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Search Result: Mexican Drug Cartels

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Texas DPS Patrol Boats Armed for Cartel Threats

May 17, 2012
To protect its troopers against Mexican drug cartel soldiers often armed with military-grade weaponry, the Texas Department of Public Safety has outfitted three boats to patrol the U.S. border splitting the Rio Grande River and Falcon Lake.

Gun Runner's Weapon Linked To ICE Agent's Murder

May 8, 2012
A 23-year-old Texas man has received a seven-year federal prison sentence for purchasing the gun later used to kill Special Agent Jaime Zapata.

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.

3 Plead Guilty In 'Fast & Furious' Case

April 6, 2012
Three men pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges of trafficking high-powered rifles and other guns to Mexico from Arizona under the botched "Fast and Furious" federal sting operation tied to the murder of a U.S. federal agent.

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.

SUV's Fatal Flaw Failed to Protect ICE Agents

March 23, 2012
The Mexican drug cartel operators who killed Special Agent Jaime Zapata on a trafficking route in central Mexico a year ago defeated an armored Chevy Suburban designed to defeat high-velocity gunfire, fragmentation grenades, and land mines.

Sinaloa Cartel Assassin Arrested in Mexico

February 6, 2012
Police in Mexico have announced the arrest of a Sinaloa drug cartel enforcer who prosecutors say ordered the 2009 attack on a drug treatment center in Ciudad Juarez in which 18 people were killed.

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.

LASD Jail Probe: A View From the Inside

January 3, 2012
While behind bars, I honed my skills with on-the-job training. I learned how to slip out of my handcuffs, cut metal, and smuggle knives, hacksaws, and drugs. Most of all, I learned how to manipulate, intimidate, and confuse deputies who were still learning how to be cops.

Knocking Down Barrio Azteca

December 27, 2011
The Barrio Azteca gang members organize themselves using a paramilitary structure and apply English terms or their Spanish equivalent words for ranks such as captain, lieutenant, and sergeant. By current estimates, more than 2,000 members make up their ranks. They often use the letters "BA" or numbers "21" as their identifying symbols and tattoos.

Feds Extradite Cartel Member for ICE Agent's Murder

December 22, 2011
A Mexican drug cartel member accused of killing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agent Jaime Zapata was extradited from Mexico and is being held in the United States to face murder charges, U.S. Justice Department officials said Wednesday.

Sophisticated Drug Tunnel Leads To $65M Marijuana Seizure

December 1, 2011
The passageway, found Tuesday after a six-month investigation, connects a warehouse in Otay Mesa with one in Tijuana, Mexico. The 612-yard long passageway is equipped with electric rail cars, lighting, reinforced walls and wooden floors.

The War Correspondent: Sylvia Longmire

November 9, 2011

Author Sylvia Longmire has been studying Mexico's drug and human smuggling operations for much of her life.

Cartel: Invasion of Mexico's Drug Wars

November 8, 2011

This month, we're providing an interview with Sylvia Longmire about her book, "Cartel: The Coming Invasion of Mexico's Drug Wars," which you can experience in print and online. In her book, the former senior intelligence analyst gives concrete examples of how violence caused by Mexico's drug war has landed on American soil. Longmire explains the fundamental problem and gives examples of the cross-border violence. Read our Q&A, "The War Correspondent: Sylvia Longmire," which appears in the November issue of POLICE.

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.

Medical Marijuana: California's Biggest Losers

October 27, 2011
Wake up California; you've been sold a lie. This lie has allowed the Mexican (and other) cartels and gangs to produce huge crops of unregulated marijuana here in our state. These fields produce hybrid dope high in THC content and high in illicit profit. For this, some men are willing to kill.

Cartels Exploit Children, Say Gang Experts

October 18, 2011
Mexican drug cartels are using children as young as 11 in their smuggling operations in Texas, Reuters is reporting. Six of the cartels, including the violent Zetas, are paying children $50 to move a vehicle from one area to another area, as well as using them as lookouts or for other tasks.

100 Fast and Furious Guns Found at Mexican Cartel Enforcer's Home

October 10, 2011
Associates of a Mexican drug cartel transported an arsenal of battle rifles from Phoenix to the home of the cartel's top enforcer in Ciudad Juarez under the Fast and Furious operation.

Police Investigate Possible Gulf Cartel Hit In Texas

September 30, 2011
Jorge Zavala, 32, was fatally shot at about 2 a.m. Tuesday in the 1300 block of Expressway 83. Zavala was believed to have ties with Gulf Cartel members in Reynosa and Matamoros, three sources familiar with the situation said.

Ariz. Task Force Bust Nets Marijuana, Guns, Illegals

September 20, 2011
A task force in southern Arizona seized 4,369 pounds of marijuana, 40 undocumented aliens, four vehicles, and three weapons during an operation that involved multiple agencies, the Pinal County Sheriff's Office announced.
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