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Feds Bust 'Marshall Organizaton' Drug Ring

November 10, 2009
Fifteen members of an Eastern Michigan drug trafficking group calling itself the "Marshall Organization" have been indicted by federal authorities, the Department of Justice has announced.

Norte Valle Cartel Kingpin Heads to Prison For 45 Years

October 21, 2009
A U.S. district judge sentenced the Colombian drug kingpin and former FBI top ten fugitive Diego Montoya Sanchez to a 45-year prison term. Montoya Sanchez, whose alias was "Don Diego," had entered a guilty plea to murder and cocaine trafficking.

American Airline Employees Arrested For Using Commercial Aircraft To Ship Drugs

September 15, 2009
Eight American Airlines employees were among the 23 people arrested in Miami and Puerto Rico as part of Drug Enforcement Administration's "Operation Heavy Cargo" that uncovered a drug trafficking organization that used commercial aircraft to import cocaine.

Schemes to Cross Border from Mexico Getting Bolder

May 7, 2009
In the past few months, officials have intercepted three ultralight aircrafts attempting to smuggle drugs into the U.S. The small planes fly so low they evade radar and have been particularly active on the Arizona-Mexico border.

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.

Hillary Clinton Says U.S. Shares Blame for Drug War

March 26, 2009
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton accepted shared responsibility Wednesday for the drug violence convulsing Mexico, saying that traffickers "are motivated by the demand for illegal drugs in the United States and are armed by the transfer of weapons from the United States."

Suspect Wanted for Home Invasion Murders in N.C. Dies in Utah

March 18, 2009
A man wanted in connection with the brutal murders of a family of four last week in Catawba County, N.C., died late Tuesday night as police closed in on him in southwest Utah.

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.

Obama Considers Sending Armed Troops to Mexican Border to Prevent Drug Violence

March 12, 2009
President Barack Obama said Wednesday that his administration is examining options to deal with deteriorating security conditions on the Mexican border, including the deployment of the National Guard if violence continues to spill over into American cities.

Finding a Cure for a Cancer

March 1, 2009

Drug money is so corrupting that the drug lords have bribed both police and soldiers at the highest levels of the Mexican government.

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.

Hundreds Arrested in Cross-Country Campaign Against Drug Cartel

February 25, 2009
Federal authorities arrested more than 750 people across the country in what they describe as "the largest and hardest hitting" operation to ever target the "the very violent and dangerously powerful" drug cartel known as Sinaloa.

Mistrust Bedevils War on Mexican Drug Cartels

December 31, 2008
The U.S. has begun pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into Mexico to help stanch the expansion of drug-fueled violence and corruption that has claimed more than 5,000 lives south of the border this year.

El Paso is Major Hub for Drugs Sent to U.S.

December 22, 2008

El Paso, though spared the brazen killings taking place in Mexico, has felt the power of the multibillion-dollar illicit drug trade and has become a major hub for the distribution of drugs headed to markets throughout the United States, officials said.

Homicide Total in Juarez, Mexico, Passes 1,500

December 22, 2008
With the homicide toll in Juárez surpassing the 1,500 mark, authorities there are left to face what border experts are calling the biggest Mexican dilemma -- ending the bloody street war between drug cartels, controlling thugs who have gone wild and preventing police corruption.

Body Count Climbs in Mexico's Bloody Drug War

December 11, 2008
So far this year in Mexico's drug war, 5,376 people have been killed, double the number of last year and more than all U.S. troops killed in Iraq.

FBI Warns of Looming Mexican Drug Cartel Violence in South Texas

October 30, 2008
Frustrated by a crackdown on South Texas drug smuggling routes, the Mexican Gulf Cartel is stockpiling high-powered weapons and recruiting local gang members on both sides of the border to prepare for possible confrontations with U.S. law enforcement, according to an FBI intelligence report.

Cocaine Found in Children’s Toys

September 23, 2008
Tuesday morning, police announced the arrest of nine people in the Bronx and Manhattan in connection with a drug importation and money laundering organization that shipped kilograms of cocaine from Puerto Rico to New York City concealed in boxes of children's toys and puzzles.

Mexican Drug Cartel Cowboys and DTOs

July 5, 2007
For more than a decade, Los Angeles street gangs have been killing about 550 to 600 people in L.A. County each year. What you probably don't know is that Mexican nationals, primarily illegal aliens, murder about an equal amount yearly. Many of these murders involve rivalries and vendettas that originated in states, cities, and ranchos in Mexico. They usually often involve Drug Trafficking Organizations (DTO).
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