mexican cartels

1,000 Pounds of Meth Seized by Mexican Authorities

Elements of the Mexican Federal Police, Mexican Army, and Mexican Navy seized more than 1045 pounds of methamphetamine and 3.5 tons (7054.7 pounds) of marijuana. The seizures took place in three separate operations during the last week in the northern Mexican border states of Baja California and Sonora.

Mexican police seize 160 kilos of methamphetamine in a Tijuana drug lab raid. (Photo: Elementos de la Policía Estatal Preventiva)

GRAPHIC: 66 Killed, Dozens Injured in Mexican Fuel-Theft Explosion

Mexico’s government confirmed the death of 66 people and dozens more injured following a fuel explosion in the state of Hidalgo. An attempt to illegally tap into a fuel line to steal gallons of fuel is currently listed as the cause of the explosion.

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REPORT: Bodies Found in Texas Pit Were Shot in Head

Texas authorities have confirmed that two bodies recently found in a pit in Midland Texas had been shot. The two bodies are believed to be connected to the disappearance of two teens in 2015. The confirmation that the victims had been shot and then left in the pit raises a series of new questions.

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EXCLUSIVA: Ted Cruz Sugiere Respuesta Militar de Estados Unidos a Carteles Mexicanos

LUBBOCK, Texas – El senador estadounidense Ted Cruz sugirió que los militares de Estados Unidos deberían ser utilizados contra los grupos criminales transnacionales (cárteles) mexicanos. Las declaraciones fueron hechas durante una entrevista en exclusiva con el senador a finales de mayo en el Museo de Agricultura Bayer, en Lubbock, Texas. El senador dejó claro que no estaba sugiriendo una acción militar unilateral de Estados Unidos en México, sino más bien un esfuerzo cooperativo, como se vio en Colombia.

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We Need More Money to Fight Cartels, DHS Officials Tell Congress

U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials told Congress they need more equipment, cutter fleets, and manpower to fight transnational drug cartels from Mexico, Central and South America, and Europe. Cartels have almost unlimited funds to traffic drugs into the country, they say.

Coast Guard crew members from the cutter Bernard C. Webber stand guard next to bales of cocaine, Friday, April 26, 2013 at the U.S. Coast Guard base in Miami Beach, Fla. The 2,200 pounds of cocaine, worth an estimated $27 million, was seized after stopping a fishing boat in the …

DEA: 224 Mexican Cartel Border Tunnels Found Since 1990

U.S. authorities have uncovered and destroyed 224 tunnels used to smuggle bulk quantities of illicit drugs along the U.S.-Mexico border since 1990–including 22 discovered in the last two years alone–reports the DEA in its latest National Drug Threat Assessment.

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Mexican Cartel Ammo Shipment Seized at Texas Border

McALLEN, Texas — Federal authorities seized more than 5,900 rounds of ammunition that were destined for a drug cartel in Mexico as criminal organizations continue to stockpile weapons.

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Three Gunmen Storm House to Kidnap Child — In Dallas

Three gunmen stormed a Dallas, Texas, home, restrained a woman and took a child at gunpoint. In response, Dallas Police have issued an Amber and are asking for the public’s help in locating the 10-year-old boy taken by the gunmen. Authorities are working to locate 10-year-old Nicholas Fierros Jr. and three unidentified black men who took at gunpoint him from a residence, said Deputy Dallas Police Chief Malik Aziz in during an online streamed news conference.

Nicholas Fierros

El Chapo Complaining About Bullying and Sleepless Nights in Prison

Given Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán’s talent for escaping repeatedly from maximum security prisons, several extra measures are being taken to keep him in place until his extradition to the U.S. However, now Guzmán is complaining that he’s not sleeping and guards are engaging in cruel behavior directed at him.

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Kate del Castillo Feels Betrayed by Sean Penn over ‘El Chapo’ Article

Mexican actress Kate del Castillo recently made waves by facilitating a clandestine interview in Mexico between actor Sean Penn and notorious drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán. However, her representatives and tabloids are reporting she feels betrayed by Penn for using her and not giving her more credit.

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Murders on the Rise in Mexico

For the first time in four years, Mexico saw an 8.7 percent increase in the murder rate, according to government sources. There was also a coinciding claim of a decline in kidnapping and extortion, perhaps indicating that criminal groups are once again shifting their tactics.

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Miami Tops List for El Chapo Trial Venues

As half a dozen legal districts compete for who will get to try notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán after his extradition to the U.S., the City of Miami, Florida has emerged as a top contender.

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