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Former N.M. Chief On Cartel Payroll

A one-time border police chief collected payments from the Juarez Cartel in exchange for running background checks and license plates and buying military gear for the Mexican cartel, he testified Wednesday.

September 26, 2013

Zetas Mexican Cartel Leader Captured

Zetas Mexican Cartel Leader Captured

Mexican Marines captured the brutal leader of the Los Zetas Mexican drug cartel early Monday in what U.S. drug enforcement officials called a major blow in the country's drug war.

July 16, 2013

Cartel Operators Plead Guilty In ICE Agents' Shooting

Cartel Operators Plead Guilty In ICE Agents' Shooting

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.

May 23, 2013

'Major' Cartel Drug Transporter Sentenced

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.

May 13, 2013

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

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.

May 9, 2013

Colombian Trafficker Indicted, Extradited

A Colombian trafficker and lead operative from the cartel Los Urabenos has been extradited to Florida to face federal charges, the FBI announced Wednesday. Camilo ("Fritanga") Torres-Martinez, 41, was arrested while celebrating his marriage in an elaborate wedding on a Caribbean island.

May 1, 2013

DEA: Cartel Probe Led To 3,780 Arrests

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.

December 7, 2012

Top FBI Fugitive, Cartel Enforcer Captured In Mexico

Cartel Superlabs Flood U.S. with Cheap Meth

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."

October 11, 2012

Mexico Confirms Death of Zetas Cartel Leader

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.

October 9, 2012

Cocaine 'Godmother' Gunned Down In Colombia

Griselda Blanco, the drug kingpin known for her blood-soaked style of street vengeance during Miami's "cocaine cowboys" era of the '70s and '80s, was shot to death in Medellin by a motorcycle-riding assassin Monday.

September 5, 2012

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

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.

September 4, 2012

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

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

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.

August 23, 2012

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