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Mexico's Deal With the Devil

July 11, 2012
The Mexican press estimates that 19.5% of the official ballot boxes were installed in areas controlled by the drug cartels. Many voters avoided the poles altogether in fear of intimidation and violence.

Former Calif. Deputy Who Smuggled Heroin Burrito Sentenced

June 28, 2012
A former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy who was believed to be trying to smuggle heroin, stuffed inside a burrito, into a courthouse jail was sentenced Monday to two years in jail.

Task Force Busts Calif. Heroin Ring

May 16, 2012
A joint-agency task force arrested 12 suspects and seized nine guns, as officers served arrest warrants Tuesday on members of a Northern California heroin distribution ring operated by Norteño gang members.

Feds: TSA Screeners Waved Drugs Through LAX

April 26, 2012
Federal agents arrested two former and two current Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screeners on narcotics and bribery charges for allegedly taking cash payments to allow large shipments of cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana to pass through X-ray machines at security checkpoints.

Drug-Kingpin Granny Arrested In Okla.

April 17, 2012
Authorities believe a 73-year-old Oklahoma grandmother is responsible for as much as 40% of the marijuana trafficking in the northeast section of the state.

Nuestra Familia Member Pleads Guilty To Drug Trafficking

April 10, 2012
A Northern California man has pleaded guilty to operating a cocaine trafficking conspiracy for the Nuestra Familia prison gang, federal authorities announced Monday.

Juarez Cartel Leader Gets Life In U.S. Consulate Murders

April 6, 2012
The former Mexican police officer and Juarez Cartel leader who ordered the murders of three U.S. Consulate officials in 2010 was sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty today.

Tijuana Cartel Leader Gets 25 Years In Prison

April 3, 2012
A federal judge sentenced Benjamin Arellano-Felix, who once ran the violent Tijuana drug cartel, to 25 years to life following his guilty plea to racketeering and conspiracy charges.

Texas Deputy Finds $7M of Marijuana In Construction Equipment

April 2, 2012
A Parker County (Texas) Sheriff's deputy discovered 2,500 pounds of marijuana worth $7 million at a truck stop in Weatherford.

Thieves Stealing Tide Detergent For Drug Buys

March 15, 2012
Thieves have been stealing Tide detergent from markets and convenience stores to pay for narcotics from street-level dealers instead of using cash, the Associated Press reports.

Jury Convicts Afghan Trafficker with Taliban Ties

March 14, 2012
An Afghan national who distributed nearly 20 percent of the world's heroin in 2006 and supported the Taliban was convicted Tuesday and faces a 20-year prison sentence.

Task Force Busts N.Y. Heroin Trafficking Ring

March 13, 2012
The federal government Tuesday indicted 20 members of a New York-area drug trafficking ring that brought 20 kilograms of heroin valued at $2.75 million to street-level dealers in Queens and Long Island in the past nine months.

Gangs and Electronic Surveillance—Part II

March 6, 2012
The girlfriend was provided with a “burnout phone.” A burnout phone is one that would be operational for a few months before being burned out. By that time the bill would have grown to many thousands of dollars, which they had no intention of paying.

LASD Task Force Used Heroin-Packed Burrito In Jail Sting

January 26, 2012
A secret Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department task force used a burrito stuffed with 24 grams of heroin during jail sting to uncover corruption among its deputies.

'Shake-and-Bake' Meth Fills Hospitals with Burn Patients

January 24, 2012
A crude new method of making methamphetamine poses a risk even to Americans who never get anywhere near the drug: It is filling hospitals with thousands of uninsured burn patients requiring millions of dollars in advanced treatment.

Cartel Leader Who Inspired 'Traffic' Pleads Guilty

January 5, 2012
Mexican drug kingpin Benjamin Arellano-Felix pleaded guilty Wednesday to narcotics trafficking, money laundering, and racketeering in an agreement that avoids a trial and brings a sentence of 25 years in prison.

Barrio Azteca Members Plead Guilty To Conspiracy Charges

December 2, 2011
A U.S. citizen and Mexican national admitted to working with the gang in buying and selling illegal drugs on the streets of El Paso. They confirmed that the gang extorted money from drug dealers operating on the gang's turf.

How a Cartel Enforcer Thrived In Lockup

November 23, 2011
Jose "Bat" Marquez received a life sentence for trafficking methamphetamine from a prison cell. Most law enforcement officials would consider this a success; however, it was too little, too late for those of us familiar with his criminal past as a violent enforcer for Mexican Mafia and Tijuana drug cartel.

Nogales Border Agents Seize Cocaine from Truck's Fuel Tank

November 16, 2011
U.S. customs agents seized more than $500,000 in cocaine from a false compartment of the fuel tank of a Ford F150 truck at a border checkpoint in Nogales, Ariz.

Ariz. Authorities Break Up Cartel Smuggling Ring

November 3, 2011
Arizona law enforcement agencies and federal agents dismantled what is believed to be a major smuggling ring for the Sinaloa Cartel, seizing $1.5 million in narcotics, collecting 19 weapons, and arresting an illegal immigrant who had been deported two weeks earlier.
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