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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 »

POLL:  Overwhelming Majority of Mexican Citizens Believes Government Losing Fight Against Cartels

Six in 10 Mexicans say the government is losing the war on violent drug cartels, while just 20 percent believe the opposite to be true, according to a new survey by polling firm Mitofsky and the non-governmental organization Mexico United against Crime. continue reading »

26 Bodies Found on Busy Intersection in Guadalajara, 2nd Mass Dumping of Bodies in Mexico This Week

The bodies of 26 men were found inside two SUVs and an automobile abandoned on a busy avenue in Guadalajara, one of Mexico's largest cities, prosecutors said Thursday. continue reading »

78 and 81-Year Old Mexican Women Attempt to Smuggle $1 Million in Cash Out of U.S.

U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested one male and two elderly female Mexican nationals on Friday for attempting to smuggle more than $1 million inside a Ford Explorer. continue reading »

Bolivian Narcos Dig Up Dead Narco Mule to Extract Cocaine Cargo

A 55 year old man who had died in May got dug up recently, his insides dissected and spilled on the ground as narcos exhumed his body to retrieve the cocaine cargo in his belly. continue reading »

Zetas’s High Tech Narco-Communications Central Seized (VIDEO)

Communication equipment valued at $350,000 was seized by Mexican army elements in Torreón who raided a home known by zetas as “The Central.” continue reading »

Mexico Asks U.S. to Extradite ‘Fast and Furious” Gunrunners

Mexico's government has requested the extradition of six U.S. citizens for weapons trafficking, including three people linked to a botched federal gun-tracking operation, Attorney General Marisela Morales said. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Police Find 500 lbs. of Cocaine in Boxer Ivan Calderon’s Home

World Boxing Champion Iván “Iron Boy” Calderón is under investigation after a raid in a house he owns in the coastal city of Humacao turned up close to 500Lbs. of cocaine. continue reading »

California-Mexico Marijuana Tunnel Found, Over 10 Tons of Pot Seized

Investigators on the multi-agency San Diego Tunnel Task Force continued sifting through evidence at a warehouse in Otay Mesa's industrial park continue reading »

Narco Singer Gunned Down With AK-47 in Mexico (VIDEO)

A singer-songwriter who performed grupero music and "narcocorridos," ballads that recount the exploits and travails of drug kingpins, was gunned down over the weekend continue reading »

Nation’s Spys to Help in Fight Against Narco Cartels & Other Illegal Marijuana Growers in States

Lawmakers soon may enlist the nation's spymaster to help fight Mexican drug traffickers and others who use federal land in California and elsewhere to grow marijuana. continue reading »

Brazilian Authorities Take Over Three Drug Infested Favelas with 1,500 Police

The operation's success was due to cooperation between the state and federal governments, Rio de Janeiro Gov. Sergio Cabral said. continue reading »

UN:  Bolivia is Numero Uno Cocaine Suppler to South American Market

The head of the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime, or UNODC, in this Andean nation said in an interview published Sunday by the La Paz daily Pagina Siete that Bolivia was now the largest supplier continue reading »

Early Indications in Mexico Helicopter Crash Point to Weather Not Blast as Cause

The helicopter crash that killed Government Secretary Jose Francisco Blake and seven other people earlier this weekend was not due to "some type of damage caused by an explosion or fire continue reading »

Four Traffickers, Speedboat and 1 1/2 Tons of Cocaine Seized off Nicaragua

Naval forces of the Nicaraguan army seized 1 1/2 tons of cocaine and killed four drug traffickers, two of them Colombians, during an operation in the country's northern Caribbean region, military officials said Saturday. continue reading »

MX Considering Jail Time for Those who Glorify Drug Trafficking and Violence

Mexican lawmakers want to punish those who promote violence and drug trafficking in films, on the radio, on television and over the Internet, including composers of the "narcocorridos," or ballads, that praise drug traffickers, with prison time, Congressman Oscar Arce told Efe. continue reading »

128 Pounds of Marijuana Found on Boat Being Towed Near U.S.-Mexico Border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Ysidro port of entry Sunday stopped a man and a woman towing a boat with about 128 pounds of marijuana hidden inside. continue reading »

NARCO BLOG Brazilian Police Capture Rio de Janeiro’s Most Wanted Drug Kingpin

Antonio Bonfim Lopes, reputed boss of the drug gang that controls the sprawling Rio slum of Rocinha, was arrested by Brazilian police in the wee hours of Thursday. continue reading »

The Banana Republic of Honduras by Hector Luis Alamo Jr.

Last week, historian Dana Frank wrote an article for The Nation in which she details a cocaine smuggling triangle involving a prominent Honduran billionaire, military and police backing from the Honduran government, and backdoor funding by the U.S. State Department. continue reading »

DEA Commandos Entering the Drug War Against the Narcos

It appears U.S. officials have created a new team of commandos to infiltrate certain “drug countries” in the Western Hemisphere. Countries known to be home to those running the drug trade continue reading »