“William Vazquez-Baez abused his position as a police officer to help a vicious drug organization distribute massive of cocaine and massacre citizens he had sworn to protect. Today Vazquez-Baez was rightly sentenced to 30 years in prison for his horrific crimes,” U.S. Attorney Damian Williams said.
February 4, 2022
“It is both a disaster and an emergency,” Gov. Ron DeSantis said. “Where the federal government has failed, the states are stepping up.”
June 17, 2021
Sheriff Mark Dannels told the crowd of about 25 people that the Mexican cartel is extremely organized on both sides of the border and no one crosses from Mexico into this country unless they pay a member of that organization first.
April 19, 2021
“Violent groups often take actions to gain legitimacy in order to gain support from civilians living under their rule as well as potential supporters abroad,” University of Maryland political scientist Jori Breslawski wrote.
May 7, 2020
The Mexican government on Sunday invited the FBI to send investigators to help in the investigation of the murder of nine U.S. citizens—six children, including 8-month-old twins, and three women—living in a Mormon community about 100 miles south of the border in the state of Sonora.
November 11, 2019
Deputy Ishmael was shot and killed in the early-morning hours of Oct. 23 as he was responding to a 911 call from an individual in Somerset reporting that someone was stealing his marijuana plants.
October 30, 2019
Fourteen police officers were killed in an ambush attack in the state of Michoacán, where drug cartels have for years been engaged in violent battle with each other and with Mexican police.
October 15, 2019
After two encounters with illegal marijuana grow operations maintained by the cartels—one of which turned dangerously violent as responding LEOs came under ambush attack—Lieutenant John Nores decided to stand up a team of special operators.
September 13, 2019
“Why did we go to trial?” Guzmán asked rhetorically. “Why didn’t you sentence me on day one?” Sentencing judge Brian Cogan provided the answer in handing down the maximum sentence, citing the “mountain” of evidence presented against Guzman.
July 17, 2019
Legalizing marijuana is requiring law enforcement to rethink and retool its drug enforcement efforts.
July 7, 2019
Polk County (FL) Sheriff Grady Judd appeared on Fox and Friends on Friday, decrying the illegal drug trafficking over the US-Mexico border, saying, "You want to just pull your eyeballs out."
April 26, 2019
For roughly a year, investigators with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg (NC) Police Department partnered with the DEA, State Bureau of Investigation (SBI), and the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office in an effort to stop the distribution of illegal narcotics by the Jalisco Nueva Generacion drug cartel.
March 29, 2019
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman will live the rest of his life in prison after a jury said he conspired to commit murder, engaged in a continuing criminal enterprise, and other crimes.
February 12, 2019
According to NBC News, authorities in southern Mexico disarmed and placed under investigation the entire police force in the resort city of Acapulco on Tuesday, alleging that the force was overridden and infiltrated by drug gangs.
September 26, 2018
During a preliminary hearing for Yoni Martinez Aguilar — who is suspected to have murdered 13--year-old Mariah Lopez and her legal guardian, 49-year-old Oralia Mendoza — details began to emerge about the killings.
July 17, 2018