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Sinaloa Cartel

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…
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…
Blog: Sonoran politico becomes 'hot potato' after cartel arrests

Blog: Sonoran politico becomes 'hot potato' after cartel arrests

A minor scandal has shaken Sonoran politics this month with the arrest of Rafael Celaya Valenzuela, who is accused of doing legal work for Sinaloan cartel members trying to establish a beachhead in Spain.

August 27, 2012 12:45 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…
Mexican army: Zetas leaders ordered 49 killed

Mexican army: Zetas leaders ordered 49 killed

MEXICO CITY —The top leaders of the hyper-violent Zetas drug cartel ordered underlings to leave 49 mutilated bodies in a northern Mexico town square, and then hung banners around the country denying responsibility,  the Mexican army said Monday.

May 21, 2012 11:44 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…

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…

US man smuggled grenade parts for drug cartels, Mexico says

PHOENIX - Police have arrested an American man who allegedly smuggled parts for as many as 2,000 grenades into Mexico for drug cartels, more than a year after he was released by U.S. agents who stopped him at the Arizona-Mexico border for having more than a hundred grenade parts.

September 06, 2011 6:23 pmLoading…

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