Robert Arce

GRAPHIC — Two Dismembered Bodies Dumped in Mexican Border State

Police in the Mexican border state of Sonora discovered two dismembered bodies abandoned on the side of a road with a narco-message Sunday night in Ciudad Obregón. The discovery was made after police received a report from a passing motorist.

Sonora state police man a roadblock days after a gunbattle between police and a drug cartel assault force that overran a town last May 16 near the Arizona border that left 23 dead, including five police officers in the town of Cananea, Mexico, Friday May 18, 2007. The nation's top …

Two Cartel Gunmen Killed in Cancún After Ambushing Police Convoy

Two cartel gunmen were killed in Cancún after they attacked a state police convoy transporting prisoners from a prison to a hospital. The police were able to repel the attack, which was eventually believed to be an assassination attempt against a jailed cartel leader requiring medical care for a gunshot wound.


Watch: Cartel Gunmen in Cancún Ambush Mexican State Police

A team of cartel gunmen in the popular resort city of Cancún ambushed members of the Quintana Roo State Police. The officers traveled along a busy street in a private non-duty vehicle this past Tuesday night.  The brazen attack left one police officer in serious condition and wounded other officers and administrative staff who were also in the vehicle with non-life-threatening injuries. A civilian riding on a motorcycle nearby was also wounded by stray gunfire.

Mexican state police ambushed in Cancun by Cartel Gunmen. (Photo: Twitter/@Ejecutometro2)

210 Pounds of Fentanyl, Meth Seized at Arizona Border Checkpoints

At least 210 pounds of hard drugs like fentanyl, methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin were seized in Nogales, Arizona, over the past week by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The seizures occurred during multiple vehicle inspections worth an estimated total of $1 million.

Fentanyl pills seized in Phoenix. (File Photo: Drug Enforcement Administration)

Quarter-Ton of Meth Seized in Southern Arizona

At least 527 pounds of methamphetamine worth $7.2 million was seized in southern Arizona this past weekend during a joint investigation by local police and federal agents.


115 Migrants Held by Smugglers for Ransom Rescued in Ciudad Juárez

Mexican police in Ciudad Juárez rescued a group of 115 migrants being held against their will by human smugglers earlier this week. Police were tipped off to the incident by an anonymous report. The police raid resulted in the arrest of three human smugglers — one, a Central American migrant from El Salvador.

Juarez Police

U.S. Gang Members Arrested in Tijuana with Bazooka, Meth

Two U.S.-based street gang members working for the Cártel Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG) were arrested in Tijuana over the weekend wearing cloned uniforms and carrying a light anti-armor weapon (LAW). Both were turned over to investigative personnel from the federal attorney general’s office.


Stray Cartel Gunfire Kills 11-Yr-Old Boy in Cancun, Says Family

Stray gunfire from cartel gunmen in the Mexican resort of Cancún struck and killed an 11-year old child. The stray round came from cartel gunmen who had opened fire on an adult male target. Officials transported the child to a local clinic where he died several hours later. 

Federal police in Cancun, Mexico.

Mexican National Busted with 40 Pounds of Meth in Arizona, Say Police

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office seized 40 pounds of methamphetamine during a traffic stop north of Phoenix earlier this month, resulting in the arrest of a male Mexican national. The initial disclosure was delayed by a week due to a follow-up investigation.

Methamphetamine on Scale

Sinaloa Cartel-Linked Meth Trafficker Sent to Prison in Montana

A Sinaloa Cartel-linked trafficker and Mexican citizen was sentenced to 57 months in a federal prison in Billings, Montana, last week after pleading guilty in January to possession with the intent to distribute approximately 34 pounds of methamphetamine. Two other defendants have pled guilty and are awaiting sentencing.

CBP officers seized $1.7 million in methamphetamine at two Laredo, Texas, ports of entry. (Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

Sinaloa Cartel-Linked Meth Ring Busted in California

Police in southern California announced on Friday the arrests of two men linked to the Mexican-based Sinaloa Cartel. The men allegedly operated a drug-trafficking cell in Apple Valley, California. The multi-agency investigation also led to the seizure of 500 pounds of methamphetamine worth $1.25 million dollars. 

Alhambra PD Meth Raid

Mexican Border State Homicide Chief Gunned Down

A police commander in the border state of Sonora was assassinated Friday morning by cartel gunmen as he was loading into his unmarked duty vehicle in front of a pharmacy. The murder occurred in Hermosillo.

Sonora state police man a roadblock days after a gunbattle between police and a drug cartel assault force that overran a town last May 16 near the Arizona border that left 23 dead, including five police officers in the town of Cananea, Mexico, Friday May 18, 2007. The nation's top …

Mexican Cartel Connected to Heroin Trafficking Bust in Oklahoma, Say Feds

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Oklahoma announced the indictment of 29 alleged members and co-conspirators of a drug trafficking organization with ties to the Cártel de Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG). The 29 are accused of participating in a criminal enterprise to possess and distribute heroin and perform money laundering.

CJNG Guanajuato