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Jury Convicts Deputy U.S. Marshal in Mob-Leak Case

May 1, 2009
A federal jury convicted Deputy U.S. Marshal John Ambrose on Tuesday of leaking that mob hit man Nicholas Calabrese was cooperating with authorities in Chicago and that Ambrose was part of his security detail.

Mexico to Start Screening Vehicles at Border

April 30, 2009
Unsupervised entry of cars and trucks from San Diego into Tijuana will soon be a thing of the past, Mexico's customs agency says. By midsummer, the Puerta Mexico checkpoint, through which drivers on Interstate 5 travel into Mexico, will be equipped with technology intended to help combat the southbound smuggling of guns, cash and other contraband by drug-trafficking organizations.

Third Man Arrested in Murder of L.A. Sheriff's Deputy

April 23, 2009
A third suspected gang member has been arrested and charged with capital murder in the shooting of Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Juan Abel Escalante outside his parents' Cypress Park home, authorities said Wednesday.

Pennsylvania Corrections Officers Use Dogs to Find Prohibited Cell Phones

April 17, 2009

"I just think dogs are better at finding cell phones" than metal detectors, guard searches and other screening methods, said Sgt. William Finn, who supervises the Philadelphia Prison System's five-dog canine unit.

Twin Cities Police Task Force Prevents Gang Battle

April 16, 2009
What the gang members didn't know was that strike force members had been planning their own confrontation.

Arrest of Juarez Cartel's Alleged No. 2, Vicente Carrillo Leyva, Seen as Big Break

April 3, 2009
The arrest of Vicente Carrillo Leyva, considered the No. 2 leader of the Juárez drug cartel, is a breakthrough in the Mexican government's crackdown on drug lords, officials said Thursday.

Police: U.S. teens Were Hit Men for Mexican Cartel

March 13, 2009
Rosalio Reta and his friend, Gabriel Cardona, were members of a three-person cell of American teenagers working as cartel hit men in the United States, according to prosecutors. The third was arrested by Mexican authorities and stabbed to death in prison there three days later.

Mexican Prison Riot Kills 20

March 5, 2009
A gang attack left 20 inmates dead and more than 30 others injured on Wednesday in one of the bloodiest riots in the turbulent history of prisons in Juárez.

Napolitano Tells Congress that DHS Needs Help to Quell Border Violence

February 26, 2009
Border violence, which claimed more than 1,000 lives in January and about 6,000 in 2008, is already on the radar of Pentagon and CIA officials, who have told The Washington Times of their involvement in the current crisis in Mexico and say they are watching developments closely.

Texas Governor Asks Washington for Troops to Guard Border

February 26, 2009
Gov. Rick Perry said he wants 1,000 troops to help guard the Texas-Mexico border, and for the U.S. to fund strong security measures to fight the Mexican drug cartels that have spread violence and fear in Mexico, including Juárez.
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