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Mexico Captures Zetas Founder Wanted In ICE Agent's Killing

July 5, 2011
Mexican authorities have captured Jesus Regon Aguilar, one of the three founding members of the Los Zetas drug cartel and a suspect in the killing of a U.S. immigration enforcement agent earlier this year. Jesus Rejon Aguilar, who goes by the alias "El Mamito" (Pretty Boy), was taken into custody on Sunday near Mexico City without a shot being fired.

Contaminated Cocaine Causing Skin Reactions

June 27, 2011
As much as 70 percent of the cocaine circulating in this country could be affected, because drug dealers are using levamisole — a drug that's cheap, widely available, and commonly used for deworming livestock — to dilute or "cut" their product.

Public Corruption at the U.S.-Mexico Border

June 20, 2011
The greatest cost and symptom of our demise as a nation is the lasting affect these criminal gangs have on our system of law and justice. The corruption these gangs bring to our public institutions is the greatest threat to America.

Feds Exchange Fire with Drug Runners Across Rio Grande

June 9, 2011
Few details about the early morning shootout in Hidalgo County, Texas, were immediately available. The shootout began after U.S. agents patrolling in boats tried to seize a drug load on the Rio Grande, Texas Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Tela Mange said.

Video: Mexican Army Seizes Narco Tanks Near Texas Border

June 9, 2011
A drug cartel created armored vehicles by converting trucks that can withstand fire from .50-caliber machine guns and grenades. The vehicles are covered with one-inch thick steel plating, air-conditioned and are sized to hold 20 armed combatants.

Mexican Drug Cartel's Narco Tank

June 9, 2011

The Mexican Army seized a pair of narco tanks used in the battle between the Los Zetas and Gulf cartels to control drug trafficking routes into Texas. Note: This video clip courtesy of Porvenirtv is narrated in Spanish.

Former Arizona Deputies Indicted for Drug Ripoff

June 6, 2011
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona announced today the unsealing of superseding indictment charging two former Pima County Deputy Sheriffs for a conspiracy to steal money that they believed was the proceeds of drug trafficking, and for the attempted acquisition and distribution of narcotics.

Arizona Deputy Arrested, Linked to Mexican Cartel

May 26, 2011
Deputy Alfredo Navarrette, 37, served in a special unit designed to target human smugglers moving through Maricopa County. Sheriff's detention officers Sylvia Najera, 25, and Marcella Hernandez, 28, were also arrested. Sheriff Joe Arpaio called his deputies' alleged actions "despicable."

N.M. State Police Investigate Drug Trafficking Link of Downed Plane

May 5, 2011
The twin-engine Cessna 310 crashed into Heron Lake, spraying the four-mile wide recreational waterway with pieces of aircraft, human remains and 23 bundles of pure (uncut) powdered cocaine.

S.C. Man Who Charged Cops With AK-47 Had Homemade Explosives

May 1, 2011
The 22-year-old man who charged Columbia (S.C.) Police officers with an AK-47 was carrying homemade explosives when tactical officers fatally shot him at a rental property after an hour-long standoff.

Mexican National Arrested Transporting $2.1M of Heroin In Illinois

April 28, 2011
A Kane County (Ill.) Sheriff's deputy discovered $2.1 million in heroin stashed in a vehicle, after he pulled over a driver for failing to signal.

Mexican Cartels Escalating Presence In New York

April 11, 2011
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement went from spending 13,472 hours in 2009 to more than 30,000 hours last year. The feds are also seizing record amounts of firearms and cash. In 2009, the feds seized more than $35 million and 57 firearms.

Customs Agents Seize Pot-Laden Wheelchair

April 5, 2011
Agents arrested a 19-year-old man pretending to be disabled, who was attempting to smuggle wrapped packages of marijuana through a border checkpoint at San Ysidro near San Diego, Calif.

Trial Begins for Man Accused of Killing Border Patrol Agent

March 30, 2011
Jesus Navarro, 25, is facing charges of second-degree murder and conspiracy to distribute marijuana. His attorneys say he wasn't the one behind the wheel of the vehicle that struck border agent Luis Aguilar in January 2008.

Encounters with Bloods and Crips

March 22, 2011
Whether on duty or off duty, whether you are a federal agent or a county sheriff, whether intended or unintended, close encounters with Blood and Crip gang members can be very dangerous.

DEA Targets Sinaloa Drug Cartel's Cocaine Supplier

February 25, 2011
To cripple the drug trafficking and money laundering activities of one of Mexico's most active cartels, the federal government has designated its Columbian cocaine supplier as a drug-trafficking kingpin. The move gives law enforcement agencies greater powers to punish the network's U.S. associates and freeze assets.

Cartel Operators Killed ICE Agent At Trafficking Checkpoint

February 16, 2011
Zapata and partner Victor Avila were traveling between Mexico City and Monterrey when they were stopped by cartel operators near San Luis Potosi. The agents were in a blue Suburban with diplomatic plates and identified themselves as diplomats.

Blood Brothers: Cartel Ties That Bind

January 4, 2011
Like the unwanted dandelions that sprout in lawns, cartel and gang partners continue to adapt and survive. The systematic corruption of our police, courts and political system is their goal.

Crack Cocaine Found In Preschooler's Shoe

November 16, 2010
After a 3-year-old girl complained of foot pain, staffers at a Boston-area Head Start program discovered 17 bags of crack cocaine in the preschooler's shoe.

Members of Multinational Vietnamese Pot Network Indicted

November 11, 2010
Three members of a multinational Vietnamese drug-trafficking syndicate have been indicted in a $10 million February bust involving a suburban New Jersey patrol officer who sniffed out a grow house.
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