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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.

Arizona Beheading a Cartel Hit?

October 27, 2010
The Chandler (Ariz.) PD's investigation of the beheading of a man earlier this month will include whether the killing was ordered by a Mexican drug cartel.

Criminology Student Named Police Chief In Mexico

October 20, 2010
The town of Praxedis G. Guerrero located near Ciudad Juarez has become a battleground between the Juarez and Sinaloa drug cartels who are trying to gain control of its single highway that's a lucrative trafficking route of narcotics into Texas.

Arizona Sheriff Says Cartel Assassins Sent to 'Take Out' Bandits

October 15, 2010
The sheriff released a portion of "law enforcement sensitive" information after a news media contacted the office "in an effort to inform the public about the dangers associated with the drug cartels operating in Pinal County."

Mexican Nationals Reportedly Smuggled Meth to Colo. in Car Batteries

September 27, 2010
Officials today said they dealt a major blow to a methamphetamine trafficking ring suspected of moving up to 50 pounds of the drug into Colorado in common car batteries.

Turf Battle Between ATF and ICE Undermines Cartel Gun Project

September 21, 2010
Project Gunrunner is encountering "significant weaknesses" that "undermine its effectiveness," according to an inspector general's report obtained by MSNBC.

Mexican Cartels Infiltrating U.S. Cities

September 15, 2010

Mexican drug cartels have infiltrated city councils and political campaigns in many small cities in Los Angeles County, according to POLICE contributor and retired Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Richard Valdemar. He appears in this Full Disclosure Network report.

Mexico Fires 3,200 Federal Officers In Corruption Probe

August 31, 2010
Of those, 465 have been charged with crimes. An additional 1,020 officers face disciplinary proceedings for failing confidence exams.

Mexican Cartel Leader Will Face Trafficking Charges In Atlanta

August 31, 2010
The Texas-born Valdez-Villareal, who is known as "the Barbie" because of his blond hair and blue eyes, brought thousands of kilograms of cocaine between 2004 and 2006. His cartel is thought to have brought 100 kilos a week into the Atlanta area using tractor trailer trucks that crossed the border in Laredo.

Juarez Cartel Member Extradited To U.S. For Drug Trial

August 18, 2010
Purported Juarez Cartel associate Felipe Dominguez-Vargas has been extradited from Mexico to stand trial on federal drug trafficking charges.

Legalizing America's Addictions Won't Cure Crime

August 17, 2010
It is this use of illicit drugs that first seduces young men into the criminal underworld and later makes the gangs the principal purveyors of this genocidal poison. Profits derived from this drug trafficking finances and arms these gangs for wars with rivals, and it connects them with international drug trafficking organizations.

How Gangs Orchestrate Home Invasion Robberies

August 10, 2010
To diminish the possible loss of too many resources, Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations (DTOs) developed a policy of utilizing three separate houses to deal dopeā€”one for the money, one for the drugs and one for the leadership. In this way, local gang jack teams, rival DTO teams, or the police might get one house, but very rarely all three.

Gulf Cartel Member Sentenced To 22-Year Prison Term for Atlanta Cocaine Delivery

August 4, 2010
Drug trafficker Jose "Pepe" Barrientos-Rodriguez, a member of Mexico's Gulf Cartel, faces 22 years in prison for attempting to unload approximately 247.5 kilograms of cocaine in the Atlanta area.

Sheriff Arpaio Says Mexican Cartel Placed $1 Million Bounty On His Head

August 3, 2010
The sheriff's spokeswoman relayed the threat, which came from the FBI, according to the Arizona Republic. As a vocal proponent of tougher enforcement of illegal immigration, Arpaio said death threats against him are not unusual. He said the more recent bounty was for $5 million.

Tracking Smugglers In Southern Arizona

July 26, 2010

The deputies of the Pinal County (Ariz.) Sheriff's Office must be extra vigilant when traveling into the rugged desert south of Interstate 8, following the ambush shooting of deputy Louis Puroll and the shooting deaths of two armed gumen with ties to a Mexican drug cartel this spring. Sgt. Matt Thomas, motor supervisor and assistant SWAT commander, speaks exclusively with POLICE Magazine about patroling this hostile territory, detaining illegals and the ramifications of his state's tough new immigration law. PHOTOS: View our gallery, "How Cartels Smuggle Narcotics Into Southern Arizona."

Nogales PD: On the Front Lines of the Drug War

July 22, 2010
Nogales PD officers have heard the hiss of cartel death threats, and are ever watchful of the dangers presented to them when on patrol. Since Chief Jeffrey Kirkham took over in January, the department has made important strides.

Mexican Cartels Threaten Arizona Sheriff

July 6, 2010
Babeu has been outspoken about the need to secure his state's border with Mexico, and has called for federal troops in southern Arizona because his department is "outgunned" in a war against drug and human smugglers.

21 Killed in Massive Gunfight 12 Miles South of Arizona Border

July 2, 2010
A massive gun battle between rival drug and migrant trafficking gangs near the U.S. border Thursday left 21 people dead and at least six others wounded, prosecutors said.
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