Cartel Gunman Executes Patient in Tijuana Hospital

A cartel gunman entered a Tijuana hospital early Sunday morning and opened fire on a patient being treated for wounds sustained earlier, raising the total number of homicides in March to 81 with 446 in 2019.

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Guerra en Veracruz por ‘Venganza’ de CJNG

VERACRUZ, Veracruz — Intensas balaceras, tráileres quemados, carreteras bloqueadas, cierre masivo de negocios y violencia sin fin es el saldo inicial de un violento fin de semana que sicarios desataron en este estado costero. La violencia fue pronosticada días antes por el Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG) a través de narco mantas por todo el estado donde retaban al gobierno por enfrentarse a ellos.

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PHOTOS: Alleged Terrorist Cartel Declares War in Mexican Coastal State

VERACRUZ, Veracruz — Fierce gun battles, torched trucks, blockaded highways, mass closure of businesses, and endless violence are the initial results of a weekend of skirmishes triggered by cartel gunmen in this coastal state. The conflict was previously announced by Jalisco Cartel Nueva Generación (CJNG) with banners complaining of government corruption and promises of war.

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Arizona Police, Feds Seize 45,000 Fentanyl Pills in Two Operations

Two separate investigations by Phoenix Police Narcotics and a Joint Bureau of Indian Affairs and Drug Enforcement Agency operation resulted in the seizure of 45,000 fentanyl pills this past week. One incident occurred in west Phoenix while the second took place on an Indian reservation that sits on the U.S.-Mexico border.

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

31 Drug Labs Busted in Mexican Coastal State Since December 2018

The Mexican government announced that security operations led by La Secretaría de Marina or the Mexican Navy (SEMAR) located and dismantled 31 drug labs in the northern Mexican state of Sinaloa since December 1, of 2018. The state of Sinaloa is the home base for the Sinaloa Cartel also known as the Sinaloa Federation. The cartel continues to have the largest operational footprint throughout the United States and worldwide despite the capture and imprisonment of notorious cartel boss Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán.

Mexican officials destroy meth labs used by drug cartels. (AP File Photo: Carlos Jasso)

Third Mexican Journalist Murdered in 2019

Mexican authorities confirmed the murder of a journalist in the border state of Sonora. The crime marks the third murder of a Mexican journalist in 2019 and the fifth case since Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took office in December.

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Tiran 19 Cuerpos Embolsados en Canal de Agua en Mexico

Autoridades mexicanas están investigando el descubrimiento de 19 cuerpos que fueron envueltos en bolsas de plástico negras y tirados en un canal en el área metropolitana de Guadalajara, Jalisco. Este es el segundo descubrimiento de varios cuerpos en los últimos días después de que sicarios arrojaron otros siete cuerpos cerca de una carretera.

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19 Corpses In Trash Bags Found in Mexican Canal

Mexican authorities are investigating the discovery of 19 bodies that were wrapped in black plastic bags and dumped into a canal in the metropolitan area of Guadalajara, Jalisco. This is the second discovery of multiple bodies after cartel gunmen recently dumped seven other bodies near a highway.

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Study Lists Tijuana as World Murder Capital in 2018

Tijuana is listed as the deadliest city in the world per capita based on its 2018 registered homicide count, according to a new study released this week by the Citizen Council for Public Safety and Criminal Justice (El Consejo Ciudadano para la Seguridad Pública y la Justicia Penal).

Border Patrol agent Vincent Pirro looks on near where a border wall ends that separates the cities of Tijuana, Mexico, left, and San Diego, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, in San Diego. President Donald Trump is expected to speak about funding for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border during his State …

Deported Criminal Aliens Continue to Exploit Unsecured U.S. Border Areas

Border Patrol agents along the U.S. southwest border with Mexico continue to arrest previously deported criminal aliens who exploit weaknesses in barrier technology to re-enter the country. Those criminal aliens include child sex offenders, violent criminals, and members of transnational criminal gangs.

MISSION, TX - APRIL 11: A U.S. Border Patrol agent handcuffs an undocumented immigrant near the U.S.-Mexico border on April 11, 2013 near Mission, Texas. A group of 16 immigrants from Mexico and El Salvador said they crossed the Rio Grande River from Mexico into Texas during the morning hours …

44 Kidnapped from Mexican Passenger Buses near Texas in Two Weeks

Cartel gunmen operating near the Texas border kidnapped 44 individuals from two passenger buses in two weeks. Rather than sound the alarm, top Mexican authorities made efforts to avoid disclosing facts and then minimized them once they leaked.

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Mexican Government Confirms Second Mass Kidnapping near Texas

Shortly after Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) tried to downplay the kidnapping of 19 passengers from a bus near the Texas border, a top federal official acknowledged the separate disappearance of 25 travelers in a previous case and announced an investigation. Authorities now confirm 44 bus kidnapping victims since February 21.

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Migrant Group Apprehended in Texas’ Deadliest Human Smuggling County

Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents patrolling in Brooks County, Texas, disrupted a human smuggling group attempting to move 17 migrants around the Falfurrias immigration checkpoint. Brooks County is the deadliest in Texas and one of the worst in the nation.

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Group of 300 Migrants Apprehended at Texas Border

Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended the largest single group of migrants in the sector so far this year when nearly 300 surrendered in a matter of hours near Granjeno, Texas.

Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents apprehend a group of Honduran migrant families. (File Photo: John Moore/Getty Images)

Cartel Mexicano Liderado por Terrorista Tortura a Periodistas Ciudadanos para Silenciarlos

NUEVO LAREDO, Tamaulipas – Sicarios que trabajan para un narcoterrorista secuestraron, torturaron y humillaron a un periodista ciudadano que grabó se arriesgó para grabar un reciente tiroteo y se atrevió a compartir el video en las redes sociales. Este es el segundo ataque a periodistas ciudadanos en las últimas semanas por parte de una facción de Los Zetas que tratan de intimidar a la población para que guarden silencio.

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GRAPHIC — Terrorist-Led Mexican Cartel Tortures Citizen Journalist

NUEVO LAREDO, Tamaulipas – Cartel gunmen working for a convicted terrorist kidnapped, tortured, and humiliated a citizen journalist who recorded a recent gun battle and dared to share the footage on social media. The attack is the second of its kind in recent weeks where Los Zetas tried to scare locals into silence.

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160 Pounds of Meth, Fentanyl Seized at Arizona Border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized approximately 100 pounds of methamphetamine, 55 pounds of cocaine, 5 pounds of fentanyl, and 2 pounds of heroin worth $1.7 million last week during three vehicle inspections at the Arizona border. The alleged seizures resulted in the arrests of two U.S. citizens and one Mexican national.

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Mike Pence Asks Help Encouraging Congress to Support Border Emergency

Vice President Mike Pence asked Credit Union National Association Government Affairs Conference (CUNA GAC) attendees Tuesday to put pressure on members of Congress in the coming days to support President Donald Trump’s southern border emergency declaration.

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Mexican President Downplays Mass Kidnapping Case near Texas Border

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) downplayed a mass kidnapping case near the Texas border where a team of cartel gunmen pulled between 19 and 22 victims from a passenger bus. The Mexican president said the incident is simply reflective of how some migrants reach the U.S. border.

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Alcalde Fronterizo Mexicano Anuncia Secuestro de Regidor

MIGUEL ALEMAN, Tamaulipas – El alcalde de esta ciudad fronteriza anunció públicamente el secuestro de uno de sus concejales. Al hablar sobre el crimen y pedir ayuda a las autoridades estatales, el político afirmó que se estaba poniendo a sí mismo en riesgo y al resto del gobierno de la ciudad.

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Mexican Border City Councilman ‘Kidnapped,’ Says Mayor

MIGUEL ALEMAN, Tamaulipas – The mayor of this border city publicly announced the kidnapping of an elected councilman. By speaking out and asking for help from state authorities, the politician said he is putting a target on the local government.

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