Tag: Sinaloa Cartel

A man lies dead after a shootout in Tijuana, Mexico, Monday, Nov. 17, 2008. According to the police, nine men were shot dead Monday in several shootings throughout the city. Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez have both seen nearly daily killings as Mexico is swept up in a wave of drug-related …

11 Killed in Tijuana in 24 hours — 650 Murdered in 2018

Cartel violence in Tijuana continues with no end in sight as 11 killings were registered in a 24-hour period earlier this week. The deaths brought the number of homicides to 650 in 2018, according to government statistics as reported by local media. Authorities reported more than 100 homicides during the month of April.

Mexican Army

Mexican Military Takes Down Cartel Gunmen in Embattled Region

Mexican Navy Infantrymen (La Marina) engaged five alleged cartel gunmen during a fierce firefight that involved hundreds of rounds fired. Local media reports indicate grenades were used and all five gunmen were killed. The battle occurred in Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico.

Cancun Shooting

GRAPHIC: Cartel Gunmen Leave Beheaded Man near Cancun Beach Resort

Gunmen decapitated a man, leaving the head in the corpse’s lap, next to a cartel banner in the beach resort area of Cancun. The message indicates an escalation in violence where various factions are now fighting for control of the shipping port and world-famous tourist area.

Baja Bridge

Mexican Cartel Hangs Six Bodies from Overpass in Cabo, La Paz

Gunmen hung the bodies of six men from three overpasses and left narco-messages in the tourist hotspots of La Paz and Cabo in Baja California Sur. The gory scenes greeted morning commuters and served as a reminder of the raging violence between rival cartels.

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VIDEO: Sicarios Matan a Jefe de Policía Local en Estado Fronterizo

Un equipo de sicarios entro a un restaurante para ejecutar al jefe policiaco de uno de los municipios del estado fronterizo de Chihuahua. El ataque parece ser un incremento de la violencia que continua creciendo en el estado donde el Cartel de Juarez y el Cartel de Sinaloa se disputan el control territorial.

A Mexican marine participates in a joint patrol with army, ministerial policemen and relatives of young that went missing during the last weekend clashes in Iguala, Guerrero state, Mexico on October 1, 2014. The fate of 43 missing Mexican students remains a mystery days after they vanished amid a police …

Cartel Violence Breaks More Records in Mexican Pacific Beach Resorts

The once peaceful tourist destinations of Los Cabos and La Paz, are now dealing with a record-breaking number of murders. The murders are directly linked to rival Mexican drug cartels fighting for control while other drug cartels continue to fuel more violence throughout Mexico.

Law enforcement agencies have been aware of virtual kidnapping fraud for at least two decades, but a recent FBI case illustrates how this frightening scam—once limited to Mexico and Southwest border states—has evolved so that U.S. residents anywhere could be potential victims.

Feds: U.S. Group Kidnapped Arizona Man for Mexican Cartel

A group of people kidnapped an Arizona man and planned to cross him into Mexico in the trunk of a car. The plot exemplifies the ongoing ruthless cartel activity that continues to reign along the U.S.-Mexico Border.

Tijuana Murders - AP File Photo Guillermo Arias

Murder Rate in Mexican Border City Spikes from Cartel Violence

The murder rate in the Mexican border city of Tijuana spiked with a record-breaking number of murders. The number of murders climbed as drug cartels battle over control of key drug trafficking routes and the control of the lucrative street-level drug distribution business in the region. The escalating violence in the large border city can be attributed primarily to the hostilities between the Sinaloa Cartel and their one-time ally, Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion (CJNG).

Mexican Federal Police

Deadly Cartel Attacks Against Mexican Border State Police Continue

The border state of Chihuahua continues to be a hotbed for violence where cartel gunmen carry out ambushes and attacks on law enforcement officials. The attacks on authorities appear to be an effort to keep law enforcement out of the ongoing fight for control of the state’s lucrative drug trafficking territories and routes.

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Top Mexican Drug Lord Arrested in U.S.

The U.S. Department of Justice announced the arrest of one of the top leaders in the Sonora region who was at one time part of the Sinaloa Cartel, but may have switched sides. While the man has been in U.S. custody for more than two weeks, federal authorities just announced his capture. It remains unclear if he surrendered.

Police Tape at Border in Mexico Ciudad Juárez

Mexican Border State Drug Rehabs Prove Favored Targets for Cartels

The recent attack at a drug rehab center in the border state of Chihuahua brings back a long-standing practice used by cartel gunmen dating back years. Getting to their rivals when their guards are down, gunmen often target drug centers and clinics which often leads to multiple innocent casualties.

Cartel tunnel

23 Chinese Illegal Aliens Caught near Cartel Tunnel at U.S.-Mexico Border

Twenty-three illegal immigrants from China and seven from Mexico used a cartel tunnel to sneak into California. The arrest uncovered an illicit ingress point near a U.S.-Mexico port of entry, revealing the latest structure in a vast network used to smuggle humans and drugs.

Handcuffs secure the back door of a US Customs and Border Protection border patrol vehicle loaded with suspected illegal immigrants near Yuma, Arizona. File

Brother of Sinaloa Cartel Boss Caught at Arizona Border

PHOENIX, Arizona — The brother of a top Sinaloa Cartel boss, who recently made a failed-power grab for the entire criminal organization, is now in U.S. custody after being arrested at an international bridge in Arizona.

Fentanyl is a potent prescription painkiller which is extremely addictive, leading people to seek out illegal copycat versions

Feds Score ‘Massive’ Fentanyl Seizure in Sinaloa Cartel Probe

PHOENIX, Arizona — Federal authorities seized more than 30,000 fentanyl pills as part of an ongoing investigation targeting the Sinaloa Cartel’s operations in this city. While the use of fentanyl as a recreational drug is relatively new, it became an increasing threat due to the drug being 100 percent more powerful than morphine.