Brandon Darby

Brandon Darby

Articles by Brandon Darby

Texas Border Sheriff Candidate Embezzled over $1 Million, Family Claims

A candidate for sheriff in South Texas allegedly embezzled more than $1 million from his family, his relatives claimed. The candidate reportedly used companies in Nicaragua to move funds between and from his security company in South Texas, a statement and an audit provided by the family revealed.

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GRAPHIC VIDEO: Cartel Gunmen Used Landmines Against Mexican Army

Cartel gunmen in Mexico continue to grow bolder in their tactics and weapons used to attack Mexican military and security forces. This rising violence comes as drug cartels have begun designing and manufacturing their own explosive devices.

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8 Gunmen Charged with Cartel Dismemberments in Cancun

Mexican authorities announced the arrest of eight gunmen in connection with the recent dismemberment of five bodies inside a taxi cab and three others left in a clandestine gravesite near the tourist hotspot of Cancun. The arrest comes as the region has seen a dramatic spike in violence, including the fatal shooting of a U.S. woman and, in a separate case, the kidnapping of a U.S. man who was held for days until authorities rescued him.

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Cartel Gunmen Shoot Up, Graffiti Mexican Border City Amid Turf War

Cartel gunmen stepped up their attacks against rivals in the ongoing turf war for control of key border cities in Tamaulipas. This increase in violence led to an increase in shootouts, targeted murders, murders of innocent bystanders, and the use of graffiti to show off their incursions.

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Cartel Gunmen Kidnap, Kill Mexican Recording Artist in Tijuana

Unknown cartel gunmen shot and killed a rising star in Mexico’s narco-music scene near the border city of Tijuana, Baja California. The musician known as Chuy Montana previously received threats from organized criminal organizations.

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Two Killed, Two Injured During Day of Cartel Shootouts in Mexican Border City

Two innocent bystanders sustained gunshot injuries and two other men died in multiple locations during a day of cartel shootouts in the border city of Reynosa, Tamaulipas. Unconfirmed information points to the almost capture of a local cartel figure as being the trigger for the spike in violence.

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Mexican State Cops Capture Gulf Cartel Boss Behind Kidnapping, Murder of U.S. Citizens

Mexican state authorities arrested a top leader within the Gulf Cartel who is ultimately responsible for the 2023 kidnapping of four U.S. citizens, where two of them died, last year in the border city of Matamoros, Tamaulipas. That cartel boss has been directly responsible for the spread of violence in the northern part of Tamaulipas but managed to avoid capture for a long time due to his ties to the top government officials.

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VIDEO: Indigenous Women in Mexico Ask Cartel Boss to Help Stop Violence

A group of indigenous women in Mexico sought help from the country’s raging carte violence not by reaching out to authorities or government but to the leader of one of the most sadistic cartels. The women asked the cartel boss to protect them from a regional boss who had been carrying out kidnappings, murders, and extortions in their communities.

Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion leakes video showing what appears to be a paramilitary arm

Gulf Cartel Continues Migrant Kidnappings in Mexican Border States

The Gulf Cartel continues to operate with complete impunity as they kidnap migrants trying to reach the U.S. border. The kidnappings continued even after Mexico’s President was forced to admit that his government didn’t rescue a group of 32 migrants that cartel gunmen had kidnapped, but in fact, it was the cartel that released them.

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Mexican President Admits Cartel Released Kidnapped Migrants, Confirms Breitbart Reporting

Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was forced to admit that the Gulf Cartel released a group of 32 kidnapped migrants — dismissing previous government claims that police and military forces had rescued the group. The statements by Lopez Obrador confirm details first published by Breitbart Texas, revealing that officials with the Tamaulipas government and the federal government had tried to take credit for the release of the migrants.

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Mexican Government Celebrates Gulf Cartel’s Releases of 31 Kidnapped Migrants

Mexican authorities are trying to take credit for rescuing 31 migrants that the Gul Carte kidnapped last weekend. In reality, the criminal organization dropped them off at a shopping center so authorities could find them. The “rescue” follows days of negative press at the national level in Mexico, causing tension and pressure within the administration of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

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Two Children Injured as Cartel Gunmen in Mexico Attack Soldiers near Texas Border

Authorities in the border Mexican state of Tamaulipas are trying to hide details of a cartel attack where gunmen injured two children who were innocent bystanders. The gunmen were trying to kill a squad of Mexican Army soldiers. The case is the latest of its kind where government officials try to hide cases of extreme cartel violence to claim that the region is safe under their watch.

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Mexican Cops Rescue Five of 31 Migrants Kidnapped from Bus

Mexican authorities announced the rescue of five Venezuelan migrants who were kidnapped as part of a group of 31 passengers riding a bus in the border state of Tamaulipas. Cartel gunmen from the Gulf Cartel boarded a bus and kidnapped the migrants.

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Gulf Cartel Gunmen in Mexico Kidnap 31 Passengers from Bus

Authorities in Mexico are trying to hide the kidnapping of 31 passengers from a bus at the hands of the Gulf Cartel. The kidnapping victims are believed to be migrants who were headed to the border city of Matamoros — the bus’s ultimate destination.

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GRAPHIC: Cartel Gunmen Execute Toddler, Rape Family, Steal Avocado Farm

A group of cartel gunmen in Mexico tortured and executed a one-year-old boy and his family after they refused to turn over their avocado farm. The gruesome murder comes as Mexico’s government continues to ignore and downplay the raging cartel violence nationwide.

A man shops for avocados at a Whole Foods Market, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in New York. Amaz

Cartel-Connected Mexican Mayor Running for Federal Senate Seat

A Mexican politician previously exposed in videos having breakfast with a local cartel boss is now planning to run for a seat in Mexico’s Senate. Despite being the target of police investigations for her alleged ties to organized crime, the politician publicly claimed that any negative press about her is a political attack because she is a woman.

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GRAPHIC: Cartel Gunmen Kill Rivals for Shooting Toddler in Mexican Border State

A group of cartel gunmen shot and killed two rivals from the Gulf Cartel, claiming it was payback for the shooting of a three-year-old boy during a targeted killing earlier this week. The latest killing comes as both the Gulf Cartel and the Cartel del Noreste faction of Los Zetas continue to fight for control of key areas in the border state of Tamaulipas.

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EXCLUSIVE: Mexico Stuffs Migrants in Closets, Brags About Holding Facilities

Mexican immigration officials praise themselves for the quality of their holding facilities after getting a visit from Mexico’s Human Rights Commission. However, what immigration officials did not show the visitors is that in some of their locations, they are stuffing migrants in literal closets they turned into holding cells.

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Mexico City’s Former Top Cop Denies Hiding from Cartel Threats

Mexico City’s former top law enforcement official is denying claims that he left the country over a planned cartel hit. In 2020, Mexico’s Cartel Jalisco New Generation sent four squads of hitmen to carry out a large-scale ambush attack that failed to kill that top cop. The attack left the law enforcement official injured. Two others and an innocent bystander.

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