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Crime In Mexico

Lukeville crossing unsettlingly close to killing of 7 in Sonora

HERMOSILLO, Mexico — The shooting deaths of seven men near the Mexico-Arizona border dramatize what appears to be an escalating use of the once-calm stretch of border as a drug trafficking corridor.

March 22, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Drug kingpin, "Queen of the Pacific," returned to Mexico

Drug kingpin, "Queen of the Pacific," returned to Mexico

MEXICO CITY — Purported drug cartel operator Sandra Avila Beltran, known as the "Queen of the Pacific," was returned to Mexico from the U.S. on Tuesday and quickly taken to prison to face money-laundering charges.

August 20, 2013 3:06 pm Related Loading…
Chicago’s Public Enemy No. 1: Mexican drug kingpin Guzman

Chicago’s Public Enemy No. 1: Mexican drug kingpin Guzman

CHICAGO — A drug kingpin in Mexico who has never set foot in Chicago has been named the city’s new Public Enemy No. 1 — the same notorious label assigned to Al Capone at the height of the Prohibition-era gang wars.

February 14, 2013 1:28 pmLoading…
Mexican beauty queen killed in shootout

Mexican beauty queen killed in shootout

CULIACAN, Mexico —A 20-year-old state beauty queen has been killed in northern Mexico during a running gun battle between soldiers and the gang of drug traffickers she was traveling with, officials say.

November 26, 2012 3:21 pmLoading…

Mexico: 132 inmates escape from border prison

PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Mexico — More than 130 inmates escaped through a tunnel from a prison in northern Mexico on Monday, setting off a massive search by police and soldiers in an area close to the U.S. border.

September 17, 2012 9:58 pmLoading…

Fitz Blog: South of the Border

     In Mexico the voters handed the country back to the corrupt party that governed Mexico for 70-years. It’s a global weather story. The Arab Spring has given way to Mexican Summer and democracy’s dog days are back.

July 12, 2012 4:00 pmLoading…

Arizona-based Sinaloa Cartel-linked cell busted

TEMPE — An elaborate drug trafficking cell in Tempe that is linked to the deadly Sinaloa Cartel from Mexico has been busted, officials say.

July 06, 2012 11:12 amLoading…
Report: Mexico seized 68,000 guns from US since 2006

Report: Mexico seized 68,000 guns from US since 2006

WASHINGTON  — The government says that 68,000 guns recovered by Mexican authorities in the past five years have been traced back to the United States.

April 26, 2012 11:39 amLoading…
15 tons of pure meth seized in Mexico

15 tons of pure meth seized in Mexico

GUADALAJARA, Mexico — Mexican troops have made a historic seizure of 15 tons of pure methamphetamine in the western state of Jalisco, an amount equivalent to half of all meth seizures worldwide in 2009.

February 09, 2012 1:05 pmLoading…

People killed in Mexico drug war: 47,515

MEXICO CITY - Two decapitated bodies were found at the entrance to one of Mexico's most luxurious shopping malls on Wednesday and prosecutors announced that more than 47,000 people have been killed in drug violence in the five years since President Felipe Calderon launched a military crackdo…

January 11, 2012 9:14 amLoading…

13 killed as Mexican drug cartels battle

VICTORIA, Mexico — Mexican soldiers have discovered 13 bodies in a truck left just outside the eastern state of Veracruz, along with a message that they were killed in a war between rival cartels, officials say.

December 25, 2011 6:05 pmLoading…

Major drug ring busted in Arizona

TEMPE - Arizona authorities have arrested some 200 people, and seized $7.8 million in cash and more than 1,200 pounds of drugs following an investigation they say has dismantled an "extensive" drug trafficking cell tied to the powerful Sinaloa cartel, federal and state authorities announced …

December 20, 2011 11:11 amLoading…

Senate blocks gun-smuggling probes like ‘Fast and Furious’

WASHINGTON — The Senate voted Tuesday to effectively block the Justice Department from undertaking gun-smuggling probes like the flawed “Operation Fast and Furious” aimed at breaking up networks running guns to Mexican drug cartels but that lost track of hundreds of the weapons, some of whic…

October 18, 2011 5:03 pmLoading…

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