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Mexican Drug Lord's Daughter Arrested Crossing the Border

October 16, 2012
Alejandrina Gisselle Guzman Salazar, a Mexican national, told customs officials at the San Ysidro border crossing on Friday that she was traveling to Los Angeles to give birth.
<p>Screenshot via Harold Rochon.</p>

Experts: Fed Crackdown Will Disrupt MS-13

October 15, 2012
The decision last week by federal authorities to classify the Mara Salvatrucha MS-13 gang as a "transnational criminal organization" has some experts hoping the move will put the gang on the run.

Cartel Superlabs Flood U.S. with Cheap Meth

October 11, 2012
Mexican drug cartels are quietly filling the void in the nation's drug market created by the long effort to crack down on American-made methamphetamine, flooding U.S. cities with exceptionally cheap, extraordinarily potent meth from factory-like "superlabs."

Mexico Confirms Death of Zetas Cartel Leader

October 9, 2012
The Mexican government confirmed Tuesday that its forces killed Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano, the leader of the Zetas cartel, in a shootout Sunday. Mexican marines killed Lazcano in a small town in northern Mexico about 130 miles from the Texas border.
<p>Photo courtesy of LASD.</p>

L.A. Sheriff's Detectives Bust $6M Marijuana Grow

October 4, 2012
Los Angeles County Sheriff's narcotics detectives seized more than 2,000 marijuana plants worth an estimated $6 million at three locations and arrested two suspects.
<p>Photo: Paul Clinton</p>

IACP 2012: NYPD Doubles Gang Unit To Focus On 'Street Crews'

October 2, 2012
To combat "street crews" that have replaced the Bloods, Crips and other traditional gangs, the New York Police Department will double the size of its gang investigative unit, Commissioner Ray Kelly said Tuesday.

Calif. Sureño Gang Most Powerful In Okla. Prisons

September 20, 2012
Even though they are relatively few in number, the California-based Sureño gang is the most powerful group operating in Oklahoma prisons today.

N.J. Gang Investigators Provide Training

September 14, 2012
The New Jersey Gang Investigators Association has scheduled a gang training event later this month covering Bloods and Crips, the group announced. The intelligence sharing roundtable has been scheduled for 9 a.m. Sept. 24 in Sayreville.

Wanted Man Escapes Home Surrounded By SWAT

September 12, 2012
A man being served a felony warrant escaped from police at his home on Sunday despite SWAT teams surrounding and gassing the house in Fremont, Calif.

Lt. Arrests Gang Member for Vandalizing Sheriff's Toilet Stall

September 10, 2012
A Los Angeles County Sheriff's lieutenant arrested a gang member, after he caught him vandalizing a toilet stall at the agency's Whittier training academy. He reportedly saw Jordan Trevor Lucas writing letters on the stall door with a black marker.
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