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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.
<p>Photo courtesy of Todd Young.</p>

Todd Young Returns To Full Duty

September 6, 2012
Almost two years to the day after he was critically wounded in a gunfight with a Norteño gang member, Fremont (Calif.) Police Detective Todd Young returned to the job he knows best—pursuing high-risk gang suspects.

Cocaine 'Godmother' Gunned Down In Colombia

September 5, 2012
Griselda Blanco, the drug kingpin known for her blood-soaked style of street vengeance during Miami's "cocaine cowboys" era of the '70s and '80s, was shot to death in Medellin by a motorcycle-riding assassin Monday.
<p>Photo courtesy of Chicago PD.</p>

Chicago Police Seize 'Scooby Snax' Synthetic Marijuana

September 4, 2012
A Chicago Police specialized narcotics unit seized nearly 40 pounds of "Scooby Snax" synthetic marijuana in packages emblazoned with the cartoon character Scooby-Doo's face.
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