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Kidnapped Musician Found Dead In Spite of Family Paying Ransom

A singer who was kidnapped in Monterrey, the largest city in northern Mexico, was found dead even though his family paid ransom for his release, state officials said Sunday. continue reading »

Texas Rancher Arrested for Ties to Mexican Narcos

State and federal authorities arrested a Mexican-born, Texas-based rancher for links to powerful drug cartels, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said in a criminal complaint. continue reading »

Extreme Trafficking:  104 lbs of Marijuana Hidden in Quinceanera Party Decorations

Border Protection agents discovered bundles of marijuana stashed inside wood-framed and mirrored Quinceanara plaques. continue reading »

Over Last Seven Days 10 Tons of Pot Seized at Texas-Mexico Border

CBP U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector seized more than 21,000 pounds of marijuana over the past seven days. continue reading »

Zeta Narco Members Arrested for Kidnapping, Rapes & Murders in Monterrey

Seven Los Zetas drug cartel members were arrested by the Federal Police on kidnapping and other charges in Monterrey, the capital of the northern state of Nuevo Leon, the Mexican Public Safety Secretariat said. continue reading »

UN Headquarters in New York Receives 35lbs of Cocaine from Mexico

More than 35 pounds of cocaine were found at United Nations headquarters in New York last week. The cocaine was delivered to the UN building in two large bags imprinted with b continue reading »

Some of Mexico’s Most Renown Writers Condemn Killing of Journalists

Some 50 writers, poets, journalists and defenders of freedom of expression, both Mexicans and foreigners, invited by PEN International, condemned the murders of 67 journalists in this country over the last decade. continue reading »

3,300 Pounds of Pot Found Abandoned in Arizona Desert

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than 3,300 pounds of abandoned marijuana during three separate incidents in the west desert Tuesday. continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING:  Over 200 Pounds of Pot Hidden in Religious Statues Seized

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Hidalgo port of entry on Saturday seized marijuana valued at more than $233,000 during a routine vehicle inspection. continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING:  756 Pounds of Pot Found Stashed in Frame of Flatbed Trailer

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Otay Mesa cargo port of entry Thursday stopped a tractor-trailer with 756 pounds of marijuana hidden in the frame. continue reading »

Shooting Spree in Guatemala Disco Leaves 5 Dead, 20 Wounded

At least five people were killed and more than 20 others wounded when gunmen armed with assault rifles opened fire at a disco in Villa Nueva, a city in the southern part of the Guatemala City metropolitan area, a National Civilian Police, or PNC, spokesman said Sunday. continue reading »

Auto Theft in Mexico at Record High, Increased 87.5% Since 2005

Thefts of insured motor vehicles in Mexico rose 3.4 percent last year to 82,510, a new record, an organization representing insurance companies said. continue reading »

Chevy Tahoe Stuffed with 1,000 Pounds of Marijuana Found, Narcos Jump in Rio Grande Fleeing

More than 1,000 pounds of marijuana were seized Saturday in Escobares, Texas, by agents assigned to the Rio Grande City Station. The agents were working near the river when they saw several people continue reading »

Local Mexican Police Chief Gunned Down at Gas Station

Assailants gunned down a police chief in the central Mexican state of Morelos in an attack at a gas station, the state Attorney General's Office said in a statement. continue reading »

Mexican Border State of Coahuila Has 1,600 Open Missing Persons Cases

The government of the northern Mexican state of Coahuila said it has at least 1,600 open missing-persons cases, most of them involving organized crime. continue reading »

Los Aztecas Gang Members Arrested by Mexican Army

A leader and seven other members of the Los Aztecas gang, which is allied with the Juarez drug cartel, were arrested by Mexican army troops in Ciudad Juarez, located across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas, Defense Secretariat sources said on condition of anonymity. continue reading »

Public Safety Group Says Mexico Home of World’s Deadliest Cities

Five of the world's 10 deadliest cities in 2011 are in Mexico, though a Honduran metropolis leads the list, the Citizen Council for Public Safety and Criminal Justice said. continue reading »

Cop in Violent & Drug Plagued Ciudad Juarez Busy Issuing 6-Year Traffic Ticket for Toy Motorcycle?

The incident occurred on Dec. 27, when the boy, identified only as Gael, was riding his toy motorcycle in the gated subdivision where his family lives and collided with an SUV that had blown a stop sign continue reading »

Deadly Statistic:  47,000 Dead from Narco Wars in Mexico

A total of 12,903 people were killed in drug-related violence between January and September 2011 in Mexico, an increase of 11 percent with respect to the same period of 2010, bringing the drug war death toll since December 2006 to 47,515, the government said. continue reading »

Actress Kate del Castillo Believes More in “El Chapo” Guzman Than the Government

Crossover actress Kate del Castillo has stunned many with recent claims that she believes more in the escaped Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman than in her government. continue reading »