobar's family has organized a tourist excursion of Medellin similar in style to the Gangsters of Chicago and which idealizes the biggest drug trafficker in the history of Colombia. continue reading »