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Cartel Operators Plead Guilty In ICE Agents' Shooting

May 23, 2013
Four Los Zetas Cartel members entered guilty pleas today for participating in the ambush attack of ICE agents in Mexico in February of 2011. Special Agent Jaime Zapata was killed and Special Agent Victor Avila was wounded in the attack.

'Major' Cartel Drug Transporter Sentenced

May 13, 2013
A high-ranking member of Mexico's Gulf Cartel received a 35-year prison sentence for his role as a "major transporter" of cocaine and marijuana into the United States, the DEA announced.

Ariz.-Neb. Cartel Trafficking Case Named Operation of the Year

May 9, 2013
The investigation and prosecution resulted in the dismantling of a large-scale marijuana trafficking enterprise bringing narcotics into Nebraska from Arizona. The criminal enterprise operated as a partnership between the South Family Bloods street gang and Sinaloa Cartel.

A Gang Prevention Documentary Worth Watching

May 7, 2013
"Operation Detour 2" tells the story about how easily young people, even good kids, can get seduced into the drug-trafficking world. How doing or receiving a favor from someone can hook you into the game. How drug use can subtly ensnare you and ruin your life.

Operation Detour 2 Trailer

May 6, 2013
Documentarian Rusty Fleming has produced "Operation Detour 2," a film geared toward high school students that shows the perils of drug trafficking and involvement with Mexican drug cartels. POLICE gang expert Richard Valdemar appears in the film. Read the full story here.

Mexican Cartels Have Infiltrated Your City

April 29, 2013
Mexican drug cartels are now operating deep in the U.S., according to the recent Associated Press report. They're operating not just in border areas. They're making beach heads in suburban communities.

Gang Task Forces Take Down Mexican Mafia 'Carnals'

March 14, 2013
Two recent investigations show us the value of gang task forces that combine resources from law enforcement, prosecutors, and corrections to take down Mexican Mafia "carnals" in Southern California.

Lawsuit Filed In Ambush of ICE Agents In Mexico

February 13, 2013
The family of a U.S. Customs Enforcement agent killed in a 2011 ambush on a Mexican highway and another agent who survived filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to hold the government and nearly two-dozen other defendants accountable in the attack.

Chicago Drug Task Force Targets Cartel 'Choke Points'

February 4, 2013
Seventy federal agents, police officers, and prosecutors recently started working there in what authorities say is a first-of-its-kind drug-fighting headquarters.

DEA: Cartel Probe Led To 3,780 Arrests

December 7, 2012
The Drug Enforcement Administration says a two-year series of investigations targeting the Sinaloa and Juarez drug cartels and violent street gangs has resulted in 3,780 arrests and the seizure of some 375,000 pounds of drugs.

Top FBI Fugitive, Cartel Enforcer Captured In Mexico

November 26, 2012
A Los Angeles gang member who killed two gang rivals and murdered two others was returned to the United States to face charges after his capture Friday in Guadalajara.

Cartel Superlabs Flood U.S. with Cheap Meth

October 11, 2012
Mexican drug cartels are quietly filling the void in the nation's drug market created by the long effort to crack down on American-made methamphetamine, flooding U.S. cities with exceptionally cheap, extraordinarily potent meth from factory-like "superlabs."

Mexico Confirms Death of Zetas Cartel Leader

October 9, 2012
The Mexican government confirmed Tuesday that its forces killed Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano, the leader of the Zetas cartel, in a shootout Sunday. Mexican marines killed Lazcano in a small town in northern Mexico about 130 miles from the Texas border.

Report: ATF, Feds Mishandled 'Fast and Furious' Operation

September 19, 2012
Federal agents and prosecutors in Phoenix ignored risks to the public and were primarily responsible for the botched effort to infiltrate weapons-smuggling rings in the operation dubbed "Fast and Furious," according to a report released Wednesday by the Justice Department's inspector general.

End of Watch Trailer

September 14, 2012
End of Watch is an action thriller from the writer of Training Day, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña as young Los Angeles police officers who discover a secret that makes them the target of the country's most dangerous drug cartel.

Sinaloa Cartel's N.H.-Europe Drug Pipeline Uncovered

September 4, 2012
A three-year investigation led by the FBI's Boston field office netted a cartel kingpin's cousin, 346 kilos of cocaine, and the discovery of a new trafficking route from Spain to New Hampshire.

U.S. Gives $12M To Mexico To Combat Meth

August 23, 2012
Mexico's federal police will receive $12 million from the U.S. government to enhance enforcement of methamphetamine production by drug cartels, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced Thursday.

Turf Battle Splinters Mexico's Zetas Cartel

August 22, 2012
Reports in the Mexican media indicate that the Zetas may have split into two rival factions that are battling for control of the central states of Zacatecas and San Luis Potosi, as well as for parts of Yucatan peninsula.

Google to Aid in War Against Mexican Cartels

July 19, 2012
Google's ideas include creating a network so citizens can safely report cartel activity without fear of retribution. It wants to make sharing real-time intelligence easier among police in different regions. It can identify how individuals are connected to each other, to bank accounts and even to corrupt government officials. It can create community Web platforms for citizens to share information and name and shame criminals.

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.
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