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May 2013 Archives

Four Mexican Zeta Narcos Plead Guilty to Murder, Attempted Murder of U.S. Agents

Four Mexican Zeta Narcos Plead Guilty to Murder, Attempted Murder of U.S. Agents

Four Mexican cartel members of the vicious Los Zetas have pleaded guilty in U.S. Court to the murder and attempted murder of U.S. federal agents working in Mexico. continue reading »

Blog del Narco -Michoacan Calls Military in to Stop Cartel Violence

Blog del Narco -Michoacan Calls Military in to Stop Cartel Violence

Army troops are being deployed in Michoacan to restore order in the western Mexican state, which has been rocked by a wave of drug-related violence, federal officials said. The operation, which is being mounted by federal security forces under a unified command, will continue until order is restored in the region and state authorities continue reading »

Blog del Narco: General in Mexican Army takes Over  Public Safety in Michoacan

Blog del Narco: General in Mexican Army takes Over Public Safety in Michoacan

A general in the Mexican army was sworn-in Thursday as public safety secretary in the western state of Michoacan, which is home to several powerful criminal organizations and a growing vigilante movement. Maj. Gen. Alberto Reyes Vaca will have command of the state police and of federal security forces stationed in Michoacan. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Cartel Members Arrested  for Official and Model’s Murders

Blog del Narco: Cartel Members Arrested for Official and Model’s Murders

Four suspected Jalisco Nueva Generacion drug cartel members have been arrested for the March 9 murder of Jalisco Tourism Secretary Jose de Jesus Gallegos, Mexican prosecutors said. Juan Manuel Gonzalez Martinez, 29, and Julio Andres Vazquez Estrada, 36, were arrested five days after the killing and provided investigators with information that led to the capture of two other suspects continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Gunmen Ambush Mayor in Oaxaca

Blog del Narco: Gunmen Ambush Mayor in Oaxaca

The mayor of Santiago Amoltepec, a small town in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, was ambushed by gunmen and shot over the weekend, media reports said Monday. Luis Jimenez is listed in serious condition with gunshot wounds, Milenio television reported. continue reading »

BLOG DEL NARCO: Austin Businessmen Convicted of Money Laundering for Los Zetas Narcos

BLOG DEL NARCO: Austin Businessmen Convicted of Money Laundering for Los Zetas Narcos

Four Austin businessmen have been convicted of conspiring to laundering narco money for the vicious Mexican cartel Los Zetas through the training and selling of prize American quarter horses. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: DEA/FBI Update Major Traffickers Wanted Poster

Blog del Narco: DEA/FBI Update Major Traffickers Wanted Poster

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), has published a poster advertising major drug traffickers, operating in San Diego, California and Tijuana, Mexico. It has been four years since the DEA Updated this Poster. Cartels continue to be in an intense struggle for power over territory and drug trafficking rights in Mexico. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Journalist Escapes Unharmed After Execution Attempt in Colombia

Blog del Narco: Journalist Escapes Unharmed After Execution Attempt in Colombia

A prominent Colombian investigative journalist emerged unhurt after two gunmen fired shots at his car, the editor of newsweekly Semana said Thursday. Ricardo Calderon "emerged completely unhurt, thanks to the fact that he managed to throw himself, in the middle of the night, to the side of the highway, continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Official Confirmation El Chapo’s Father in-Law in Custody

Blog del Narco: Official Confirmation El Chapo’s Father in-Law in Custody

The Mexican government confirmed that Ines Coronel Barreras, the father-in-law of Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquin "El Chapo" (Shorty) Guzman, was arrested in an operation with no shots fired. The 45-year-old Coronel Barreras was captured at 7:00 a.m. continue reading »