Articles Tagged 'drug cartels'

Drugs pour in from Mexico as Border Patrol forced to focus on migrants

LAS CRUCES, New Mexico — Border Patrol highway checkpoints in the southern New Mexico region that normally seize seven figures of worth of drugs annually… READ MORE

Trump Declares War: Mexican Cartel Assets to Pay for Border Wall

The resources of Mexican transnational criminal organizations, also known as cartels, will be seized and used to fund Donald Trump’s border wall if he wins… READ MORE

Texas rolls out gunboats to combat violence spilling over river border with Mexico

July 4, 2012
By Casey Stegall, Law enforcement officers working along the U.S.-Mexico border are stepping up efforts to respond to what is in effect a war going on south of the border, where drug cartel violence has spun out of control. In Texas, where the two countries are separated only by the Rio Grande River, stopping the violence from spilling into… READ MORE

Journalist kidnapped and killed in northern Mexico

May 19, 2012
By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ, Associated Press MEXICO CITY (AP) — The tortured body of a Mexican police reporter was found on the side of a road in the northern state of Sonora on Friday, a day after he was kidnapped by gunmen while waiting at a car wash, authorities said. Marco Antonio Avila Garcia’s body was found inside a black… READ MORE

Mexico Captures Top Figure in Violent Juarez Drug Cartel

August 1, 2011
Associated Press MEXICO CITY –  A former police officer who allegedly admits ordering 1,500 killings during a campaign of terror as a drug gang chieftain along the U.S. border has been captured in northern Mexico, federal officials said Sunday. Jose Antonio Acosta Hernandez also is a suspect in last year’s slaying of a U.S. consulate employee near a border… READ MORE

At Least 40 Killed in Mexico in 24 Hours in Suspected Drug Cartel Attacks

July 10, 2011

From The Wall Street Journal, MEXICO CITY – Mexican officials blamed turf wars between some of the country’s most brutal drug cartels for a… READ MORE

Mexico Nabs 14-Year-Old Cartel Hitman

December 4, 2010
By AFP Mexican authorities have arrested a 14-year-old boy accused of serving as a drug cartel hitman and beheading the victims, the army said Friday. The youth, identified as Edgar Jimenez and nicknamed “El Ponchis,” had been wanted since October, and was arrested at an airport in central Morelos state as he attempted to board a plane to Tijuana, a… READ MORE

Two car bombs explode in northern Mexico; no casualties

August 28, 2010
CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (Reuters) – Two car bombs exploded innorthern Mexico early on Friday, days after marines found the bodies of 72 people gunned down in the country’s escalating war with powerful drug cartels. The blasts, the second and third modest-sized bombs planted in a vehicle this month in Ciudad Victoria, the capital of the northern Gulf state of … READ MORE

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