Tag: Drug Cartel

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DREAMers Arrested in Nationwide Gang Crackdown

Federal immigration officials arrested nearly 1,400 gang members in a nationwide 6-week operation, including illegal immigrants gang members who had protected status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

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7 Mexican Leaders with Ties to Drug Cartels

Many of Mexico’s top leaders are linked to the brutal drug cartels overrunning their country. As Mexico slips further into a failed narco-state, top politicians’ links with drug cartels possibly help explain why.

ICE Special Agent Jaime Zapata was shot and killed in Mexico by members of the Los Zetas drug cartel

Inspector General: Obama’s DOJ Failed to Arrest Arms Traffickers Who Killed ICE Agent

In a report published this month, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) investigated the shooting death of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agent Jaime Zapata by drug cartel members. The report revealed that Zapata’s death may have been prevented if arms trafficking arrests had been made before the Feb. 15, 2011, attack.

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MS-13 Gang Members Indicted for NY Teen Murders

A number of MS-13 Gang members, some of which are illegal immigrants, were indicted in federal court for their involvement in the slayings of two New York teenagers.

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Colombian Drug Lord: Venezuela’s Former #2 Sold Cocaine to Islamic State

A former Colombian drug lord who has been freed after serving an 18-year sentence in the U.S. prison system has accused Diosdado Cabello, a senior official in Venezuela’s socialist government, of leading a drug cartel that has sold cocaine to the Islamic State and al-Qaeda.

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Are ‘Los Mayitos’ the Face of the Sinaloa Federation After El Chapo?

Since his highly publicized escape from a maximum-security Mexican prison in July, it has been assumed that notorious drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera has once again taken the reigns of the powerful Sinaloa cartel. By his side for years has been Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada Garcia, who has so far escaped arrest. However, both drug lords are estimated to be in their early sixties, which means successors must be designated and groomed. The question is, will any of El Mayo’s four sons—known as “Los Mayitos”—fit this bill?

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Mexico Captures Los Zetas Top Boss

Mexican officials announced the arrest of one of Mexico’s top cartel bosses. Omar “Z-42” Treviño Morales is the head of the Los Zetas drug cartel. The officials told Breitbart Texas that Los Zetas leader, Omar “Z-42” Treviño Morales was captured

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Drug Smuggling Tunnel Found After $3 Million Pot Bust on Border

Federal agents discovered an underground tunnel crossing the border into Mexico from Naco, Arizona on Tuesday as part of an investigation after a traffic stop that yielded over two tons of marijuana, with a value of approximately $3 million.

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Breitbart Texas’ Cartel Chronicles; Effort Begins to Help Citizen Journalists in Mexico

Breitbart Texas is now working with citizen journalists who are willing to report on cartel activity and public corruption in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas, immediately south of the Texas border. The citizen journalists’ reports will be published in English and in Spanish. Breitbart Texas’ Cartel Chronicles will help bring attention to the level of violence and corruption along the U.S.-Mexico border. The truth and realities of the region will be on full display for citizens of the U.S. and Mexico.

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Homeland Security Committee Senators Tour War-Torn Texas Border Region

A bipartisan delegation of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) was at Anzalduras Park on the Rio Grande border on Saturday. Breitbart Texas was there when Chairman Ron Johnson (R-WI), ranking member Tom Carper (D-DE), and committee member Ben Sasse (R-NE), finished their Rio Grande tour of the war-torn region near Reynosa and Matamoros.

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera

Mexico Refuses to Extradite Infamous Drug Lord ‘El Chapo’ to the U.S.

Mexico’s drug war was completely rocked in February 2014 after news broke of the arrest of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera, the notorious long-time head of the Sinaloa cartel and arguably the most wanted man in the Western Hemisphere. But despite the U.S. government’s deep desire to prosecute and incarcerate Guzmán in the United States, Mexico’s attorney general announced the kingpin would not be extradited.