Sinaloa Cartel

GRAPHIC: Cartel Gunmen Spread Terror in Mexican Border State After Dumping 12 Bodies

One of Mexico’s most violent drug cartels spread terror in the border state of Nuevo Leon after dumping 12 dismembered bodies in various locations. The gory crime scenes come as Mexico’s government has been unable to stop the raging violence throughout the region. The drug cartels fight for control of lucrative trafficking routes and the local narcotics market.

Three members of the Mexican army keep watch in the residential Anahuac neighborhood in Monterrey, Nuevo León state, Mexico on Feb. 5, 2012, after clashes between a group of gunmen and Mexican army. Photo: Julio Cesar Aguilar/AFP/Getty Images

La Esposa de El Chapo Sale Libre, ¿Qué Sigue Para Ella?

Durante el día, se espera que las autoridades federales liberen a Emma Coronel Aispuro, la esposa del infame líder del Cartel de Sinaloa, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, quien está encarcelado. La narco-reina encarcelada se había estado alojando en un centro de readaptación en California mientras cumplía la última parte de una sentencia de prisión de tres años por conspiración para lavado de dinero y tráfico de drogas en conexión con el imperio criminal de su marido.

El Chapo's wife, Emma Coronel Aispuro, arrested on drug trafficking charges

Imprisoned Cartel Leader El Chapo’s Wife Walks Free Today, What’s Next for Her?

Federal authorities are expected to release Emma Coronel Aispuro, the wife of imprisoned Sinaloa Cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, from prison on Wednesday. The jailed narco-queen had been staying at a halfway house in California as she served the last part of a three-year prison sentence for money laundering and drug trafficking conspiracy in connection with her husband’s criminal empire.

El Chapo's wife, Emma Coronel Aispuro, arrested on drug trafficking charges

Sen. Grassley: Sinaloa Cartel Killed DEA Cooperators While Agency Played Politics with Indictments

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration slow-walked an investigation into the Sinaloa Cartel faction of Los Chapitos and played politics with other federal agencies, according to U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) in a letter sent to the U.S. Department of Justice. The senator claimed that the DEA and the U.S. Attorney’s office delayed investigations and cooperation with other agencies while the drug lords killed two cooperators in Mexico and continued spreading their drug empire and fentanyl distribution.

Sinaloa's state police officers work during the dismantle of one of the three clandestine laboratories producers of synthetic drug, mainly methamphetamine in El Dorado, Sinaloa state, Mexico on June 4, 2019. (Photo by RASHIDE FRIAS / AFP)

Asesinan a Más de 300 En 5 Años Baja California, Dice DH

Funcionarios públicos y activistas dan la voz de alarma en el estado fronterizo mexicano de Baja California donde aseguran que en un lapso de cinco años documentaron más de 300 asesinatos donde las víctimas eran niños y adolescentes. En muchos casos, esas víctimas fueron asesinadas cuando sicarios trataban de asesinar a un ser querido.

Forensic personnel work at the crime scene where four police officers were killed in Tonala, Jalisco State, Mexico, on September 3, 2018. (Photo by Ulises Ruiz / AFP) (Photo credit should read ULISES RUIZ/AFP via Getty Images)

Sinaloa Cartel Smugglers Videoed Migrant Beatings to Extort Families, Say Mexican Cops

Authorities in the Mexican border state of Sonora revealed that a cartel-connected human smuggling network recorded videos showing the beating of migrants with a paddle in an effort to extort their loved ones. Sonora is the same Mexican border state where the Sinaloa Cartel made headlines for using a paddle to torture local food vendors and small business owners as part of an extortion scheme.

Undocumented Mexican immigrants walk through the Sonoran Desert after illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border border on January 19, 2011 into the Tohono O'odham Nation, Arizona. The immigrants said they had wandered the desert lost for a week after crossing from Mexico into the vast Indian reservation at night. Exhausted, they …

Texas Designates Drug Cartels as ‘Foreign Terrorist Organizations’

Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill into law designating drug cartels to be “Foreign Terrorist Organizations.” The new law will expand the state’s ability to fight the activities of Mexican drug cartels in connection to human smuggling, drug smuggling, money laundering, and other organized criminal activities.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott signs legislation designating drug cartels as foreign terrorist organizations. (Office of the Texas Governor)

Traficantes de Sinaloa Esconden Cristal en Bolsas de Café

Traficantes del Cartel de Sinaloa trataron de ocultar un cargamento de metanfetamina disfrazándolo como paquetes de granos de café y trataron de usar una compañía de paquetería para enviarlo por correo. El método es similar a las incautaciones anteriores que se han reportado en el estado de Tamaulipas y Nuevo León, donde los contrabandistas han enviado cajas y paquetes con drogas sintéticas hacia los estados fronterizos.

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Sinaloa Cartel Smugglers Hide Crystal Meth in Coffee Bean Bags

Sinaloa Cartel smugglers hid a shipment of crystal meth by disguising it as packages of coffee beans and used a commercial shipping company to transport it. The method is similar to prior seizures that have been reported in the Mexican states of Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon, where smugglers shipped boxes and packages with synthetic drugs to these border states.

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Cartel Killings Continue to Plague Cancun, Surrounding Areas

Cartel killings and kidnappings continue to plague Cancun and the surrounding areas as cartel criminal organizations continue to battle. The groups tied to factions of the Sinaloa Cartel and Cartel Jalisco New Generation are fighting for control of the region’s lucrative drug distribution and other businesses catering to tourists.

Cancun shootout

China Claims It Has No Illicit Fentanyl Trade with Mexico

China’s government publicly claimed that it has no illicit Fentanyl trade with Mexico and it is up to the U.S. to stop its current opioid crisis. The statement from China comes days after Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador made international headlines by claiming that his country was not a producer of Fentanyl and it was up to the U.S. and not him to stop the flow from other countries.

HAMBURG, GERMANY - JULY 07: (RUSSIA OUT) Chinese President Xi Jinping waves arriving to the Elbphilharmone for the dinner during the G20 Summit on July,7,2017 in Hamburg, Germany. (Photo by Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images)

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.