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Mexican Drug Gangs Take Over National Parks and Forests

March 2, 2010
Not far from Yosemite's waterfalls and in the middle of California's redwood forests, Mexican drug gangs are quietly commandeering U.S. public land to grow millions of marijuana plants and using smuggled immigrants to cultivate them.

Laredo Officer Used Patrol Car To Transport 'Cocaine'

February 19, 2010
A Laredo police officer has entered a guilty plea to his role in transporting what he thought was cocaine over the border from Mexico.

FBI Extradites Colombian Cartel Leader For Trial

February 10, 2010
The State Department advisory alleges that Salomon Camacho and a partner were responsible for sending many tons of cocaine to the U.S., including as much as 9 metric tons between 1999 and 2000.

Feds Extradite Drug Trafficker Who Killed Border Agent

January 28, 2010
Federal agents cooperating with the Mexican government have extradited Jesus Navarro-Montes and indicted him in connection with the duty death of border agent Luis Aguilar two years ago, according to the FBI.

Coast Guard Tracks Down Cocaine Cowboys

December 29, 2009
The U.S. Coast Guard uses a air and marine units to pursue and catch a boat of Caribbean drug runners who yield only after several rounds of warning shots are fired into the water ahead of their boat.

Tucson SWAT Raid Nets 2,000 Pounds Marijuana, 5 Arrests

November 24, 2009
During a SWAT raid of a Holiday Inn, Tucson police recovered 2,000 pounds of marijuana and various weapons as they arrested five suspects, including two who hid in the ceiling as officers entered the property.

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.
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