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

Federal police in Cancun, Mexico.

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. 


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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.

Another Migrant’s Body Recovered from Texas Border River

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents recovered yet another body from the deadly Rio Grand border river that separates Texas and Mexico. This is the 12th death this year of migrants illegally crossing the border in this sector — including at least three children.

Eagle Pass Station Marine Unit agents rescue five Honduran migrants, including two toddlers, from the Rio Grand River near a legal port of entry. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Del Rio Sector)

Abogado Defensor Dice Que Autoridades Mexicanas Maltrataron a Presuntos Sicarios Zetas

PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Coahuila – Un abogado defensor que representa a dos presuntos asesinos del cártel relacionados con una serie de ataques a la policía afirma que las autoridades fueron demasiado duras con sus clientes. Ambos sospechosos permanecen encarcelados bajo cargos de posesión de armas luego de ser atrapados con chalecos antibalas y ocho rifles incluyendo AK-47’s y calibre .50.

Coahuila Shootout

GRAFICO: Gobierno Mexicano Marca 10 Muertes en Balacera, Fotos Muestran Más Cuerpos

MORELIA, Michoacán – Un fuerte tiroteo entre carteles rivales dejó al menos a 22 pistoleros muertos en el estado de Michoacán, sin embargo, las autoridades del gobierno afirman que solo 10 sicarios murieron. Las balaceras con números altos de muertos sucedieron en un momento en que los funcionarios del gobierno están tratando de afirmar que la región es segura.

Michoacan Massacre

Spanish Migrant Arrested After Swimming Niagara River into NY

Border Patrol agents in New York received a report about an adult male attempting to swim across the Niagara River near the falls on Tuesday evening. A search with local police resulted in the arrest of two Spanish nationals.

Buffalo Sector Border Patrol agents at Niagra River. (File Photo: Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Gulf Cartel Kidnapping Crew Caught Operating in Texas

EDINBURG, Texas – Authorities arrested several members of a Gulf Cartel cell linked to the kidnapping of two men in Texas. Investigators believe the gunmen are behind several other crimes in the immediate area.

Gulf Cartel Cell in Texas

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

Half Ton of Methamphetamine Seized at Texas Border Bridge

Rio Grande Valley Sector Customs and Border Protection officers seized nearly a half-ton of methamphetamine at a port of entry in Pharr, Texas. Officials reported the value of the drugs at nearly $19 million.

CBP officers seize 930 pounds of methamphetamine at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge in South Texas. (Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

Cartel Del Golfo Operaba Red de Video Vigilancia en Reynosa

REYNOSA, Tamaulipas – El crimen organizado que controla esta ciudad fronteriza tenía una red clandestina de cámaras de vigilancia de alta tecnología que les permitió mantenerse a la vanguardia de las operaciones policiales en su contra. En el pasado, las autoridades también han derribado torres de radio clandestinas utilizadas por el cártel del Golfo para las comunicaciones.

Reynosa Cameras

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)

Deported Migrant Nearly Drowns Infant While Crossing Texas Border River

A three-month-old boy nearly drowned in the Rio Grande near Eagle Pass, Texas, as he was carried by a previously deported Honduran claiming to be the child’s father. Border Patrol agents rescued the pair and later flew the infant to a San Antonio hospital for intensive care.

A Honduran infant receives care from an emergency medical technician after nearly being drowned in the Rio Grande by a man claiming to be his father during an illegal border crossing. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Del Rio Sector)

Los Zetas Matan a Mando Policial en Emboscada en Coahuila

MUZQUIZ, Coahuila – Un ataque estilo emboscada por parte de Los Zetas desató una feroz batalla armada que mató a varios sicarios del cártel, un soldado y un comandante de la policía adscrito a Muzquiz. La batalla armada sigue a una serie de ataques estilo emboscada y ejecuciones sangrientas por parte del cártel cuando intentan intimidar a las autoridades y sus aliados.

Los Zetas

Los Zetas Cartel Ambushes Mexican Border State Police Commander

MUZQUIZ, Coahuila – An ambush by Los Zetas set off a fierce gun battle that killed several cartel gunmen, one soldier, and a police commander. The shootout follows a rash of similar attacks and gory executions as the cartel continues intimidation tactics directed at law enforcement.

Los Zetas

8K Migrants Held in Single Texas Border Sector, Say Feds

Border Patrol agents are currently holding an average of 8,000 migrants per day in facilities in the Rio Grande Valley Sector of South Texas. This represents about half of the total number of migrants in U.S. custody nationwide.

Migrant processing shelter in McAllen, Texas. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Rio Grande Valley Sector)

Sicarios del CDG y Militares se Enfrentan en Frontera de Tamaulipas

REYNOSA, Tamaulipas – Sicarios del Cártel del Golfo emboscaron a un convoy de soldados mexicanos cerca de la frontera de Texas, iniciando una feroz batalla armada donde varios soldados resultaron heridos. Información extra-oficial indica que varios sicarios murieron en el enfrentamiento, sin embargo, el número de víctimas sigue sin estar claro.

Reynosa Shootout 3

PHOTOS: Gulf Cartel Ambushes Mexican Army near Texas Border

REYNOSA, Tamaulipas – Gulf Cartel gunmen ambushed a convoy of Mexican soldiers near the Texas border, setting off a fierce battle where several troops were injured Sunday. Unofficial information indicates that several gunmen died. The casualty breakdown remains unclear.

Reynosa Shootout 3

Sicarios del CDN Dejan Cuerpos y Atacan a Policías en Coahuila

PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Coahuila – Las autoridades están en alerta máxima en esta región fronteriza después de que un grupo de sicarios dejo cinco cuerpos afuera de un edificio de policía y atacó a un grupo de oficiales municipales hiriendo gravemente a dos de ellos.

Coahuila Murder