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Weapon Used In ICE Agent's Slaying Traced to Texas Man

March 1, 2011
A Romarm-Cugir Draco 7.62x39mm that was legally sold by a firearms dealer in the Dallas-Fort Worth area was transported to the Los Zetas cartel operators who used it to attack special agent Jaime Zapata and Victor Avila Jr.

Nationwide DEA Sweep Nets 541 Arrests, $11 Million

February 25, 2011
The DEA declined to give specific locations, yet Arizona, Atlanta, St. Louis, Denver, Detroit, San Antonio, San Diego, Chicago, Newark and Miami are key areas.

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.

Six Zeta Cartel Members Arrested In ICE Agent's Killing

February 24, 2011
Mexican President Felipe Caldéron called President Barack Obama to tell him about the capture of Julian Zapata Espinoza, a reputed Zetas cell leader nicknamed "El Piolín" (Tweety), who is allegedly responsible for the homicide of Special Agent Zapata.

Mexican Drug Cartels Flush With Proceeds From Medical Marijuana States

February 21, 2011
Border seizures of the cash crop jumped 44% between 2005 and 2009, and cartels now derive as much as 26% of their profit from the drug.

Texas Congressman Calls Attack on ICE Agents a 'Game Changer'

February 18, 2011
McCaul went on to say, "The United States will not tolerate acts of violence against its citizens or law enforcement, and I believe we must respond forcefully. This should be a long overdue wake-up call for the Obama administration that there is a war on our nation's doorstep."

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.

Drug Cartel Challenge Coin Recovered

January 11, 2011
American and Mexican law enforcement agencies have recovered similar badges, patches, coins, flags and other items produced by the Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations (DTOs). The items solidify military cohesion among cartel soldiers.

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.

Mexican Cartel Issues One-Month Violence Moratorium

January 3, 2011
The La Familia cartel issued a public letter proclaiming the truce, yet law enforcement officials have not confirmed its authenticity. The cartel, which is known primarily for its cult-like rituals and meth-production operation, claims any past violence in the region was due to "attempts to protect the state from rival drug gangs."

Blood Brothers: Roots of a Cartel War

December 29, 2010
Like the evolution of the Italian Mafia in U.S. cities such as New York and Chicago, Mexican smugglers or "contrabandistas" evolved from crude thuggish beginnings to more criminally sophisticated organized crime groups.

Mexico Town's Last Officer Kidnapped by Drug Gang

December 28, 2010
Officer Erika Gandara was the only police officer in the town of Guadalupe in northern Mexico. She was kidnapped by gunmen on Monday.

Former Texas Border Deputy Smuggled Guns to Cartel

December 20, 2010
Deputy Jesus Longoria was assigned to the Veterans International Bridge and Gateway International Bridge, where he tried to send 13 semiautomatic firearms into Mexico. In exchange for waving through a vehicle transporting the guns, he was paid $4,000.

Mexico Arrests Regional La Familia Cartel Leader

December 1, 2010
Federal police arrested 37-year-old Jose Alfredo Landa Torres, known as "Skinny," who was recently named to head the organization's Morelia operations.

Half-ton of Meth Seized In Georgia 'Superlab'

December 1, 2010
The Atlanta Field Division of the DEA sent its Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement Team in white "bunny suits" to collect evidence at the site prior to clean up.

Are Muslim Radicals Crossing Our Border?

November 30, 2010
The transnational gangs, drug trafficking organizations and Muslim terrorists have taken advantage of American apathy and the lack of will in Latin America. They have formed alliances and united against U.S. interests.

Suspected Aztecas Gang Leader Arrested in Juárez

November 29, 2010
Mexican federal police today announced the arrest of a man accused of being the leader of the Aztecas gang and who allegedly ordered a hit of a U.S. Consulate employee last March.

A Field Guide to Mexican Drug Cartels

November 22, 2010

At least seven major Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations (DTOs) are primarily responsible for the $39 billion drug trade that floods narcotics across the U.S.-Mexico border. Here's a guide to the most active, and largest, cartels.

Home Invasions: Side Effects of the Drug War

November 3, 2010

Drug-related home invasions are especially prevalent in the Sunbelt. Southern Arizona, Texas, and Atlanta serve as distribution points for traffickers delivering narcotic loads from Mexican drug trafficking organizations to distribution points where dealers and street gangs wait for their arrival.

It's Time to Get Tough on Drugs, America

November 3, 2010

If we want to dry up the market, we have to make the penalties for drug possession more than a hand slap.

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