Mexican cartels

Cartels Lose Tactical Advantage as Texas Clears Border Island

Mexican cartels lost a major tactical advantage along the Texas border as state military units completed the clearing of an island located along the Rio Grande. The cartels have used the formerly brush-covered island for years as a staging area for human and drug smuggling.

Fronton Island, Texas.(Texas Department of Public Safety)

BORDER TOWN USA: Mexican Cartel-Connected Drug Trafficking Ring Busted in Oklahoma

BORDER TOWN, USA — Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control (OBN) officials announced the arrest of 16 people for their alleged roles in a Mexican cartel-connected drug trafficking organization. Investigators said the local residents purchased fentanyl directly from “cartels out of Mexico.” The state did not specify which cartel was involved.

FILE PHOTO: Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics

EXCLUSIVE: Texas Guardsman Shot Across Border Due to Cartel Gunman Assaulting Migrants, Says Source

A Texas National Guard soldier shot and wounded a suspected cartel operative in Mexico while witnessing a violent assault on a group of migrants preparing to cross the border into the United States, according to sources within the Texas government. The Guardsman reportedly observed the man armed with a pistol and a machete beating a migrant on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande near El Paso.

A Texas National Guard soldier patrols the state's border with Mexico. (FILE: Bob Price/Breitbart Texas)

Major Sheriff’s Associations Call for ‘Eradication’ of Mexican Drug Cartels 

The largest sheriff’s associations in the country called for the eradication of Mexican drug cartels and for the public to pressure their elected officials to do something about it. The groups called for action to start against the two most powerful criminal organizations in Mexico. The call for action by the sheriffs comes follows 21 state attorneys general called for cartels to be designated as terrorist organizations.


EXCLUSIVA: Funcionario Ligado al CDG Escapa de Autoridades en Helicóptero sin Números de Registro

Un funcionario mexicano ligado al Cartel Del Golfo quien fue objeto de una operación policial logró evadir su captura en un helicóptero sin números y sin registro. Durante su escape, miembros del CDG hicieron una serie de amenazas de bomba contra varios edificios gubernamentales, incluida una escuela y un hospital; la evacuación provocó la muerte de dos pacientes.

Cartel Helicopter

Drug Cartels Utilize Makeshift Ferry to ‘Float-Over’ Drugs from Mexico to Texas

Drug cartels operating in Mexico frequently employ creative means to smuggle narcotics across the border into the United States. One such method, unique to Texas’ Rio Grande Valley, is referred to by Border Patrol agents as a “Float-Over.”  The technique involves using a makeshift ferry to move an SUV or pick-up truck, pre-loaded with narcotics, across the Rio Grande River.

Border Patrol agents find a makeshift ferry used to smuggle drugs across the Rio Grande. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol)

174 Pounds of Meth, Cocaine Seized at Texas Border Crossing

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in the Rio Grande Valley seized nearly 175 pounds of methamphetamine and cocaine at a Texas port of entry. The seizures came in two failed drug-trafficking events at the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge.

Meth Seizure at Texas Border Crossing. (Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

U.S. Identifies Mexico’s Former Defense Secretary as Cartel Godfather

U.S. federal prosecutors accuse Mexico’s former secretary of defense and some of his top aides of working with drug traffickers for years. The allegations followed the highly publicized arrest in California by U.S. federal agents and the subsequent court appearance of the former general. Prosecutors unsealed a five-count indictment against him.

Mexico's Defense Secretary Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda gestures as U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis listens during a reception ceremony in Mexico City, Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. Mattis is meeting with senior Mexican government officials in the capital on the eve of Mexico's national Independence Day. At right is Secretary of …

800 Pound Meth Seizure Breaks Arizona Port Record

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Nogales Port of Entry in Arizona seized 800 pounds of methamphetamine and fentanyl being smuggling into the United States from Mexico. This sets a new record for the Nogales Port of Entry.

800 pounds of methamphetamine seized at the Nogales Port of Entry. (Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)