Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s escape from prison might lead to more instability within the Sinaloa Cartel, but its effect on Sonora, is still unknown, officials said.
Sonora state police have reported at least 40 homicides in the border community this year.
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Traffickers will use any means to smuggle heroin and other drugs into the United States.
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.
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.
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.
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.
TEMPE — An elaborate drug trafficking cell in Tempe that is linked to the deadly Sinaloa Cartel from Mexico has been busted, officials say.
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.
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.
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 …
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.