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Victim Murdered in Mexican Hospital Identified as Drug Cartel Leader

Officials positively identified the victim of a shocking execution-style murder of a patient inside a central Mexico hospital as a high-ranking member of a Mexican drug cartel. The killing is believed to be part of an ongoing turf war between rival criminal gangs.

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Cops Accused of Joining Extortion Gang in Central Mexico

An extortion gang, which included two municipal police officers, was busted in central Mexico after authorities received anonymous complaints from businesses. Merchants were threatened with violence and property damage if they did not make cash payments to the group.

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Mexican Army Seizes 223 Pounds of Meth near Arizona Border

Mexican Army elements (SEDENA) in San Luis Río Colorado, Sonora, seized 223 pounds of methamphetamine at a checkpoint near Arizona. The incident follows two other busts totaling 1,370 pounds earlier this month in the city.

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8-Year-Old Dies After Mexican Cartel Torches His Home

An 8-year-old child died and a 2-year-old suffered severe burns after cartel operatives stormed a house in northern Mexico and kidnapped their father. They torched the residence before escaping. Fire personnel initially rescued the children and mother from the burning structure.

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Nearly Four Tons of Meth Seized in Northern Mexico

Security forces seized 7,848 pounds of methamphetamine in three separate actions in northern Mexico within the last week. The busts occurred in the states of Sinaloa and Sonora.

CBP Officers seize $14 million in methamphetamine at the Pharr International Bridge in South Texas. (Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection/Rio Grande Valley Sector)

280 Pounds of Meth Seized at Texas-Mexico Border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized approximately 280 pounds of methamphetamine with an estimated value of $7 million late last week at the Texas-Mexico border. The cumulative amount was the result of three separate inspections.

More than $1.4 million worth of methamphetamine seized by Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)

Four Suspected Sinaloa Cartel Meth Labs Seized in Northern Mexico

Mexican security personnel in the northern state of Sinaloa seized four clandestine methamphetamine labs which are believed connected to the Sinaloa Cartel in the past week. Since 2018, officials busted more than 25 similar labs in the state.

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Sinaloa Cartel Operative Arrested in Mexico after Flight from U.S.

A cartel operative wanted for kidnapping and organized crime-related activities was arrested at the Guadalajara International Airport after he arrived on an inbound flight from the United States this past weekend. The suspect was the subject of numerous threatening narco-banners in Tijuana, accusing him of collaborating with police.

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Mexican Cartel-Linked Fentanyl Operation Busted in Delaware, Say Feds

A fentanyl and heroin operation in Delaware was busted in a multi-agency investigative effort, resulting in the arrests of two Mexican nationals residing illegally in the United States. Roughly 22 pounds of heroin, 14,000 fake Oxycodone pills laced with fentanyl (Mexican-Oxy), 6.5 pounds of cocaine, and $28,000 were also seized, according to recently unsealed court documents.

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

Major Fentanyl Shipment from China Seized in Mexico

The Secretariat of the Navy of Mexico (La Secretaría de Marina–SEMAR) has reported a major fentanyl seizure believed to be of multi-ton in the Mexican port city of Lázaro Cárdenas in the state of Michoacán.

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17th Mexican Border State Police Officer Murdered in 2019

A municipal police commander in Empalme, Sonora, was killed by multiple cartel gunmen Monday. The officer was driving his personal vehicle when he was intercepted and shot. He marks the seventeenth officer killed in the border state abutting Arizona in 2019.

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Cartel Hangs Bodies from Overpass in Northern Mexico

Three murder victims were hung from a highway overpass in Ciudad Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua. Another two were discovered dumped at the bottom of a second intersection. All were badly beaten, bound, and displayed signs of torture.

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City Police Force in Mexican Border State Arrested for Protecting Drug Cartels

Investigators of the Chihuahua state prosecutor’s office arrested 15 members of a Mexican border state municipal police force, including their commander, earlier this week for allegedly protecting drug cartels. The arrests took place in the border state of Chihuahua in the municipality of Ciudad Madera.

Mexican federal police arrive at crime scene. (File Photo: Jesus Alcazar/AFP/Getty Images)