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364 Pounds of Meth Seized at Arizona Border

The United States Customs and Border Protection arrested three Mexican nationals involved in failed smuggling attempts of methamphetamine, fentanyl, oxycodone, and heroin in Arizona over the past weekend.

A man crosses the footbridge to Juarez, Mexico, from El Paso, Texas, on February 20, 2017

3 Shot near El Paso-Juárez Metro Border Bridge

Three people were shot near an El Paso-Juárez Metropolitan Border pedestrian bridge on Saturday afternoon, causing the crossing between the U.S. and Mexico to temporarily close.

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Tenth Mexican Journalist Killed in 2018

A journalist was gunned down in a bar near Playa del Carmen on Friday night. José Guadalupe Chan Dzib was directly targeted inside “La Baticueva” located in the municipality of Felipe Carrillo Puerto. Chan Dzib was a police reporter for Playa News Aqui y Ahora and other media outlets.

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Police Commander Killed near Tijuana Tourist Spot

The police commander of Grupo de Operaciones Especiales (GOE), a special operations unit from the beach city of Rosarito, was murdered outside the popular tourist nightspot Macroplaza during the early morning hours of June 20.

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Former Mexican Cop-Turned-Cartel Operative Gets Prison for Racketeering

A federal judge in El Paso, Texas, sentenced former Chihuahua State Police Officer Mario De La O Lopez aka “Flaco” to 27 years in prison for his role in Sinaloa Cartel’s narcotics distribution operations. United States District Judge Frank Montalvo also ordered the defendant pay a $1,000 fine.

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Feds Probe California Cop for Alleged Mexican Mafia Ties

A California narcotics officer arrested in May for suspected ties with the Mexican Mafia and Armenian organized crime is now facing additional charges after federal prosecutors filed one count each of soliciting a bribe, obstructing justice by helping a contact avoid arrest, and making false statements to investigators.

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Sinaloa Cartel Operative Busted with 500 Kilos of Coke in Northern Mexico

At a press conference held on Friday, Pedro Guevara Pérez of the Federal Prosecutors Office (Procurador General de la República or PGR) announced the arrest and detainment of a suspect identified as José Antonio “N,” a member of the Sinaloa Cartel, after allegedly found in possession of 505 kilograms of cocaine and nearly a kilo of methamphetamine in Sinaloa.

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Mexican Army Seizes 2 Tons of Drugs in Tourist Beach Hub

A vehicle inspection of two pickup trucks by the Mexican Army security checkpoint on Wednesday led to the discovery of 1.5 tons (3,064 pounds or 1,390 KG) of hard drugs consisting of fentanyl, heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine in Ojos Negros, located in the municipality of Ensenada.

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Cancún: 50 Murders in May

The once peaceful tourist hotspot of Cancún lodged another deadly month of cartel-related violence with 50 homicides in May. The total number of murders for 2018 now sits at 207.

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22 Security Elements Killed in Mexican SW State of Guerrero in 2018

Reports indicate that cartel gunmen in the Mexican state of Guerrero killed 22 security elements consisting of 17 police officers from various agencies and five army personnel during the first five months of 2017. Guerrero is located in southwest Mexico and includes the coastal resort cities of Acapulco, Ixtapa, and Zihuatanejo.

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Study: 100 Mexican Politicians Assassinated Since 2017

As next month’s elections in Mexico approach, a disturbing trend continues with the government’s inability to provide basic security for politicians as the number of those assassinated exceeds 100.

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Tijuana: 155 Murders in May

A total of nine people were murdered in less than 24 hours in Tijuana this weekend. Another kidnapping gang was arrested while a victim was rescued in the process.

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Cartel Hitman Suspected in 21 Narco-Killings Captured in Mexican Border City of Juarez

A large police operation in Juarez, Mexico, led to the capture of the former leader of “Los Azteca’s” criminal gang, turned member of the armed wing of the Juarez Cartel, “’La Línea.” The Municipal Police of the border city of Juarez carried out the operation during the early morning hours of May 24, 2018.

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FBI ‘Most Wanted’ Cartel Leader Arrested in Mexican Border State

The National Security Commissioner for Mexico, Renato Sales, confirmed the capture of Carlos Arturo Quintana, “El 80,” the leader of “La Línea”–the armed wing of the Juárez Cartel (Nuevo Cartel de Juárez) and one of the FBI’s most wanted fugitives.

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Mexican Tourist Hub Sees 100 Murders in Four Months

The once peaceful Mexican beach hub in Ensenada continues to experience high levels of cartel killings as the murder count for 2018 reaches 100 with only four arrests in response.

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Sinaloa Cartel Boss Captured near Arizona

A key regional Sinaloa Cartel boss was captured on Monday in Nogales, Sonora, by members of the Federal Police (AIC-PGR) and the Mexican Army.