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Blog del Narco: Los Zetas Drug Cartel Co-Leader Killed in Gunfight with Police

Blog del Narco: Los Zetas Drug Cartel Co-Leader Killed in Gunfight with Police

A founder of the ultraviolent Los Zetas drug cartel was killed in a gunfight with security forces in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas, the Mexican government said Monday. Galdino Mellado Cruz, alias "Z-9," was cornered last Friday at a residence in the border city of Reynosa, the head of Mexico's National Security Commission, Monte Alejandro Rubido, told a press conference. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Serial Killer Arrested in Mexico City Disposing of Latest Victim

Blog del Narco: Serial Killer Arrested in Mexico City Disposing of Latest Victim

A 28-year-old suspect in the killings of several women was arrested by Mexico City police as he was in the process of disposing of the body of his latest victim, the Federal District Public Safety Secretariat said. Diego David Meza Hernandez, "who apparently seduced and then abused his victims, later strangling them with his bare hands until they died of asphyxiation," was arrested, the secretariat said in a statement. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: LA Gang Members Hired by Sinaloa Cartel to Find $300K in Minnesota

Blog del Narco: LA Gang Members Hired by Sinaloa Cartel to Find $300K in Minnesota

Three gang members from Los Angeles were charged with the kidnapping and torture of two young people in Minnesota. Allegedly they had stolen 60 kilos of methamphetamine and money belonging to the Sinaloa cartel. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Ten Members of Elite Police Unit in Tamaulipas Arrested for Links to Cartel

Blog del Narco: Ten Members of Elite Police Unit in Tamaulipas Arrested for Links to Cartel

Ten members of an elite police unit in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas were arrested on charges that they had links to a criminal organization and handed over to federal prosecutors, state officials said. The state police officers are suspected of having ties to a gang that operates in Ciudad Victoria, the state capital, the Tamaulipas Public Safety Secretariat said in a statement. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Zetas and Gulf Cartels Continue to Battle over US Routes in Tamaulipas

Blog del Narco: Zetas and Gulf Cartels Continue to Battle over US Routes in Tamaulipas

Federal security forces killed five gunmen in separate shootouts and arrested 15 others in Tamaulipas, a state in northeastern Mexico, the Tamaulipas Coordination Group, or GCT, said. "Members of a criminal group attacked Federal Police officers on patrol" in the city of Reynosa, located across the border from McAllen, Texas, shortly after 2:00 p.m. on Monday, the GCT, a joint federal and state agency, said in a statement. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Knights Templar CFO Discovered Dead in Funeral Home Under Alias

Blog del Narco: Knights Templar CFO Discovered Dead in Funeral Home Under Alias

The top financial manager for the Caballeros Templarios drug cartel has died from natural causes, Mexican authorities said. Soldiers seized a body believed to be that of Samer Jose Servin from a funeral home in Morelia, capital of the western state of Michoacan, the Agency for Criminal Investigation, or AIC, said in a statement. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Mayor with Ties to Knights Templar Arrested on Kidnapping & Extortion Charges

Blog del Narco: Mayor with Ties to Knights Templar Arrested on Kidnapping & Extortion Charges

The mayor of Lazaro Cardenas, a port city on Mexico's Pacific coast, was arrested on kidnapping, extortion and criminal conspiracy charges, officials said. Arquimides Oseguera was turned over to state prosecutors, the federal commissioner for security and development in Michoacan, Alfredo Castillo, said. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Los Zetas Providing Guns to El Salvador’s Gangs

Blog del Narco: Los Zetas Providing Guns to El Salvador’s Gangs

Los Zetas, considered Mexico's most violent drug cartel, is providing rifles to El Salvador's gangs, Security Minister Ricardo Perdomo said. "Information has been obtained about arms being sent from Mexico by Los Zetas, who have provided rifles," Perdomo said in an interview earlier this weekend with Telecorporacion Salvadoreña, or TCS. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Local Athorities Claim to Have Cartel Leader La Tuta Cornered

Blog del Narco: Local Athorities Claim to Have Cartel Leader La Tuta Cornered

The leader of the AUC in Tepalcatepec, José Manuel Mireles says that he expects the Knights Templar Drug Cartel leader will fall very soon. He claims to have La Tuta cornered. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Los Zetas in Firm Control of Undocumented Cubans Heading to US

Blog del Narco: Los Zetas in Firm Control of Undocumented Cubans Heading to US

Los Zetas have taken firm control of the trafficking activities of undocumented immigrants, mainly Cubans, thru Mexico enroute to the US. Isla Mujeres, Cozumel and Cancun, are the three busiest points of this offense in state of Quintana Roo. continue reading »